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Professor Laichang Zhang

Professor of Materials Engineering

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2322
Email: l.zhang@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO5.201  

Biography

Prof Laichang Zhang was awarded his PhD of Materials Engineering at the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Laichang is currently a Professor of Materials Engineering and Program Leader Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering. Prior to joining the Edith Cowan University, Dr Zhang has worked at The University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia) in 2009-2012, University of Wollongong (Wollongong, Australia) in 2007-2009, Leibniz-Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden (Dresden, Germany) in 2006-2007 and Darmstadt University of Technology (Darmstadt, Germany) in 2005-2006.

Prof Laichang Zhang has considerable expertise and extensive cross-disciplinary research activities in advanced manufacturing of different types of materials (including nanocrystalline / ultrafine-grained materials, bulk metallic glasses, biomaterials, and high-strength steels) and the understanding of their processing, microstructure and properties (e.g. mechanical properties, fatigue properties, corrosion behavior and catalytic performance). Laichang has extensively contributed to a number of research grants supported by Australian Research Council, European Union, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Science and Technology of China. Laichang has been serving as Editorial Board Members for many prestigious academic journals such as Advanced Engineering Materials, Materials Science and Technology, Metals, Heliyon and so on. He also has good links to industry both for teaching and research.

Research Areas and Interests

  • 3D printing (metal additive manufacturing)
  • Alloy development, processing, microstructure and properties of light-weight alloys
  • Nanocrystalline materials and metallic glasses

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Engineering, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan), 2005.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Selective laser melting of biomedical porous titanium alloys and composites: processing, microstructure and properties,  Forrest Research Foundation,  Forrest Research Foundation Scholarship,  2018 - 2020,  $13,000.
  • Corrosion behaviour of 3D-printed titanium alloys for biomedical applications,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme – 2017 Round 2,  2018 - 2019,  $7,815.
  • A novel and highly efficient metallic glass catalyst for heterogeneous wastewater treatment,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2016 Round 2,  2017 - 2018,  $4,560.
  • Selective Laser Melting of Bulk Metallic Glasses,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Projects,  2013 - 2016,  $15,000.
  • Ultra-high resolution focussed ion beam facility for Western Australia,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2015 - 2016,  $2,018,181.
  • Next Generation Small Angle X-Ray Scattering Facility,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2014,  $1,725,000.
  • Porous Beta-Titanium Bone Implants Optimized for Strength and Bio-Compatibilty: Design and Fabrication,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Projects,  2011 - 2013,  $330,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Zhang, L., Liu, Y., (2019), Additive Manufacturing of Titanium Alloys for Biomedical Applications. Additive Manufacturing of Emerging Materials, 179-196, Cham, Switzerland, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-91713-9_5.
  • Zhang, L., Qin, P., (2019), Corrosion Behaviors of Additive Manufactured Titanium Alloys. Additive Manufacturing of Emerging Materials, 197-226, Cham, Switzerland, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-91713-9_6.
  • Ding, Z., Wang, L., Zhang, C., Zhang, L., (2018), Surface Modification of Biomedical Titanium Alloys. Development and Application of Biomedical Titanium Alloys, 149-173, Sharjah, UAE, Bentham Science Publishers.
  • Zhang, L., Liu, Y., Wang, L., (2018), Electron Beam Melting of Porous Titanium Alloys: Microstructure and Mechanical Behavior. Development and Application of Biomedical Titanium Alloys, 94-112, Sharjah, UAE, Bentham Science Publishers.
  • Wang, L., Wang, X., Zhang, L., (2018), Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of TiNbTaZr Titanium Alloy. Development and Application of Biomedical Titanium Alloys, 18-50, Sharjah, UAE, Bentham Science Publishers.
  • Wang, L., Huang, W., Zhang, W., Zhang, L., (2018), Preparation, Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of NiTi-Nb Porous Titanium Alloy. Development and Application of Biomedical Titanium Alloys, 113-148, Sharjah, UAE, Bentham Science Publishers.

Journal Articles

  • Jia, Z., Jiang, J., Sun, L., Zhang, L., Wang, Q., Liang, S., Qin, P., Li, D., Lu, J., Kruzic, JJ., (2020), Role of Boron in Enhancing Electron Delocalization to Improve Catalytic Activity of Fe-Based Metallic Glasses for Persulfate-Based Advanced Oxidation. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 12(40), 44789-44797, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c13324.
  • Chen, Q., Yang, Z., Guo, L., Zhang, H., Zhang, L., Wang, W., (2020), Role of maze like structure and Y2O3 on Al-based amorphous ribbon surface in MO solution degradation. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 318(15 November 2020), Article number 114318, DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2020.114318.
  • Rabadia, C., Liu, Y., Jawed, S., Wang, L., Sun, H., Zhang, L., (2020), Deformation and toughness behavior of β -type titanium alloys comprising C15-type Laves phase. Materials Today Sustainability, 9(September 2020), Article number 100034, DOI: 10.1016/j.mtsust.2020.100034.
  • Hafeez, N., Liu, J., Wang, L., Wei, D., Tang, Y., Lu, W., Zhang, L., (2020), Superelastic response of low-modulus porous beta-type Ti-35Nb-2Ta-3Zr alloy fabricated by laser powder bed fusion. Additive Manufacturing, 34(August 2020), Article number 101264, DOI: 10.1016/j.addma.2020.101264.
  • Chen, Q., Yan, Z., Zhang, H., Zhang, L., Ma, H., Wang, W., Wang, W., (2020), High MB solution degradation efficiency of FeSiBZr amorphous ribbon with surface tunnels. Materials, 13(17), Article number 3694, DOI: 10.3390/ma13173694.
  • Chen, L., Cui, Y., Zhang, L., (2020), Recent Development in Beta Titanium Alloys for Biomedical Applications. Metals, 10(9), Article number 1139, DOI: 10.3390/met10091139.
  • Xie, L., Liu, C., Song, Y., Guo, H., Wang, Z., Hua, L., Wang, L., Zhang, L., (2020), Evaluation of microstructure variation of TC11 alloy after electroshocking treatment. Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 9(2), 2455-2466, Brazil, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmrt.2019.12.076.
  • Wang, L., Wang, Y., Huang, W., Liu, J., Tang, Y., Zhang, L., Fu, Y., Zhang, L., Lu, W., (2020), Tensile and superelastic behaviors of Ti-35Nb-2Ta-3Zr with gradient structure. Materials and Design, 194(September 2020), Article number 108961, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2020.108961.
  • Liu, S., Han, S., Zhang, L., Chen, L., Wang, L., Zhang, L., Tang, Y., Liu, J., Tang, H., Zhang, L., (2020), Strengthening mechanism and micropillar analysis of high-strength NiTi–Nb eutectic-type alloy prepared by laser powder bed fusion. Composites Part B: Engineering, 200(1 November 2020), Article number 108358, DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.108358.
  • Gu, X., Zhang, J., Fan, X., Zhang, L., (2020), Corrosion Behavior of Selective Laser Melted AlSi10Mg Alloy in NaCl Solution and Its Dependence on Heat Treatment. Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters), 33(3), 327-337, DOI: 10.1007/s40195-019-00903-5.
  • Ren, D., Zhang, H., Liu, Y., Li, S., Jin, W., Yang, R., Zhang, L., (2020), Microstructure and properties of equiatomic Ti–Ni alloy fabricated by selective laser melting. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 771(13 January 2020), Article number 138586, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2019.138586.
  • Okulov, I., Joo, S., Okulov, A., Volegov, A., Luthringer, B., Willumeit-Römer, R., Zhang, L., Mädler, L., Eckert , J., Kato, H., (2020), Surface Functionalization of Biomedical Ti-6Al-7Nb Alloy by Liquid Metal Dealloying. Nanomaterials, 10(8), Article number 1479, DOI: 10.3390/nano10081479.
  • Sha, J., Chen, L., Liu , Y., Yao, Z., Lu, S., Wang, Z., Zang, Q., Mao, S., Zhang, L., (2020), Phase Transformation-Induced Improvement in Hardness and High-Temperature Wear Resistance of Plasma-Sprayed and Remelted NiCrBSi/WC Coatings. Metals, 10(12), 1688, DOI: 10.3390/met10121688.
  • Wag, F., Zhang, M., Chen, W., Javaid, S., Ywang, H., Wang, S., Yang, X., Zhang, L., Buntine, MA., Li, C., Jia, G., (2020), Atomically thin heavy-metal-free ZnTe nanoplatelets formed from magic-size nanoclusters. Nanoscale Advances, 2(8), 3316-3322, DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00409J.
  • Shen, K., Li, G., Chen, Q., Zhang, L., Wang, W., (2020), Catalytic activity of extruded and annealed Au–Ag alloys for the electro-oxidation of CH3OH and HCOOH. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 815(30 January 2020), Article number 152409, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.152409.
  • Tian, Z., Lei, Z., Chen, X., Chen, Y., Zhang, L., Bi, J., Liang, J., (2020), Nanosecond pulsed fiber laser cleaning of natural marine micro-biofoulings from the surface of aluminum alloy. Journal of Cleaner Production, 244(20 January 2020), Article number 118724, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118724.
  • Zhang, L., Chen, L., Wang, L., (2020), Surface Modification of Titanium and Titanium Alloys: Technologies, Developments, and Future Interests. Advanced Engineering Materials, 22(5), Article number 1901258, DOI: 10.1002/adem.201901258.
  • Chen, Q., Yan, Z., Guo, L., Zhang, H., Zhang, L., Kim, K., Li, X., Wang, W., (2020), Enhancing the acid orange dye degradation efficiency of Mg-based glassy alloys with introducing porous structure and zinc oxide. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 831(5 August 2020), Article number 154817, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.154817.
  • Jawed, S., Rabadia, C., Liu, Y., Wang, L., Qin, P., Li, Y., Zhang, X., Zhang, L., (2020), Strengthening mechanism and corrosion resistance of beta-type Ti-Nb-Zr-Mn alloys. Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications, 110(May 2020), Article number 110728, DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2020.110728.
  • Xie, L., Guo, H., Song, Y., Liu, C., Wang, Z., Hua, L., Wang, L., Zhang, L., (2020), Effects of electroshock treatment on microstructure evolution and texture distribution of near-β titanium alloy manufactured by directed energy deposition. Materials Characterization, 161(March 2020), Article number 110137, DOI: 10.1016/j.matchar.2020.110137.
  • Liu, Y., Ren, D., Li, S., Wang, H., Zhang, L., Sercombe, T., (2020), Enhanced fatigue characteristics of a topology-optimized porous titanium structure produced by selective laser melting. Additive Manufacturing, 32(March 2020), Article number 101060, DOI: 10.1016/j.addma.2020.101060.
  • Lou, Y., Liu, X., Yang, X., Ge, Y., Zhao, D., Wang, H., Zhang, L., Liu, Z., (2020), Fast rejuvenation in bulk metallic glass induced by ultrasonic vibration precompression. Intermetallics, 118(March 2020), article number 106687, DOI: 10.1016/j.intermet.2019.106687.
  • Liang, S., Wang, X., Zhang, W., Liu, Y., Wang, W., Zhang, L., (2020), Selective laser melting manufactured porous Fe-based metallic glass matrix composite with remarkable catalytic activity and reusability. Applied Materials Today, 19(June 2020), Article number 100543, DOI: 10.1016/j.apmt.2019.100543.
  • Liu, S., Liu, J., Wang, L., Ma, RL., Zhong, Y., Lu, W., Zhang, L., (2020), Superelastic behavior of in-situ eutectic-reaction manufactured high strength 3D porous NiTi-Nb scaffold. Scripta Materialia, 181(May 2020), 121-126, DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2020.02.025.
  • Xu, H., Liu, S., Pu, X., Shen, K., Zhang, L., Wang, X., Qin, J., Wang, W., (2020), Dealloyed porous gold anchored by: In situ generated graphene sheets as high activity catalyst for methanol electro-oxidation reaction. RSC Advances: an international journal to further the chemical sciences, 10(3), 1666-1678, DOI: 10.1039/C9RA09821F.
  • Wang, X., Zhang, Q., Liang, S., Jia, Z., Zhang, W., Wang, W., Zhang, L., (2020), Fe-Based Metallic Glasses and Dyes in Fenton-Like Processes: Understanding Their Intrinsic Correlation. Catalysts, 10(1), Article number 48, DOI: 10.3390/catal10010048.
  • Jiang, J., Jia, Z., He, Q., Wang, Q., Lyu, F., Zhang, L., Liang, S., Kruzic, J., Lu, J., (2020), Synergistic function of iron and cobalt in metallic glasses for highly improving persulfate activation in water treatment. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 822(5 May 2020), Article number 153574, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.153574.
  • Chen, Q., Pang, J., Yan, Z., Hu, Y., Guo, L., Zhang, H., Zhang, L., Wang, W., (2020), MgZn-based amorphous ribbon as a benign decolorizer in methyl blue solution. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 529(1 February 2020), Article number 119802, DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2019.119802.
  • Cao, Y., Liu, Y., Zhao, D., Xia, X., Zhang, L., Zhang, J., Yang, H., Xia, Y., (2020), Highly Stable Na3Fe2(PO4)3@Hard Carbon Sodium-Ion Full Cell for Low-Cost Energy Storage. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 8(3), 1380-1387, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b05098.
  • Yan, Z., Zhang, H., Chen, Q., Li, G., Zhang, L., Bian, X., Wang, W., (2020), Corrosion behavior of monophasic and multiphasic Al50Au50 ribbons in AlCl3 + HCl solution. Corrosion Science, 165(1 April 2020), Article number 108398, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2019.108398.
  • Tan, H., Hu, TT., Wang, Y., Zhang, F., Qiu, Y., Liu, T., Fan, W., Zhang, L., (2020), Solidification Effect on the Microstructure and Mechanism of Laser-Solid-Forming-Produced Flame-Resistant Ti–35V–15Cr Alloy. Advanced Engineering Materials, 22(7), Article number 2000102, DOI: 10.1002/adem.202000102.
  • Jawed, S., Liu, YJ., Wang, J., Rabadia, C., Wang, L., Li, Y., Zhang, X., Zhang, L., (2020), Tailoring deformation and superelastic behaviors of beta-type Ti-Nb-Mn-Sn alloys. Journal of The Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 110(October 2020), Article number 103867, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.103867.
  • Zhang, F., Qiu, Y., Hu, T., Clare, AT., Li, Y., Zhang, L., (2020), Microstructures and mechanical behavior of beta-type Ti-25V-15Cr-0.2Si titanium alloy coating by laser cladding. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 796(7 October 2020), Article number 140063, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2020.140063.
  • Xie, M., Zhou, S., Zhao, S., Jin, J., Chen, D., Zhang, L., (2020), In-situ Fe2P reinforced bulk Cu–Fe immiscible alloy with nanotwinned Cu produced by selective laser melting. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 838(15 October 2020), Article number 155592, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.155592.
  • Jia, Z., Yang, T., Sun, L., Zhao, Y., Li, W., Luan, J., Lyu, F., Zhang, L., Kruzic, JJ., Kai , J., Huang, JC., Lu, J., Liu, CT., (2020), A novel multinary intermetallic as an active electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution. Advanced Materials, 32(21), Article number 2000385, DOI: 10.1002/adma.202000385.
  • Zhang, L., Chen, L., Zhao, C., Liu, Y., Zhang, L., (2019), Calculation of oxygen diffusion coefficients in oxide films formed on low-temperature annealed Zr alloys and their related corrosion behavior. Metals, 9(8), article no. 850, DOI: 10.3390/met9080850.
  • Li, X., Zhang, L., Shi, T., Zhang, C., Zhang, L., (2019), Facile preparation of superhydrophobic structures on Al alloys surfaces with superior corrosion resistance. Materials and Corrosion, 70(3), 558-565, DOI: 10.1002/maco.201810450.
  • Hafeez, N., Liu, S., Lu, E., Wang, L., Liu, R., Lu, W., Zhang, L., (2019), Mechanical behavior and phase transformation of beta-type Ti-35Nb-2Ta-3Zr alloy fabricated by 3D-Printing. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 790(25 June 2019), 117-126, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.03.138.
  • Yang, Y., Zhan, J., Sun, Z., Wang, H., Lin, J., Liu, Y., Zhang, L., (2019), Evolution of functional properties realized by increasing laser scanning speed for the selective laser melting fabricated NiTi alloy. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 804(5 October 2019), 220-229, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.06.340.
  • Liang, S., Zhang, W., Wang, W., Jia, G., Yang, W., Zhang, L., (2019), Surface reactivation of FeNiPC metallic glass: A strategy for highly enhanced catalytic behavior. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 132(September 2019), 89-98, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpcs.2019.04.022.
  • Chen, L., Wang, H., Zhao, C., Lu, S., Wang, Z., Sha, J., Chen, S., Zhang, L., (2019), Automatic remelting and enhanced mechanical performance of a plasma sprayed NiCrBSi coating. Surface and Coatings Technology, 369(15 July 2019), 31-43, DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2019.04.052.
  • Zhang, Y., Hu, J., Zhang, W., Yu, S., Yu, Z., Zhao, Y., Zhang, L., (2019), Discontinuous core-shell structured Ti-25Nb-3Mo-3Zr-2Sn alloy with high strength and good plasticity. Materials Characterization, 147(January 2019), 127-130, DOI: 10.1016/j.matchar.2018.10.021.
  • Chen, L., Xu, T., Wang, H., Sang, P., Lu, S., Wang, Z., Chen, S., Zhang, L., (2019), Phase interaction induced texture in a plasma sprayed-remelted NiCrBSi coating during solidification: An electron backscatter diffraction study. Surface and Coatings Technology, 358(25 January 2019), 467-480, DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2018.11.019.
  • Yang, C., Zhao, Y., Wang, Z., Qu, S., Li, X., Zhang, W., Zhang, L., (2019), Tailoring Grain Boundary and Resultant Plasticity of Pure Iron by Pulsed-Electric-Current Treatment. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 50(2), 856-862, DOI: 10.1007/s11661-018-5012-6.
  • Zhang, X., Zhang, J., Chen, Q., Dai, N., Ni, Q., Zhang, L., Cao, F., Zhang, J., (2019), Effect of direct current electric field intensity and electrolyte layer thickness on oxygen reduction in simulated atmospheric environment. Corrosion Science, 148(n/a), 206-212, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2018.12.013.
  • Dai, N., Wu, J., Zhang, L., Yi, L., Yang, Y., Jiang, Y., Li, J., (2019), Pitting and etching behaviors occurring in duplex stainless steel 2205 in the presence of alternating voltage interference. Construction and Building Materials, 202(30 March 2019), 877-890, DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.01.084.
  • Wang, J., Liang, S., Jia, Z., Zhang, W., Wang, W., Liu, Y., Lu, J., Zhang, L., (2019), Chemically dealloyed Fe-based metallic glass with void channels-like architecture for highly enhanced peroxymonosulfate activation in catalysis. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 785(15 May 2019), 642-650, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.01.130.
  • Qin, P., Chen, Y., Liu, Y., Zhang, J., Chen, L., Li, Y., Zhang, X., Cao, C., Sun, H., Zhang, L., (2019), Resemblance in Corrosion Behavior of Selective Laser Melted and Traditional Monolithic β Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn Alloy. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 5(2), 1141-1149, DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b01341.
  • Jia, Z., Wang, Q., Sun, L., Wang, Q., Zhang, L., Wu, G., Luan, J., Jiao, Z., Wang, A., Liang, S., Gu, M., Lu, J., (2019), Attractive In Situ Self-Reconstructed Hierarchical Gradient Structure of Metallic Glass for High Efficiency and Remarkable Stability in Catalytic Performance. Advanced Functional Materials, 29(19), Article no.1807857, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201807857.
  • Dai, N., Wu, J., Zhang, L., Sun, Y., Liu, Y., Yang, y., Jiang, Y., Li, J., (2019), Alternating voltage induced oscillation on electrochemical behavior and pitting corrosion in duplex stainless steel 2205. Materials and Corrosion, 70(3), 419-433, DOI: 10.1002/maco.201810438.
  • Gu, H., Ding, Z., Yang, Z., Yu, W., Zhang, W., Lu, W., Zhang, L., Wang, K., Wang, L., Fu, Y., (2019), Microstructure evolution and electrochemical properties of TiO2/Ti-35Nb-2Ta-3Zr micro/nano-composites fabricated by friction stir processing. Materials and Design, 169(5 May 2019), Article no.107680, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2019.107680.
  • Jawed, S., Rabadia, C., Liu, Y., Wang, L., Li, Y., Zhang, X., Zhang, L., (2019), Beta-type Ti-Nb-Zr-Cr alloys with large plasticity and significant strain hardening. Materials and Design, 181(5 November 2019), Article number 108064, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2019.108064.
  • Zhao, S., Zhou, S., Xie, M., Dai, X., Chen, D., Zhang, L., (2019), Phase separation and enhanced wear resistance of Cu88Fe12 immiscible coating prepared by laser cladding. Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 8(2), 2001-2010, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmrt.2018.12.018.
  • Wang, J., Liu, Y., Qin, P., Liang, S., Sercombe, T., Zhang, L., (2019), Selective laser melting of Ti-35Nb composite from elemental powder mixture: Microstructure, mechanical behavior and corrosion behavior. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 760(8 July 2019), 214-224, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2019.06.001.
  • Jia, Z., Lyu, F., Zhang, L., Zeng, S., Liang, S., Li, Y., Lu, J., (2019), Pt nanoparticles decorated heterostructured g-C3N4/Bi2MoO6 microplates with highly enhanced photocatalytic activities under visible light. Scientific Reports, 9(1), Article no.7636, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-42973-6.
  • Zhang, L., Jia, Z., Lyu, F., Liang, S., Lu, J., (2019), A review of catalytic performance of metallic glasses in wastewater treatment: Recent progress and prospects. Progress in Materials Science, 105(August 2019), article no.100576, DOI: 10.1016/j.pmatsci.2019.100576.
  • Cao, Y., Liu, Y., Zhao, D., Zhang, J., Xia, X., Chen, T., Zhang, L., Qin, P., Xia, Y., (2019), K-doped Na3Fe2(PO4)3 cathode materials with high-stable structure for sodium-ion stored energy battery. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 784(5 May 2019), 939-946, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.01.125.
  • Cao, Y., Liu, Y., Chen, T., Xia, X., Zhang, L., Zhang, J., Xia, Y., (2019), Sol-gel synthesis of porous Na3Fe2(PO4)3 with enhanced sodium-ion storage capability. Ionics: international journal of ionics, 25(3), 1083-1090, DOI: 10.1007/s11581-018-2804-z.
  • Jawed, S., Rabadia, C., Liu, Y., Wang, L., Li, Y., Zhang, X., Zhang, L., (2019), Mechanical characterization and deformation behavior of β-stabilized Ti-Nb-Sn-Cr alloys. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 792(5 July 2019), 684-693, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.04.079.
  • Do, Q., An, H., Meng, G., Li, W., Zhang, L., Wang, Y., Liu, B., Wang, J., Wang, F., (2019), Low-valence ion addition induced more compact passive films on nickel-copper nano-coatings. Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 35(10), 2144-2155, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmst.2019.05.051.
  • Liang, S., Zhang, W., Zhang, L., Wang, W., Zhang, L., (2019), Remediation of industrial contaminated water with arsenic and nitrate by mass-produced Fe-based metallic glass: Toward potential industrial applications. Sustainable Materials and Technologies, 22(December 2019), Article number: 00126, DOI: 10.1016/j.susmat.2019.e00126.
  • Liu, L., Yang, C., Zhang, W., Xiao, Z., Zhang, L., (2019), Correlation between microstructure and deformation mechanism in Ti66Nb13Cu8Ni6.8Al6.2 composites at ambient and elevated temperatures. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 767(November 2019), Article Number: 138448, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2019.138448.
  • Sang, P., Chen, L., Zhao, C., Wang, Z., Wang, H., Lu, S., Song, D., Xu, J., Zhang, L., (2019), Particle Size-Dependent Microstructure, Hardness and Electrochemical Corrosion Behavior of Atmospheric Plasma Sprayed NiCrBSi Coatings. Metals, 9(12), Article number: 1342, DOI: 10.3390/met9121342.
  • Rabadia, C., Liu, Y., Zhao, C., Wang, J., Jawed, S., Wang, L., Chen, L., Sun, H., Zhang, L., (2019), Improved trade-off between strength and plasticity in titanium based metastable beta type Ti-Zr-Fe-Sn alloys. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 766(24 October 2019), Article number 138340, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2019.138340.
  • Rabadia, C., Liu, Y., Chen, L., Jawed, S., Wang, L., Sun, H., Zhang, L., (2019), Deformation and strength characteristics of Laves phases in titanium alloys. Materials and Design, 179(5 October 2019), article no.107891, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2019.107891.
  • Zhang, W., Du, Y., Huo, W., Hu, J., Lu, J., Zhao, X., Zhang, L., Zhang, Y., (2019), Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Zamak 3 Alloy Subjected to Sliding Friction Treatment. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 50(12), 5888-5895, DOI: 10.1007/s11661-019-05466-9.
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  • Sun, Z., Li, W., Song, W., Zhang, L., Wang, Z., (2019), A high-efficiency solar desalination evaporator composite of corn stalk, Mcnts and TiO2: ultra-fast capillary water moisture transportation and porous bio-tissue multi-layer filtration. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 8(1), 349-357, DOI: 10.1039/C9TA10898J.
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  • Yang, C., Kang, L., Li, X., Zhang, W., Zhang, D., Fu, Z., Li, Y., Zhang, L., Lavernia, E., (2017), Bimodal titanium alloys with ultrafine lamellar eutectic structure fabricated by semi-solid sintering. Acta Materialia, 132(April 2017), 491-502, Oxford, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2017.04.062.
  • Ehtemam Haghighi, S., Prashanth, K., Attar, H., Chaubey, A., Cao, G., Zhang, L., (2016), Evaluation of mechanical and wear properties of Ti-xNb-7Fe alloys designed for biomedical applications. Materials and Design, 111(2016), 592-599, London, UK, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2016.09.029.
  • Chen, L., Zeng, Q., Li, J., Lu, J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, L., Qin, X., Lu, W., Zhang, L., Wang, L., Zhang, D., (2016), Effect of microstructure on corrosion behavior of a Zr-Sn-Nb-Fe-Cu-O alloy. Materials and Design, 92(2016), 888-896, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2015.12.067.
  • Ehtemam Haghighi, S., Liu, Y., Cao, G., Zhang, L., (2016), Influence of Nb on the β → α″ martensitic phase transformation and properties of the newly designed Ti–Fe–Nb alloys. Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications, 60(2016), 503-510, DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2015.11.072.
  • Dai, N., Zhang, L., Zhang, J., Chen, Q., Wu, M., (2016), Corrosion behaviour of selective laser melted Ti-6Al-4V Alloy in NaCl solution. Corrosion Science, 102(2016), 484-489, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2015.10.041.
  • Ehtemam Haghighi, S., Liu, Y., Cao, G., Zhang, L., (2016), Phase transition, microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of Ti-Nb-Fe alloys induced by Fe addition. Materials and Design, 97(2016), 279-286, London, UK, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2016.02.094.
  • Zhang, L., Attar, H., Calin, M., Eckert, J., (2016), Review on manufacture by selective laser melting and properties of titanium based materials for biomedical applications. Materials Technology, 31(2), 66-76, Oxfordshire, UK, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1179/1753555715Y.0000000076.
  • Liu, Y., Li, S., Wang, H., Hou, W., Hao, Y., Yang, R., Sercombe, T., Zhang, L., (2016), Microstructure, defects and mechanical behavior of beta-type titanium porous structures manufactured by electron beam melting and selective laser melting. Acta Materialia, 113(2016), 56-67, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2016.04.029.
  • Zhang, L., Attar, H., (2016), Selective laser melting of titanium alloys and titanium matrix composites for biomedical applications: a review. Advanced Engineering Materials, 18(4), 463-475, Wiley-VCH Verlag, DOI: 10.1002/adem.201500419.
  • Jia, Z., Miao, J., Lu, H., Habibi, D., Zhang, W., Zhang, L., (2016), Photocatalytic degradation and absorption kinetics of cibacron brilliant yellow 3G-P by nanosized ZnO catalyst under simulated solar light. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 60(2016), 267-274, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier BV, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtice.2015.10.012.
  • La, L., Leong, Y., Watts, HP., Au, P., Hayward, K., Zhang, L., (2016), A novel approach for the preparation of nanosized Gd2O3 structure: The influence of surface force on the morphology of ball milled particles. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 506(2016), 13-19, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2016.06.005.
  • Liu, Y., Li, S., Hou, W., Wang, S., Hao, Y., Yang, R., Sercombe, T., Zhang, L., (2016), Electron beam melted beta-type Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn porous structures with high strength-to-modulus ratio. Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 32(6), 505-508, Chinese Society of Metals, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmst.2016.03.020.
  • Dai, ND., Zhang, L., Zhang, J., Zhang, X., Ni, Q., Chen, Y., Wu, M., Yang, C., (2016), Distinction in corrosion resistance of selective laser melted Ti-6Al-4V alloy on different planes. Corrosion Science, 111(2016), 703-710, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2016.06.009.
  • Jia, Z., Duan, X., Zhang, W., Wang, W., Sun, H., Wang, S., Zhang, L., (2016), Ultra-sustainable Fe78Si9B13 metallic glass as a catalyst for activation of persulfate on methylene blue degradation under UV-Vis light. Scientific Reports, 6(6 Dec. 2016), article no. 38520, DOI: 10.1038/srep38520.
  • Xu, H., Shen, K., Liu, S., Zhang, L., Wang, X., Qin, J., Weimin, W., (2016), On the High Activity Methanol/H2O2 Catalyst of Nanoporous Gold from Al-Au Ribbon Precursors with Various Circumferential Speeds. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C: Energy Conversion and Storage, Optical and Electronic Devices, Interfaces, Nanomaterials, and Hard Matter, 120(44), 25296-25305, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b06314.
  • Ji, D., Ren, J., Zhang, L., (2016), A novel creep-fatigue life prediction model for P92 steel on the basis of cyclic strain energy density. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 25(11), 4868-4874, DOI: 10.1007/s11665-016-2334-7.
  • Sun, Y., Yang, G., Li, K., Zhang, L., Zhang, L., (2016), CO2 mineralization using basic oxygen furnace slag: process optimization by response surface methodology. Environmental Earth Sciences, 75(19), article no. 1335, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-016-6147-7.
  • Li, Y., Wang, Y., An, B., Xu, H., Liu, Y., Zhang, L., Ma, H., Wang, W., (2016), A practical anodic and cathodic curve intersection model to understand multiple corrosion potentials of fe-based glassy alloys in OH- contained solutions. PLoS One, 11(1), e0146421, San Francisco, USA, Public Library of Science, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146421.
  • Liu, J., Wang, J., Gao, F., Ju, Y., Zhang, X., Zhang, L., (2016), Flow consistency between non-Darcy flow in fracture network and nonlinear diffusion in matrix to gas production rate in fractured shale gas reservoirs. Transport in Porous Media, 111(1), 97-121, Dordrecht, Netherlands, Springer Netherlands, DOI: 10.1007/s11242-015-0583-9.
  • Chen, L., Li, J., Zhang, Y., Lu, W., Zhang, L., Wang, L., Zhang, D., (2016), Effect of low-temperature pre-deformation on precipitation behavior and microstructure of a Zr-Sn-Nb-Fe-Cu-O alloy during fabrication. Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 53(4), 496-507, Taylor and Francis Ltd., DOI: 10.1080/00223131.2015.1059776.
  • Liu, L., Yang, C., Kang, L., Long, Y., Xiao, Z., Li, P., Zhang, L., (2016), Equiaxed Ti-based composites with high strength and large plasticity prepared by sintering and crystallizing amorphous powder. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 650(2016), 171-182, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2015.10.048.
  • Wang, L., Wang, C., Zhang, L., Chen, L., Lu, W., Zhang, D., (2016), Phase transformation and deformation behavior of NiTi-Nb eutectic joined NiTi wires. Scientific Reports, 6(2016), Article no. 23905, London, UK, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/srep23905.
  • Liu, L., Yang, C., Kang, L., Qu, S., Li, X., Zhang, W., Chen, W., Li, Y., Li, P., Zhang, L., (2016), A new insight into high-strength Ti62Nb12.2Fe13.6Co6.4Al5.8 alloys with bimodal microstructure fabricated by semi-solid sintering. Scientific Reports, 6(2016), Article no. 23467, London, UK, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/srep23467.
  • Jia, Z., Zhang, W., Wang, W., Habibi, D., Zhang, L., (2016), Amorphous Fe78Si9B13 alloy: An efficient and reusable photo-enhanced Fenton-like catalyst in degradation of cibacron brilliant red 3B-A dye under UV-vis light. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 192(2016), 46-56, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.03.048.
  • La, L., Leong, Y., Leatherday, C., Au, P., Hayward, K., Zhang, L., (2016), X-ray protection, surface chemistry and rheology of ball-milled submicron Gd2O3 aqueous suspension. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 501(2016), 75-82, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2016.04.058.
  • Ding, Z., Zhang, C., Xie, L., Zhang, L., Wang, L., Lu, W., (2016), Effects of Friction Stir Processing on the Phase Transformation and Microstructure of TiO2-Compounded Ti-6Al-4V Alloy. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 47(12), 5675-5679, DOI: 10.1007/s11661-016-3809-8.

Conference Publications

  • Liang, S., Zhang, L., (2019), Fast activating persulfate by crystallization of fe-based metallic glasses with external energy. Materials Science Forum, 200-206, Switzerland, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.960.200.
  • Liang, S., Wang, J., Zhang, L., (2018), Heat-Activated Persulfate by Fe-Based Metallic Glass: A Comparative Study of Two Dyes. Materials Science Forum, 921(April 23-25, 2018), 13-20, DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.921.13.
  • Jia, Z., Li, X., Liang, S., Qin, P., Habibi, D., Zhang, L., (2017), Rapid Decolorization and Mineralization of Congo Red Using Fe78Si9B13Amorphous Alloy by Photo Fenton-Like Process. Materials in Environmental Engineering-Proceedings of the 4th Annual International Conference on Materials Science and Environmental Engineering, 761-772, DOI: 10.1515/9783110516623-075.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Simulated solar light assisted photocatalytic degradation of organic matters
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Functional application of iron-based metallic glasses in catalysis technology: Design and mechanism
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Catalytic mechanism, multifunctionality and structural design of iron-based metallic glasses
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Processing, microstructure and mechanical properties of beta-type titanium porous structures made by addictive manufacturing
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Design, microstructure and properties of metastable beta-type biomedical titanium alloys.
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Microstructure and mechanical properties of cold drawn steel wires
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Corrosion behaviour of titanium-based materials produced by selective laser melting
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Microstructure and mechanical behavior of metastable beta type titanium alloys
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Effect of thermal annealing and carbon implantation on the functional properties of nanocomposite tisin coatings on steel
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Manufacturing and properties of titanium-based materials produced by selective laser melting.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Design, microstructure and mechanical properties of new ti-based alloys
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  From gd2o3 suspension to nanocomposite: Synthesis, properties and radiation protection

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Sulfate radical based ceramic catalytic membranes for water treatments
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