The group focuses on the scientific aspects of advanced DS and SX superalloys. Our current interests include the formation mechanism and control techniques of defects in DS and SX castings, the failure mechanisms of advanced DS and SX alloys in different orientations, or with various defects (recrystallization, low angle grain boundary), and the high gradient directional solidification technology assisted by liquid metal coolant.

Group Members
Staff: Dr Jian Zhang
Ph.D. students: D. Wang, L. Wang.
M.Sc. students: Y. Lu, L. Zhao.
Graduated students (former members):  B. Yang, G. Xie, S. Pu.

Areas of Research

 Development of advanced DS and SX superalloys
 Formation mechanism and control techniques of defects in DS and SX castings
 Failure mechanisms of advanced DS and SX alloys in different orientations, or with various defects (recrystallization, low angle grain boundary…)
 High gradient directional solidification technology assisted by liquid metal coolant

International Collaboration
Professor Robert F. Singer, University of Erlangen- Nuremberg (Germany)

3. Solidification and crystal growth of superalloys group


Group Leader
Dr Jian ZHANG
Tel: 024 2397 1196
Fax: 024 2397 1196
E-mail: jianzhang@imr.ac.cn

• PhD, Institute of Metal Research, CAS, China (1999)
• MSc, Southwest Jiaotong University, China (1996)
• BSc, Southwest Jiaotong University, China (1993)


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