Principal Investigator

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Dr. Zengbao Jiao (焦增宝),

Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, PolyU

Associate Editor, Materialia (Acta Materialia Inc. / Elsevier)

Email: zb.jiao@polyu.edu.hk; zb.jiao@actamaterialia.org

 

Research area:

Advanced high-strength steels

High-entropy alloys

High temperature superalloys

Nanocrystalline alloys

Innovative processing

 

Biosketch:

Dr. Jiao is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He received his PhD under the supervision of Prof. C.T. Liu from City University of Hong Kong in 2014 and worked as a postdoc at CityU in 2014-2015 and in Prof. Christopher A. Schuh’s group at MIT in 2016. He joined PolyU as an Assistant Professor in 2017 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2022.

Dr. Jiao’s research interests focus on the development of advanced structural materials, including advanced ultrahigh-strength steels, high-entropy alloys, high-temperature superalloys & intermetallics, and nanostructured alloys. He has published 4 patents, 1 book, 4 book chapters, and >90 journal papers, including 2 papers in Science, 2 in Nature Communications, 1 in Materials Today, and 15 in Acta Materialia.

 

Honors and Awards:

• World’s Top 2% Most-cited Scientists by Stanford University (single year), 2022

• Faculty of Engineering Merit Award in Research and Scholarly Activities, 2022
• Scientist Award, International Association of Advanced Materials, 2022

Acta Materialia & Scripta Materialia Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2022
Acta Materialia & Scripta Materialia Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2021
• Most published authors in Acta Materialia (single year), 2021
Intermetallics Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2014

 

Professional Activities:

• Associate Editor, Materialia (Acta Materialia Inc.), 2022.

• Associate Editor, Frontiers in Materials, 2022.
• Associate Editorial Member, Materials Research Letters, 2022.
• Technical Committee Member, International Conference on MSME, 2021
• Technical Committee Member, International Conference on MSME, 2020
• Co-chair, Workshop on Applications of Atom Probe Tomography, 2017

  

 

Postdoctoral Researchers

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Dr. Shi Qiu, Postdoc (Mar 2021 - )

PhD: Beihang University, China

Email: shiqiu.qiu@polyu.edu.hk

 

Research Interest: Computational materials science

 

Intermetallics 140, 107399, 2022.

• A chapter in the book 'Advanced Multicomponent Alloys', 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Mengchao Niu, Postdoc (Dec 2021 - )

PhD: Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Email: mengchao.niu@polyu.edu.hk; Office: FJ627

 

Research Interest: Superalloys and intermetallics

 

Acta Materialia 209, 116788, 2021.
Journal of Materials Science & Technology 104, 52, 2022.
• A chapter in the book 'Advanced Multicomponent Alloys', 2022.
PolyU Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2021.

 

 

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Dr. Bingchen Zhou, Postdoc (Feb 2022 - )

PhD: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Email: bingc.zhou@connect.polyu.hk

Research Interest: Advanced high-strength steels

 

Acta Materialia 205, 116561, 2021.
Materials Characterization184, 111687, 2022.
China Patent, 2021.
Young Researcher Merit Award, CNERC Annual Technical Symposium, PolyU, 2021
Young Researcher Award, CNERC Annual Technical Symposium, PolyU, 2020

Merit Award, The 5th Mechanical Engineering Poster Competition, PolyU, 2019

 

 

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Dr. Bohan Chen, Postdoc (May 2022 - )

PhD: Yansan University, China

Email: bohan.chen@polyu.edu.hk

 

Research Interest: Metal-intermetallic composite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Lei Han, Postdoc (Nov 2022 - )

Postdoc: POSTECH, Korea; Fudan University, China

PhD: Beihang University, China

Email: hk-lei.han@polyu.edu.hk

 

Research Interest: Ni-based superalloys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research students

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Ms. Jieyichen Fang, PhD student (Sept 2019 - )

MSc: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Email: irenejyc.fang@connect.polyu.hk

 

Research Interest: High-entropy alloys

 

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 925, 166730, 2022

Intermetallics 149, 107655, 2022

Frontiers in Materials 9, 931098, 2022

Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion 42, 781, 2021

Champion, The 6th Mechanical Engineering Presentation Competition, PolyU, 2020

 

 

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Mr. Jiaming Guo, PhD student (Sept 2021 - )

MSc: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Email: jiaming.guo@connect.polyu.hk

 

Research Interest: High-entropy alloys

 

Champion, The 7th Mechanical Engineering Presentation Competition, PolyU, 2022

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Bingyu Ni, PhD student, (Sept 2021 - )

Co-supervised with Prof. XD Xiang in SUSTech

BS: Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Email: bingyu.ni@connect.polyu.hk

 

Research Interest: Metal-intermetallic composite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Sufyan Naseem, PhD student (Dec 2021 - )

MS: Sichuan University, China

BS: Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan

Email: sufyan.naseem@connect.polyu.hk

 

Research Interest: Heat-resistant steels

 

PolyU Presidential PhD Fellowship, 2021.

 

 

 

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Ms. Min Zhu, PhD student, co-supervised with Prof. Michael Yam in BRE (Sept 2021 - )

MS: Hunan University, China

BS: Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China

Email: minzhu.zhu@connect.polyu.hk

 

Research Interest: Seismic application of shape memory alloys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Qiang Yu, PhD student (May 2022 - )

MS: Xianmen University, China

BS: Northwestern Polytechnic University, China

Email: qiang.yu@connect.polyu.hk

 

Research Interest: Computational materials science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Tongzhen Zhang, PhD student (Aug. 2022)

MSc: National University of Singapore, Singapore

BS: Northwestern Polytechnic University, China

Email: tongzhen.zhang@connect.polyu.hk

 

Research Interest: High-temperature superalloys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Zhiyi Li, PhD student (Aug. 2022)

Co-supervised with Prof. CM Zheng in EIT

MSc: The University of Hong Kong

BS: The University of Nottingham, UK

Email: yuanqi.li@connect.polyu.hk

 

Research Interest: Advanced high-strength steel

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Mingxi Chen, PhD student (Aug. 2022)

Co-supervised with Prof. XD Xiang in SUSTech

BS: Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Email: mingxi.chen@connect.polyu.hk

 

Research Interest: Machine learning of advanced alloys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Wei Li, Visiting PhD student (Aug 2022 - )

PhD student in Institute of Metals, CAS (co-supervised with Prof. W. Wang)

Email: wei-imr.li@polyu.edu.hk

 

Research Interest: High-entropy alloys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Pengyu Xu, MSc student (Sept 2021 - )

BS: Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Email: pengyu.xu@connect.polyu.hk

 

Research Interest: Co-based superalloys

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ms. Kaichen Wang, MSc student (Sept 2021 - )

BS: Beijing Technology and Business University, China

Email: kaichen.wang@connect.polyu.hk

 

Research Interest: Advanced high-strength steel

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Xizheng Zhang, MSc student (Sept 2021 - )

BS: Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Email: xi-zheng.zhang@connect.polyu.hk

 

Research Interest: Additive manufacturing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Yuhan Jiang, MSc student (Sept 2022 - )

BS: The University of Waikato, New Zealand

BS: Hebei University of Science and Technology, China

Email: yh9901.jiang@connect.polyu.hk

 

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Mr. Guokai Zhang, MSc student (Sept 2022 - )

BS: Jinan University, China

Email: guokai.zhang@connect.polyu.hk

 

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Alumni

Prof. Xiaohua Chen, Visiting scholar (Aug 2021 - Feb 2022)

Research topic: High strength alloys

Now Professor at University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

 

Dr. Zhiyi Ding, Postdoc (Mar 2019 - Jan 2021)

Research topic: High entropy alloys

Now Assistant Professor at University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China

 

Dr. Huiting Zheng, Postdoc (Nov 2020 - Jan 2021)

Research topic: High entropy alloys

Now postdoc at South China University of Technology, China

 

Dr. Lei Fan, PhD student (Sept 2017 - Mar 2021)

Research topic: High entropy alloys

Now postdoc at National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Dr. Bingchen Zhou, PhD student (Sept 2018 - Dec 2021)

Research topic: Advanced high-strength steels

Now postdoc at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

 

Dr. Mengchao Niu, Research assistant (July 2019 - Oct 2020)

Research topic: Advanced high-strength steels

Now postdoc at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

 

Mr. Jiaming Guo, MSc student (Sept 2019 - Aug 2021)

Research topic: High-entropy alloys

Now PhD student at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

 

Ms. Yurong Li, Visiting PhD student (Oct 2019 - Jan 2020)

Research topic: Nanocrystalline alloys

Now PhD student at Beijing University of Technology, China