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ZHANG Huawei

Tel: +86-10-62789328

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E-mail: huawei.zhang@gmail.com

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Add.: Room 232 of LeeShauKee Building, Tsinghua, Beijing 100084, CN
Major: Solidification, Porous Metals & Al Foams, Light Alloys.

BIOGRAPHY
Achieved PhD degree of Materials Science and Engineering from Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing of China in December 2006. As the first PhD student on Gasar science and technology in China, research focused on Metal-Gas Eutectics, Metal Foams, Porous Metals and Directional Solidification. Be awarded excellent dissertation prize in Tsinghua in 2007. And also received a lot of student scholarships during studying in Tsinghua. After that, went to UK and worked as a Research Fellow (a post-doctoral position) in the biggest research group on solidification science in Europe named as BCAST (Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology) at Brunel University in Uxbridge, West London from 2007 to 2010. Be engaged in the development of Melt Conditioning Advanced Solidification Technology (MCAST) and Liquid Metals Engineering for Al and Mg alloys by high speed shearing provided by the novel twin screw machine. Attended a lot of EPSRC, DTI and industry research projects. During staying in UK, took part in Chinese Materials Association in UK (CMAUK) and became one of the Members of Executive Council of CMAUK. And then back to Beijing, joined Tsinghua University as an abroad talent since 2010 and worked as a new assistant professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering in Tsinghua from 2010 to 2012. Then joined in the newly formed School of Materials Science and Engineering in Tsinghua in 2013. From 2014 to now, works as an associate professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering in Tsinghua. More attentions are paid to Porous Metals, Al Foams, Processing of Light Alloys, Advanced Solidification Technology and Theory, New Materials, Ultra Light Mg-Li Alloys, High Strength Al Alloys, and Heat Treatment etc. By now has produced around 50 publications, in which, about 25 publications were indexed by SCI.


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Education Background

Sept. 2001-Dec. 2006: PhD, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
PhD: Materials Science and Engineering / Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Dissertation: Theoretical and Experimental Study on Metal-Gas Eutectics for Fabrication of Lotus-Type Regular Porous Metals by Unidirectional Solidification
Sept. 1997-Jul. 2001: Bachelor, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Bachelor: Mechanical Engineering and Automation / Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Thesis: Intelligent Recognition of Thermal Analysis Cooling Curves and Evaluation of Liquid
Metals Quality


Work Resume

Dec. 2013-Now:    Assoc. Prof., Sch. of Mat. Sci. and Eng., Tsinghua Uni., Beijing, China
Jan. 2013-Dec. 2013: Assist. Prof., Sch. of Mat. Sci. and Eng., Tsinghua Uni., Beijing, China
May 2010-Dec. 2012: Assist. Prof., Dept. of Mech. Eng., Tsinghua Uni., Beijing, China
Mar. 2007-Mar. 2010: Research Fellow, BCAST, Brunel Uni., UK


Research Field

Solidification Science of Metals and Alloys: Theory and Process of Directional Solidification.
Porous Metals and Metal Foams: Regular Porous Metals, Gasar Process, Lotus-Type Porous Metals, Metal-Gas Eutectic, Microchannel Heat Sink, High Performance Heat Radiator, Al Foams.
Processing of Light Alloys (Al alloys, Mg alloys): Sand Casting (SC), High Pressure Die Casting (HPDC), Twin Roll Casting (TRC), Direct Chill Casting (DC), Semisolid Casting (Rheocasting), Grain Refinement by Physical and Chemical Mechanism, Recycle of Lights Metals, Ultra Light Mg-Li Alloys, High Strength Al Alloys, Heat Treatment.


Awards And Honors

Sept.2007 Excellent PhD Dissertation of Tsinghua University


Academic Achievements

REPRESENTATIVE PAPERS & PUBLICATIONS
[1]Liu D, Zhang HW@, Li YX, Chen X, Liu Y. Effects of Composition and Growth Rate on the Microstructure Transformation of β-Rods / Lamellae / α-Rods in Directionally Solidified Mg-Li Alloy. Materials & Design, 2017, 119: 199-207. (SCI, EI)
[2]Du M1, Zhang HW1, Li YX, Liu Y, Chen X, He Y, Cheng Y. Fabrication of a Hierarchical Trimodal Structure with Nano-Cellular Cu2O, Nano-Porous Cu and Micro-Porous Gasar Cu. Materials Letters, 2016, 164: 583-586. (SCI, EI)
[3]Du M1, Zhang HW1, Li YX, Liu Y, Chen X, He Y. Synthesis of a Bimodal Porous Cu with Nanopores on the Inner Surface of Gasar Pores: Influences of Preparation Conditions. Applied Surface Science, 2016, 360: 148-156. (SCI, EI)
[4]Zhang HW, Li YX, Liu Y, Chen X, Chen LT, He Y, Du M. Heat Transfer Performance of Directional Solidified Gasar Cu Heat Sink. MetFoam 2015, 31 Aug. - 2 Sept. 2015, Barcelona, Spain. Poster.
[5]Du M, Zhang HW, Li YX, Liu Y, Chen X, He Y. Fabrication and Wettability of Monolithic Bimodal Porous Cu with Gasar Macro-Pores and Dealloying Nano-Pores. Applied Surface Science, 2015, 353: 804-810. (SCI, EI)
[6]Du M, Zhang HW@, Li YX@, Liu Y, Chen X, He Y. Depositing and Alloying on the Inner Surface of Gasar Cu Pores by Plating and Annealing Treatment. Applied Surface Science, 2015, 342: 69-75. (SCI, EI)
[7]Liu Y, Zhang HW, Li YX. Effect of Melt Superheat on Structural Uniformity of Lotus-Type Porous Metals Prepared by Unidirectional Solidification. Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, 2015, 25(3): 1004-1010. (SCI, EI)
[8]Du M, Zhang HW, Li YX. Inner Surface Alloying on Pores of Lotus-Type Porous Copper through Electroless Plating with Supersonic Vibration and Annealing Treatment. Surface and Coatings Technology, 2015, 261: 1-6. (SCI, EI)
[9]Chen LT, Zhang HW, Liu Y, Li YX. Enhancement of the Heat Transfer for Directionally Solidified Porous Copper Heat Sinks by Cutting into Sections. Journal of Tsinghua University (Science & Technology), 2014, 54(9): 1250-1254. (CSCD)
[10]Zhang XM, Zhang HW, Li YX. Hybrid Porous Metal of Nano-Micro Double Size and Regular-Random Bimodal. TMS 2014, 16-20 February 2014, San Diego, California, USA. Poster. EPD Congress 2014, 2014, : 367-374. (EI)
[11]Chen LT, Zhang HW, Liu Y, Li YX. Simulation on Heat Transfer Performance of Directionally Solidified Porous Copper Heat Sink. ICAMMS 2012 (International Conference on Advanced Material and Manufacturing Science), Dec. 20-21, 2012, Beijing, China. Advaned Materials Research. 2014, 875-877: 1095-1100. (ISTP, EI)
[12]Zhang HW, Chen LT, Liu Y, Li YX. Experimental Study on Heat Transfer Performance of Lotus-Type Porous Copper Heat Sink. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2013, 56(1-2): 172-180. (SCI, EI)
[13]Chen LT, Zhang HWi, Liu Y, Li YX. Theoretical Study on Heat Transfer Performance of Directionally Solidified Porous Copper Heat Sink. Acta Metallurgica Sinica, 2012, 48(11): 1374-1380. (SCI, EI)
[14]Chen LT, Zhang HW, Liu Y, Li YX. Experimental Research on Heat Transfer Performance of Directionally Solidified Porous Copper Heat Sink. Acta Metallurgica Sinica, 2012, 48(3): 329-333. (SCI, EI)
[15]Tzamtzis S, Zhang HW, Xia MX, Babu N Hari, Fan ZY. Recycling of High Grade Die Casting AM Series Magnesium Scrap with the Melt Conditioned High Pressure Die Casting (MC-HPDC) Process. Materials Science and Engineering A, 2011, 528(6): 2664-2669. (SCI, EI)
[16]Liang SM, Zhang HW, Xia MX, Chen RS, Han EH, Fan ZY. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Melt-Conditioned High-Pressure Die-Cast Mg-Al-Ca Alloy. Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, 2010, 20(7): 1205-1211. (SCI, EI)
[17]Tzamtzis S, Zhang HW, Babu N Hari, Fan ZY. Microstructural Refinement of AZ91D Die-cast Alloy by Intensive Shearing. Materials Science and Engineering A, 2010, 527(12): 2929-2934. (SCI, EI)
[18]Tzamtzis S, Zhang HW, Liu GJ, Wang Y, Babu N Hari, Fan ZY. Melt Conditioned High Pressure Die Casting (MC-HPDC) of Mg-Alloys. In: EricNyberg, Sean Agnew, Neale Neelameggham, and Mihriban Pekguleryuz, eds. Magnesium Technology 2009, Proceedings of the 2009 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. 15-19 February, 2009, San Francisco, USA: TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society), 2009, : 91-96.
[19]Patel JB, Zhang HW, Liu GJ, Fan ZY. Melt Conditioned High Pressure Die Casting (MC-HPDC) Process for High Quality Aluminium Components. In: Jürgen Hirsch, Birgit Skrotzki and Günter Gottstein, eds. Aluminium Alloys - Their Physical and Mechanical Properties, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Aluminium Alloys (ICAA11). 22-26 September, 2008, Aachen, Germany: DGM (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V.), 2008, : 510-516.
[20]Zhang HW, Cao LJ, Bian Z, I. Bayandorian, Fan ZY. Melt Conditioned Twin Roll Casting (MC-TRC) Process for Wrought Aluminium Alloy Strips. In: Jürgen Hirsch, Birgit Skrotzki and Günter Gottstein, eds. Aluminium Alloys - Their Physical and Mechanical Properties, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Aluminium Alloys (ICAA11). 22-26 September, 2008, Aachen, Germany: DGM (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V.), 2008, : 421-426.
[21]Li YX, Zhang HW, Liu Y. Directional Solidification of Metal-Gas Eutectics for Fabrication of Aligned Porous Metals. In: Lefebvre L P, Banhart J, Dunand D, eds. MetFoam 2007-Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Porous Metals and Metallic Foams. 5-7 September, 2007, Montreal, Canada: DEStech Publications, Inc., 2008, : 209-212. (ISTP, EI)
[22]Zhang HW, Li YX, Liu Y. Study on Bubble Nucleation in Liquid Metal. Acta Physica Sinica, 2007, 56(8): 4864-4871. (SCI, EI)
[23]Zhang HW, Li YX, Liu Y. The Critical Processing Conditions for Directional Solidification of Solid/Gas Eutectics. Acta Metallurgica Sinica, 2007, 43(6): 589-594. (SCI, EI)
[24]Zhang HW, Li YX, Liu Y. Hydrogen Solubility in Pure Metals for Gasar Process. Acta Metallurgica Sinica, 2007, 43(2): 113-118. (SCI, EI)
[25]Zhang HW, Li YX, Liu Y. Study on Fabricating Porous Aluminum with Directional Solidification of Al-H System. Acta Metallurgica Sinica, 2007, 43(1): 11-16. (SCI, EI)
[26]Zhang HW, Li YX, Liu Y. Gas Pressure Condition for Obtaining Uniform Lotus-Type Porous Structure by Gasar Process. Acta Metallurgica Sinica, 2006, 42(11): 1171-1176. (SCI, EI)
[27]Zhang HW, Li YX, Liu Y. Evaluation of Porosity in Lotus-type Porous Copper Fabricated with Gasar Process. Acta Metallurgica Sinica, 2006, 42(11): 1165-1170. (SCI, EI)
[28]Zhang HW, Li YX, Liu Y. Difficulty in Fabricating of Lotus-Type Porous Aluminum by Gasar Process. In: Chinese Materials Research Society, eds. Proceedings of 2006 Chinese Materials Symposium - Beijing International Materials Week. Beijing: Chemical Industry Press, 2007, : 572-576.
[29]Liu Y, Zhang HW, Chen X, Li YX. Directional Solidification of Metal-Gas Eutectic and Fabrication of Regular Porous Metals. China Foundry, 2005, 2(3): 184-187. (Silver medal awarded for Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society foundry major excellent paper in 2006 year)
[30]Zhang HW, Li YX, Liu Y. Study on Metal-Gas Binary Phase Diagram in Gasar Process. Acta Metallurgica Sinica, 2005, 41(1): 55-59. (SCI, EI)
[31]Liu Y, Li YX, Zhang HW. Fabrication of Lotus-Structured Porous Magnesium with Gasar Process. Acta Metallurgica Sinica, 2004, 40(11): 1121-1126. (SCI, EI)
[32]Li YX, Liu Y, Zhang HW. Research Progress in GASAR and Gasarite. Special Casting and Nonferrous Alloys, 2004, 136(1): 9-11. (CSCD)


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