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Tongguang Zhai

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E-mail:     tzhai@engr.uky.edu

Postal Address:     163B F. Paul Anderson Tower

Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky 40506

USA

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Academic Degrees
Research Interests
Education and Career
Academic Awards and Honours
Reviewer & Moderator
Research and Work Experiences
List of Publications
Conference Papers
Professional Organizations

Academic Degrees


D.Phil. (Ph.D.), 9/1994
University of Oxford, England

B.Sc., 7/1983
University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Research Interests


· Fatigue life prediction: identification of fatigue weak-link density and strength distribution, quantification of fatigue crack initiation and resistance to fatigue crack growth due to crack deflection at grain boundaries,

· Optimum alloy design through micro- and macro-texture control,

· Failure analysis, Materials characterization, processing and modeling, etc.

Education and Career


6/2007 – Present               Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0046 USA

 

8/2007 – 5/2007                Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0046 USA

 

8/2000 – 6/2001                Postdoctoral Research Associate
Light metals research center, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering,
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0046 USA

 

1/1995 – 7/2000                Research Fellow
Department of Materials, University of Oxford

 

10/1994 – 12/1994            Research Assistant
Fraunhofer Institute for NDT (IzfP), University Building 37,
66123 Saarbrueken, Germany

 

10/1991 – 9/1994              D. Phil. Student
Department of Materials, University of Oxford

Academic Awards and Honours


●       NSF CAREER AWARD: 7/2007-6/2012

●       Visiting Professorship: University of Hong Kong (June, 2009), Sichuan University (June, 2005).

●       Excellent Teacher Award by College of Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2002/2003.

●       Buehler Technical Merit Paper Award, 4/1994, jointly by International Metallography Society and Materials Characterisation, Paper 48) in the publication list.

●       Senior Academic scholarship awarded by German DAAD to carry out joint research at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany (15 September—14 October, 1997).

●       Advisor to the Student Chapter for Materials Science and Engineering (2001-2004).

●       Invited talks

-        Invited lectures, (2004-2009), (i) Hong Kong University, (ii) Central South University, (iii) Sichuan University, (iv) Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, (v) University of Science & Technology Beijing and (vi) Wuhan University.

-        Invited talks, Fatigue and corrosion properties in Ti alloys after surface enhancement treatments (12/2004), Tubular Goods Research Centre for China National Petroleum Corporation, China.

-        Invited paper, A mechanism for fatigue crack initiation in pure metal (invited, 2003), Symposium on Lifetime Science and Engineering, TMS meeting (USA), 2003.

-        Invited talk on the Effects of Macro- and Micro-texture on Fatigue Properties of Al-Li alloys to Alcoa Technical Centre (June 7, 2002).

-        Invited seminar on Fatigue Damage in Single crystal Al to National Institute for Applied Science in Lyon, France (April 1996).

-        Invited talk on Nano-second Time-resolved Acoustic Microscopy of Polymeric Coating on Metal Surfaces at The Fifth International Union of Materials Research Societies—International Conference on Advanced Materials, 13-18 June, 1999 in Beijing, China.

-        Invited seminar on Fatigue of Metals to Metal Research Institute (Chinese Science Academy, July 10, 1999).

Reviewer & Moderator


●      Student Supervision: 6 PhD students (four graduated), two postdoctoral researchers, and 7 visiting scholars.

●      Reviewed articles for Acta Materialia, Materials and Metallurgical Transaction A, Philosophical Magazine A, Materials Science & Engineering, Materials Science and Technology, International Journal of Fatigue, and Journal of Materials Technology, etc.

●      Co-organizer of Symposium on Al Alloys (at TMS meeting 2010) and James Morris Symposium on Automotive Al Alloys (TMS Meeting 2006).

●      Chaired sessions at TMS annual meeting in March 2004 and February 2005, and at The 7th International Conference on Fatigue’99, 8-12 June, 1999, Beijing, China.

●      DEPSCoR Committee Member of Kentucky and Served on NSF review panels (2007-2010).

●      Reviewed many research proposals on NSF Review Panels (2004-2008), , Oak Ridge National Lab (2005-2008) and King Fahid University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia (2005 & 2002).

Research and Work Experiences


Current & finished projects

1.    Quantitative Understanding of the Effects of Micro- and Macro-texture on Fatigue Crack Initiation and Early Growth in high Performance Alloys (current)

Sponsor: NSF CAREER AWARD

2.    Effects of micro- and macro-texture on the fatigue properties of AA 2026 Al alloys. (current)

             Sponsor: Alcoa

3.    Development of Continuous Cast 2000 Series Al Alloys. (completed)

             Sponsor: DoD

4.    Quantification of texture evolution in Continuous Cast 3000 series Al Alloys. (completed)

             Sponsor: NSF

5.    Study of residual stresses and micro-texture effects on the fatigue properties of Ti alloys. (completed)

             Sponsor: Department of Defence

6.    Study of Sm-Co permanent magnets. (completed)

             Sponsor: KSEF and Semicon Associates

7.    Refractory metal resistant spot welding. (completed)

             Sponsor: Semicon Associates

8.    Separation of Radio-active Tc from pure Ni by an evaporation method.

             Sponsor: Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute

9.    DURIP: Field emission gun SEM/EBSD/EDS (completed)

Sponsor: DoD

             Courses Taught

·      Materials Senior Design

·      Failure analysis

·      Metals and alloys

·      Transmission electron microscopy/scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction

·      Physical metallurgy

·      Deformation processing

·      Materials laboratory technologies

·      Advanced Physical Metallurgy

·      Advanced Materials Thermodynamics

 

List of Publications


Indexed by SCI

1) Q. Zeng, T. Zhai (2010), “Texture evolution as a function of temperature in a continuous cast AA3004 Al alloy”, Scripta Mat., to be submitted.

2) W. Wen, T. Zhai (2010), “Local texture effects on short fatigue crack growth in an AA8090 Al alloy”, Acta Mat., to be submitted.

3) Q. Zeng, X.Y. Wen, T. *Zhai, (2010) A Study of Recrystallization Textures in Hot Band of a Continuous Cast Al-Mn-Mg Alloy, Mater. Sci. Tech., in press.

4) X.Y. Wen, Y. Liu, L.R. Tong, Q. Zeng, T. Zhai, Z. Li (2010), The effect of Fe content on recrystallization texture evolution, microstructures and earing of cold rolled continuous cast AA5052 alloy sheet, Mater. Met. Trans. A, accepted.

5) Y.B. Zhang, J.H. Xu, T. *Zhai (2010), Distributions of Pore Size and Fatigue Weak Link Strength in an A713 Sand Cast Aluminum Alloy, Mater. Sci. Eng. A, pp. 3639-3644.

6) E.A. Kenik, Q. Zeng, T. Zhai, (2009), Characterization of Continuous Cast AA2037 Al Alloy, Microscopy and Microanalysis, vol. 15, Supplement S2, 2009, pp. 1072-1073.

7) Q. Zeng and T. *Zhai (2009), Study on the formation of P orientation in CC Al-Mn-Mg alloy by EBSD method, Microscopy and Microanalysis, vol. 15, Supplement S2, 2009, pp. 404-405.

8) T. *Zhai, X.P. Jiang, J.H. Xu, Q. Zeng, W. Wen (2009), Misorientation Gradients by EBSD in Hot and Cold Deformed Alloys, Microscopy and Microanalysis, vol. 15, Supplement S2, 2009, pp. 400-401.

9) Q. Zeng, X.Y. Wen, T. *Zhai, (2009), A Study of the Evolution of P Orientation {011} in a Cold Rolled Continuous Cast AA 3004 Aluminum Alloy after Annealing, Mater. Met. Trans. A, vol. 40A, pp. 2488-2497.

10) Q. Zeng, S. Ma, Y. Zheng, T. *Zhai, (2009), Diffusion behaviour of Re and its effect on diffusion of Al in Ni, Journal of Alloys and Compounds,  Vol. 468, pp. 164-169.

11) J.H. Xu, E.W. Kenik, T. *Zhai, (2008), Brittle fracture in 50Mo-50Re alloys in slow strain rate tensile testing, Phil. Mag. A, Vol. 88, pp. 1543-1553.

12) J.H. Xu, T. *Zhai (2008), Positive Strain-Rate Dependence of Ductility in a 50Mo-50Re Alloy, JOM, Vol. 60, pp. 75-78.

13) J.H. Xu, T. *Zhai (2008), Small-scale resistance spot welding of refractory alloy 50Mo-50Re thin sheet, JOM, Vol. 60, 79-83.

14) J.H. Xu, T. *Zhai, J. Ferrel, M. Effgen (2008), Anomalous Strain Rate Effect on plasticity of a Mo-Re alloy at room temperature, Mater. Sci. Eng. A, Vol. 479, 2008, pp. 76-82.

15) Q. Zeng, X.Y. Wen, T. *Zhai, (2008) Quantitative Evolution and Evolution Rates of Texture in AA5052 Al Alloy Hot Band during Single Pass Hot Rolling, Mater. Sci. Eng. A, 476, 290-300.

16) Y.C. Wu, S.L. Wu, Y.Q. Chen, S.J. Wang, T. Zhai (2007), Coincidence Doppler broadening study of decomposition of continuous cast AA 2037 Al alloy, Physica Status Solidi (c), 4, No. 10, pp. 3497-3501.

17) X. P. Jiang, J. H. Xu, Q. Zeng, C.-S. Man, M. J. Shepard, T. *Zhai (2007), Effects of shot-peening and re-shot-peening on the four-point bend fatigue behavior of a Ti-6Al-4V alloy, Mater. Sci. Eng. A, Vol. 468-470, pp. 137-143.

18) J.H. Xu, T. *Zhai, J. Ferrel, M. Effgen (2007), Optimization of resistance spot welding of Mo-Re alloy sheet, Journal of Nuclear Materials, Vol. 366, n 3, Jul 1, 2007, pp. 417-425.

19) Wen, X.Y., Long, Z.D., Yin, W.M., *Zhai, T., Li, Z., K. Das, S., (2007), Texture Evolution of Continuous Casting AA5052 Aluminum During biaxial Stretching, Mater. Sci. Eng. A, Vol. 454-455, pp. 245-251.

20) J.X. Li, X.Y. Wen, C.-S. Man T. *Zhai (2007), Fatigue of Continuous Cast AA5754 Al Alloy Sheet, Materials Science & Technology, vol. 23, pp. 324-332.

21) Li, J., Zeng, Q., Wen, X.Y., *Zhai, T. (2007), Concurrent Precipitation and Mechanical Properties in CC AA 5083 Al Alloys, Materials Science & Technology, vol. 23, pp. 225-228.

22) Qingjun Zheng, Sike Xia, Alan Dozier, T. Zhai, Jeff Whillhite and Michael P. Effgen (2006), Isothermal aging-structure-property relationship of SmCo 2:17 Magnets, Mater. Sci. & Techn, vol. 22, pp. 1476-1482.

23) S.L. Wu, Y.Q. Chen, Y.C. Wu, X.Y. Wen, T. Zhai, (2006), Positron Annihilation of Continuous Cast AA2037 Al alloy Hot Band during Annealing, Journal of Physics, vol. 55, (in Chinese), pp. 6129-6135.

24) T. Zhai (2006), Strength Distribution of Fatigue Crack Initiation Sites in an Al-Li Alloy, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, vol. 37A, pp. 3139-3148.

25) Qingjun Zheng, T. Zhai, Jeff Whilhite and Michael P. Effgen (2006), Aluminum Assisted Dispersion of Magnetic Powders for Particle Size, Mater. Sci. Eng. A, Vol. A435-436, pp. 245-250.

26) X. P. Jiang, X.Y. Huang, J. X. Li, D. Y. Li, C.-S. Man, M. J. Shepard, T. Zhai  (2006), Enhancement of Fatigue and Corrosion Properties of Pure Ti by Sandblasting, Mater. Sci. Eng. A, Vol. 429, pp. 30-35.

27) J.X. Li, T. Zhai, M.D. Garratt, G.H. Bray (2005), Four point bend fatigue of AA 2026 Al alloys, Metallurgical and Materials Transaction A, Vol. 36A (9): pp. 2529-2539.

28) T. Zhai, J.X. Li, X. P. Jiang, M. D. Garratt and G. H. Gary (2005), The Grain Boundary Geometry for Optimum Resistance to Growth of Short Fatigue Cracks in High Strength Al-Alloys, International Journal of Fatigue, Volume 27, Issues 10-12, pp. 1202-1209.

29) X. Y. Wen, T. Zhai, C. H. Xiao, S. Ningileri, Z. Li and S. Das (2005), A Dislocation-Model of Forming Limit Diagram of Aluminum Sheet with Combination of Cube and Copper Orientations, Mater. Sci. Eng. A., Vol. 402, 2005, pp. 149-157.

30) X. F. Yu, X.Y. Wen, Y. M. Zhao, T. Zhai (2005), A study of mechanical isotropy of continuous cast and direct chill cast AA5182 Al alloys, Mater. Sci. Eng. A, Vol. 394, pp. 376-384.

31) J. Li, W.C. Liu, T. Zhai, E. A. Kenik (2004), Comparison of recrystallization texture in cold-rolled continuous cast AA5083 and 5182 aluminum alloys, Scripta Materiala, Vol. 52/3, pp. 163-168.

32) W.C. Liu, T. Zhai., C.-S. Man, B. Radhakrishnan, J. G. Morris (2004), Effects of Initial Texture on Texture Evolution in cold Rolled AA 5182 Al Alloys, Philosophical Magazine A, Vol. 84, pp. 3305-3321.

33) W.C. Liu, T. Zhai., J. G. Morris (2004), Texture Evolution of CC and DC AA 3003 Al alloys, Scripta Mater., Vol. 51, 2004, pp. 83-88.

34) W. C. Liu, T. Zhai, C.-S. Man, J.G. Morris (2003), “Quantification of recrystallization texture evolution of AA 5182 aluminum alloy”, Scripta mater., vol. 49, 539-545.

35) W.C. Liu, T. Zhai, J. G. Morris (2003), Comparison of recrystallization and recrystallization textures in cold-rolled DC and CC AA 5182 aluminum alloys, Materials Sci. Eng. A, vol. A358, 84-93.

36) Zhai, T. Wilkinson, A. Martin, J.W. (2002), Orientation Dependence of High Cycle Fatigue Properties in a Hot-cross Rolled Al-Li Alloy Plate, Mater. Sci. Forum, Vols. 396-402, pp. 1279-1284.

37) X. F. Yu, T. Zhai, X. M. Chen, X. Y. Wen, J. T. Liu, W. C. Liu, J. Chen and J. G. Morris (2002), Comparison of Formability between Strip Cast and Direct Chill Cast Al-Mg Alloys, Mater. Sci. Forum, Vols. 396-402, pp. 101.

38) X.-M. Cheng, S. K. Das, T. Zhai, X. F. Yu and J.G. Morris (2002), Investigation on Mechanical Anisotropy of Strip Cast (SC) Aluminium Alloy AA5182, Mater. Sci. Forum, Vols. 396-402, pp. 1103.

39) Zhai, T. A.J. Wilkinson, J.W. Martin, (2000), A Crystallographic Mechanism for Crack Propagation across Grain Boundaries, Acta Materialia, Vol. 48, pp. 4917-4927.

40) T. Zhai, A. J. Wilkinson, J. W. Martin (2000), The effects of micro-texture and beta ' particle distribution on short fatigue crack growth in an Al-Li 8090 alloy, Mater. Sci. Forum, Vols. 331-333, pp.1549-1554.

41) Zhai, T. Y.G. Xu, J.W. Martin, A.J. Wilkinson, G.A.D. Briggs, (1999), A Self-aligning Four-point Bend Rig and the Optimum Testing Geometry for Four-point Bend Fatigue Tests, International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 21, pp. 881-889.

42) C. Taylor, Zhai, T. A.J. Wilkinson, J.W. Martin, (1999), Texture Effect on Fatigue Damage in an Extruded Al-Li 8090 Bar, Journal of Microscopy, Vol. 195, pp. 239-247.

43) Zhai, T. J.W. Martin, G.A.D. Briggs, (1998), Time-resolved Acoustic Microscopy of Room Temperature Fatigue Damage in Al Single Crystals, Philosophical Magazine A, Vol. 77, pp. 957-980.

44) Crossen, JD, Sykes, JM, Zhai, T. Briggs, GAD (1997), Study of the coating/substrate interface by scanning acoustic microscopy - Cathodic disbonding of epoxy-polyamide lacquer from mild steel, Faraday Discussions, No.107, pp.417-424.

45) Zinin, P. Weise, W. Zhai, T. Briggs, G.A.D. and Boseck, S. (1997): Determination of the Defocused Transfer Function of a Confocal Reflection Microscope by Imaging a Sphere, Optik, Vol.107, pp.45-48.

46) Zhai, T. J.W. Martin, G.A.D. Briggs, (1996), Fatigue Damage in Single Crystal Aluminium IV: Secondary Slip, Acta Materialia, Vol. 44, pp. 3489-3496.

47) Zhai, T. J.W. Martin, G.A.D. Briggs, (1996), Fatigue Damage in Single Crystal Aluminium III: Lattice Rotation, Acta Materialia, Vol. 44, pp. 3477-3488.

48) Zhai, T. J.W. Martin, G.A.D. Briggs, (1996), Fatigue Damage in Single Crystal Aluminium II: TEM, Acta Materialia, Vol. 44, pp. 1729-1739.

49) Zhai, T. J.W. Martin, G.A.D. Briggs, (1996), Fatigue Damage in Single Crystal Aluminium I: On the Surface Containing the Slip Burgers Vector, Acta Metallurgica, Vol. 44, pp. 3477-3488.

50) Knauss, D. Bennink, D.D. Martin, J.W., Briggs, G.A.D., Zhai, T. (1995): Three-dimensional Measurement of short fatigue Cracks using the Acoustic Microscope. Materials Science and Technology 9, 1086-1093.

51) Zhai, T. D. Knauss, Briggs, G.A.D. Martin, J.W. (1994), Mixed Mode Crack Mouth Reflection in Time-resolved Acoustic Microscopy of Short Fatigue Cracks in Al Single Crystals, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 27, pp. 719-725.

52) Zhai, T. D.D. Bennink, D. Knauss, G.A.D. Briggs, J.W. Martin, (1993), Depth Measurement of Short Cracks with an Acoustic Microscope, Materials Characterisation, Vol. 31, pp. 115-126; Reprinted in Materials Characterisation, Vol. 39, pp. 653-644 (1997).

53) Knauss, D. Bennink, D.D. Zhai, T. Briggs, G.A.D. and Martin, J.W. (1993): Depth Measurement of Short Cracks with an Acoustic Microscope. Journal of Materials Science 28, 4910-4917.

54) Zhai, T. S. Lin, J.M. Xiao, (1990), Influence of Non-geometric Effect of PSBs on Crack Initiation in Al Single Crystals, Acta Metallurgica, Vol. 38, pp. 1687-1692.

 

Conference papers


1)      T. Zhai, Q. Zeng, Concurrent Precipitation in Continuous Cast Al Alloys, Proceedings of Symposium on Al alloys: Fabrication, Process and Application, TMS Annual Meeting, 2010, to be published.

2)      T. Li, Z.G. Chen, Z.Q. Zheng, X.P. Jiang, Q.Y. Wang, T. Zhai (2008), High cycle fatigue properties of an AA2524 Al alloy in four-point bend, in Proceedings of 2nd Advanced heterogeneous Materials Mechanics 2008, edited by J. Fan and H. Chen, pp. 1224-1227.

3)      T. Zhai, J.C. Li, X.P. Jiang, G.H. Bray, Resistance of grain boundaries to fatigue crack growth in high strength Al alloys, in Proceedings of 2nd Advanced heterogeneous Materials Mechanics 2008, edited by J. Fan and H. Chen, pp. 1224-1227.

4)      Jianhui Xu, Michael Effgen, T. Zhai (2008), Anomalous strain-rate dependence of ductility in a fully recrystallized 50mo-50re alloy at room temperature, Supplemental Proceedings, Volume I: Materials Processing and Properties, P 437-442, TMS Spring Meeting, held in New Orleans, USA, March 9-13, 2008.

5)      Qiang Zeng, Xiyu Wen, T. Zhai (referee reviewed 2008), Formation of special textures by precipitation in continuous cast AA5083 and AA3004 Al alloys, TMS Spring Meeting, held in New Orleans, USA, March 9-13, 2008.

6)      Wen, X.Y., Long, Z.D., Yin, W.M., Zhai, T., Li, Z., K. Das, S., (2005) Texture Evolution of a Continuous Cast AA5052 Aluminum Alloy Hot Band During Near Equi-biaxial Stretching, in proceedings of JG Morris Symposium, TMS Annual Meeting, March 13-18, 2006, San Antonia, USA.

7)      Zhai, T. Li, J. Wen, X.Y. (2004), Microstructure, texture and mechanical properties of continuous cast AA5083 and 5182 aluminum alloys, JOM, Vol. 56, pp. 166.

8)      S. K. Xia, T. Zhai, M. Effgan, J. Whilhite, “High Performance Sm-Co Permanent Magnets Designed for Traveling Wave Tubes”, Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE International Vacuum Electronics Conference. April 27-29, 2004, Monterey, CA, pp. 264.

9)      J. X. Li, J. Li, X. X. Wen, C.-S. Man, T. Zhai (2004), Anisotropy of the Fatigue Properties in Continuous Cast AA5754 Al Alloy Sheet, Oct. 13-15, 2003, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

10)    W.C. Liu, T. Zhai., J. G. Morris (2003), Quantitative relationship between texture volume fraction and cold-roll strain in continuous cast AA 5xxx series Al alloys, proceedings of symposium on metallurgical modelling for Al alloys, proc. of symposium on metallurgical modelling for aluminium alloys, ed. M. Tiryakioglu, L.A. Lalli, ASM International, pp. 153-162.

11)    Liu, W.C., Li, Z., Zhai, T., Man, C.-S., Morris, J.G., Development of through-thickness texture gradient during continuous cast processing of AA 5052 aluminum alloy, in Hot Deformation of Aluminum Alloys III, 2003, p 125-34.

12)    W.C. Liu, Zhai, T., J. G. Morris (2003), “Texture Evolution During Continuous Cast Thermo-mechanical Processing of aluminum alloys ¾ a review”, 2003, Recent Research Developments in Materials Science, Vol. 4, pp. 293-332.

13)    Zhai, T, A mechanism for fatigue crack initiation in pure metal (invited, 2003), in Lifetime Science and Engineering (USA), 2003, 91-98.

14)    X. Y. Wen, T. Zhai, Z. D. Long, C. H. Xiao, J. G. Morris (invited, 2003), Evolutions of Textures and Particles of a Continuous Cast Al-Mg Alloy during Hot Rolling, TMS annual meeting on Hot Deformation of Aluminum Alloys III (USA), held March 2 – 6, 2003, 421-431.

15)    W.C. Liu, Z. Li, Zhai, T., S.-C. Man, J. G. Morris (invited, 2003), Texture Evolution during hot-Rolling of Continuous Cast Al Alloys, TMS annual meeting on Hot Deformation of Aluminum Alloys III (USA), held March 2 – 6, 2003, 125-134.

16)    J.T. Liu, X.-M. Cheng, T. Zhai, J.G. Morris (2003), Recrystallization and Texture of AA 5052 alloy during annealing, Aluminium, pp. 259.

17)    X.Y. Wen, W.C. Liu, T. Zhai, J. Liu, X. M. Cheng and J. G. Morris (2002), The Effect of Orientation Hardening and Orientation Softening on Texture and Microstructure Evolutions in Strip Cast Slab of AA5052 Aluminium Alloy during Hot Rolling, Aluminium, pp. 219-228.

18)    W.C. Liu, X.Y. Wen, T. Zhai and J.G. Morris (2002), Texture Evolution in Cold Rolled Direct Chill Cast and Strip Cast Aluminium Alloys, Aluminium, pp. 211-218

19)    Zhai, T., (2001), The Effects of Micro- and Macro-texture on the Fatigue Properties of Al-Li Alloys, in Advances in the Metallurgy of Aluminum Alloys (USA), ed by M. Tiryakioglu, pp. 83-92, 2001.

20)    X.-M. Cheng, Zhai, T. J.G. Morris, (2001), Age Softening Behavior of Strip Cast and Direct Chill Cast Al-Mg Alloys, ASM International, Advances in the Metallurgy of Aluminum Alloys (USA), pp. 361-366, 2001.

21)    Knauss, D. Zhai, T. Briggs, G.A.D. and Martin, J.W. (1995): Measurement of Short Cracks by Time-resolved Acoustic Microscopy. in: Advances in Acoustic Microscopy, Eds. Briggs, G.A.D. Plenum Press, 49-78.

22)    Wang, S.L. Zhai, T. (1984): Inclusion Defects in Flash Welding. Journal of Chinese Microscopy Society 3, 120-122.

23)    Zhai, T., invited paper on Nano-second Time-resolved Acoustic Microscopy of Polymeric Coating on Metal Surfaces at The Fifth International Union of Materials Research Societies—International Conference on Advanced Materials, 13-18 June, 1999 in Beijing, China.

24)    Zhai, T. Wilkinson, A.J. Martin, J.W. Palmer, I.G., Texture Intensity Effect on Fatigue Damage in an Al-Li 8090 Alloy, in proceedings of The 7th International Conference on Fatigue’99, 8-12 June, 1999, Beijing, China, pp. 627-632.

25)    Zhai, T. Wilkinson, A.J. Martin, J.W., Effects of Micro-texture on Short Fatigue Crack Growth in an Al-Li Alloy by EBSD, Royal Microscopical Society 6th Workshop on Electron Back Scatter Diffraction, 11 March, 1999, Liverpool University, U.K.

26)    Briggs, G.A.D. Zhai, T. Martin, J.W.(1999), How to Measure Small Cracks by Nanosecond Acoustic Microscopy? in Procs. Con. on Small Fatigue Cracks: Mechanics and Mechanisms, K.S. Ravichandran, R.O. Ritchie, Y. Murakami, ed. Elsevier, pp. 331-341.

27)    Zhai, T. Tay, H.K. Crossen, J. Briggs, G.A.D. and Sykes, J.M., Time-resolved Acoustic Microscopy of Polymeric Coatings on Metal Substrates, Faraday Discussion 107, Leicester, 8-12 Sept. 1997.

28)    Zhai, T. Briggs, G.A.D. and Martin, J.W., A Study of Fatigue Damage in Single Crystal Al at Room Temperature with Time-resolved Acoustic Microscopy, in proceeding of International Conference on Engineering against Fatigue, edited by J.H. Beynon, et. al., 1999, pp. 171-181.

29)    Knauss, D. Zhai, T. Briggs, G.A.D. and Martin, J.W., Detection of Crack Closure in Time-resolved Acoustic Microscopy, Proc. of 1994 IEEE Ultrasonic Symposium, Nov. 1994.

30)    Bennink, D.D. Knauss, D. Zhai, T. Briggs, G.A.D. and Martin, J.W., Image Processing for the Measurement of Crack depth Using the Scanning Acoustic Microscope, in Proc. 20th International Acoustical Imaging Symposium, Plenum Press, 273-280 (1993).

31)    Zhai, T. Bennink, D.D. Knauss, D. Briggs, G.A.D. and Martin, J.W., Time-resolved Measurements on Short Cracks in Perspex with the Scanning Acoustic Microscope, in Proc. 20th International Acoustical Imaging Symposium, Plenum Press, 281-288 (1993).

32)    Zhai, T. Briggs, G.A.D. Lawrence, C.W. and Bennink, D.D., Scanning Acoustic Microscopy for Materials Science. Proc. 92' Symposium on Functional Materials and Energy Source Science for Young Scientists, Shanghai, August 1992, 101-105.

33)    Zhai, T. (1999), Nano-second Time-resolved Acoustic Microscopy: A Technique for 3-D and in-situ Studies of Polymeric Coating/Metal Interface Damage, Advance of Materials Science and Technology, Vol. 1, (in Chinese), pp. 66-70.

 

Professional Organizations


Memberships:

1.     American Society for Metals and Materials (ASM)

2.     The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS).

3.     Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST)