Lijuan was awarded a Doctoral degree in 2003 at the University of Oxford in Materials Science, a research Master’s degree in 1988 and Bachelor degree in 1983 in China.
Lijuan joined the UoW in May 2011 after she spent about four year in The Welding Institute(TWI), where she worked as a senior project leader in the Section of Corrosion Resistant Alloys in the Group of Surfacing, Materials and Metallurgy. Prior to TWI, Lijuan had been working as a research associate for four and half years in the Rolls-Royce--University Technology Centre(RRUTC) at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy in the University of Cambridge.
Lijuan has been working on both non metallic and metallic materials for over two decades and has extensive knowledge in materials structure, constitution and properties, together with the joining and welding technology of materials. She was known as one of the best electron microscopic experts in material microstructure characterisation in the Materials Departments in both Oxford and Cambridge University. She has managed and hosted over 30 research projects both government industry funded.
Lijuan has taught many Materials Science related modules in the universities where she had worked in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Lijuan’s research interests lies in new materials development, microstructure characterisation, property evaluation. These include ceramic coating, Ni base alloys and stainless steels and other high temperature structural alloys.
Failure analysis and materials selection have always been major focus of Lijuan’s research area.
Now the application of 3D printing manufacturing technology in high temperature alloys is attracting Lijuan’s research interest.
Specialties: New materials design, advanced electron microscopic characterisation, mechanical property assessment, failure investigation, novel manufacturing technology, welding technology and welding metallurgy
Member of The Welding Institute
Member of IOM3
Chief Executive Committee Member of UK-China Materials Association
Visiting Professor of Harbin Institute of Technology
1. SOLUTION HEAT TREATMENT OPTIMISATION OF FOURTH-GENERATION SINGLE CRYSTAL NICKEL-BASE SUPERALLOYS
Hon Tong Pang, Lijuan Zhang, Robbie Hobbs, Howard Stone, Cathie Rae METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A (May 2011)
2. MODELLING AND VALIDATION OF A DIRECT METAL DEPOSITION NOZZLE
Weijing He, Lijuan Zhang and Paul Hilton; 28th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-optics, NOVEMBER 2-5, 2009 – ORLANDO, FL, USA
3. A route for producing nano-CARuO3 perovskite by combusting precursors prepared using reverse micelle synthesis
S. Jiao, K.T. Kilby, L. Zhang and D.J. Fray; Nanotechnology. 2009, 20 085606 (6pp)
4. Investigation of oxidation characteristics and atomic partitioning in platinum and ruthenium bearing single-crystal Ni-based superalloys
5. Oxidation and partitioning characteristic of advanced Ni-base superalloys with Ru and Pt
Tin, S.; Zhang, L.; Miller, M.K.; Babu, S.S. JOM; ISSN: 1047-4838 CODEN: JOMMER v56, n 11, November, 2004, p 152 Publisher: , Minerals Metals and Materials Society
6. STRESS-INDUCED DELTA PHASE IN RU-BEARING NI-BASE SINGLE CRYSTAL ALLOYS
L. Zhang, C. M. F. Rae, R. Hobbs, S. Tin and H. Stone (To be submitted to Materials Science and Engineering A)
7. TCP SUPRESSION IN A RU-BEARING SINGLE CRYSTAL NICKEL-BASED SUPERALLOY
Robbie Hobbs, Lijuan Zhang, Catherine Rae and Sammy Tin (Presented in the Meeting: Feb. 25 – Mar. 1, 2007 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition)
8. DISLOCATION ANALYSIS OF (001) SINGLE CRYSTAL CoTi
L. Zhang, M. L. Jenkins and G. Taylor (To be submitted to Philosophical Mag. A)
9. crystal Growth and microstructure characterization of CoTi and CoTi (zr) crystals
L Zhang, M. L. Jenkins and G. Taylor, Journal of Crystal Growth 289 (2006), 308-316
10. MODEL FOR KINK-LIKE DEFORMATION IN CoTi SINGLE CRYSTALS L. Zhang, M. L. Jenkins and G. Taylor; J. MATERIALS SCIENCE 41 (2006) 2631-2639
11. METHODOLOGY OF SINGLE CRYSTAL GROWTH AND MICROSTRUCTURE ANALYSIS OF CoTi(Zr) INTERMETALLIC COMPOUNDS
L. Zhang, M. L. Jenkins and G. Taylor, Journal of Materials Science & Technology, Vol.21 No.6 (2005), 817-821
12. CRYSTAL GROWTH AND MICROSTRUCTURES OF CoTi(Zr) INTERMETALLIC COMPOUNDS
L. Zhang, M. L. Jenkins Glyn Taylor(EUROMAT2001, Conference Proceedings, Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia on behalf of FEMS)
13. THE EFFECT OF RU ON THE INTERMEDIATE TO HIGH TEMPERATURE CREEP RESPONSE OF HIGH REFRACTORY CONTEN SINGLE CRYSTAL NICKEL-BASE SUPERALLOYS
R.A. Hobbs, L. Zhang, C.M.F. Rae and S. Tin, Materials Science and Engineering A, 489(2008) 65-76
14. TCP SUPPRESSION IN A RU-BEARING SINGLE-CRYSTAL NICKEL-BASED SUPERALLOY
R.A. Hobbs, L. Zhang, C.M.F. Rae and S. Tin, JOM 2008 July 37-42
15. Mechanisms of Topologically Close-Packed Phase Suppression in an Experimental Ruthenium-Bearing Single-Crystal Nickel-Base Superalloy at 1100 _C
R.A. Hobbs, L. Zhang, C.M.F. Rae and S. Tin, METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A 1014—VOLUME 39A, MAY 2008
Primary Creep in Single Crystal Superalloys: Some comments on the effects of composition and microstructure C.M.F. Rae and L. Zhang Materials Science and Technology, Volume 25, Number 2, February 2009 , pp. 228-235(8)