Faculty, by Name



Research Center of Special Materials
Associate Professor
Room.201, Special Material Building

Biographical Information

  Yijie Zhang is an associate professor of School of Materials Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). After receiving his Ph.D. in 2006 from SJTU, Dr. Zhang performed postdoctoral work at School of Environmental Science and Engineering of SJTU and since 2009 he has been on the faculty at SJTU. From August 2010 to Nov. 2011, he was employed at BCAST of Brunel University as research fellow. His primary research focus is on metal matrix composites (MMCs), including synthesis of in-situ particles reinforced Al MMCs, the relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties of MMCs, solidification behavior of MMCs, and grain refinement of aluminum alloys. Current research investigations involve mechanical-functional metal matrix composites materials, functional Al composites with high thermal conductivity and low expansion, and investigation of microstructure effects on the properties of TiO2 photocatalytic materials, and hydrogen generation materials.

  Dr. Zhang has been involved in several subjects found by national key scientific and technological project, and international co-operative projects. He has published more than 20 articles, and has 10 patents have been authorized.

Research Interests

His recent research activities are mainly focused on:

1. Development of Hydrogen generation materials;

2. Study of synthesis of TiO2 photocatalytic materials applied for waste water treatment;

3. Investigation of the relationship between microstructure and properties of Al functional composite materials.

4. Development of high thermal conductivity and low expansion materials.

Selected Publications

[1] Zhang Yijie, Li Xianfeng, Chen Dong, Ma Naiheng, Hua Xiaoshe, Wang Haowei. Si doping effects on the photocatalytic activity of TiO2 nanotubes film prepared by an anodization process. Scripta Materialia, 2009, 60: 543-546

[2] Zhang Yijie, Li Xianfeng, Hua Xiaoshe, Ma Naiheng, Chen Dong, Wang Haowei. Sunlight Photocatalysis in Coral-like TiO2 Film. Scripta Materialia, 2009, 61: 296-299

[3]XiaoShe Hua, Yijie Zhang, Naiheng Ma, Xianfeng Li, Haowei WangA new coral structure TiO2/Ti film electrode applied to photoelectrocatalytic degradation of Reactive Brilliant RedJournal of Hazardous Materials2009172256-261

[4] Zhang Shasha, Zhang Yijie, Wang Haowei. Effect of oxide thickness of solder powders on the coalescence of SnAgCu lead-free solder pastes. Journal of Alloys and compounds. 2009, 487: 682-686

[5] Yijie Zhang , Naiheng Ma, Haowei Wang. Effect of particulate/Al interface on the damping behavior of in situ TiB2 reinforced aluminium composite, Materials Letters, 2007,61: 32733275

[6] Yijie Zhang, Naiheng Ma, Haowei Wang, Xianfeng Li. Study on damping behavior of A356 alloy after grain refinement, Materials and Design 2008,29: 706708

[7] Zhang Yijie, Ma Naiheng, Wang Haowei, Le Yongkang, Li Songchun. Effect of Ti on the damping behavior of aluminum composite reinforced with In Situ TiB2 particulate. Scripta Materialia, 2005,53(10): 1171–1174

[8] Zhang Yijie, Ma Naiheng, Le Yongkang, Li Songchun, Wang Haowei. Mechanical properties and damping capacity after grain refinement in A356 alloy. Materials letters. 2005,59(17): 2174–2177

[9] Yi Hongzhan, Ma Naiheng, Zhang Yijie, Li Xianfeng, Wang Haowei. Effective elastic moduli of Al-Si composites reinforced in situ with TiB2 particles. Scripta Materialia. 2006,54(6): 1093–1097

[10] Yi Hongzhan, Ma Naiheng, Li Xianfeng, Zhang Yijie, Wang Haowei. High-temperature mechanics properties of in situ TiB2p reinforced Al-Si alloy composites. Materials Science and Engineering A , 2006,419(1-2):12-17