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Name: Leyun WANG

Title: Tenure-track Professor

Office: Materials Building B, Room 507

Tel: +86-21-5474-0838


Email: leyunwang@sjtu.edu.cn


Platform: Light Alloy Net Forming National Engineering Research Center


My research focuses on the following aspects: (1) Lightweight metallic materials for structural applications (e.g. Mg, Ti alloys); (2) Metal 3D printing; (3) Materials characterization by synchrotron X-ray techniques; (4) Machine Learning in materials science. I have published over 25 peer-reviewed papers, including 4 in Acta Materialia and 4 in Scripta Materialia. These publications have been cited for over 700 times with an h-index of 15. I am teaching an undergraduate course on Materials Characterization. I have established worldwide collaboration with institutes such as University of Michigan (USA), Northwestern University (USA), Carnegie Mellon University(USA), Argonne National Laboratory (USA), Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany), Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht (Germany), etc.

Biographical Information

2003-2007    B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

2007-2011    Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, USA

2011-2013    Postdoc. Argonne National Laboratory, USA

2014-2015    Scientist/Humboldt Fellow, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

2015-present       Tenure-track Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Research Interests

(1)   Mg alloys development and mechanical properties

(2)   3D printing of Ti alloys

(3)   Materials characterization by synchrotron X-rays and data analysis software development

(4)   Machine Learning in materials science

Selected Publications

[1] L. Wang*, Z. Huang, H. Wang, A. Maldar, S. Yi, J.-S. Park, P. Kenesei, E. Lilleodden, X. Zeng, "Study of slip activity in a Mg-Y alloy by in situ high energy X-ray diffraction microscopy and elastic viscoplastic self-consistent modeling", Acta Materialia, 155 (2018) 138-152.

[2] Z. Huang, L. Wang*, B. Zhou, T. Fischer, S. Yi, X. Zeng, "Observation of non-basal slip in Mg-Y by in situ three-dimensional X-ray diffraction", Scripta Materialia, 143 (2018) 44-48.

[3] J. Wang, L. Wang*, G. Zhu, B. Zhou, T. Ying, X. Zhang, Q. Huang, Y. Shen, X. Zeng, H. Jiang, “Understanding the High Strength and Good Ductility in LPSO-Containing Mg Alloy Using Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction”, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 49 (2018) 5382-5392.

[4] L. Wang*, Z. Zheng, H. Phukan, P. Kenesei, J.S. Park, J. Lind, R.M. Suter, T.R. Bieler, "Direct measurement of critical resolved shear stress of prismatic and basal slip in polycrystalline Ti using high energy X-ray diffraction microscopy", Acta Materialia, 132 (2017) 598-610.

[5] L. Wang*, J. Sabisch, E.T. Lilleodden, “Kink formation and concomitant twin nucleation in Mg–Y”, Scripta Materialia, 111(2016) 68-71

[6] L. Wang*, J. Lind, H. Phukan, P. Kenesei, J.-S. Park, R.M. Suter, A.J. Beaudoin, T.R. Bieler, “Mechanical twinning and detwinning in pure Ti during loading and unloading — an in situ high energy X-ray diffraction microscopy study”, Scripta Materialia, 92 (2014) 35-38.

[7] L. Wang*, M. Li, J.D. Almer, “Investigation of deformation and microstructural evolution in Grade 91 ferritic-martensitic steel by in situ high energy X-rays”, Acta Materialia, 62 (2014) 239-249.

[8] L. Wang*, R.I. Barabash, T.R. Bieler, W. Liu, P. Eisenlohr, “Study of {11-21} twinning in alpha-Ti by EBSD and Laue microdiffraction”, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 44 (2013) 3664-3674. (Honored as 2013 Editors’ Choice Articles)

[9] L. Wang, P. Eisenlohr, Y. Yang, T.R. Bieler*, M.A. Crimp, “Nucleation of paired twins at grain boundaries in titanium”, Scripta Materialia, 63 (2010) 827-830. (Citation:88)

10. L. Wang, Y. Yang, P. Eisenlohr, T.R. Bieler*, M.A. Crimp, D.E. Mason, “Twin nucleation by slip transfer across grain boundaries in commercial purity titanium”, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 41 (2010) 421-430. (Citation:122)

Research Projects

National Nature Science Foundation of China: “Study of the deformation behavior of Mg rare earth alloys using synchrotron X-rays” (#51671127), 2017-2020

National Key Research and Development Program of China: ”Materials Genome for Mg alloy development” (#2016YFB0701203), 2016-2020

Shanghai Pujiang Talent Program: ”Study of the LPSO phase in Mg rare earth alloys by synchrotron X-rays” (#16PJ1404600), 2016-2018

SJTU-UM joint project: ”Data driven alloy design for Mg alloys”, 2017-2019

Honors & Awards

SJTU Teaching Award (highest class), 2017

Shanghai Pujiang Talent, 2016

ASM Henry Marion Howe Best Paper Award, 2015

Humboldt Fellowship, 2015

Outstanding PhD student in CHEMS Department of Michigan State University, 2011

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