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Name: Leyun WANG

Title: Professor

Office: Materials Building B, Room 503

Tel: +86-21-54742381


Email: leyunwang@sjtu.edu.cn


Platform: Light Alloy Net Forming National Engineering Research Center


Prof. Wang’s 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. Prof. Wang has published over 35 peer-reviewed papers in well-known journals including Acta Materialia, Inter J Plasticity, and Scripta Materialia. These publications have been cited for over 1000 times with an h-index of 19. Prof. Wang is teaching an undergraduate course on Materials Characterization. Prof. Wang is active in international research collaboration with scientists from different institutes, such as MIT, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, University of New Hampshire, Argonne National Laboratory, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, 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

2015-2020    Tenure-track Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

2020-present  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] G. Zhu, L. Wang*, J. Wang, J. Wang, J.-S. Park, X. Zeng, “Highly deformable Mg–Al–Ca alloy with Al2Ca precipitates”, Acta Materialia, 200 (2020) 236-245.

[2] D. Zhang, L. Wang*, H. Zhang, A. Maldar, G. Zhu, W. Chen, J.-S. Park, J. Wang, X. Zeng, “Effect of heat treatment on the tensile behavior of selective laser melted Ti-6Al-4V by in situ X-ray characterization”, Acta Materialia, 189 (2020) 93-104.

[3] G. Zhu, L. Wang*, H. Zhou, J. Wang, Y. Shen, P. Tu, H. Zhu, W. Liu, P. Jin, X. Zeng*, “Improving ductility of a Mg alloy via non-basal <a> slip induced by Ca addition”, Int J Plasticity, 120 (2019) 164-179.

[4] Z. Tong, L. Wang*, G. Zhu, X. Zeng, “Predicting Twin Nucleation in a Polycrystalline Mg Alloy Using Machine Learning Methods”, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 50 (2019) 5543-5560.

[5] 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.

[6] 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.

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

[8] 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.

[9] 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.

[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:159)

Research Projects

National Nature Science Foundation of China: “Improving the ductility of selective laser melted Ti alloys” (#U2032124), 2021-2023

Shanghai Rising-Star Program: “Machine learning assisted Mg alloy development” (#20QA1405000), 2020-2023

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

Shanghai Rising-Star Program, 2020

Youth Cheung Kong Scholars Program, 2019

SJTU Teaching Award (highest class), 2017

Shanghai Pujiang Talent, 2016

ASM Henry Marion Howe Best Paper Award, 2015

Humboldt Fellowship, 2015

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