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Prof. Jiansheng PAN, Member of CAE

Office:Room 307, Building H, SMSE

Other professions

  • Honorary Chairman of Chinese Heat Treatment Society
  • Honorary Chairman of Shanghai Society for Heat Treatment
  • Consultant of Institute of Materials Modification and Modeling, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Jiansheng Pan graduated from the Department of Metallurgy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), majoring in metal heat treatment in 1959. He stayed to teach until retirement in SJTU, serving as a professor and doctoral supervisor. He was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) in 2001.

Pan has devoted his entire life to the metal heat treatment industry. In the early stage, he was mainly engaged in the research of metal heat treatment process, equipment and control technology. He developed and applied many heat treatment techniques successfully, including heat treatment of ferrous metal cold extrusion die, nitrocarburizing through ammonia drop alcohol gas, short-time nitriding, austenite nitriding, microcomputer dynamic controllable nitriding and dynamic carbon potential control, etc. With the development of computer simulation technology, Pan integrated the knowledge of heat transfer, numerical analysis, elastoplastic mechanics, etc. With the knowledge of materials science, he established a mathematical model reflecting various complex phenomena in heat treatment process, and took the lead in realizing complex shapes at home and abroad. The computer simulation of heat treatment process solves the problems in actual production and promotes the transition of heat treatment from empirical to precise and intelligent technology based on scientific calculations, which has a profound impact on the modernization of manufacturing. Pan is concerned about the major development needs. Since 2006, he has dedicated himself to the research on the controllability of large forgings for domestic energy equipment. He has cooperated closely with Shanghai Heavy Machinery Plant for long-term research and development, and played a significant role in the development of large thermal forgings including million-kilowatt ultra-supercritical high and medium pressure rotor, low pressure rotor, generator rotor and large nuclear forgings including the first AP1000 evaporator forgings in the world.

Pan has been rooted in the forefront of teaching, scientific research, and technology application for 60 years and won outstanding teaching awards many times, rated as Shanghai Excellent Educator and Shanghai Model Worker. He has won 1 second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, 1 third prize of National Invention Award, 2 first prizes and 3 second prizes of Ministry and Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Progress Award, one of which was listed in the national key promotion plan for scientific and technological achievements, 62 invention patents and 12 utility model patents. He has also published more than 100 academic papers and 3 monographs.


Sep. 1955-Aug. 1959

BSc Metal Heat Treatment, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University



Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Assistant Teacher, Lecturer, Vice Professor, Professor).

Dec. 2001

Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering (MCAE)

Research Interests

  • Intelligent heat treatment and Computer-aided design of heat treatment process/equipment;
  • Mathematical model and computer simulation of thermal processing

Current PhD Students

Haozhang ZHONG: Research on the Microstructure Evolution and Topological Design of Additively Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V

Shuxia WANG: Effect of mesosegregation on microstructure and mechanical properties of steel used in nuclear power pressure vessels

Yongqiang ZHANG: Phase Transformations and Strengthening Processes of FB2 Ferritic Heat-Resistant Steel

Xudong YANG: Thermal fatigue, corrosion and tribological properties of Co-based coating by laser deposition

Yisi SONG: Research on heat treatment process of 0Cr16Ni5Mo1 martensitic stainless steel for stator vane

Zesheng LIU: Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of Cast Nickel-Based Superalloy K439B

Research Projects

Year Project Award
2017 Key technology and application of heat treatment and quenching for high-end equipment Second Prize of China Machinery Industry Science and Technology Awards
2017 Key technology and application of heat treatment for large forging of high-end energy equipment Second prize of the Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Awards
2007 Research on Virtual Production of Quenching Cooling and Intelligent Process Equipment First prize of the Technology Invention Awards of Ministry of Education
2000 Research and application of heat treatment mathematical model and computer simulation Second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Awards
1999 Research and application of heat treatment mathematical model and computer simulation First prize of the Science and Technology Progress Awards of Ministry of Education

Selected Publications


1. Pan, J. and Hu, M. Principles of Chemical Heat Treatment of Steel, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press. (1996)

2. Pan, J. and Hu, M. Heat Treatment Technology, Higher Education Press. (2009)

3. Cemil Hakan Gur and Jiansheng Pan, Handbook of Thermal Process Modeling of Steels, CRC Press. (2008)

4. Han, L., Gu, J. and Pan, J. Metallographic Atlas of SA508 Gr.3 Steel for Nuclear Power Heavy Forging, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press. (2016)

Articles, Book Chapters, etc.

1. Chen R., Gu J., Han L. and Pan J. Investigation of the Continuous Cooling Transformations in Rotor Steel 30CrNi4MoV, Metal Science and Heat Treatment, 57(1-2): 13-17 (2015)

2. Pan J., Wang J., and Gu J. Study on the development strategy of high performance intelligent manufacturing in China, Heat Treatment of Metals, 40(1):1-6 (2015)

3. Pan J., Gu J. and Wang J. Discussion of heat treatment development strategy in China, Heat Treatment of Metals, 38(1):4-14 (2013)

4. Chen R., Gu J., Han L. and Pan J. A Novel process to refine grain size of NiCrMoV steel, Materials Science and Technology (United Kingdom), 28(7):773-777 (2012)

5. Pan J., Wang J. and Gu J. One of progress in heat treatment numerical simulation——Numerical model of heat treatment with expanded solution domain, Heat Treatment of Metals, 37(1):7-13 (2012)

6. Zhou Z., Gu J., Wang X. and Pan, J. Sensitivity analysis of thermal properties on numerical simulation results of quenching process, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 528(27): 8006-8012 (2011)

7. Song D., Gu J., Pan J., and Yao, X. Design of quenching process for large-sized AISI P20 steel block used as plastic die, Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 22(1): 139-144 January (2006)

8. Pan J., Zhang Weimin, Tian Dong, Gu Jianfeng, Hu Mingjuan, Mathematical Model of Heat Treatment and Its Computer Simulation, Engineering Sciences, 2(2) June (2004)

9. Pan J., Zhang W., Tian D., Gu J. and Hu M. Mathematical Model of Heat Treatment and Its Computer Simulation, Engineering Sciences, 2:15-20 (2004)

10. Gu J., Bei D., Pan J., Lu J.and Lu K. Improved nitrogen transport in surface nanocrystallized low-carbon steels during gaseous nitridation,Materials Letters, 55(5): 340-343 (2002)

11. Pan J., Hu M., Zhang W., Ruan D. and Tian D. The development of the research and application of computer simulation on heat treatment in China, Heat Treatment, 1:1-8 (1999)

12. Pan, J., Hu, M., Zhang Y. and Zhang W. A discussion of equilibrium of gas carburizing and means of controlling carbon potential, Transactions of Metal Heat Treatment, 13(1):14-21 (1992)