• ZHANG Zhefeng
    Title:Professor Email: zhfzhang@imr.ac.cn
    Tel. : +86-24-23971043 FAX: +86-24-23891320
    Division: Materials Fatigue and Fracture Division
    Address: Institute of Metal Research Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMR CAS), 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang, China, 110016

Experience:

01/2013 – present      Deputy Director, Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science(SYNL), IMR, CAS, China.

08/2012 – present      Deputy Director, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China.

06/2011 – 06/2011      Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) research fellow,
at Institute for Metallic Materials, IFW-Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Host Professor:  Prof. J. Eckert

06/2010 – 06/2010      Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) research fellow,
at Institute for Metallic Materials, IFW-Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Host Professor:  Prof. J. Eckert

04/2009 – present      Director Assistant, Institute of Metal Research(IMR), Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS), Shenyang, China.

10/2009 – 10/2009      Visiting Scientist,
at
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Southampton University, England.
Host Professor:  Prof. T. G. Langdon

08/2008 – 11/2008      Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) research fellow,
at Institute for Metallic Materials, IFW-Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Host Professor:  Prof. J. Eckert

01/2005 – present      Head of Materials Fatigue and Fracture Division at Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science(SYNL), Institute of Metal Research(IMR), CAS, Shenyang, China

01/2004 – present      Full Professor at Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science(SYNL), Institute of Metal Research(IMR), CAS, Shenyang, China

01/2003 – 12/2003      Visiting Scientist,
at
Max-Planck-Institute for Metal Research, Stuttgart, Germany.
Host Professor:  Prof. M. Rühle

10/2001 – 01/2003      Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) research fellow,
at Institute for Metallic Materials, IFW-Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Host Professor:  Prof. L. Schultz and Prof. J. Eckert

09/2000 – 09/2001      JSPS fellow,
at National
Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, AIST Tohoku, Sendai, Japan.

09/1999 –12/2003       Associate Professor
at Institute of Metal Research(IMR), Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS), Shenyang, 110016, China.

07/1998 – 08/1999      Research Associate,
at Institute of Metal Research(IMR), Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS), Shenyang, 110016,
China.

09/1995 – 06/1998      Ph. D student,
at Institute of Metal Research(IMR), Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS), Shenyang, 110016,
China.

09/1992 – 07/1995      Master student,
at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University,
Xi’an, China.

09/1988 – 07/1992      Undergraduate Student,
at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University,
Xi’an, China.

Research Interest:

1) Mechanical properties of advanced materials, including bulk metallic glasses, TWIP steels; ultrafine-grained and nano-structured materials fabricated by severe plastic deformation (ECAP: Equal-channel angular pressing or HPT: high-pressure torsion).

2) Plastic deformation mechanisms and dislocation evolution of various single crystals, including Cu, Al, Ag, Ni, Cu-Al single crystals.

3) Fracture and strength theory, to reveal the physical nature of fracture and strength for those high-strength materials, including bulk metallic glasses, ultrafine-grained and nano-structured materials, high-strength steels, ceramic and so on.

4) Fatigue damage mechanism of various interfaces, including grain boundaries, twin boundaries, interfaces of lead-free solder/Cu and metal/ceramic.

5) Fatigue damage and life prediction, including various engineering materials, Al-alloys, Cu-alloys, Mg-alloys, super-alloys, steels and so on.

Research Achievement:

Service to the International Professional Societies:

Service to the International Professional Societies:

01/2012–present:Scientific committee of International Colloquium on Mechanical Fatigue of Materials.

08/2009–08/2015:Member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of ICSMA.

Service to the International Journals:

05/2012–present:Abroad Member of Materials Science and Engineering A.

01/2011–present:Abroad Member of International Journal of Fatigue.

Honors:

Publication:

Dr. Z. F. Zhang has published more than 360 papers in international SCI journals, including Prog. Mater. Sci., Phys. Rev. Lett., Nature Mater., Nature Comm., Acta Mater., Phys. Rev. B, Appl. Phys. Lett. etc. The above papers have been cited more than 7800 times by SCI papers. The representative publications are listed as below.:

1. Liu, Z., Meyers, M. A., Zhang, Z. F. & Ritchie, R. O., Functional gradients and heterogeneities in biological materials: Design principles, functions, and bioinspired applications. Prog. Mater. Sci., 88 (2017) 467-498.

2. Li, L. L., Zhang, Z. J., Zhang, P., Wang, Z. G. & Zhang, Z. F., Controllable fatigue cracking mechanisms of copper bicrystals with a coherent twin boundary. Nature Commun., 5 (2014) 3536.

3. Li, P., Li, S. X., Wang, Z. G., and Zhang, Z. F., Fundamental principle of cyclic deformation behaviors and dislocation evolution of fcc crystals, Prog. Mater. Sci., 56 (2011) 328-377.

4. Zhang, Z. F., and Wang, Z. G., Grain boundary effects on cyclic deformation and fatigue damage, Prog. Mater. Sci., 53 (2008) 1025-1099.

5. Zhang, Z. F., and Eckert, J., Unified tensile fracture criterion, Phys. Rev. Lett., 94 (2005) 094301.

6. Zhang, Z. F., He, G., Eckert, J., and Schultz, L., Fracture mechanisms in bulk metallic glassy materials, Phys. Rev. Lett., 91 (2003) 045505

7. Han, W. Z., Cheng, G. M., Li, S. X., Wu, S. D., and Zhang, Z. F., Deformation induced micro-twins and stacking faults in aluminum single crystal, Phys. Rev. Lett., 101 (2008) 115505.

8. Guo, H., Yan, P. F., Wang, Y. B., Tan, J., Zhang, Z. F., Sui, M. L., and Ma, E., Tensile plasticity and necking of metallic glass, Nature Mater., 6 (2007) 735-739.

9. Zhang, Z. J., Zhang, P., Li, L. L., and Zhang, Z. F., Fatigue cracking at twin boundaries: Effects of stacking fault energy and crystallographic orientation, Acta Mater., 60 (2012) 3113-3127.

10. Wu, F. F., Zheng, W., Wu, S. D., Zhang, Z. F., Shen, J., Deformation and fracture behaviors of Ti-based metallic glass under multiaxial stress state, Acta Mater., 60 (2012) 2073-2081.

11. Tian, Y. Z., Li, J. J., Zhang, P., Wu, S. D., Zhang, Z. F., Kawasaki, M., Langdon, T. G., Microstructure, strengthening mechanisms and fracture behavior of Cu-Ag alloy processed by high-pressure torsion, Acta Mater., 60 (2012) 269-281.

12. Tian, Y. Z., Wu, S. D., Zhang, Z. F., Figueiredo, R. B., Gao, N., Langdon, T. G., Microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of a two-phase Cu-Ag alloy processed by high-pressure torsion at ultrahigh strains, Acta Mater., 59 (2011) 2783-2796.

13. Zhao, J. X., Wu. F. F., Qu, R. T., Li, S. X., and Zhang, Z. F., Plastic deformability of metallic glass by macroscopically artificial notches, Acta Mater., 58 (2010) 5420-5432.

14. Li, P., Li, S. X., Wang, Z. G., and Zhang, Z. F., Formation mechanisms of cyclic saturation dislocation patterns in [0 0 1], [0 1 1] and [111] copper single crystals, Acta Mater., 58 (2010) 3281-3294.

15. Han, W. Z., Yang, H. J., An, X. H., Yang, R. Q., Li, S. X., Wu, S. D., and Zhang, Z. F., Evolution of initial grain boundaries and shear bands in Cu bicrystals during one-pass equal channel angular pressing, Acta Mater., 57 (2009) 1132-1146.

16. Qu, S., An, X. H., Yang, H. J., Huang, C. X., Yang, G., Zang, Q. S., Wang, Z. G., Wu, S. D., and Zhang, Z. F., Microstructure evolution and mechanical properties of Cu-Al alloys subjected to equal channel angular pressing, Acta Mater., 57 (2009) 1586-1601.

17. Wu, F. F., Zhang, Z. F., and Mao, S. X., Size-dependent shear fracture and global tensile plasticity of metallic glasses, Acta Mater., 57 (2009) 257-266.

18. Li, P., Zhang, Z. F., Li, X. W., Li, S. X., and Wang, Z. G., Effect of orientations on the cyclic deformation behaviors of silver single crystals: comparison with behaviors of copper and nickel single crystals, Acta Mater., 57 (2009) 4845-4854.

19. Li, P., Zhang, Z. F., Li, S. X., and Wang, Z. G., Effect of orientations on cyclic deformation behaviors of Ag and Cu single crystals: CSS curve and slip morphology, Acta Mater., 56 (2008) 2212-2222.

20. Wu, F. F., Zhang, Z. F., Shen, J., and Mao, S. X., Shear deformation and plasticity of metallic glass under multiple loading, Acta Mater., 56 (2008) 894-904.

21. Zou, H. F., Yang, H. J., and Zhang, Z. F., Morphologies, orientation relationships and evolution of Cu6Sn5 grains formed between molten Sn and Cu single crystals, Acta Mater., 56 (2008) 2649-2662.

22. Han, W. Z., Zhang, Z. F., Wu, S. D., and Li, S. X., Influence of crystallographic orientations on deformation mechanism and grain refinement of Al single crystals subjected to one-pass equal channel angular pressing, Acta Mater., 55 (2007) 5889-5900.

23. Kim, K.B., Das, J., Wu, X., Zhang, Z. F., Eckert, J., Microscopic deformation mechanism of a Ti66.1Nb13.9Ni4.8Cu8Sn7.2 nanostructure-dendrite composite, Acta Mater. 54 (2006) 3701-3711.

24. Huang, C. X., Wang, K., Wu, S. D., Zhang, Z. F., Li, G. Y., and Li, S. X., Deformation twinning in polycrystalline copper at room temperature and low strain rate, Acta Mater., 54 (2006) 655-665.

25. Zhang, Z. F., Eckert, J., and Schultz, L., Difference in compressive and tensile fracture mechanisms of Zr59Cu20Al10Ni8Ti3 bulk metallic glass, Acta Mater., 51 (2003) 1167-1179.

26. Zhang, Z. F., and Wang, Z. G., Dependence of intergranular fatigue cracking on the interactions of persistent slip bands with grain boundaries, Acta Mater., 51 (2003) 347-364.

27. He, G., Zhang, Z. F., Löser, W., Eckert, J., and Schultz, L., Effect of Ta on phase transformation and mechanical properties of a Zr-based bulk metallic glassy composites, Acta Mater., 51 (2003) 2383-2395.

28. Zhang, Z. F., Wang, Z. G., and Sun, Z. M., Evolution and microstructural characterization of deformation bands in fatigued copper single crystal, Acta Mater., 49 (2001) 2875-2886.

29. Zhang, Z. F., and Wang, Z. G., Effect of grain boundaries on the cyclic deformation behavior of copper bicrystals and columnar crystals, Acta Mater., 46 (1998) 5063-5072.

30. Wu, F. F., Zheng, W., Wu, S. D., Zhang, Z. F., and Shen, J., Shear stability of metallic glass, Int. J. Plasticity, 27 (2011) 560-575.

31. Chen, C. Q., Pei, Y. T., Alexii, O., Hosson, J. T. M. De, Zhang, Z. F., and Ma, E, Banding-less plastic flow of taper-free metallic glass nanopillars, Phys. Rev. B83 (2011) 180201.

32. Wu, F. F., Zhang, Z. F., Peker, A., Mao, S. X., and Eckert, J., Effect of annealing temperature on the mechanical properties and fracture mechanisms of a Zr56.2Ti13.8Nb5.0Cu6.9Ni5.6Be12.5 bulk metallic glass composite, Phys. Rev. B. 75 (2007) 134201.

33. Zheng, N., Qu, R. T., Pauly, S., Calin, M., Germming, T., Zhang, Z. F., and J. Eckert, Design of ductile bulk metallic glasses by substitution of ‘soft’ atoms, Appl. Phys. Lett., 100 (2012) 141901.

34. Wu, F. F., Zhang, Z. F., Jiang, F., Sun, J., Shen, J., and Mao, S. X., Multiplication of shear bands and ductility of metallic glass, Appl. Phys. Lett., 90 (2007) 191909.

35. Zhang, Z. F., Wu, F. F., Gao, W., Tan, J., Wang, Z. G., Stoica, M., Das, J., Eckert, J., Shen, B. L., and Inoue, A., Wavy cleavage fracture of bulk metallic glass, Appl. Phys. Lett., 89 (2006) 251917.

36. An, X. H., Han, W. Z., Huang, C. X., Zhang, P., Yang, G., Wu, S. D., and Zhang, Z. F., High strength and utilizable ductility of bulk ultrafine-grained Cu-Al alloys, Appl. Phys. Lett., 92 (2008) 201915.

37. Han, W. Z., Wu, S. D., Li, S. X., and Zhang, Z. F., Origin of deformation twinning from grain boundary in copper, Appl. Phys. Lett., 92 (2008) 221909.

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