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Yonghao Zhao

Yonghao Zhao

Yonghao Zhao
Nano Structural Materials Center
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanjing University of Science and Technology
Nanjing, Jiangsu



Dr. Yonghao Zhao has completed his PhD in 2001 from Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He did postdoc. research at Max Planck Institute for Metal Research, Germany and Los Alamos National Lab. from 2001 to 2007. Then he did research as an assistant project scientist at University of California at Davis from 2007 to 2011. He becomes the deputy director of Nanostructural Materials Reseach Center, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology since 2011. He has published more than 140 papers in reputed journals and his papers have been cited over 6000 times. His research interests includesMechanical and thermal properties as well as deformation mechanisms of nanostructured metals and alloys, high entropy alloys, etc.


Research Interest

•    Mechanical properties and deformation mechanisms of high entropy alloys (HEA)
•    Bulk nanostructured metals and alloys prepared by severe plastic deformation (including equal-channel-angular pressing (ECAP), high pressure torsion (HPT), cryo-/cold-rolling/drawing, Accumulative rolling bonding (ARB), surface mechanical attrition treatment (SMAT), rotary swage (RS))
•    Bulk nanostructured metals, alloys, ceramics and composites prepared by cryomilling and powder sintering techniques (cold isostatic pressing (CIP), heat isostatic pressing (HIP), quasi-isostatic forge, spark plasma sintering (SPS))
•    Deformation physics of bulk nanostructured materials (strengthening, plasticity, dislocation, twin and grain boundary activities)
•    Advanced mechanical properties (strength, ductility, dynamic and fatigue properties) of bulk nanostructured materials
•    Recovery, recrystallization and grain growth of bulk nanostructured materials
•    Meta-stable phase transformation: solid-state amorphization, crystallization
•    Phase transformation (precipitation, segregation) in nanocrystalline materials
•    Thermal properties of nanocrystalline materials