Lijia Zhao

Research Associate

Lijia ZhaoEducation: B.S., M.S.: Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University; Ph.D.: Materials Science and Engineering, Kyoto University

Phone: (303) 384-2338

Office: Hill Hall 162


Mailing Address:
George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401

Research Area

  • Physical and mechanical metallurgy
  • Processing-Microstructure-Property correlation
  • Microstructural characterization using electron microscopy

Technical Focus

My major focus is on physical and mechanical metallurgy and investigating processing-microstructure-property correlations in advanced metal alloys. I am currently involved in exploration of microalloying element effects in high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steels, mainly focusing on how thermos-mechanical controlled processing (TMCP) parameters and chemical compositions affect the precipitation/transformation behavior as well as the microstructure and mechanical properties of sheet and bar steels.

I previously investigated dynamic phase transformation and recrystallization behaviors in low-carbon steels in order to clarify the grain refinement mechanism during TMCP including dynamic transformation from austenite to ferrite. I am also interested in strain hardening behaviors of alloys having low stacking fault energy (e.g. Cu-Al alloy) with respect to the contribution of stacking faults and twinning.

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