Lijia Zhao - Research Associate - Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center

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Lijia Zhao

Research Associate

Lijia Zhao

Education: 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

Email: zhao@mines.edu

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


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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