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  • Name:Associate Prof. Dr. Aihan Feng
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Aihan Feng is an associate Professor of Materials Scicene in Tongji University, China. She received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 1997, 2001 and 2005, respectively. She then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Science, Shenyang, China. In May 2008, she worked as a postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada. Her current research intersts were as follows:
Microstructural evolution and fatigue properties of friction stir welded aluminum alloys, magnesium alloys, titanium-based alloys and metal matrix composites.
Isothermal forging of magnesium, titanium alloy, Ti2AlNb-based alloy and titanium aluminide intermetallic alloys;
 Phase transformation of Ti2AlNb-based, TiAl-based alloy, and 3D printing titanium-based alloy by using in-situ TEM/HREM, synchrotron X-ray diffraction, and neutron diffraction;

Awards & Grants:

Aug 2012 Award: Scripta Materialia Top Cited Article 2007-2011 (Script Mater: 56 (2007) 397-400)
Jan 2019 Award: Highly cited paper (Essential Science Indicators) (Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences 43(4) (2018) 269-333)

Research Experience:

Jun 2013 – present Associate professor
Tongji University, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai, China
May 2010 – Jun 2013 Associate professor
Harbin Institute of Technology, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin, China
May 2008 – May 2010 PostDoc Position
Toronto Metropolitan University, Department of Mechanical and Inddustrial Engineering, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Aug 2005 – May 2008 PostDoc Position
Institue of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Department Fabrication and Processing for Advanced Materials, Shenyang, Liaoning, China


Mar 2001 – Jul 2005 Harbin Institute of Technology
Doctor Degree, Metal matrix composites, Harbin, China
Sep 1999 – Mar 2001 Harbin Institute of Technology
Master Degree, Metal matrix composites, Harbin, China
Sep 1993 – Jul 1997 Harbin Institute of Technology
Bachelor Degree, Metal matrix composites, Harbin, China


The national natural science foundation of China (NSFC) (Grant No. 51305304): Friction stir welding of Ti2AlNb-based intermetallic alloys based on the controlling of the microstructural evolution.
 The national natural science foundation of China (NSFC) (Grant No. 52271012): Formation mechanisms of orthorhombic phase in Ti2AlNb-based alloys.
 Microstructural evolution and fatigue property of 3D printing titanium-based alloy.



Current Courses:

Metal forming principle (Dislocation and welding): PHD students
Materials Chemistry: PHD students
Thermodynamics of materials: graduate and PHD students
Modern research methods of material: PHD and graduate students
Advances in materials science: undergraduate students
Physical properties of materials: undergraduate students

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One or two postdoc positions are available in our research group!



[1]X.R. Guan, Q. Chen, S.J. Qu*, G.J. Cao, H. Wang*, A.H. Feng, D.L. Chen*. Adiabatic shear instability in a titanium alloy: Extreme deformation-induced phase transformation, nanotwinning and grain refinement. J. Mater. Sci. Technol. 150 (2023) 104-113.
[2]H.R. Jiang, J. Tseng, N. Neuber, J. Barrirero, B. Adam, M. Frey, A.C. Dippel, S. Banerjee, I. Gallino, A.H. Feng*, G. Wang, F. Mucklich, R. Busch, J. Shen*. On the devitrification of Cu-Zr-Al alloys: Solving the apparent contradiction between polymorphic liquid-liquid transition and phase separation. Acta Mater. 226 (2022) 117668.
[3]H.R. Jiang, J.Y. Hu, N. Neuber, B. Bochtler, B. Adam, S.S. Riegler, M. Frey, L. Ruschel, W.F. Lu, A.H. Feng*, R. Busch, J. Shen*. Effect of sulfur on the glass-forming ability, phase transformation, and thermal stability of Cu-Zr-Al bulk metallic glass. Acta Mater. 212 (2021) 116923.
[4]J. Chen, Q. Chen, S.J. Qu, H.P. Xiang, C. Wang, J.B. Gao, A.H. Feng, D.L. Chen. Oxidation mechanisms of an intermetallic alloy at high temperatures. Scripta Mater. 199 (2021) 113852.
[5]Y.L. Zhang, Z. Chen, S.J. Qu*, A.H. Feng, G.B. Mi, J. Shen, X. Huang, D.L. Chen*. Multiple a sub-variants and anisotropic mechanical properties of an additively-manufactured Ti-6Al-4V alloy, J. Mater. Sci. Technol. 70 (2021) 113-124.
[6]S.J. Qu, A.H. Feng*, L. Geng, J. Shen, D.L. Chen*. Silicon nitride whisker-reinforced aluminum matrix composites: twinning and precipitation behavior. Metals. 10 (2020) 420.
[7]B.Y. Hu, H. Zhang, L.Y. Liu, D.B. Liu, A.H. Feng*, D.L. Chen*. Effect of microstructure evolution on corrosion behavior of friction stir welded 2195-T8 alloy. Corrosion, 76(12) (2020) 1099-1108.
[8]Y.L. Zhang, Z. Chen, S.J. Qu*, A.H. Feng, G.B. Mi, J. Shen, X. Huang, D.L. Chen*. Microstructure and cyclic deformation behavior of a 3D-printed Ti-6Al-4V alloy. J. Alloys Compd. 825 (2020) 153971.
[9]Y.L. Zhang, A.H. Feng*, S.J. Qu, J. Shen, D.L. Chen*. Microstructure and low cycle fatigue of a Ti2AlNb-based lightweight alloy. J. Mater. Sci. Technol. 44 (2020) 140-147.
[10]Z.G. Zhang, S.J. Qu*, G.R. Cui*, A.H. Feng, J. Shen, D.L. Chen*. A new mechanism of dynamic phase transformations in an isothermal forged beta-gamma intermetallic alloy. Materials. 12 (2019) 2787.
[11]G.D. Wu, G.R. Cui, S.J. Qu*, A.H. Feng, G.J. Cao, B.H. Ge, H.P. Xiang, J. Shen, D.L. Chen*. High-temperature oxidation mechanisms of nano-/submicro-scale lamellar structures in an intermetallic alloy. Scripta Mater. 171 (2019) 102-107.
[12]Y.X. Chen, J.C. Wang, Y.K. Gao*, A.H. Feng. Effect of shot peening on fatigue performance of Ti2AlNb intermetallic alloy. International Journal of Fatigue. 127 (2019) 53-57.
[13]C.K. Yan, G.R. Cui*, S.J. Qu, A.H. Feng, J. Shen, D.L. Chen. Static recrystallization of pure titanium after cryo-deformation. Journal of Physics: Conference Series. IOP pubishing, 1270 (2019) 012040.
[14]K. Zhu, S.J. Qu, A.H. Feng*, J.L. Sun, J. Shen. Microstructural evolution and refinement mechanism of a beta-gamma TiAl-based alloy during multidirectional isothermal forging. Materials. 12 (2019) 2496.
[15]Y.J. Wu, A.H. Feng*, S.J. Qu, X. Hu, J. Shen. Macro-microscopic field evolution of Ti6Al4V alloy during isothermal upsetting based on deform platform. Materials Research Express. 6 (2019) 056505.
[16]Z.X. Zhang, S.J. Qu*, A.H. Feng, X. Hu, J. Shen. Microstructural mechanisms during multidirectional isothermal forging of as-cast Ti-6Al-4V alloy with an initial lamellar microstructure. J. Alloys Compd. 713 (2019) 277-287.
[17]S.J. Qu, A.H. Feng*, M.R. Shagiev, H. Xie, B.B. Li, J. Shen. Superplastic behavior of the fine-grained Ti-21Al-18Nb-1Mo-2V-0.3Si intermetallic alloy. Letters on Materilals. 8 (4s), (2018) 567-571.
[18]J.M. Xiang, G.B. Mi, S.J. Qu*, X. Huang, Z. Chen, A.H. Feng, J. Shen, D.L. Chen**. Thermodynamic and microstructural study of Ti2AlNb oxides at 800oC. Scientific Reports. 8 (2018) 1276.
[19]Z.Y. Ma*, A.H. Feng**, D.L. Chen, J. Shen. Recent advances in friction stir welding/processing of aluminum alloys: microstructural evolution and mechanical properties. Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences. 43(4) (2018) 269-333. (Highly cited paper as of 2019.10 (Essential Science Indicators))
[20]K. Zhu, S.J. Qu, A.H. Feng, J.L. Sun, J. Shen*. Evolution of the microstructure and lamellar orientation of a beta-solidifying gamma-TiAl-based alloy during hot compression. Metals. 8 (2018) 445.
[21]C.K. Yan, A.H. Feng*, S.J. Qu, J.L. Sun, J. Shen. Hot deformation and grain refinement mechanisms of commercially pure titanium processed via three-directional cryo-compression. Mater. Sci. Eng. A 731 (2018) 266-277.
[22]C.K. Yan, A.H. Feng*, S.J. Qu, G.J. Cao, J.L. Sun, J. Shen, D.L. Chen**. Dynamic recrystallization of titanium: Effect of pre-activated twinning at cryogenic temperature. Acta Mater. 154 (2018) 311-324.
[23]Z.X. Zhang, S.J. Qu, A.H. Feng, X. Hu, J. Shen*. The low strain rate response of as-cast Ti-6Al-4V alloy with an initial coarse lamellar structure. Metals. 8 (2018) 270-1-13.
[24]S.J. Qu*, S.Q. Tang, A.H. Feng, C. Feng, J. Shen, D.L. Chen**. Microstructural evolution and high-temperature oxidation mechanisms of a titanium aluminide based alloy. Acta Mater. 148 (2018) 300-310.
[25]S.Q. Tang, S.J. Qu, A.H. Feng, C. Feng, J. Shen*, D.L. Chen**. Core-multishell globular oxidation in a new TiAlNbCr alloy at high temperatures. Scientific Reports. 7 (2017) 3483.
[26]Z.X. Zhang, S.J. Qu*, A.H. Feng, J. Shen, D.L. Chen*. Hot deformation behavior of Ti-6Al-4V alloy: Effect of initial microstructure. J. Alloys Compd. 718 (2017) 170-181.
[27]Z.X. Zhang, S.J. Qu*, A.H. Feng, J. Shen. Achieving grain refinement and enhanced mechanical properties in Ti-6Al-4V alloy produced by multidirectional isothermal forging. Mater. Sci. Eng. A 692 (2017) 127-138. [28]A.H. Feng, D.L. Chen, Z.Y. Ma, W.Y. Ma, R.J. Song. Microstructure and strain hardening of a friction stir welded high-strength Al-Zn-Mg alloy. Acta Metall. Sin (Engl. Lett.) 27(4) (2014) 723-729.
[29]M. Jafarzadegan, A.A. Zadeh, A.H. Feng, T. Saeid, J. Shen, H. Assadi. Microstructure and mechanical properties of a dissimilar friction stir weld between austenitic stainless steel and low carbon steel. J. Mater. Sci. Technol. 29(4) (2013) 367-372.
[30]P. Lin, A.H. Feng, S.J. Yuan*, G.P. Li, J. Shen. Microstructure and texture evolution of a near-a titanium alloy during hot deformation. Mater. Sci. Eng. A 563 (2013) 16-20.
[31]Q. Yang, A.H. Feng, B.L. Xiao, Z.Y. Ma*, Influence of texture on superplastic behavior of friction stir processed ZK60 magnesium alloy. Mater. Sci. Eng. A 556 (2012) 671-677.
[32]M. Jafarzadegan, A.H. Feng, A.A. Zadeh, T. Saeid, J. Shen, H. Assadi. Microstructural characterization in dissimilar friction stir welding between 304 stainless steel and st37 steel. Mater. Characterization 74 (2012) 28-41.
[33]X.J. Gu, C. Li, A.H. Feng, D.L. Chen. Application of flat-clad optical fiber bragg grating sensor in characterization of asymmetric fatigue deformation of extruded magnesium alloy. IEEE Sensors Journal. 11 (2011) 3042-3046.
[34]A.H. Feng, D.L. Chen*, Z.Y. Ma. Microstructure and cyclic deformation behavior of a friction-stir-welded 7075 Al alloy. Metall. Mater. Trans. A. 41A (2010) 957-971.
[35]A.H. Feng, D.L. Chen*, Z.Y. Ma. Microstructure and low-cycle fatigue of a friction-stir-welded 6061 aluminum alloy. Metall. Mater. Trans. A. 41A (2010) 2626-2641.
[36]A.H. Feng, D.L. Chen, C. Li, X.J. Gu. Flat-cladding fiber bragg grating sensors for large strain amplitude fatigue tests. Sensors 10 (2010) 7674-7680.
[37]C. Li, A.H. Feng, X.J. Gu, D.L. Chen. Localized cyclic strain measurements of friction stir welded aluminum alloy using a flat-clad optical fiber sensor array. IEEE Sensors Journal 10 (2010) 888-892.
[38]A.H. Feng, Z.Y. Ma*. Microstructure evolution of cast Mg-Al-Zn during friction stir processing and subsequent aging. Acta Materialia 57 (2009) 4248-4260.
[39]A.H. Feng, B.L. Xiao, Z.Y. Ma*, R.S. Chen. Effect of friction stir processing procedures on microstructure and mechanical properties of Mg-Al-Zn casting. Metall. Mater. Trans. A. 40A (2009) 2447-2456.
[40]D.R. Ni, D. Wang, A.H. Feng, G. Yao, Z.Y. Ma*. Enhanced the high-cycle-fatigue strength of Mg-9Al-1Zn casting by friction stir processing. Scripta Mater. 61 (2009) 568-571.
[41]A.H. Feng, B.L. Xiao, Z.Y. Ma*. Effect of microstructural evolution on mechanical properties of friction stir welded AA2009/SiCp composite. Compos. Sci. Technol. 68 (2008) 2141-2148.
[42]A.H. Feng, B.L. Xiao, Z.Y. Ma*. Grain boundary misorientation and texture development in friction stir welded SiCp/Al-Cu-Mg composite. Mater. Sci. Eng. A 497 (2008) 515-518.
[43]A.H. Feng, Z.Y. Ma*. Enhanced mechanical properties of Mg-Al-Zn cast alloy via friction stir processing. Scripta Mater. 56 (2007) 397-400. (Scripta Materialia Top Cited Article 2007-2011)
[44]A.H. Feng, Z.Y. Ma*. Formation of Cu2FeAl7 phase in friction-stir-welded SiCp/Al-Cu-Mg composite. Scripta Mater. 57 (2007) 1113-1116.
[45]S.J. Qu*, A.H. Feng, L. Geng, Z.Y. Ma, J.C. Han. DSC analysis of liquid volume fraction and compressive behavior of the semi-solid Si3N4w/Al-Si composite. Scripta Mater. 56 (2007) 951-954.

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