Dr. Jing Zhang's Materials and Manufacturing Laboratory
Dr. Jing Zhang's research interests are broadly centered on understanding the processing-structure-property relationships in advanced ceramics and metals for optimal performance in application, and identifying desirable processing routes for its manufacture. To this end, the research group employs a blend of experimental, theoretical, and numerical approaches, focusing on several areas, including:
1. Processing-Microstructure-Property Relationships: thermal barrier coating, solid oxide fuel cell, hydrogen transport membrane, lithium-ion battery
2. Physics-based Multi-scale Models: ab initio, molecular dynamics (MD), discrete element models (DEM), finite element models (FEM)
3. Coupled Phenomena: diffusion-thermomechanical properties
4. Additve Manufacturing (AM) or 3D Printing: AM materials characterization, AM process (Direct Metal Laser Sintering, DMLS) models
Featured research videos ( Youtube link )
Multi-scale multi-physics modeling of metal 3D printing process:
3D printing of ceramics using in-house designed 3D printer:
Dendritic growth simulation:
1. Dr. Jing Zhang is organizing a symposium "Modeling and Simulation in Additive Manufacturing: Materials Design, Property Prediction, and Process Control" , in Materials Science & Technology 2017 (MS&T17) in Pittsburg, PA (web link). Dr. Zhang will also edit a special issue entitled "Recent Advances in Additive Manufacturing" in Progress in Additive Manufacturing (Springer) for the symposium.
2. 2017 ASM Indianapolis Scholarships are available for high school senior students who are interested in additive manufacturing or materials for renewable and sustainable energy. Please send application to Dr. Jing Zhang by April 15, 2017.
3. Dr. Jing Zhang is the guest editor of Special Issue on Advanced Coatings for Energy and Environmental Applications: Design, Processing, Properties, and Performance in Elsevier journal Surface and Coatings Technology (web link). Manuscript submission deadline: July 1, 2016