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Academic Areas: Solidification and microstructure control of cast alloys; CAD/CAE of casting processed; Surface modification of light alloys

Research Interests: Center of Precision Forming Technology

Cai Qizhou is a professor of Materials Processing Engineering, vice chairman of Chinese Cast Irons and Melting Technology Committee, a member of Casting Save Engineering Technical Committee. He is in the editorial board of the journal of Special Casting & Nonferrous Alloys, and the journal of Modern Cast Iron. He received his BS and MS from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China in 1986 and 1989 respectively and Ph. D from Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan in 2000. He has published more than 100 papers in journals and conferences. His research interests include solidification and control of microstructure and properties of cast alloys (cast iron, cast steel and cast nonferrous alloys), CAD/CAE for castings and Microarc oxidation of Al, Mg, Ti alloys. In these areas, he is founded by the National Natural Foundation of China, the Important National Science and Technology Specific Project of China.

Academic Degrees

Ph. D., Production and Information Systems Engineering, 2000

Muroran Institute of Technology, Muroran, Japan

M. S., Materials Processing Engineering, 1989

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P. R. China

B. S., Materials Processing Engineering, 1986

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P. R. China

Professional Experience

Professor, 2006.11-present

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P. R. China

Associate professor, 2000.03-2006.10

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P. R. China

Lecture, 1994.07-1996.09

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P. R. China

Engineer, 1989.07-1994.06

Hubei Mechanical and Electrical Research and Design Institute, Wuhan, P. R. China

Selected Publications


Cai Qizhou and Wu Shusen. Cast Alloy and Melting, Chemical Industry Press, Beijing, 2010.01

Cai Qizhou. ‘Chapter 3 Nucleation and growth during solidification of metals’and ‘Chapter 4 Solidification of single-phase and multi-phase alloys'in 'Foundation of Materials Forming Theory',China Machine Press, Beijing, 2008.01

Cai Qizhou. ‘Chapter 4 Principle of Cast alloys’in‘Foundation of Casting Engineering',China Machine Press,Beijing,2002.02

Issued Patents

A novel kind of rare earth vermicularizer for high sulfur-containing molten iron, China patent, ZL2003 1 0111438.9, 2003

Journal papers

  1. Cai Q Z, Wang L S, Wei B K, Liu Q X. Electrochemical performance of microarc oxidation films formed on AZ91D magnesium alloy in silicate and phosphate electrolytes. Surface & Coatings Technology, 2006, 200(12-13): 3727-3733
  2. Qiang Luo, Qizhou Cai, Xinwei Li, Xidi Chen. Characterization and photocatalytic activity of large-area single crystalline anatase TiO2 nanotube films hydrothermal synthesized on Plasma electrolytic oxidation seed layers. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2014, 597: 101-109
  3. Qiang Luo, Qizhou Cai, Jian He, Xinwei Li. A Novel Way to Prepare Visible-Light- Responsive WO3/TiO2 Composite Film with High Porosity. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 2014, 11(2): 254-262
  4. Zhenhua Pan, Qizhou Cai, Qiang Luo, Xinwei Li Mechanism and Kinetics of H-Acid Degradation in TiO2/O3/UV Process. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2014, 92: 851-860
  5. Q. Luo, Q. Z. Cai, Z. T. Fan et. al.. Effects of Y on microstructure and property of heat treated AZ91D magnesium alloy prepared by lost foam casting process. International Journal of Cast Metals Research 2012, 25(6): 341-346
  6. Cai Qizhou Wei Bokang. Recent development of ductile cast iron production technology in China. China Foundry, 2008, 5(2): 82-91
  7. Cai Qizhou, Wang Jinghua, Wei bokang, et. al.. Effect of Y and Sb on graphite morphology of heavy section nodular iron. Modern Cast Iron, 2010, 2: 37-41
  8. D. Q. Zhang, Q. Z. Cai, J. H. Liu et. al. Select Laser Melting of W-Ni-Fe Powders: Simulation and Experimental Study. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 2010, 51-5: 649-658.
  9. Zhang, Danqing, Cai Qizhou, Liu Jinhui, Li Ruidi. A powder shrinkage model for describing real layer thickness during selective laser melting process. Advanced Materials Research, 2010, 97-101: 3820-3823.
  10. Danqing Zhang, Qizhou Cai, Jinhui Liu et. al. Research on Process and Microstructure Formation of W-Ni-Fe Alloy Fabricated by Selective Laser Melting. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance. 2011,20(6): 049-1054
  11. J. He, Q. Z. Cai, H. H. Luo, et. al.. Influence of silicon on growth process of plasma electrolytic oxidation coating on Al-Si alloy. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2009, 471(1-2): 395-399.
  12. J. He, Q. Z. Cai, Y. G. Ji, et. al.. Influence of fluorine on the structure and photocatalytic activity of TiO2 film prepared in tungsten-electrolyte via micro-arc oxidation. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2009, 482(1-2): 476-481
  13. Haihe Luo, Qizhou Cai, Bokang Wei, et. al.. Effect of (NaPO3)6 concentrations on corrosion resistance of plasma electrolytic oxidation coatings formed on AZ91D magnesium alloy. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2008, 464: 537-543.
  14. Haihe Luo, Qizhou Cai, Bokang Wei, et. al.. Study on the microstructure and corrosion resistance of ZrO2-containing ceramic coatings formed on magnesium alloy by plasma electrolytic oxidation. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2009, 474: 551-556.
  15. Haihe Luo, Qizhou Cai, Jian He, Bokang Wei. Preparation and properties of composite ceramic coating containing Al2O3-ZrO2-Y2O3 on AZ91D magnesium alloy by plasma electrolytic oxidation. Current Applied Physics, 2009, 9(6): 1341-1346

Courses Taught


Engineering Materials

Foundation of Materials Forming Theory

Alloy Materials and Smelting

Introduction for Advanced Materials


Metallurgy of Materials Processing

Materials and Environments

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