Associate Professor

Phone: (027) 8755-9649

Email: xdzhang@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests: Materials Physics

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. in Materials Science, 2007, Duke University;

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2003, Louisiana State University;

B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, 2001, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2012 - present)

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA (2008 - 2011)

Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Duke University, USA (2007-2008)

Graduate Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Duke University, USA (2004 -2007)

Student Researcher, Materials and Electronic Materials Division, Research Triangle Institute, USA (2004 - 2007)

Graduate Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Louisiana State University, USA (2001 - 2003)

Student Intern, Timken Technology Center, the Timken Company, USA (08/2002)

Selected Publications

  • X. D. Zhang, J. J. Vlassak, “An instrument for high temperature combinatorial nano-calorimetry”, in preparation, Review of Scientific Instruments (2014).
  • Z. Qi, W. Lu, A. Guo, Y. Hu, W. Lee, X. D. Zhang, “An Investigation of Circular Plating Pit of Electroless Ni-P Coating”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53 (8), 3097–3104 (2014).
  • Y. Zhao, T. Chen, X. Zhang, S. Zauscher, C.H. Chen, "Development of adaptive vapor chamber with thermoresponsive polymer coating," ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference, Shanghai, China, #18276 (2009).
  • X. D. Zhang, J. S. Lewis, S. D. Wolter, C. B. Parker, J. T. Glass, “Measurement of reactive and condensable gas permeation using a mass spectrometer”, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, 26 (5), 1128-1137 (2008).
  • X. D. Zhang, J. S. Lewis, S. D. Wolter, C. B. Parker, J. T. Glass, “A high sensitivity permeation measurement system for ultra-barrier thin films”, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, 25 (6):1587-1593 (2007).
  • X. D. Zhang, W. J. Meng, W. Wang, L. E. Rehn, P. M. Baldo, R. D. Evans, “Temperature Dependence of Structure and Mechanical Properties of Ti-Si-N Coatings”, Surface and Coatings Technology, vol.177-178, pp. 325-333 (2004).
  • W. J. Meng, X. D. Zhang, B. Shi, J. C. Jiang, L. E. Rehn, P. M. Baldo, R. C. Tittsworth, “Structure and Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposite Ti-Si-N Coatings”, Surface and Coatings Technology, vol.163-164, pp. 251-259 (2003).
  • W. J. Meng, X. D. Zhang, B. Shi, R. C. Tittsworth, L. E. Rehn, P. M. Baldo,  “Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Ti-Si-N Coatings”, Journal of Materials Research, vol.17(10), pp. 2628-2632 (2002).

Courses Taught

  • Synthesis and Processing of Nanomaterials
  • Engineering Materials
  • Characterization and Testing of Electronic Materials

 

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