The Organising Committee is assembling a cast of keynote speakers that will make APICAM2019 a must-attend learning experience. Make sure you head along to each discussion and make the most of these experts and leading minds in the Additive Manufacturing industry.

The details of all the keynote speakers will be listed as soon as they become available.

For further information about APCIAM2019, contact Tanya Smith on tanya@materialsaustralia.com.au or +61 3 9326 7266.

2019 Keynote Speakers

Professor Judith Schneider

Professor Judith Schneider

Advancing Manufacturing Processes

Dr. Schneider is currently a Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.Her primary area of research is the engineering of microstructure by control of the processing parameters to obtain the desired mechanical performance of structural materials, expecially under non-equilibrium conditions.Much of her research centers on characterization of the microstructual evolution during either the processing or service life of the material.
Dr. Schneider received her B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.She spent 16 years in industry performing design and development of hardware for aerospace applications and human organ replacment, focused on compatiblity of the material selection and fabrication methods for operation in harsh environments.To gain a better understanding of material behavior, she earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science Engineering from the University of California – Davis in 1993 and 1996, respectively.She worked at the Sandia National Laboratories in the USA on testing and characterization of electronic materials and the Max Planck Institute in Germany on testing and characterization of structural ceramics.She was a faculty member at Mississippi State University for 16 years prior to relocating to UAH in the fall 2015.
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann

3D Printing – Exploiting profitable applications with new technologies

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann is heading the Institute of Laser and System Technologies at Hamburg University of Technology since the year 2001. The LZN Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH was incorporated into the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft on January 1, 2018 as the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT, Fraunhofer IAPT for short.
With his team of researchers he is performing research and development in the field of laser additive manufacturing, ablation, cutting and welding as well as design and analysis of laser components and systems for automotive, shipyard, aircraft, tooling, polymer and medical industry.
After receiving his Dipl.-Ing. (MSc) degree of mechanical engineering sciences at the University of Hannover in 1986 Claus Emmelmann established the department of production technology of the Laser Zentrum Hannover directed by Professor Dr.-Ing. H.K. Tönshoff. 1991 he received his Dr.-Ing. (PhD) degree with a thesis about Laser Beam Cutting of Ceramics. Within his following 10 years industrial career he was responsible for expanding the business unit of solid state lasers at the worldwide leading laser manufacturer Rofin Sinar GmbH in Hamburg until 2001.
As an author of more than 400 national and international publications Prof. Emmelmann founded in 2009 the LZN Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH as a spin-off from the Hamburg University of Technology and was serving as its CEO. Since January 1, 2018, he is director of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT.
We serve the industry by applying the newest research results in laser manufacturing technology to industrial applications and conducts research and development projects for leading technology companies such as Airbus, Audi, BMW, Cloos, Daimler, Siemens, Trumpf and VW.
Awards for the special success have been so far: "Innovation Award of the German Economy" in 2014, Circle of the best 3 for the nomination of the "future price" in 2015 and "Hamburger of the Year" 2016 in the category "economy".
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Professor Craig Brice

Professor Craig Brice

On the Applicability of Additive Manufacturing for Superhero Suit Fabrication

Craig A. Brice is a Professor of Practice in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. He is currently the director of the Advanced Manufacturing interdisciplinary program, which focuses on undergraduate and graduate education in additive manufacturing. He is also involved in additive manufacturing research with the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) Center at Mines and serves as the industry relations director for the ADAPT consortium. Prof. Brice has been working in additive manufacturing for 20 years, beginning with the first commercially available AM system sold by Optomec in 1998. He has spent his entire professional career working in additive manufacturing, with time spent at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works), Lockheed Martin Space Advanced Technology Center, and NASA Langley Research Center. His work over the years has focused on alloy development, process monitoring and feedback control systems, and qualification/certification. He has served as lead/co-lead on U.S. Department of Defense collaborative projects worth over $20M, including AM qualification programs for the Air Force F-35 and the U.S. Navy. He has contributed to over two dozen technical journal publications and has 11 issued patents with one pending. Prof. Brice has a B.S. in metallurgical engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology, an M.S. in materials science and engineering from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Canterbury. 
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DProfessor Dietmar W. Hutmacher

DProfessor Dietmar W. Hutmacher

3D Printonomics – why we need to change the current paradigm by changing the question from “what can we do with this fabrication method?” to “how can we change this fabrication process to achieve what we need”

DProf Hutmacher is a biomedical engineer, an educator, an inventor, and a creator of new intellectual property opportunities. He directs the Centre for Regenerative Medicine and the ARC Training Centre in Additive Biomanufacturing at QUT, a multidisciplinary team of researchers including engineers, cell biologists, polymer chemists, clinicians, and veterinary surgeons. Prof Hutmacher is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine with expertise in commercialization. Prof Hutmacher was awarded a prestigious ARC Future Fellowship in 2010 and the Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship at the Technical University Munich in 2012 and holds an Adjunct Professor appointment at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta since 2004.
He has supported a bone tissue engineering concept from the laboratory through to clinical application involving in vitro experiments, in vivo preclinical animal studies and ultimately clinical trials. His recent research efforts have resulted in traditional scientific/academic outputs as well as pivotal commercialisation outcomes. His pre-eminent international standing and impact on the field are illustrated by his publication record (more than 300 journal articles, edited 14 books, 70 book chapters and some 500 conference papers) and citation record (more than 25,000 citations, h-index of 76 in Scopus). Three of his papers in Materials Science have received citations in the top 1% for the field, and he is also ranked by Thomas Reuters 45th world-wide in citations per paper (54 per paper) in Materials Science over the past decade. Over the past 20 years in academia, he has been a lead CI, Co-CI or collaborator on research and infrastructure grants totalling more than AU$50M. Over the last 10 years at QUT, he has been an investigator on external grants totalling more than AU$25M. These grants have included ARC Discovery, ARC Linkage, ARC LIEF NHMRC Projects, NIH, and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia awards. DProfessor Hutmacher will organize and chair the first Nature conference in Australia https://www.nature.com/natureconferences/biomimetics2018/index.html. He is inventor on more of 20 patents and is a founder of the spin of companies Osteopore International, BellaSeno GmbH, Vaccine Solutions and Biofabrication Design Solutions.
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Professor Dipankar Banerjee

Professor Dipankar Banerjee

Additive Repair Processes for High Temperature Materials

Prof Banerjee is currently in the Materials Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Science, where he heads a group that aims at constructing a quantitative and predictive understanding of the phenomena underlying the materials and process development and application effort with an emphasis on structural materials. He is particularly well known for his work on titanium alloy physical metallurgy and development of titanium based intermetallics based on the Ti2AlNb phase. From 1996-2003 he was the director of the Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory of India’s Defence Research and Development organisation (DRDO) and subsequently coordinated DRDO’s aeronautics and materials programmes till 2010. He serves on the editorial board of the Annual Review of Materials Research and is an associate editor of Philosophical Magazine.
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Professor Dr. Dongdong Gu

Professor Dr. Dongdong Gu

Laser Additive Manufacturing of High-Performance and Multi-Function Metallic Components

Prof. Dr. Dongdong Gu is currently a Full Professor of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), the Vice-Director of College of Materials Science and Technology of NUAA, and the Director of Jiangsu Provincial Engineering Laboratory for Laser Additive Manufacturing of High-Performance Metallic Components. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Aachen, Germany from 2009 to 2011. Prof. Gu is presently the Senior Editor of J Laser Appl and the Editorial Board Members of Int J Mach Tool Manuf, Appl Surf Sci, Additive Manuf, Int J Precis Eng Manuf, Laser Eng, & Heliyon. He is the Standing Committee Member of Additive Manufacturing Technology Institution, Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society and the Standing Committee Member of Laser Processing Committee of Chinese Optical Society (COS). His principal research interest is laser-based additive manufacturing of high-performance/multi-function metallic components. His obtained the financial support from more than 30 projects including National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the National Key Research and Development Program, the NSFC-DFG Sino-German Research Project, etc. Prof. Gu has authored/co-authored 3 books and more than 130 papers in a number of international peer reviewed journals. He has been involved in 28 international conferences as Co-Chairman, Academic Committee Member and Keynote/Invited Speaker. Prof. Gu has been awarded the Fraunhofer-Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Germany (2018), the Mercator Fellow Grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) (2018), Science and Technology Innovative Talents of China, Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2017), Cheung Kong Young Scholars Award, Ministry of Education of China (2016), Top-Notch Young Talents Program of China (2015), the Excellent Young Scientists Fund from NSFC (2013), and the “Green Talents” from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (2012).
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Dr Guoqing Zhang

Dr Guoqing Zhang

Atomised powders of high temperature structural materials for additive manufacturing

Dr. ZHANG Guoqing is a Professor in Materials and Deputy Technical Director at Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials (BIAM), AECC. He has worked at BIAM since 1986 and obtained his PhD in metallurgy and materials from the University of Birmingham, UK. Professor Zhang was also the founding director of National Key Laboratory on Advanced High Temperature Structural Materials. He has been actively involved in international cooperation in the area of aeronautical materials and advanced manufacturing processing, currently acts as the coordinator of an EU-China project titled with “Efficient Manufacturing for Aerospace Components Using Additive Manufacturing, Net Shape HIP and Investment Casting”, funded by Horizon 2020 programmes. Professor Zhang’s research has been primarily in the area of high-performance metallic structural materials and advanced processing. Superalloys, Ti-Al alloys, special steels and powder materials have been extensively investigated in his research team, particularly for the applications in aero-engines. A number of advanced processing technologies have been utilised in the research, development and applications of the high-performance materials, including clean melting,rapid solidification, melt atomisation, spray forming,and additive manufacturing.
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Professor Hamish Fraser

Professor Hamish Fraser

Design of titanium alloys processed using additive manufacturing for structural applications

Dr. Fraser graduated from the University of Birmingham (UK) with the degrees of B.Sc. (1970) and Ph.D. (1972). He was appointed to the faculty of the University of Illinois in 1973 (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor), before moving in 1989 to the Ohio State University (OSU) as Ohio Regents Eminent Scholar and Professor. He was appointed as a Senior Research Scientist at the United Technologies Research Center from 1979-1980. He has also been a Senior von Humboldt Researcher at the University of Göttingen, a Senior Visitor at the University of Cambridge, a visiting professor at the University of Liverpool, and he spent a sabbatical leave at the Max-Planck Institut für Werkstoffwissenscahften in Stuttgart. He has been an Honorary Professor of Materials and Technology at the University of Birmingham since 1988. In 2014, he was recognized as an Honorary Professor at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Monash University in Australia and at the University of North Texas. At present, he serves as Director of the Center for the Accelerated Maturation of Materials (CAMM) at OSU. He has been a member of the National Materials Advisory Board and the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. He has consulted for a number of national laboratories and several industrial companies. He is a Fellow of TMS, ASM, IOM3 (UK), and MSA. He has published over 410 papers in scholarly journals, and given over 320 invited presentations. He has graduated over 50 doctoral students and 36 students graduating with the degree of M.S.
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Dr John S Carpenter

Dr John S Carpenter

Using High Energy X-Ray Diffraction to Probe Additively Manufactured Metals over a Range of Length and Time Scales

John S. Carpenter is a scientist within the manufacturing and metallurgy division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in the United States. Dr. Carpenter received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2010.He has managed several programs at LANL including ones associated with thermal spray, welding, severe plastic deformation, friction stir welding, and additive manufacturing.The overall goal of many of these programs is to enable advanced manufacturing concepts through integrated experiments that employ novel processing techniques, advanced in situ diagnostics, ex situ characterization and small scale mechanical testing. Currently he is working on projects related to the qualification of low volume/high mix additively manufactured components and using high energy x-rays to study phase transformations during solidification in MIG cladding.He has more than fifty five journal publications, one book chapter, and thirty invited technical talks to his credit.He is an active member of TMS and was the 2012 recipient of the Young Leaders Professional Development Award for the extraction and processing division of TMS.
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Khan Sharp

Khan Sharp

Materials for Defence: Opportunities for additive manufacturing

Khan Sharp is Research Leader Aerospace Materials Technologies. He leads a multi-skilled team, with backgrounds in materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry and electronics. The branch has two S&T focusses (1) Support to Operations, through its forensic and failure analysis investigations and (2) Future capability enabling technologies, including additive manufacturing and repair, multi-functional materials, stealth materials, power & energy materials and material infomatics.
Khan Sharp was the Program Leader Air Combat Capability, Defence Science and Technology Group. He provided scientific expertise and S&T strategic guidance across the ADF air combat capability. As the primary interface between the S&T community and the Air Force, Mr Sharp’s role was to identify leading edge technologies and engage with the national and international S&T community, to ensure AUS maintains an air combat capability gap. He was the S&T lead in developing the Shaping S&T in the Aerospace Domain 2017-2027 report.
He also had a number of previous positions. His multifaceted career in S&T includes basic laboratory materials research, transitioning new Materials & Process capabilities, key technical positions in major acquisition programs and providing support to operations. He was the Australian Program manager for the successful AUS-US HIFiRE program prior to his current role. Mr Sharp is internationally recognised for his research and development in the field of materials and materials processing. He most recently led research into the development of low cost extreme environment materials for hypersonic flight and non-conventional certification techniques for 3D printed aerospace components to support forward deployment. He has published over 150 journal articles, conference papers and reports.
He is currently the DST representative for the DMTC and the DST lead for Advance Materials and Sensors Strategic Research Initiative. He represents materials S&T on a number of Defence Aerospace committees. He is also currently a member of the S&T steering committee at the RMIT Centre for Additive Manufacturing.
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Dr. Leon Prentice

Dr. Leon Prentice

Progress in Novel Titanium Powder Processes for Additive Manufacturing

Dr Leon Prentice is Research Program Director of Metal Industries, part of CSIRO’s Manufacturing Business Unit. A key focus for CSIRO Manufacturing, as part of Australia’s national research agency, is to accelerate the development and uptake of novel manufacturing technologies into Australian companies, and the creation of new industries in Australia and around the world. The Metal Industries Research Program works with collaborators around the world, with key focus areas in novel reduction and metal powder technologies, lithium energy systems, multi-material deposition and characterization, computational modelling of AM processes, and ‘Lab22’, CSIRO’s Innovation Centre for metallic AM.
Leon is a chartered chemical engineer and Fellow of both the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and Engineers Australia (EA), where he has served on both national boards. He has worked in novel metal reduction technologies for much of his career, initially with BHP (Reno, NV) and CESL (Vancouver, BC), before a transition to biomaterials (SDI, Australia, and PhD, Melbourne). He returned to metal reduction with CSIRO in 2007, leading MagSonic™ research and then a Titanium Alloys project before taking on the Research Director role in 2017. For his work on MagSonic™ and contributions to the industry, Leon was awarded the TMS Vittorio de Nora Prize, EA’s Victorian Engineer of the Year, and the IChemE Sustainable Technology Award (to the team).
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Distinguished Professor Yi Min (Mike) Xie

Distinguished Professor Yi Min (Mike) Xie

Designing high-performance and light-weight structures and materials for additive manufacturing

After 10 years as the Head of Civil Engineering discipline at RMIT University, Prof. Mike Xie is now serving as the Director of RMIT Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials. He was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ASTE) in 2011 for his outstanding contributions to the theory and application of structural optimisation techniques. His primary research interest is the design and manufacture of novel and efficient structures and materials. Prof. Xie has collaborated with many companies, including Arup, Boeing, and Smith & Nephew.
He is one of the most highly cited researchers in the civil engineering discipline in Australia, with over 13,000 citations and an h-index of 53 (Google Scholar). He was awarded the title of “RMIT Distinguished Professor” in 2016. In addition to his academic and consulting work at RMIT, Prof. Xie established a successful engineering practice known as XIE Archi-Structure Design (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
He was the winner of the 2017 Clunies Ross Innovation Award, a prestigious national prize administered by the ATSE to recognise research innovation and practical impact. He was also the winner of the 2017 AGM Michell Medal, awarded by Engineers Australia in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of mechanical engineering.
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Dr. Peter C. Collins

Dr. Peter C. Collins

On the Possibility of Real-Time Techniques to Enable Property Prediction in Additive Manufactured Materials

Dr. Peter C. Collins is the Al and Julie Renken Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University. Dr. Collins’s research involves advanced materials processing and additive manufacturing, advanced materials characterization, and integrated computational materials engineering. Dr. Collins is an expert in additive manufacturing, especially related to titanium and its alloys, and has extensively studied the interrelationships between processing, the resulting chemistry and microstructure, and the attending mechanical properties. Dr. Collins has worked on a variety of additive manufacturing platforms, starting ~ 20 years ago. In his work, he has found necessary to pursue state-of-the-art materials characterization techniques, including those that have pushed the barriers of scale. Dr. Collins has served as director for two NSF I/UCRCs, reflecting his groups research at the intersection of fundamental and applied research.
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Dr Rajarshi Banerjee

Dr Rajarshi Banerjee

Additive Manufacturing of Soft Magnetic Alloys

Dr. Banerjee is a University Regents Professor in the department of materials science and engineering at the University of North Texas (UNT). He is also the director of UNT’s Materials Research Facility (MRF). His primary research focus is on advanced metallic and functionally-graded composite (or hybrid) materials for aerospace, energy, and biomedical applications. Materials of focus include high entropy alloys, titanium base alloys, nickel (and cobalt) base superalloys, and magnetic alloys. The use of advanced characterization techniques, including scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM and TEM), focused ion beam based serial sectioning and tomography, and atom probe tomography (APT), constitute a common thread tying his multiple research activities. These techniques are used to identify the underlying mechanisms and phase transformations governing microstructural evolution and microstructure-property relationships in these complex multi-phase, multi-component materials systems. Additionally, he focuses on processing of functionally-graded materials, as well as in situ composites, using additive manufacturing techniques such as laser engineered net shaping (LENS). His research is funded at present by the National Science Foundation, Air Force Research Laboratory, the Army Research Laboratory, the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) consortium, and multiple industries. Has graduated 10 Ph.D. and 10 M.S. students, and is active in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in materials science and engineering at UNT. He has over 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals, over 7500 citations, and an H-index of 47. Dr. Banerjee also holds appointments as an adjunct professor in materials science and engineering at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and as a visiting professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
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Professor Shujun Li

Professor Shujun Li

Mechanical properties of titanium alloy with cellular structures fabricated by additive manufacturing

Shujun Li is a tenured professor in Titanium Alloy Laboratory, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His current research interest focuses on additive manufacturing via electron beam melting technology, aiming to understand the structure-process-property relationship of 3D printable metallic materials and explore their practical applications in aerospace and biomedical components, etc. He has published about 80 papers on SCI journals, including Phys. Rev. Lett., Biomaterial, Acta Biomater. and Acta Mater., with Scopus H-index of 27, and holds over 30 patents certified by China, PCT international and USA. Prof. Li is a member of the Chinese Society for Biomaterials.
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Professor Xiaoyan Zeng

Professor Xiaoyan Zeng

Selective Laser Melting: Art Status and Developing Tendency

Prof. Xiaoyan ZENG is the director of Additive Manufacturing and Laser Manufacturing Division, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). He has been in the field of laser manufacturing and additive manufacturing for more than 30 years, has published more than 400 journal papers, of which more than 200 papers were published in the international reputable journals. He owns more than 80 Chinese Patents, most of which have come into industrial applications.
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​Professor Xin Lin

​Professor Xin Lin

Prof. Dr. Xin Lin is Deputy Dean of School of Materials Science and Engineering in Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Director of Key Laboratory of Metal High Performance Additive Manufacturing and Innovative Design, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), China. His areas of research include metal additive manufacturing (AM) and solidification. He received his PhD from NPU in 2000 and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He holds 20 Chinese patents and has published 2 monographs and over 400 articles in journals, such as Acta Mater., Corros Sci., Scripta Mater, Metal. Mater. Trans. A. His research on metal AM has found commercial applications in aviation, aerospace, power, energy and medical fields, and met the urgent needs for high-performance, light-weighting, high integration and high precision fabrication tin these high-tech fields. He was appointed as a New Century Excellent Talent by the Ministry of Education China in 2006, and awarded a Newton Fellowship by Royal Society in the UK in 2015.
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Professor Yong Liu

Professor Yong Liu

Additive manufacturing of complex-component alloys

Prof. Yong Liu is the Director of Powder Metallurgy Research Institute (PMRI), Central South University. He got his Ph.D. in 1999 in Central South University, and was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in 2008. He worked in Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Tennessee as a visiting scientist in 2005~2006. He also stayed in RWTH Aachen from 2008 to 2011 as a Humboldt scholar. Prof. Liu has long been studying powder metallurgical materials, including TiAl, Ti, and cemented carbides, and now he is also doing research in high entropy alloys. Prof.Liu has invented functionally graded cemented carbides (FGCCs), and found successful industry applications. He has also won the 1st Science and Technological Progress Award of China for FGCCs. He studied intensively the hot deformation behavior of TiAl and Ti alloys. With fine starting microstructures by powder metallurgy process, he has fabricated large-sized and complex-shaped TiAl and Ti alloy parts. He has published over 200 papers in international journals, 44 patents and 2 books. He has also won several important prizes in China. Now he is member of international editorial board of journals of Intermetallics and Materials Characterization.
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