Dr. Qiaofu Zhang joined the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MTE) at The University of Alabama as an assistant professor in August 2023. He had his PhD from the Ohio State University in 2017, with research on thermodynamics, kinetics and precipitation modeling and high throughput experiments. Shortly after that, Dr. Zhang joined QuesTek Innovations LLC, a small business located at Evanston, IL, but also a global leader in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) and ICME-based materials design. He was a materials design engineering and later a senior materials design engineer at QuesTek Innovations LLC before joining the University of Alabama.
Research topics in Zhang’s Research Lab includes:
Materials of interests varies from Ni-based superalloys, Al-alloys, Cu-alloys, Steels and ceramic-metal composites, with specific engineering applications in industry.