Professor Zhongyun Fan

Director of BCAST Professor Zhongyun Fan

Contact Details

TA214
Brunel University London
Uxbridge
UB8 3PH
United Kingdom
Tel: 01895 266406
Email: mtstzzf@brunel.ac.uk

About Professor Fan

Fan, a Professor of Metallurgy, is the Founder and current Director of BCAST at Brunel University. He is the Principal Investigator/Director of the EPSRC Centre – LiME, a national centre of excellence in liquid metal engineering, and also is the principal investigator of the EPSRC funded national programme TARF-LCV involving 8 universities.

He obtained his first degree in Metallurgy from University of Science and Technology Beijing and his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Surrey. He started his academic career in 1997 at Brunel University, and prior to this he was a research fellow at University of Oxford and University of Surrey.

Awards and Affiliations

He has published over 270 scientific papers with a H-Index of 28. He was the recipient of the Elegant Work Prize (1995) and the Cook/Ablett Award (2003) of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and the Corac Research Award (2003) of Brunel University, Dowding Medal and Prize (2012) of IOM and the Diploma Award (2012) of the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers (ICME).

Professor Fan is the principal inventor of a number of solidification processing technologies. He holds 3 international patents and 6 UK patents. He is Joint Chairman of the Casting Division and a Board Member of the Light Metals Division of IOM3, a Fellow of IOM3, a Fellow of ICME, Chairman of 3 international conferences and a member of the scientific committee of 6 international conferences on solidification and solidification processing.

Publications

Research Interests

Professor Fan’s current research interest covers metallic materials processing, solidification under intensive forced convection, heterogeneous nucleation, structure of liquid metals, rheology and alloy development.

Publications

Journal Papers

(2013) Cassinath, Z., Xia, M., Huang, Y. and Fan, Z., Process optimization and microstructure control for twin screw rheo-extrusion of an AZ91D magnesium alloy, Materials Science Forum 765 439- 443

(2013) Ji, S., Jiang, B., Yang, W. and Fan, Z., Melt quenched high pressure die casting (MQ-HPDC) of an A356 alloy, Materials Science Forum 765 195- 199

(2013) Al-Helal, K., Wang, Y., Stone, I. and Fan, Z., Effect of Ca level on the formation of silicon phases during solidification of hypereutectic Al-Si alloys, Materials Science Forum 765 117- 122

(2013) Zuo, YB., Fan, Z., Zhu, QF., Lei, L. and Cui, JZ., Modification of a hypereutectic aluminium silicon alloy under the influence of intensive melt shearing, Material Science Forum 765 140- 144

(2013) Ji, S., Watson, D., Wang, Y., White, M. and Fan, Z., Effect of Ti addition on mechanical properties of high pressure die cast Al-Mg-Si alloys, Materials Science Forum 765 23- 27

(2013) Das, S., Ji, S., El Fakir, O., Wang, L., Dear, J., Lin, J., Stone, I., Scamans, G. and Fan, Z., Melt conditioned twin roll casting (MC-TRC) of thin Mg-alloy strips for direct stamping of Mg components, Materials Science Forum 765 170- 174

(2013) Li, H-T., Scamans, G. and Fan, Z., Refinement of the microstructure of an Al-Mg2Si hypereutectic alloy by intensive melt shearing, Materials Science Forum 765 97- 101

(2013) Wang, Y., Li, H-T., Fan, Z. and Scamans, G., Characterisation of oxide films in Al-Mg alloy melts materials, Materials Science Forum 765 220- 224

(2013) Peng, G., Wang, Y. and Fan, Z., Effect of intensive melt shearing and Zr content on grain refinement of Mg-0.5Ca-xZr alloys, Materials Science Forum 765 336- 340

(2013) Xue, X., Wang, Y., Stone, I. and Fan, Z., Hot cracking susceptibility in the TIG joint of AZ31 Mg-Alloy plates produced by the TRC process with and without intensive melt shearing, Materials Science Forum 765 756- 760

(2013) Xia, M., Prasada Rao, AK. and Fan, Z., Solidification mechanisms in melt conditioned direct chill (MC-DC) cast AZ31 billets, Materials Science Forum 765 291- 295

(2013) Yan, F., Ji, S. and Fan, Z., Effect of excess Mg on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Al-Mg2Si high pressure die casting alloys, Materials Science Forum 765 64- 68

(2013) Fan, Z., An epitaxial model for heterogeneous nucleation on potent substrates, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science 44 (3) : 1409- 1418

(2013) Ji, S., Yang, W., Jiang, B., Patel, JB. and Fan, Z., Weibull statistical analysis of the effect of melt conditioning on the mechanical properties of AM60 alloy, Materials Science and Engineering A 566 119- 125

(2013) Ji, S., Wang, Y., Watson, D. and Fan, Z., Microstructural evolution and solidification behavior of Al-Mg-Si alloy in high-pressure die casting, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science 44 (7) : 3185- 3197 Download publication

(2013) Zuo, YB., Jiang, B., Zhang, YJ. and Fan, Z., Degassing LM25 aluminium alloy by novel degassing technology with intensive melt shearing, International Journal of Cast Metals Research 26 (1) : 16- 21

(2013) Ji, S., Yang, W., Gao, F., Watson, D. and Fan, Z., Effect of iron on the microstructure and mechanical property of Al-Mg-Si-Mn and Al-Mg-Si diecast alloys, Materials Science and Engineering A 564 130- 139 Download publication

(2013) Jones, S., Prasada Rao, AK. and Fan, Z., Melt conditioned direct chill (MC-DC) casting of Al alloys, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals 66 (2) : 117- 121

(2012) Sundaram, K., Babu, NH., Scamans, GM., Eskin, DG. and Fan, Z., Solidification behaviour of an AA5754 Al alloy ingot cast with high impurity content, International Journal of Materials Research 103 (10) : 1228- 1234

(2012) Xia, M., Huang, Y., Cassinath, Z. and Fan, Z., Rheo-extrusion of AZ91D, Solid State Phenomena 192-193 470- 475

(2012) Yang, L-Q., Xu, J., Liu, G-J. and Fan, Z., Formation mechanism of non-dendritic microstructure in rheo-diecast AZ91D magnesium alloy by different stirring speed, Cailiao Rechuli Xuebao/Transactions of Materials and Heat Treatment 33 (10) : 91- 95

(2012) Ji, S. and Fan, Z., Extruded microstructure of Zn-5 wt-%Al eutectic alloy processed by twin screw extrusion, Materials Science and Technology (United Kingdom) 28 (11) : 1287- 1294

(2012) Wang, Y., Li, H-T. and Fan, Z., Oxidation of Aluminium Alloy Melts and Inoculation by Oxide Particles, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals 1- 9

(2012) Al-Helal, K., Stone, IC. and Fan, Z., Simultaneous Primary Si Refinement and Eutectic Modification in Hypereutectic Al-Si Alloys, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals 1- 5

(2012) Ji, S., Watson, D., Fan, Z. and White, M., Development of a super ductile diecast Al-Mg-Si alloy, Materials Science and Engineering A 556 824- 833 Download publication

(2012) Pawar, S., Zhou, X., Thompson, GE., Robson, JD., Bayandorian, I., Scamans, G. and Fan, Z., Influence of lead on the microstructure and corrosion behavior of melt-conditioned, twin-roll-cast AZ91D magnesium alloy, Corrosion 68 (6) : 548- 556

(2011) Ji, S., Fredriksson, H. and Fan, Z., Halo characteristics of Zn-Al Alloy during solidification under intensive convention, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

(2010) Dashwood, R., Klaumunzer, D., Jackson, M., Fan, Z. and Grimes, R., The development of superplastic magnesium alloy sheet, Key Engineering Materials 433 273- 279

Conference Papers

(2013) Babu, NH., Fan, Z. and Eskin, DG., Application of external fields to technology of metal-matrix composite materials, TMS 2013 Annual Meeting, TMS 2013 Annual Meeting Supplemental Proceedings 1037- 1044

(2012) XIA, M., Huang, Y., Cassinath, Z. and Fan, Z., Rheo-extrusion of AZ91D, the 12th International Conference on Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites, Solid State Phenomena (192-193) : -

(2012) Patel, JB., Prasada Rao, AK., Jiang, B., Zuo, YB. and Fan, Z., Melt conditioned direct chill casting (MC-DC) process for production of high quality Mg-Alloy billets, Mg2012: 9th International Conference of Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

(2012) Stone, I., Bayandorian, I., Huang, Y. and Fan, Z., Solidification mechanisms in melt conditioned twin roll casting of Mg alloys, 9th International Conference on Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (Mg2012)

(2012) Scamans, G., Li, H-T. and Fan, Z., Melt conditioned casting of aluminum alloys, 13th International Conference on Aluminium Alloys (ICAA13), Conference Proceedings 1395- 1400

(2012) Jones, S., Prasada Rao, AK., Patel, JB., Scamans, GM. and Fan, Z., Microstructural evolution in intensively melt sheared direct chill cast Al-alloys, 13th International Conference of Aluminium Alloys (ICAA13), Conference Proceedings 91- 96

(2011) Bayandorian, I., Fan, Z., Stone, IC., Huang, Y. and Scamans, GM., Advances in twin roll casting of magnesium alloys, John Hunt International Symposium, Solidification science and technology: Proceedings of the John Hunt international symposium 319- 333

(2011) Li, H-T., Wang, Y., Zuo, Y. and Fan, Z., Harnessing oxides in liquid metals and alloys, John Hunt International Symposium, Solidification science and technology: Proceedings of the John Hunt international symposium 93- 110

(2011) Hunt, JD. and Fan, Z., A simple model for the nucleation and growth of equiaxed grains, John Hunt International Symposium, Solidification science and technology: Proceedings of the John Hunt international symposium 59- 78

(2011) Bayandorian, I., Fan, Z., Stone, IC., Huang, Y. and Scamans, GM., Advances in Twin Roll Casting of Magnesium Alloys, The John Hunt International Symposium, Solidification Science and Technology 319- 333

(2011) Huang, Y., Bayandorian, I. and Fan, Z., Strategies for producing near final gauge wrought magnesium alloy strips by twin roll casting, The 3rd International Conference on Advances in Solidification Processes, Proceedings of ICASP3

(2011) Yan, F., McKay, BJ. and Fan, Z., Effect of intensive shearing microstructure and mechanical properties of a Al-Mg casting alloys, The 3rd International Conference on Advances in Solidification Processes, Proceedings of ICASP3

(2011) Men, H. and Fan, Z., Molecular dynamics simulations of heterogeneous nucleation of liquid aluminium, The 3rd International Conference on Advances in Solidification Processes, Proceedings of ICASP3

(2011) Qin, T. and Fan, Z., Molecular analysis of grain refining in aluminium with Al-5Ti-B, The 3rd International Conference on Advances in Solidification Processes, Proceedings of ICASP3

(2011) Zuo, YB., Jiang, B., Zhang, Y. and Fan, Z., Grain refinement of DC cast magnesium alloys with intensive melt shearing, , IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (27)

(2011) Huang, Y., Bayandorian, I. and Fan, Z., Microstructure control during twin roll casting of an AZ31 magnesium alloy, , IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (27)

(2011) Li, HT., Ji, S., Wang, Y., Xia, M. and Fan, Z., Effect of intensive melt shearing on the formation of Fe-containing intermetallics in LM24 Al-alloy, , IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (27)

(2011) Yan, F., McKay, BJ., Fan, Z. and Chen, MF., Preliminary study of the characteristics of a high Mg containing Al-Mg-Si alloy, , IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (27)

(2011) Zhang, Z., Li, H-T., Stone, IC. and Fan, Z., Refinement of primary Si in hypereutectic Al-Si alloys by intensive melt shearing, , IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (27)

(2011) Li, HT., Wang, Y. and Fan, Z., Enhanced heterogeneous nucleation on oxides in Al alloys by intensive shearing, , IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (27)

Books

(2011) Fan, Z. and Stone, IC., Solidification Science and Technology. Brunel University Press

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