Professor Zhongyun Fan

Director of BCAST Professor Zhongyun Fan

Contact Details

TOWA214
Brunel University London
Uxbridge
UB8 3PH
United Kingdom
Tel: 01895 266406
Email: zhongyun.fan@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.

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. , et al. , 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 Download publication

(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 65 (6)  : 653- 661

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

(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)  Zuo, YB. , Jiang, B. , Zhang, Y.  and Fan, Z. , Melt conditioned DC (MC-DC) casting of magnesium alloys, Magnesium Technology 155- 160

(2012)  Li, HT. , Wang, Y.  and Fan, Z. , Mechanisms of enhanced heterogeneous nucleation during solidification in binary Al-Mg alloys, Acta Materialia 60 (4)  : 1528- 1537 Download publication

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

(2011)  Qin, T.  and Fan, Z. , Reconstruction of 2D Al Ti on TiBin an aluminium melt, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 27 (1)  : 012004 Download publication

(2011)  Fan, Z. , Zuo, YB.  and Jiang, B. , A new technology for treating liquid metals with intensive melt shearing, Materials Science Forum 690 141- 144

(2011)  Wang, Y. , Fan, Z. , Zhou, X.  and Thompson, GE. , Characterisation of magnesium oxide and its interface with α-Mg in Mg-Al-based alloys, Philosophical Magazine Letters 91 (8)  : 516- 529

(2011)  Zuo, Y. , Jiang, B. , Enright, P. , Scamans, GM.  and Fan, Z. , Degassing of LM24 Al alloy by intensive melt shearing, International Journal of Cast Metals Research 24 (5)  : 307- 313

(2011)  Men, H.  and Fan, Z. , Effects of solute content on grain refinement in an isothermal melt, Acta Materialia 59 (7)  : 2704- 2712 Download publication

(2011)  Li, HT. , Xia, M. , Jarry, P. , Scamans, GM.  and Fan, Z. , Grain refinement in a AlZnMgCuTi alloy by intensive melt shearing: A multi-step nucleation mechanism, Journal of Crystal Growth 314 (1)  : 285- 292 Download publication

(2011)  Zuo, YB. , Xia, MX. , Liang, SM. , Wang, Y. , et al. , Grain refinement of DC cast AZ91D Mg alloy by intensive melt shearing, Materials Science and Technology 27 (1)  : 101- 107

(2011)  Kumar, S. , Hari Babu, N. , Scamans, GM.  and Fan, Z. , Influence of intensive melt shearing on the microstructure and mechanical properties of an Al-Mg alloy with high added impurity content, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science 42 (10)  : 3141- 3149 Download publication

(2011)  Bayandorian, I. , Huang, Y. , Scamans, GM.  and Fan, Z. , Magnesium alloy strip produced by a melt-conditioned twin roll casting process, Materials Science Forum 690 129- 132

(2011)  Kumar, S. , Babu, NH. , Scamans, GM.  and Fan, Z. , Microstructural evaluation of melt conditioned twin roll cast Al-Mg alloy, Materials Science and Technology 27 (12)  : 1833- 1839

(2011)  Zuo, YB. , Jiang, B.  and Fan, Z. , Microstructures of DC cast light alloys under the influence of intensive melt shearing, Materials Science Forum 690 137- 140

(2011)  Tzamtzis, S. , Zhang, H. , Xia, M. , Babu, NH.  and Fan, Z. , Recycling of high grade die casting AM series magnesium scrap with the melt conditioned high pressure die casting (MC-HPDC) process, Materials Science and Engineering: A 528 (6)  : 2664- 2669

(2011)  Zuo, Y. , Li, H. , Xia, M. , Jiang, B. , et al. , Refining grain structure and porosity of an aluminium alloy with intensive melt shearing, Scripta Materialia 64 (2)  : 209- 212 Download publication

(2011)  Kotadia, HR. , Hari Babu, N. , Zhang, H. , Arumuganathar, S.  and Fan, Z. , Solidification behavior of intensively sheared hypoeutectic Al-Si alloy liquid, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A Forthcoming Download publication

(2012)  Bayandorian, I. , Huang, Y. , Fan, Z. , Pawar, S. , et al. , The impact of melt-conditioned twin-roll casting on the downstream processing of an AZ31 magnesium alloy, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science 43 (3)  : 1035- 1047 Download publication

(2011)  Men, H.  and Fan, Z. , Transition of amorphous to crystalline oxide film in initial oxide overgrowth on liquid metals, Materials Science and Technology, Forthcoming 27 1033- 1039 Download publication

(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

(2010)  Zhu, G-L. , Xu, J. , Zhang, Z-F. , Liu, G-J.  and Fan, Z. , Effect of high shear rate on solidification microstructure of semisolid AZ91D alloy, Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China (English Edition) 20 (SUPPL. 3)

(2010)  Barekar, NS. , Babu, NH. , Dhindaw, BK.  and Fan, Z. , Effect of intensive shearing on morphology of primary silicon and properties of hypereutectic Al-Si alloy, Materials Science and Technology 26 (8)  : 975- 980

(2010)  Barekar, NS. , Dhindaw, BK.  and Fan, Z. , Improvement in silicon morphology and mechanical properties of Al-17Si alloy by melt conditioning shear technology, International Journal of Cast Metals Research 23 (4)  : 225- 230

(2010)  Men, H. , Jiang, B.  and Fan, Z. , Mechanisms of grain refinement by intensive shearing of AZ91 alloy melt, Acta Materialia 58 (19)  : 6526- 6534 Download publication

(2010)  Xia, M. , Mitra, S. , Dhindaw, B. , Liu, G.  and Fan, Z. , Melt-conditioned, high-pressure die casting of Mg–Zn–Y alloy, Meatallurgical and Materials Transactions B 41 (1)  : 209- 213 Download publication

(2010)  Kotadia, HR. , Babu, NH. , Zhang, H.  and Fan, Z. , Microstructural refinement of Al–10.2%Si alloy by intensive shearing, Materials Letters 64 (6)  : 671- 673

(2010)  Tzamtzis, S. , Zhang, H. , Babu, NH.  and Fan, Z. , Microstructural refinement of AZ91D die-cast alloy by intensive shearing, Materials Science and Engineering A 527 (12)  : 2929- 2934

(2010)  Liang, S-M. , Zhang, H-W. , Xia, M-X. , Chen, R-S. , et al. , Microstructure and mechanical properties of melt-conditioned high-pressure die-cast Mg-Al-Ca alloy, Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China (English Edition) 20 (7)  : 1205- 1211

(2010)  Fan, Z. , Xia, M. , Bian, Z. , Bayandorian, I. , et al. , Refinement of solidification microstructures by the MCAST process, Materials Science Forum 649 315- 323

(2010)  Xu, J. , Liu, G. , Zhang, S. , Shi, L.  and Fan, Z. , Rheo-diecasting of AZ91D magnesium alloy, Rare Metals 29 (5)  : 542- 546

(2010)  Fan, Z. , Xia, M. , Wang, Y. , Arumuganathar, S.  and Scamans, GM. , Shear enhanced heterogeneous nucleation in AZ91D alloy, Materials Science Forum 649 301- 306

(2010)  Wang, Y. , Xia, M. , Fan, Z. , Zhou, X.  and Thompson, GE. , The effect of Al8Mn₅ intermetallic particles on grain size of as-cast Mg-Al-Zn AZ91D alloy, Intermetallics 18 (8)  : 1683- 1689

(2009)  Tegze, G. , Bansel, G. , Toth, GI. , Pusztai, T. , et al. , Advanced operator splitting-based semi-implicit spectral method to solve the binary phase-field crystal equations with variable coefficients, Journal of Computational Physics 228 (5)  : 1612- 1623

(2009)  Fan, Z. , Wang, Y. , Xia, M.  and Arumuganathar, S. , Enhanced heterogeneous nucleation in AZ91D alloy by intensive melt shearing, Acta Materialia 57 (16)  : 4891- 4901

(2009)  Bian, Z. , Bayandorian, I. , Zhang, HW. , Scamans, G.  and Fan, Z. , Extremely fine and uniform microstructure of magnesium AZ91D alloy sheets produced by melt conditioned twin roll casting, Materials Science and Technology 25 (5)  : 599- 606

(2009)  Fan, Z. , Xia, M. , Zhang, H. , Liu, G. , et al. , Melt conditioning by advanced shear technology (MCAST) for refining solidification microstructures, International Journal of Cast Metals Research 22 (1-4)  : 103- 107 Download publication

(2009)  Zaffaina, L. , Alain, R. , Bonollo, F.  and Fan, Z. , New challenges and directions for high pressure die-cast magnesium, La Metallurgia Italiana March 2009 25- 29

(2009)  Tzamtzis, S. , Barekar, NS. , Hari Babu, N. , Patel, J. , et al. , Processing of advanced Al/SiC particulate metal matrix composites under intensive shearing - a novel Rheo-process, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 40 (2)  : 144- 151 Download publication

(2009)  Barekar, N. , Tzamtzis, S. , Dhindaw, BK. , Patel, J. , et al. , Processing of aluminum-graphite particulate metal matrix composites by advanced shear technology, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance 18 (9)  : 1230- 1240 Download publication

(2009)  Barekar, NS. , Tzamtzis, S. , Hari Babu, N. , Fan, Z.  and Dhindaw, BK. , Processing of ultrafine-size particulate metal matrix composites by advanced shear technology, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 40 (3)  : 691- 701 Download publication

(2009)  Seamans, G.  and Fan, Z. , Recovery mission, Materials World 17 (11)  : 29- 31

(2009)  Fan, Z. , Wang, Y. , Zhang, ZF. , Xia, M. , et al. , Shear enhanced heterogeneous nucleation in some Mg- and Al-alloys, International Journal of Cast Metals Research 22 (1-4)  : 318- 322 Download publication

(2009)  Ji, S.  and Fan, Z. , Solidification behavior and microstructural evolution of near-eutectic Zn-Al alloys under intensive shear, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 40 (1)  : 185- 195 Download publication

(2009)  Kotadia, HR. , Doernberg, E. , Patel, JB. , Fan, Z.  and Schmid-Fetzer, R. , Solidification of Al-Sn-Cu based immiscible alloys under intense shearing, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 40 (9)  : 2202- 2211 Download publication

(2008)  Liu, G. , Wang, Y.  and Fan, Z. , A physical approach to the direct recycling of Mg-alloy scrap by the rheo-diecasting process, Materials Science and Engineering: A 472 (1-2)  : 251- 257

(2008)  Hari Babu, N. , Tzamtzis, S. , Barekar, N. , Patel, JB.  and Fan, Z. , Fabrication of metal matrix composites under intensive shearing, Solid State Phenomena: Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites X 141-143 373- 378 Download publication

(2008)  Haghayeghi, R. , Liu, Y.  and Fan, Z. , Melt Conditioned Direct Chill casting (MC-DC) of wrought Al-alloys, Solid State Phenomena: Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites X 141-143 403- 408 Download publication

(2008)  Xu, J. , Zhang, S. , Yang, B. , Shi, L.  and Fan, Z. , Microstructure and mechanical properties of rheo-extruded AZ31 Mg-alloy, Solid State Phenomena 141-143 713- 718

(2008)  Pusztai, T. , Tegze, G. , Toth, GI. , Kornyei, L. , et al. , Phase-field approach to polycrystalline solidification including heterogenous and homogenous nucleation, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 20404205 Download publication

(2008)  Kotadia, HR. , Patel, JB. , Fan, Z. , Doernberg, E.  and Schmid-Fetzer, R. , Processing of Al-45Sn-10Cu based immiscible alloy by a rheomixing process, Solid State Phenomena: Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites X 141-143 529- 534

(2008)  Patel, JB. , Liu, YQ. , Shao, G.  and Fan, Z. , Rheo-processing of an alloy specifically designed for semi-solid metal processing based on the Al-Mg-Si system, Materials Science and Engineering: A 476 (1-2)  : 341- 349 Download publication

(2008)  Bian, Z. , Bayandorian, I. , Zhang, HW.  and Fan, Z. , Twin roll casting and melt conditioned twin-roll casting of magnesium, Solid State Phenomena: Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites X 141-143 195- 200 Download publication

(2007)  Fang, X.  and Fan, Z. , A novel approach to produce Al-alloy foams, Journal of Materials Science 42 (18)  : 7894- 7898

(2007)  Fang, X. , Shao, G. , Liu, YQ.  and Fan, Z. , Effects of intensive forced melt convection on the mechanical properties of Fe containing Al-Si based alloys, Materials Science and Engineering: A 445-446 65- 72

(2007)  Tang, H. , Wrobel, LC.  and Fan, Z. , Flow features and industrial applications of TSE rheoextrusion process, Fluid Dynamics and Materials Processing 3 (2)  : 129- 146 Download publication

(2007)  Varsani, V.  and Fan, Z. , Non-Newtonian behaviour of liquid metals, TMS Annual Meeting 67- 76

(2007)  Varsani, V.  and Fan, Z. , Non-Newtonian behaviour of liquid metals, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals 60 (2-3)  : 251- 256

(2007)  Hitchcock, M. , Wang, Y.  and Fan, Z. , Secondary solidification behaviour of the Al-Si-Mg alloy prepared by the rheo-diecasting process, Acta Materialia 55 (5)  : 1589- 1598

(2007)  Fan, Z. , Liu, G.  and Wang, Y. , Solidification behaviour under intensive forced convection, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals 60 (2-3)  : 161- 166

(2006)  Wang, Y. , Liu, G.  and Fan, Z. , A new heat treatment procedure for rheo-diecast AZ91D magnesium alloy, Scripta Materialia 54 (5)  : 903- 908

(2006)  Zhang, SM. , Fan, Z.  and Zhen, Z. , Direct chill rheocasting (DCRC) of AZ31 Mg alloy, Materials Science and Technology 22 (12)  : 1489- 1498

(2006)  Yang, BC. , Zhang, SM. , Xu, J. , Shi, LK.  and Fan, Z. , Hot compressive deformation of rheocast AZ31 magnesium alloy, Solid State Phenomena: Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites 116-117 742- 745

(2006)  Das, A. , Liu, G.  and Fan, Z. , Investigation on the microstructural refinement of an Mg-6 wt.% Zn alloy, Materials Science and Engineering: A 419 (1-2)  : 349- 356

(2006)  Ji, S. , Roberts, K.  and Fan, Z. , Isothermal coarsening of fine and spherical particles in semisolid slurry of Mg-9Al-1Zn alloy under low shear, Scripta Materialia 55 (11)  : 971- 974

(2006)  Wang, Y. , Liu, G.  and Fan, Z. , Microstructural evolution of rheo-diecast AZ91D magnesium alloy during heat treatment, Acta Materialia 54 (3)  : 689- 699

(2006)  Fan, Z. , Liu, G.  and Wang, Y. , Microstructure and mechanical properties of rheo-diecast AZ91D magnesium alloy, Journal of Materials Science 41 (12)  : 3631- 3644

(2006)  Tang, H. , Wrobel, LC.  and Fan, Z. , Numerical analysis of the hydrodynamic behaviour of immiscible metallic alloys in twin-screw rheomixing process, Materials and Design 27 (10)  : 1065- 1075 Download publication

(2006)  Shao, G. , Varsani, V. , Wang, Y. , Qian, M.  and Fan, Z. , On the solidification microstructure of Mg-30Zn-2.5Y metal-intermetallic alloy, Intermetallics 14 (6)  : 596- 602

(2006)  Fang, X.  and Fan, Z. , Rheo-diecasting of Al-Si-Pb immiscible alloys, Scripta Materialia 54 (5)  : 789- 793

(2006)  Ji, S. , Qian, M.  and Fan, Z. , Semisolid processing characteristics of AM series Mg alloys by rheo-diecasting, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 37 (3)  : 779- 787 Download publication

(2006)  Hitchcock, M.  and Fan, Z. , Solidification behaviour of 357 al-alloy under intensive forced convection, Materials Science Forum 519-521 (PART 2)  : 1747- 1752

(2006)  Ji, S. , Qian, M.  and Fan, Z. , The creep behaviour of rheo-diecast AZ91D (Mg-9Al-1Zn) alloy, Materials Science and Engineering: A 434 (1-2)  : 7- 12

(2006)  Zhen, Z. , Qian, M. , Ji, S.  and Fan, Z. , The effects of rheo-diecasting on the integrity and mechanical properties of Mg-6Al-1Zn, Scripta Materialia 54 (2)  : 207- 211

(2006)  Shao, G. , Varsani, V.  and Fan, Z. , Thermodynamic modelling of the Y-Zn and Mg-Zn-Y systems, Calphad 30 (3)  : 286- 295

(2005)  Fan, Z-T.  and Ji, S. , Low pressure lost foam process for casting magnesium alloys, Materials Science and Technology 21 (6)  : 727- 734

(2005)  Fan, Z. , Development of the rheo-diecasting process for magnesium alloys, Materials Science and Engineering: A 413-414 72- 78

(2005)  Ji, S. , Zhen, Z.  and Fan, Z. , Effects of rheo-die casting process on the microstructure and mechanical properties of AM50 magnesium alloy, Materials Science and Technology 21 (9)  : 1019- 1024

(2005)  Tang, H. , Wrobel, LC.  and Fan, Z. , Hydrodynamic analysis of binary immiscible metallurgical flow in a novel mixing process: rheomixing, Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing 81 (3)  : 549- 559 Download publication

(2005)  Liu, YQ. , Qian, M.  and Fan, Z. , Microstructure and mechanical properties of a rheo-diecast Mg-10Zn-4.5Al alloy, Materials Transactions 46 (10)  : 2221- 2228

(2005)  Fan, Z. , Fang, X.  and Ji, S. , Microstructure and mechanical properties of rheo-diecast (RDC) aluminium alloys, Materials Science and Engineering: A 412 (1-2)  : 298- 306

(2005)  Fang, X.  and Fan, Z. , Microstructure of Zn-Pb immiscible alloys obtained by a rheomixing process, Materials Science and Technology 21 (3)  : 366- 372

(2005)  Fan, Z.  and Liu, G. , Solidification behaviour of AZ91D alloy under intensive forced convection in the RDC process, Acta Materialia 53 (16)  : 4345- 4357

(2005)  Fan, Z. , Liu, G.  and Hitchcock, A. , Solidification behaviour under intensive forced convection, Materials Science and Engineering: A 413-414 229- 235

(2005)  Scamans, G.  and Fan, Z. , Twin roll rheocasting of aluminum alloys, Light Metal Age 63 (6)  : 6- 9

(2004)  Das, A.  and Fan, Z. , A Monte Carlo simulation of solidification structure formation under melt shearing, Materials Science and Engineering A 365 (1-2)  : 330- 335

(2004)  Tang, H. , Anjorin, VAO. , Morgan, AJ. , Wrobel, LC. , et al. , Numerical and experimental investigation of the morphology development of expansion clouds by a powder jet flow, Fire Safety Journal 39 (7)  : 601- 617 Download publication

(2004)  Tang, H. , Wrobel, LC.  and Fan, Z. , Numerical evaluation of immiscible metallic Zn-Pb binary alloys in shear-induced turbulent flow, Materials Science and Engineering A 365 (1-2)  : 325- 329

(2004)  Liu, YQ. , Das, A.  and Fan, Z. , Thermodynamic predictions of Mg-Al-M (M = Zn, Mn, Si) alloy compositions amenable to semisolid metal processing, Materials Science and Technology 20 (1)  : 35- 41

(2004)  Tang, H. , Wrobel, LC.  and Fan, Z. , Tracking of immiscible interfaces in multiple-material mixing processes, Computational Materials Science 29 (1)  : 103- 118

(2003)  Fang, X. , Fan, Z. , Ralph, B. , Evans, P.  and Underhill, R. , Effects of tempering temperature on tensile and hole expansion properties of a C-Mn steel, Journal of Materials Processing Technology 132 (1-3)  : 215- 218

(2003)  Tang, H. , Wrobel, LC.  and Fan, Z. , Fluid flow aspects of twin-screw extruder process: numerical simulations of TSE rheomixing, Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering 11 (5)  : 771- 790

(2003)  Das, A.  and Fan, Z. , Morphological development of solidification structures under forced fluid flow: experimental observation, Materials Science and Technology 19 (5)  : 573- 580

(2003)  Fang, X. , Fan, Z. , Ralph, B. , Evans, P.  and Underhill, R. , The relationships between tensile properties and hole expansion property of C-Mn steels, Journal of Materials Science 38 (18)  : 3877- 3882

(2002)  Ji, S. , Roberts, K.  and Fan, Z. , Effect of shot peening on fatigue performance of ductile iron castings, Materials Science and Technology 18 (2)  : 193- 197

(2002)  Fang, X. , Fan, Z. , Ralph, B. , Evans, P.  and Underhill, R. , Effect of temper rolling on tensile properties of C-Mn steels, Materials Science and Technology 18 (3)  : 285- 288

(2002)  Fang, X. , Fan, Z. , Ralph, B. , Evans, P.  and Underhill, R. , Influence of accelerated cooling on microstructure and mechanical properties of C-Mn steels, Materials Science and Technology 18 (1)  : 47- 53

(2002)  Peng, HX. , Fan, Z. , Mudher, DS.  and JRG, E. , Microstructures and mechanical properties of engineered short fibre reinforced aluminium matrix composites, Materials Science and Engineering A 335 (1-2)  : 207- 216

(2002)  Chen, JY.  and Fan, Z. , Modelling of rheological behaviour of semisolid metal slurries - Part 1 - Theory, Materials Science and Technology 18 (3)  : 237- 242

(2002)  Fan, Z.  and Chen, JY. , Modelling of rheological behaviour of semisolid metal slurries - Part 2 - Steady state behaviour, Materials Science and Technology 18 (3)  : 243- 249

(2002)  Chen, JY.  and Fan, Z. , Modelling of rheological behaviour of semisolid metal slurries - Part 3 - Transient state behaviour, Materials Science and Technology 18 (3)  : 250- 257

(2002)  Fan, Z.  and Chen, JY. , Modelling of rheological behaviour of semisolid metal slurries - Part 4 - Effects of particle morphology, Materials Science and Technology 18 (3)  : 258- 267

(2002)  Das, A. , Ji, S.  and Fan, Z. , Morphological development of solidification structures under forced fluid flow: A Monte-Carlo simulation, Acta Materialia 50 (18)  : 4571- 4585

(2002)  Fan, Z. , Semisolid metal processing, International Materials Reviews 47 (2)  : 49- 85

(2002)  Ji, S.  and Fan, Z. , Solidification behavior of Sn-15 wt pct Pb alloy under a high shear rate and high intensity of turbulence during semisolid processing, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 33 (11)  : 3511- 3520

(2002)  Ji, S. , Das, A.  and Fan, Z. , Solidification behavior of the remnant liquid in the sheared semisolid slurry of Sn-15 wt.%Pb alloy, Scripta Materialia 46 (3)  : 205- 210

(2001)  Peng, HX. , Fan, Z.  and Evans, JRG. , Bi-continuous metal matrix composites, Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing 303 (1-2)  : 37- 45

(2001)  Peng, HX. , Fan, Z.  and Evans, JRG. , Cellular arrays of alumina fibres, Journal of Materials Science 36 (4)  : 1007- 1013

(2001)  Yan, M.  and Fan, Z. , Durability of materials in molten aluminum alloys, Journal of Materials Science 36 (2)  : 285- 295

(2001)  Zhang, J. , Fan, Z. , Wang, YQ.  and Zhou, BL. , Equilibrium pseudobinary Al-Mg2Si phase diagram, MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 17 (5)  : 494- 496 Download publication

(2001)  Qin, RS.  and Fan, Z. , Fractal theory study on morphological dependence of viscosity of semisolid slurries, MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 17 (9)  : 1149- 1152 Download publication

(2001)  Peng, HX.  and Fan, Z. , Immiscible systems produced by squeeze casting of engineered metallic foams, Journal of Materials Science Letters 20 (19)  : 1769- 1771

(2001)  Ji, S.  and Fan, Z. , Improving the roundness of foundry sands with artificial processing, International Journal of Cast Metals Research 14 (1)  : 37- 42

(2001)  Aldrich, DE.  and Fan, Z. , Microstructural characterisation of interpenetrating nickel/alumina composites, Materials Characterization 47 (3-4)  : 167- 173

(2001)  Fan, Z. , Ji, S.  and Zhang, J. , Processing of immiscible metallic alloys by rheomixing process, Materials Science and Technology 17 (7)  : 837- 842

(2001)  Ji, S. , Fan, Z.  and Bevis, MJ. , Semi-solid processing of engineering alloys by a twin-screw rheomoulding process, Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing 299 (1-2)  : 210- 217

(2001)  Ji, S. , Wan, L.  and Fan, Z. , The toxic compounds and leaching characteristics of spent foundry sands, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 132 (3-4)  : 347- 364

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

(2011)  Men, H.  and Fan, Z. , Effects of lattice mismatch on interfacial structures of liquid and solidified Al in contact with hetero-phase substrates: MD simulations, The 3rd International Conference on Advances in Solidification Processes, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (27)  Download publication

(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)  Download publication

(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)  Download publication

(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)  Download publication

(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)  Download publication

(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)  Download publication

(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)  Download publication

(2009)  Bayandorian, I. , Bian, Z. , Xia, M. , Zhang, H. , et al. , Magnesium alloy strip produced by melt conditioned twin roll casting (MC-TRC) process, Magnesium Technology Symposium 2009

(2009)  Tzamtzis, S. , Zhang, H. , Liu, G. , Wang, Y. , et al. , Melt conditioned high pressure die casting (MC-HPDC) of Mg-alloys, Magnesium Technology Symposium 2009, Magnesium Technology 2009 91- 96

(2009)  Xia, M. , Wang, Y. , Li, H. , Arumuganathar, S. , et al. , Refinement of solidification microstructure by MCAST process, Magnesium Technology Symposium 2009, Magnesium Technology 2009 135- 140

(2007)  Wang, Y. , Liu, G. , Wang, F.  and Fan, Z. , Microstructural characterisation and thermal stability of an Mg-Al-Sr alloy prepared by rheo-diecasting, 5th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processings Download publication

(2007)  Liu, G. , Wang, Y.  and Fan, Z. , Rheo-diecasting AZ91D magnesium alloy, 5th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing Download publication

(2007)  Fan, Z. , Ji, S. , Fang, X. , Liu, G. , et al. , Development of rheo-diecasting (RDC) process for production of high integrity components, 2nd International Symposium on Shape Casting held at the 2007 TMS Annual Meeting, Shape Casting: 2nd International Symposium 299- 306

(2007)  Das, A.  and Fan, Z. , Monte carlo simulation of growth of solid under forced fluid flow, Symposium on Materials Processing Under the Influence of External Fields held at the 2007 TMS Annual Meeting, Materials Processing Under the Influence of External Fields 213- 222

(2007)  Das, A. , Fan, Z. , Liu, G. , Wang, Y.  and Ji, S. , Rheo-diecasting of magnesium alloys, Symposium on Magnesium Technology held at the TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Magnesium Technology 2007 227- 232

(2007)  Fan, Z. , Ji, S. , Wang, Y. , Das, A.  and Zhang, S. , Rheoforming technologies for processing wrought Mg-alloys, Symposium on Magnesium Technology held at the TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Magnesium Technology 2007 233- 238

(2007)  Fan, Z. , Liu, G. , Hitchcock, M.  and Das, A. , Solidification behaviour under intensive forced convection, Symposium on Materials Processing Under the Influence of External Fields held at the 2007 TMS Annual Meeting, Materials Processing Under the Influence of External Fields 201- 212

(2006)  Fang, X. , Shao, G.  and Fan, Z. , Microstructure and mechanical properties of Fe-containing Al-alloys processed by a rheo-diecasting process, , Materials Science Forum: Aluminium Alloys 2006 (519-521)  : 1251- 1256

(2004)  Fan, Z. , Ji, S.  and Liu, G. , Development of the rheo-diecasting process for Mg-alloys, International Conference on Magnesium - Science, Technology and Applications, Magnesium - Science, Technology and Applications (488-489)  : 405- 411

(2002)  Liu, YQ.  and Fan, Z. , Application of thermodynamic calculation to the aluminium alloy design for semi-solid metal processing, , Materials Science Forum: Aluminium Alloys 2002 (396-402)  : 717- 722

(2012)  Bayandorian, I. , Stone, I. , Huang, Y.  and Fan, Z. , Twin roll casting of thin AZ31 magnesium alloy strip with uniform microstructure and chemistry, , Magnesium Technology 135- 140

(2004)  Fan, Z. , Ji, S. , Liu, G.  and Zhang, E. , Development of the rheo-diecasting process for Mg- alloys and their components, , Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites, S2P 2004 285- 294

(2004)  Fan, Z. , Ji, S.  and Fang, X. , Rheo-diecasting of aluminium alloys and components, , Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites, S2P 2004 111- 120

(2001)  Zhou, Z. , Fan, Z. , Peng, HX.  and Li, DX. , High-resolution electron microscope observation of interface microstructure of a cast Al-Mg-Si-Bi-Pb(6262)/Al2O3p composite, , Journal of Microscopy (201)  : 144- 152

(2001)  Peng, HX. , Fan, Z.  and Evans, JRG. , Novel MMC microstructure with tailored distribution of the reinforcing phase, , Journal of Microscopy (201)  : 333- 338

Book Chapters

(2009)  Kotadia, HR. , Patel, JB. , Fan, Z. , Doernberg, E.  and Schmid-Fetzer, R. , Solidification and processing of aluminium based immiscible alloys. In: Yin, W. , Das, SK.  and Long, Z.  eds. Aluminum Alloys: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications II. TMS - The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society 81- 86 Download publication

Books

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

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