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Professor Zhongyun Fan
Director - BCAST - (Professor)

Gardiner Building 001d


Fan, a Professor of Metallurgy, is the Founder and Director of BCAST at Brunel University. He is the Principal Investigator/Director of the new EPSRC Future LiME Hub, which continues on from his role as the Principal Investigator/Director of the EPSRC Centre – LiME (2010-2015). The Future LiME Hub is a national centre of excellence in liquid metal engineering.

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.

Newest selected publications

Fang, CM. and Fan, Z. (2020) 'Atomic Ordering at the Liquid-Al/MgAl2O4 Interfaces from Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations'. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 51 (12). pp. 6318 - 6326. ISSN: 1073-5623 Open Access Link

Journal article

Balart, MJ., Patel, JB. and Fan, Z. (2016) 'Melt protection of Mg-Al based alloys'. Metals, 6 (6). pp. 131 - 131. ISSN: 2075-4701 Open Access Link

Journal article

Jones, S., Prasada Rao, AK. and Fan, Z. (2013) 'Melt Conditioned Direct Chill (MC-DC) Casting of Al Alloys'. Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 66 (2). pp. 117 - 121. ISSN: 0972-2815

Journal article

Ji, S., Yang, W., Jiang, B., Patel, JB. and Fan, Z. (2013) 'Weibull statistical analysis of the effect of melt conditioning on the mechanical properties of AM60 alloy'. Materials Science and Engineering A, 566. pp. 119 - 125. ISSN: 0921-5093

Journal article

Babu, NH., Fan, Z. and Eskin, DG. (2013) 'Application of external fields to technology of metal-matrix composite materials'.TMS 2013 Annual Meeting. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. 3 - 7 March. TMS/Wiley. pp. 1037 - 1044.

Conference paper
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