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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

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

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

Ji, S., Yang, W., Gao, F., Watson, D. and Fan, Z. (2013) '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. pp. 130 - 139. ISSN: 0921-5093 Open Access Link

Journal article

Fan, Z. (2013) 'An epitaxial model for heterogeneous nucleation on potent substrates'. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 44 (3). pp. 1409 - 1418. ISSN: 1073-5623 Open Access Link

Journal article
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