School of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University
28# West Xianning Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049, P. R. China

E-mail: wjkuang66@gmail.com

   

Research Interests:
 
Oxidation of nuclear structure materials in service relevant environments;
Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) and Irradiation Assisted SCC of nuclear structure materials in service relevant environments;
 
Education:
 
Ph. D. in Corrosion Science and Protection, 2011
Institute of Metal Research (IMR), Chinese Academy of Sciences
 
B.A. in Material Science and Engineering, 2006
Wu Han University of Technology
 
 
Research Experience:
 
Assistant research scientist (Sep 2015-April 2018)
Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Science, University of Michigan
2934 Cooley Building,Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
Supervisor: Prof.Gary Was
 
Post doc (Feb 2013-Sep 2015)
Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Science, University of Michigan
2934 Cooley Building,Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
Supervisor: Prof.Gary Was
 
Post doc (Feb 2012-Jan 2013)
Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA  16802
Supervisor: Prof. Digby D. Macdonald
 
 
Patents:
 
2009  W.-J. Kuang, X.-Q. Wu, E.-H. Han, High-temperature and high-pressure water circulation control system and control method thereof, Patent No. ZL 200910011110.7.
 
2008  W.-J. Kuang, X.-Q. Wu, E.-H. Han, High temperature high pressure water circulation system, Patent No. 2008 1 0230396.3.
 
2008  W.-J. Kuang, X.-Q. Wu, E.-H. Han, Apparatus for loading in high-temperature high-pressure water and its application, Patent No. 2008 1 0228711.9.
 
2008  W.-J. Kuang, X.-Q. Wu, E.-H. Han, Window for implementing in situ optical observation in high-temperature highly pressurised liquid entironment and applications, Patent No. 2008 1 0012952.X.
 
2008  W.-J. Kuang, X.-Q. Wu, E.-H. Han, System for accurately controlling dissolved oxygen content in water and use thereof, Patent No. ZL 2008 1 0012594.2.
 
2008  W.-J. Kuang, X.-Q. Wu, E.-H. Han, Exhaust for separating atmospheric air and aerating closed vessel and use thereof, Patent No. ZL 2008 1 0011749.0.
 
 
Publications:
 
2018 Wenjun Kuang, Miao Song, Gary S Was, Insights into the stress corrosion cracking of solution annealed Alloy 690 in simulated pressurized water reactor primary water under dynamic straining, Acta Materialia, Accepted.
 
2018 Kiran K Mandapaka, Rico S Cahyadi, Steven Yalisove, Wenjun Kuang, K Sickafus, Maulik K Patel, Gary S Was, Corrosion behavior of ceramic-coated ZIRLO™ exposed to supercritical water, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 498 (2018) 495-504.
 
2018 T. Moss, W.-J. Kuang, Gary S. Was, Stress corrosion crack initiation in Alloy 690 in high temperature water, Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, 22 (2018) 16-25.
 
2018 W.-J. Kuang, Gary S. Was, Cody Miller, Mike Kaufman, Talukder Alam, Bharat Gwalani, Rajarshi Banerjee, The effects of cold rolling on grain boundary structure and stress corrosion cracking susceptibility of twins in alloy 690 in simulated PWR primary water environment, Corrosion Science, 130 (2018) 126-137.
 
2017 W.-J. Kuang, M. Song, P. Wang, G.S. Was, The oxidation of alloy 690 in simulated pressurized water reactor primary water, Corrosion Science, 126 (2017) 227-237.
 
2015 W.-J. Kuang, Gary S. Was, The effects of strain rate and carbon concentration on the dynamic strain aging of cold rolled Ni-based alloy in high temperature water, Scripta Materialia, 107 (2015) 107-110.
2015 W.-J. Kuang, Gary S. Was, The effects of grain boundary carbide density and strain rate
on the stress corrosion cracking behavior of cold rolled Alloy 690, Corrosion Science, 97 (2015) 107-114.
 
2015 W.-J. Kuang, X.-Q. Wu, X. Wang, E.-H. Han, A high temperature high pressure window for in-situ optical observation and Raman detection, Corrosion, 71 (2015) 687-691.
 
2014 W.-J. Kuang, James A. Mathews,Matthew L. Taylor, Digby D. Macdonald, The effect of Anodamine on the corrosion behavior of 1018 mild steelin deionized water:. Electrochemical Impedance Analysis, Electrochimica Acta, 136 (2014) 493-503.
 
2014 W.-J. Kuang, James A. Mathews, Digby D. Macdonald, The effect of Anodamine on the corrosion behavior of 1018 mild steelin deionized water: I. Immersion and polarization tests, Electrochimica Acta, 127 (2014) 79–85.
 
2014 W.-J. Kuang, Sang-Kwon Lee, James A. Mathews, Digby D. Macdonald, Monitoring crevice corrosion via the coupling current part: mechanistic studies, PowerPlant Chemistry, 16 (2014) 48-57.
 
2013 W.-J. Kuang, Sang-Kwon Lee, James A. Mathews, Digby D. Macdonald, Monitoring crevice corrosion via the coupling current part: the effect of Anodamine, PowerPlant Chemistry, 15 (2013) 356-365.
 
2013 Sang-Kwon Lee, W.-J. Kuang, James A. Mathews, Digby D. Macdonald, Monitoring crevice corrosion via the coupling current part : dectecting crevice activation, inversion and inhibition, PowerPlant Chemistry, 15 (2013) 240-250.
 
2013 W.-J. Kuang, X.-Q. Wu, E.-H. Han, Influence of dissolved oxygen concentration on the oxide film formed on Alloy 690 in high temperature water, Corrosion Science, 69 (2013) 197-204.
 
2012 W.-J. Kuang, X.-Q. Wu, E.-H. Han, Influence of dissolved oxygen concentration on the oxide film formed on 304 stainless steel in high temperature water, Corrosion Science, 63 (2012) 259-266.
 
2011 W.-J. Kuang, X.-Q. Wu, E.-H. Han, J.-C. Rao, The mechanism of oxide film formation on Alloy 690 in oxygenated high temperature water, Corrosion Science, 53 (2011) 3853-3860.
 
2011  W.-J. Kuang, X.-Q. Wu, E.-H. Han, Effect of Ni2+ in occluded volume on the oxidation behavior of 304 stainless steel in high temperature water, Acta Metallurgica Sinica, 47 (2011) 927-931.
 
2011 W.-J. Kuang, X.-Q. Wu, E.-H. Han, J.-C. Rao, Effect of alternately changing the dissolved Ni ion concentration on the oxidation of 304 stainless steel in oxygenated high temperature water, Corrosion Science, 53 (2011) 2582-2591.
 
2011 W.-J. Kuang, X.-Q. Wu, E.-H. Han, L.–Q. Ruan, Effect of nickel ion from autoclave material on oxidation behaviour of 304 stainless steel in oxygenated high temperature water, Corrosion Science, 53 (2011) 1107-1114.
 
2010 W.-J. Kuang, X.-Q. Wu, E.-H. Han, The oxidation behaviour of 304 stainless steel in oxygenated high temperature water, Corrosion Science, 52 (2010) 4081-4087.
 
2010 W.-J. Kuang, E.-H. Han, X.-Q. Wu, J.-C. Rao, Microstructural characteristics of the oxide scale formed on 304 stainless steel in oxygenated high temperature water , Corrosion Science, 52 (2010) 3654-3660.
 
 
Awards and Honors:
 
2017 Chinese 1000 Plan Young Scholar;
 
2016 First-rank science and technology award of China Nuclear Energy Association;
 
2012 Award of excellence of President of Chinese Academy of Sciences;
 
2011 First-rank Award of Shi-Chang-Xu in IMR in 2011.