Center for Advancing Materials Performance from the Nanoscale
Hysitron Applied Research Center in China,
State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials & School of Materials Science and Engineering,
28 West Xianning Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049, P. R. China
E-mail:
zwshan@mail.xjtu.edu.cn
 

Director, Center for Advancing Materials Performance from the Nanoscale & Hysitron Applied Research Center, China (HARCC)
Director, Engineering Research Center for Magnesium-based New Materials
Deputy Director, State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials,
Dean, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China

So far, published 80+ papers in peer reviewed journals, including the most prestigious ones such as Science (1), Nature (1), Nature Materials (4), PNAS (2), Nature Communications (10) et al; organized and co-organized 24 international conferences; authored/presented more than 230 talks with more than half of them being invited talks; found and co-found three international research centers and one provincial engineering center. 

 
RESEARCH INTERESTS  
 
My research interests include: 1) probing the properties and advancing the performance of materials from the nanoscale; 2) developing technologies to enable above goals, and 3) accumulate and construct the knowledge system of materials at the micro- and nano- Scale. Currently my research efforts are focused on applying and developing unique quantitative in situ TEM mechanical testing techniques (indentation/compression/bending/tensile/fatigue/fracture + heating/electrical + gas environment).
 
REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS  
  1. Yuecun Wang, Boyu Liu, Xin’ai Zhao, Xionghu Zhang, Yucong Miao, Nan Yang, Bo Yang, Liqiang Zhang*, Wenjun Kuang, Ju Li, Evan Ma* & Zhiwei Shan*, Turning a native or corroded Mg alloy surface into an anti-corrosion coating in excited CO2, Nature Communications, 9, Article number: 4058 (2018) .

  2. Liqiang Zhang, Yushu Tang, Qiuming Peng, Tingting Yang, Qiunan Liu, Yuecun Wang, Yongfeng Li*, Congcong Du, Yong Sun, Lishan Cui, Fan Yang, tongde shen, Zhi-Wei Shan*, and Jian Yu Huang*, Ceramic Nanowelding, Nature Communications,DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02590-1 (2018) 

  3. Wang, Zhang-Jie; Li, Qing-Jie; Li, Yao; Huang, Long-Chao; Lu, Lei; Dao, Ming; Li, Ju; Ma, Evan*; Suresh, Subra; Shan, Zhi-Wei*, Sliding of coherent twin boundaries, Nature Communications, 8, 1108 (2017)

  4. Li, Meng; Xie, De-Gang; Ma, Evan; Li, Ju; Zhang, Xixaing*; and Shan, Zhiwei*, Effect of hydrogen on the integrity of aluminium-oxide interface at elevated temperaturesNature Communications, 8, 14564 (2017)

  5. Ding, Ming-Shuai; Tian, Lin; Han, Wei-Zhong*; Li, Ju; Ma, Evan; Shan, Zhi-Wei*. Nanobubble Fragmentation and Bubble-Free-Channel Shear Localization in Helium-Irradiated Submicron-Sized Copper,  Physical Review Letters, 117, 21, 215501 (2016)

  6. Degang Xie, Suzhi Li, Zhangjie Wang, Peter Gumbsch, Jun Sun, Evan Ma*, Ju Li* and Zhiwei Shan*, Hydrogenated vacancies lock dislocations in aluminum, Nature Communications, Volume: 7, Article Number: 13341,  (2016)

  7. Qingjie Li, Ju Li*, Z. W. Shan*, En Ma*, Surface Rebound of Relativistic Dislocations Directly and Efficiently Initiates Deformation Twinning, Physical Review Letters, 117, 16, 165501, (2016)

  8. Z. J. Wang, Q. J. Li, Y. N. Cui, Z. L. Liu, E. Ma, J. Li, J. Sun, Z. Zhuang, M. Dao*, Z. W. Shan*, and Subra Suresh*, Cyclic deformation leads to defect healing and strengthening of small-volume metal crystals, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112, 13502–13507  (2015).

  9. D. G. Xie, Z. J. Wang, J. Sun, J. Li*, E. Ma* and Z. W. Shan*, In situ study of the initiation of hydrogen bubbles at the aluminium metal/oxide interface, Nature Materials, 14, 899-903 (2015, Sep.).

  10. Bo-Yu Liu, Jian Wang, Bin Li, Lu Lu, Xi-Yan Zhang, Zhi-Wei Shan, Ju Li, Chun-Lin Jia, Jun Sun and Evan Ma, Twinning-like lattice reorientation without a crystallographic twinning plane, Nature Communications, 5, 3297 (2014) 

  11. Cheng-Cai Wang, Yun-Wei Mao, Zhi-Wei Shan, Ming Dao, Ju Li, Jun Sun, Evan Ma, and Subra Suresh,Real-time, high-resolution study of nanocrystallization and fatigue cracking in a cyclically strained metallic glassPNAS, 110, 19725-19730 (2013) 

  12. L. Tian, Y. Q. Cheng, C. C. Wang, Z. W. Shan, J. Li, X. D. Han, J. Sun and Evan Ma, approaching the ideal elastic limit of metallic glasses, Nature Communications3,609-614(2012)

  13. L. Huang, Q.-J. Li, Z.W. Shan, J. Li, J. Sun and E. Ma, A new regime for mechanical annealing and strong sample-size strengthening in body-centred cubic molybdenum, Nature Communications, 2,547(2012)

  14. Kun Zheng, Chengcai Wang, Yong-Qiang Cheng, Yonghai Yue, Xiaodong Han, Ze Zhang, Zhiwei Shan, Scott X Mao, Miaomiao Ye, Yadong Yin & Evan Ma, Electron-beam-assisted superplastic shaping of nanoscale amorphous silica, Nature Communications, 1, 24 (2010).

  15. Q. Yu, Z. W. Shan, J. Li, X. X. Huang, L. Xiao, J. Sun and E. Ma, Strong Crystal Size Effect on Deformation Twinning, Nature, 463 (2010) 335-338.

  16. Z. W. Shan, G. Adesso, A. Cabot, M. P. Sherburne, S. A. Syed Asif, O. L. Warren, D. C. Chrzan, A. M. Minor & A. P. Alivisatos, Ultrahigh stress and strain in hierarchically structured hollow nanoparticles, Nature Materials, 19 October 2008.

  17. Z. W. Shan, R. Mishra, S. A. Syed, O. L. Warren and A. M. Minor, Mechanical Annealing and Source-limited Deformation in Submicron-diameter Ni Crystals, Nature Materials, 7, 115-119 (2008).

  18. A.M. Minor, S. A. Syed, Z. W. Shan, E.A. Stach, Asif, E. Cyrankowki, T. Wyrobek and O. L. Warren. A new view of the onset of plasticity during the nanoindentation of aluminum. Nature Materials, September 2006, vol. 5, 697-702.

  19. Zhiwei Shan, E.A. Stach, J.M.K Wiezorek, J.A. Knapp, D.M. Follstaedt, S.X. Mao, Grain Boundary Mediated Plasticity in Nanocrystalline Nickel, Science 305 (5684): p654-657 2004.

     
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Date

Position

Organization

Jul. 2016-Present

Dean

School of MSE, XJTU

Nov. 2011-Jul. 2016

Deputy Dean

School of MSE, XJTU

June 2010- Present

Director

Hysitron Applied Research Center

Jan, 2010-Present

Deputy Director

Skate Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, XJTU

May 2009 - Present

Executive Director, Director

Center for Advancing Materials Performance from the Nano scale 

June, 2008-present

“Tengfei” Guest Professor

Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Mar. 2007-present

Guest Scientist

National Center of Electron Microscope, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Oct. 2006-present

Senior Scientist, Product line manager

Hysitron, Inc., Minneapolis, MN

2005- 2006

Postdoctoral Fellow

National Center of Electron Microscope, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2001 - 2005

Research Assistant & Teaching Assistant

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PADepartment of Mechanical EngineeringAdvisor: Prof. Scott Mao

1999 – 2001

Ph.D candidate & Research Assistant

Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academic of Sciences, Shengyang, ChinaAdvisor: Prof. Y. B. Xu

1996 - 1999

Graduate Research & Research Assistant

Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academic of Sciences, Shengyang, ChinaAdvisor: Prof. Y. B. Xu

1992 - 1996

Undergraduate study & Research

Jilin University, Changchun, ChinaAdvisor: Prof. C. X. Jin

SELECTED AWARDS, HONORS AND PRESS
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Grants:
  • Primary investigator, the National Key Research and Development Program of China (No. 2017YFB0702001), Performance period: Jul. 2017 to Jun. 2021
  • Primary investigator, Science and Technology Department of Shaanxi Province, 1M CNY, Applied basic research on high-quality magnesium-alloy-based new materials, Performance period: Jan. 2016 to Dec. 2018
  • Primary investigator, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2.8M CNY, Deformation characteristics and mechanisms of micronano scaled structural materials subjected to multi-field effects. Performance period: Jan. 2013 to Dec. 2017
  • Primary investigator, 973 program (2010CB631003) sub project, 2M CNY, Performance period: Oct. 2011 to Sep. 2013
  • Primary investigator, Zhiwei Shan’s Chinese 1000 Talent Program funding, 15M CNY, Performance period: May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2016
  • Co-investigator, Ju Li’s Chinese 1000 Talent Program funding, 15M CNY, Performance period: June 10, 2010 to June 9, 2015
  • Co-investigator, Evan Ma’s Chinese 1000 Talent Program funding, 25M CNY, Performance period: Jan 1, 2010 to Dec 2014
  • Primary Investigator, Chang Jiang Scholar funding, Xi’an Jiaotong University (2M CNY), In situ, quantitatively explore the properties of mateirals at Micronano scale. Performance period: Jan 1,2010 to Dec. 31, 2012
  • Primary Investigator, National Science Foundation of China, National Outstanding Young Scientist Fund (50925104, 2M CNY) Structure and properties of materials at the Micronano scale, Performance period: January 1, 2010 to Dec. 31,2013.
  • Primary Investigator, US Department of Engergy SBIR Phase II grant ($750K) titled Quantitative in situ TEM tensile apparatus, Performance period: June 2008 to April 2010.
  • Co-Investigator, US Department of Engergy SBIR Phase II grant ($750K) titled Quantitative In-Situ TEM Nanotribology Tester, Performance period: June 2008 to April 2010.
  • Primary Investigator, US Department of Engergy SBIR Phase I grant ($100K) titled Quantitative in situ TEM tensile apparatus (DOE # 83188S-07-I, Performance period: June 2007 to April 2008).
  • Co-Investigator, US Department of Engergy SBIR Phase I grant ($100K) titled Quantitative In-Situ TEM Nanotribology Tester (DOE # 83187S-07-I, Performance period: June 2007 to April 2008).
Conference organizers:
  1. Chair of “The 10th International Workshop on Materials Behavior at the Micro- and Nano- Scale”, Xi’an, China, May 31-Jun. 2, 2017
  2. Primary organizer of “The 9th International Workshop on Materials Behavior at the Micro- and Nano- Scale”, Xi’an, China, June 1-3, 2016
  3. Primary organizer of “International Workshop on Materials Behavior at the Micro- and Nano-Scale”, Xi’an, China, June 1-3, 2015
  4. Co-organizer, “材料界面、表征与检测论坛”分会,2015“新材料国际发展趋势高层论坛”,2015年9月18-20日在上海市
  5. Primary Organizer of “G1: Structure and properties of materials at the Micro- and Nano- Scale”, Second International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICYRAM2014), Oct. 24-29, 2014 
  6. Co-organizer of “CCC. In situ Characterization of Material Synthesis and Properties at the Nanoscale with TEM”, MRS Spring 2014, San Francisco, USA, April 21-25, 2014
  7.  Primary organizer of “Workshop on In Situ Electron Microscopy in Advanced Materials Research”, Xi’an, China, June 23-25, 2014
  8. Co-organizer, symposium YY: Elastic Strain Engineering for Unprecedented Materials Properties, 2013 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit,  Boston, Massachusetts,  USA, Dec. 1-6, 2013
  9. Primary organizer, 材料表征分析技术进展及应用,2013国际新材料发展趋势高层论坛, 2013年9月8-10日。 
  10. Primary organizer of “Workshop on In Situ Electron Microscopy in Advanced Materials Research”, Xi’an, China, June 12-14, 2013
  11. Primary organizer of “Workshop on In Situ Electron Microscopy in Advanced Materials Research”, Xi’an, China, June 12-15, 2012
  12. Co-organizer of symposium “Mechanical Behavior Related to Interface Physics”, 2012 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, on March 11-15, 2012, in Orlando, Florida, US http://www.programmaster.org/PM/PM.nsf/UpcomingSymposia/B4F98A282D217ABE8525783100744FE5?OpenDocument&ParentUNID=6419DC9F0C1B3540852575610065EE3B
  13. Co-organizer of symposium “Nanotechnology for Energy, Healthcare and Industry”, MS&T 2011, Oct. 16-20, 2011, Columbus, Ohio http://www.matscitech.org/program/technical-program/nanotechnology/
  14. Co-organizer of “2nd Winter school for the application of FIB/SDB in China”, Xi’an, China, Nov. 17-18, 2011
  15. Primary organizer of “4th International Workshop on Materials Behavior at the Micro- and Nano- Scale, Xi’an, China, May 19-21, 2011
  16. Primary organizer of “ Winter school for the application of FIB/SDB in China”, Xi’an, China, Nov. 17-19, 2010, http://www.campnano.org/web/special/winterSchool/index.html
  17. Primary organizer of “International Workshop on Behavior of Materials at Nano Scale”, Xi’an, China, 2010
  18. Co-organizer of “Probing the limits of strength” workshop, Lawarence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA, USA, August 10-12, 2009
  19. Primary organizer of International Workshop on Size effect on Materials Mechanical Behavior, May 24-26, 2009, Beijing, China
  20. Primary organizer of workshop on Behavior of Materials at micro- and nano scale, Dec 28-29, 2008, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
  21. Co-organizer, Fifth International Symposium on Ultrafine Grained Maerials (UFGIV), 2008 TMS Annual meeting, on March 9-13, 2008, in New Orleans, Louisiana, US.
  22. Primary Organizer, Workshop on In situ Electron Microscopy in Advanced Material Research, on May 31 to June 2, 2008,  in Beijing, China

Guest editor:

  • MRS Bulletin 2018, Member of the editorial board
  • Progress in Natural Science, Editor, 2016
  • Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Editor on board
  • Materials China, associate editor
  • MRS Bulletin, Volume Organizer, 2016
  • MRS Bulletin special issue, “Elastic Strain Engineering”, Feb. 2014, Vol. 39, No. 2, www.mrs.org/bulletin
  • JMS special issue on Ultrafine Grained Materials, 2008