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    Prof.Ze Zhang (Member of Chinese of Academy of Sciences)

    Editor:yaoxx Date:2016-09-26 Hits:2447

    Prof. Dr. Ze. Zhang has been working in the field of materials microstructure using electron microscopy correlated with the corresponding properties for more than 30 years. He graduated from the Department of Physics, Jilin University with degree of B.Sc. on 1980.  He got M. Sc., and Ph. D degrees from Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, on 1983 and 1987, respectively.

    During his Ph.D work, he focused on electron microscopy study of metastable phase and found, together with his colleagues, a quasicrystal of icosahedral phase with 5-fold symmetry from a Titanium alloy Ti2(Ni1-x-Vx) in early 1985, which is a different system from the aluminum alloy system found by Shechtman in later 1984 (Z. Zhang, H. Q. Ye and K. H. Kuo, "A new icosahedral phase with m35 symmetry", Phil. Mag. A52, L49(1985)).  He was also one of the earlier researchers who discovered dislocations in quasicrystals and did a systematical analysis of Burgers vector determination for such linear defects in a quasiperiodic crystal.

    In recent years, Prof. Zhang together with his research team has developed an advanced microscopy technique, with which in-situ external field can be introduced into the microscope retaining the atomic resolution. They also successfully apply this advanced technique on in-situ electron microstructure study of the size effects of structural materials, especially on abnormal elasticity and strength of Ni-, Fe-, Cu-, Au-, Zr-, and some alloys. Some new phenomena and laws are dug out with regard to the relation between special properties and structure evolution. Moreover, the mechanism of the unusual transformation in nano-scale for the classic metal materials is revealed.

    Prof. Dr. Zhang was elected as a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences on 2001. He has been a professor and the director of Academic Committee of Zhejiang University since 2012.  He is the author of more than 260 papers published on international peer reviewed journals. He is a chief scientist of national basic research program of China, the president of China Association for instrumental Analysis, Chinese Electron Microscopy Society, and the president of Asia Pacific Electron Microscopy Association.

    His research interests cover transmission electron microscopy study of microstructure and property of advanced materials, ranging from alloys, nano-wires, to thin films. Special interests on in-situ atomic resolution study of strain induced structural evolution and their impact on material’s physical properties. In recent years, Prof.Zhang and team have published more than 10 papers in high impact factor journals such as Nat. Commun., Nano lett., Adv. Mater., Phy. Rev. Lett., JACS, and so on, and have obtained more than 30 authorized invention patents.