Dr. Yufeng Zheng Joining University of Nevada, Reno as an Assistant Professor

Posted: August 8, 2019

Dr. Yufeng Zheng has accepted a job offer from University of Nevada, Reno to join the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering as an assistant professor. Dr. Zheng’s future research group will focus on exploring the processing-structure-property relationships in the metallic materials during advanced manufacturing using multi-scale ex-situ and in-situ characterization techniques. His research interests are to discover, synthesis and design the next generation of high-performance metallic materials by microstructure engineering, especially the lightweight high-performance metallic materials, such as titanium alloys produced by additive manufacturing for aerospace, chemical and bio-medical applications.


Dr. Yufeng Zheng is a research associate in the Center for the Accelerated Maturation of Materials. He obtained his PhD majoring in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University in the year of 2013, under the supervision of Prof. Hamish L. Fraser. Dr. Zheng’s research is focusing on the design of next generati

on of high-performance metallic materials for structural application including titanium alloys, high entropy alloys, magnesiu

m alloys and superalloys utilizing advanced characterization techniques, such as atomic resolution aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy and atom probe tomography. Dr. Zheng has conducted extensive study in the field of non-classical phase transformation mechanisms and deformation mechanisms in various metastable beta titanium alloys involving nano-scale structural and compositional instabilities by coupling multi-scale characterization (e.g. TEM, HRSTEM and APT) and computational simulation (e.g. phase field modeling and first principle calculation).

Dr. Zheng has published 36 papers (23 as first author and 6 as corresponding author) in the peer-reviewed journal and international conference proceedings, two of which were recognized as highly cited paper by Web of Science, and he has presented his work over 20 times at international conferences. Dr. Zheng was named among five finalists for the Aaronson Award for outstanding young researcher at the 2015 International Conference on Solid-Solid Phase Transformation in Inorganic Materials. 

Dr. Zheng is the secretary of TMS titanium committee and an active member in the TMS phase transformation committee. He has organized and chaired technical symposiums in the field of titanium metallurgy and phase transformation at various international conferences. Dr. Zheng has been invited as guest editor for special topic in JOM. He has also serviced as manuscript reviewer for more than 15 different peer-reviewed journals in the area of metallurgy, materials processing and characterization. Due to his excellent service, Dr. Zheng has been awarded as outstanding reviewer by the journal of Scripta Materialia in Feb 2019.

Congratulations to Dr. Yufeng Zheng!