Yufeng Zheng

Yufeng Zheng

Assistant Professor
Yufeng Zheng
Biography
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno. 2019— Present
  • Research Associate, Center for the Accelerated Maturation of Materials, Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis, The Ohio State University. 2014— July 2019
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for the Accelerated Maturation of Materials, Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis, The Ohio State University. 2013— Jul. 2014
Education
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2013
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2010
  • B.S., Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, 2007
Professional memberships and service

Technical committee

  • Secretary, Titanium Committee, Structural Materials Division, TMS
  • Member, Phase Transformation Committee, Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division, TMS

Conference symposium organizer

  • TMS Annual Meeting 2020
    - Phase Transformations and Microstructural Evolution
    - Purveyors of Processing Science and ICME: A SMD Symposium to Honor the Many Contributions of Taylan Altan, Wei Tsu Wu, Soo-Ik Oh, and Lee Semiatin
  • TMS Annual Meeting 2019
    - Phase Transformations and Microstructural Evolution
  • MS&T Annual Meeting 2018
    - Composition-Processing-Microstructure-Property Relationships of Titanium Alloys
  • TMS Annual Meeting 2018
    - Phase Transformations and Microstructural Evolution
  • MS&T Annual Meeting 2017
    - Phase Transformations and Microstructural Evolution in Ti and Its Alloys

Journal guest editor

  • JOM
    - Composition-Processing-Microstructure-Property Relationships of Titanium Alloys

Journal referee

Serve as invited reviewer for more than 15 journals in the area of metallurgy, characterization and materials processing, including Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, Materialia and Materials Research letter.

Membership

  • The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), 2011- present
  • Microscopy Society of America (MSA), 2014- present

Prospective graduate students

Prof. Yufeng Zheng’s research group is seeking motivated graduate and undergraduate students, who are interested in novel metallic materials design (titanium alloys, high entropy alloys and superalloys), additive manufacturing (LENS), advanced characterization (electron microscopy and atom probe tomography), phase transformation and deformation mechanisms in metals.

Prospective applicants should have a degree in materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry and related fields. Applicants with knowledge and experience in physical metallurgy of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, advanced manufacturing and microstructure characterization are highly encouraged to apply. Outstanding visiting scholars and students are also welcome. Please contact Prof. Yufeng Zheng at yufengz@unr.edu including an up-to-date CV and transcript.    

Learn more about our graduate programs 

Research interests

  • Processing-structure-property relationships in metals
  • Advanced electron microscopy
  • Additive manufacturing of metals
  • Novel alloys design
  • ICME & MGI
  • Solid-solid state phase transformation mechanisms

Publications

Published 36 papers (23 as first author, 6 as corresponding author) in peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings. Citations: 475, h-index: 12, i10-index: 13 (Google Scholar, 08/2019).

* as corresponding author.

  • Rongpei Shi, Yufeng Zheng*, Rajarshi Banerjee, Hamish L. Fraser, Yunzhi Wang, ω Assisted α Nucleation in a Metastable β Titanium Alloy, Scripta Materialia, 171 (2019) 62-66
  • Bharat Gwalani, Sindhura Gangireddy, Vishal Soni, Yufeng Zheng, Rajiv S. Mishra, Rajarshi Banerjee, Influence of Ordered L12 Precipitation on Strain-rate Dependent Mechanical Behavior in a Eutectic High Entropy Alloy, Scientific Report, 9 (2019) 6371
  • Yufeng Zheng*, William A.T. Clark, Hamish L. Fraser, Characterization of the Interfacial Structure of Coarse α Precipitates in a Metastable β-Ti Alloy Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr, JOM 71(7), 2291-2295 (Invited)
  • Bharat Gwalani, Stephane Gorsse, Vishal Soni, Matthew Carl, Nathen Ley, Jessi Smith, Aditya V. Ayyagari, Yufeng Zheng, Marcus Young, Rajiv Mishra, and Rajarshi Banerjee, Role of Copper on L12 Precipitation Strengthened FCC Based High Entropy Alloy, Materialia, 6(2019) 100282
  • Bharat Gwalani, Stephane Gorsse, Deep Choudhuri, Yufeng Zheng, Rajiv S. Mishra, and Rajarshi Banerjee, Tensile Yield Strength of a Single Bulk Al0.3CoCrFeNi High Entropy Alloy Can Be Tuned From 160MPa to 1800 MPa, Scripta Materialia, 162 (2019) 18-23
  • Qianglong Liang, Yufeng Zheng*, Dong Wang, Yulin Hao, Rui Yang, Yunzhi Wang, Hamish L. Fraser, Nano-scale Instabilities in a Gum-like Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn Metastable β-Ti Alloy, Scripta Materialia, 158 (2019) 95-99
  • Yufeng Zheng*, Daniel Huber, Hamish L. Fraser, Investigation of a Nano-scale, Incommensurate, Modulated Domain in a Ti-Fe Alloy, Scripta Materialia, 154 (2018) 220-224
  • Bharat Gwalani, Stephane Gorsse, Deep Chouduri, Mark Styles, Yufeng Zheng, Rajiv S. Mishra and Rajarshi Banerjee, Modifying Transformation Pathways in High Entropy Alloys or Complex Concentrated Alloys via Thermo-Mechanical Processing, Acta Materialia, 153 (2018) 169-185
  • Yufeng Zheng*, Talukder Alam, Rajarshi Banerjee, Dipankar Banerjee and Hamish L. Fraser, The Influence of Aluminum and Oxygen Additions on Intrinsic Structural Instabilities in Titanium-Molybdenum Alloys, Scripta Materialia, 152 (2018) 150-153
  • Yufeng Zheng, Robert E.A. Williams, Gopal B. Viswanathan, William A. T. Clark and Hamish L. Fraser, Determination of the Structure of α-β Interfaces in Metastable β-Ti Alloys, Acta Materialia, 150 (2018) 25-39
  • Deep Choudhuri, Srinivasan G. Srivilliputhur, Mark A. Gibson, Yufeng Zheng, David L. Jaeger, Hamish L. Fraser and Rajarshi Banerjee, Localized Bond Stiffening Causes 600% Increase in Creep Life of Magnesium Alloys, Nature Communication, 8(2017) 2000
  • Deep Choudhuri, Yufeng Zheng, Talukder Alam, Rongpei Shi, Mandana Hendrickson, Srikumar Banerjee, Yunzhi Wang, Srinivasan G. Srivilliputhur, Hamish L. Fraser and Rajarshi Banerjee, Coupled Experimental and Computational Investigation of Omega Phase Evolution in a High Misfit Titanium-Vanadium Alloy, Acta Materialia, 130 (2017) 215-228
  • Yufeng Zheng, Deep Choudhuri, Talukder Alam, Robert E.A. Williams, Rajarshi Banerjee and Hamish L. Fraser, The Role of Cuboidal ω Precipitates on α Precipitation in a Ti-20V Alloy, Scripta Materialia, 123 (2016) 81-85
  • Yufeng Zheng*, John M. Sosa and Hamish L. Fraser, On the Influence of Athermal ω and α Phase Instabilities on the Scale of Precipitation of the α Phase in Metastable β-Ti Alloys, JOM, 68(5), 1343-1349 (Invited)
  • Yufeng Zheng, Dipankar Banerjee and Hamish L. Fraser, A Nano-scale Instability in the β Phase of Dilute Ti-Mo Alloys, Scripta Materialia, 116 (2016) 131-134
  • Yufeng Zheng, Robert E.A. Williams, Soumya Nag, Rajarshi Banerjee, Hamish L. Fraser and Dipankar Banerjee, The Effect of Alloy Composition on Instabilities in β Phase of Titanium Alloys, Scripta Materialia, 116 (2016) 49-52
  • Yufeng Zheng, Robert E.A. Williams, Dong Wang, Rongpei Shi, Soumya Nag, Pavani Kami, John M. Sosa, Rajarshi Banerjee, Yunzhi Wang and Hamish L. Fraser, Role of ω Phase in the Formation of Extremely Refined Intragranular α Precipitates in Metastable β-Titanium Alloys, Acta Materialia, 103 (2016) 850-858
  • Yufeng Zheng, Robert E.A. Williams and Hamish L. Fraser, Characterization of a Previously Unidentified Ordered Orthorhombic Metastable Phase in Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr, Scripta Materialia, 113 (2016), 202-205
  • Yufeng Zheng, Robert E.A. Williams, John M. Sosa, Talukder Alam, Yunzhi Wang, Rajarshi Banerjee and Hamish L. Fraser, The Indirect Influence of the ω Phase on the Degree of Refinement of Distributions of the α Phase in Metastable β-Titanium Alloys, Acta Materialia, 103 (2016) 165-173
  • Yufeng Zheng, John M. Sosa, Robert E.A. Williams, Yunzhi Wang, Rajarshi Banerjee, Hamish L. Fraser, The Role of Omega Phase in Non-Classical Homogeneous Precipitation in Titanium Alloys, Scripta Materialia 111 (2016) 81-84
  • Dong Wang, Rongpei Shi, Yufeng Zheng, Rajarshi Banerjee, Hamish L. Fraser and Yunzhi Wang, Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) Approach to Design of Novel Microstructures for Ti-Alloys, JOM, 66 (7) 1287-1298.
  • Andrew Boyne, Dong Wang, Rongpei Shi, Yufeng Zheng, Amit Behera, Soumya Nag, James S. Tiley, Hamish L. Fraser, Rajarshi Banerjee and Yunzhi Wang, Pseudospinodal Mechanism for fine α/β Microstructure in β-Ti Alloys, Acta Materialia 64 (2014) 188-197
  • Soumya Nag, Yufeng Zheng, Robert E.A. Williams, Arun Devaraj, Andrew Boyne, Yunzhi Wang, Pete C. Collins, Gopal B. Viswanathan, James S. Tiley, Barry C. Muddle, Rajarshi Banerjee and Hamish L. Fraser, Non-classical Homogeneous Precipitation Mediated by Compositional Fluctuation in Titanium Alloys, Acta Materialia 60 (2012) 6247-6256