Zi-Kui Liu wins the 2015 LiXun Lecture Award

Zi-Kui Liu, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University (USA), was the winner of the 2015 LiXun Lecture Award, visited Metals Institute from Sep. 18 to 21 to carry out cooperation and exchange.

During the visit, Professor Zi-Kui Liu gave a presentation entitled "Computational Thermodynamics, Materials Genome and Materials Design" for our research staff and postgraduates. Before the report, Zhang Jian, deputy director of the metal on behalf of Professor Zi-Kui Liu Li Xuan lectures awarded the medal. The ceremony and presentation were chaired by Prof. Li Dianzhong. The report received enthusiastic response from our researchers and graduate students. The audience listened enthusiastically and discussed with Prof. Zi-Kui Liu on the topics of interest. During the visit, Prof. Zi-Kui Liu conducted in-depth communication with the researchers and graduate students on atomic-scale calculation of metal materials, solidification and solid-state phase transition.

Prof. Zi-Kui Liu received his bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Central South University, Master's degree from Beijing University of Science and Technology (Materials Science) and Ph.D. (Royal School of Metallurgy) from the Royal Swedish Institute of Technology in July 1982, July 1985 and February 1992 respectively. He has worked at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and QuesTeck Innovation in the United States. He is now a professor of materials at the Pennsylvania State University and the editor of the CALPHAD journal. Prof. Zi-Kui Liu is mainly engaged in the advanced theoretical research on the phase equilibrium of metals and ceramics. He systematically combines the first principle calculation with the phase diagram calculation, making it the database of thermodynamics, kinetics, physical properties of materials, And developed a database automation software package. Up to now, Prof. Zi-Kui Liu has published 385 SCI papers independently and cooperatively, and has won many international awards including "J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award", "Brimacombe Medalist Award" and "Faculty Mentoring Award" honor.