Dr. Yanzhou Ji is an Assistant Research Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. He received his bachelor degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2011. He then joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University to complete his Ph.D. study (2018) and become a postdoctoral scholar (2019-2021). He has published 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and one book chapter. His research expertise is theoretical understanding and computer simulation of microstructure evolution in materials systems involving chemical reactions.
Dr. Ji’s current research focuses on chemical reactions in solid oxide fuel cells, Li-ion batteries and 2D materials. He also has extensive research experience in precipitation hardening, deformation twinning, solidification and additive manufacturing of metallic alloys.
- Y. Z. Ji, K. Momeni, L.-Q. Chen, “A multiscale insight into the growth of h-BN: effect of the enclosure”, 2D Materials 8 (2021) 035033
- X. Hu, Y. Z. Ji*, L. Chen, R. A. Lebensohn, L.-Q. Chen, X. Y. Cui, “Spectral phase-field model of deformation twinning and plastic deformation”, International Journal of Plasticity, 143 (2021) 103019 (*Corresponding author)
- Y. Z. Ji, L. Chen, L.-Q. Chen, “Chapter 6 - Understanding microstructure evolution during additive manufacturing of metallic alloys using phase-field modeling”, Thermo-mechanical modeling of additive manufacturing, Michael Gouge, Pan Michaleris, Elsevier, 2018, 93-116
- P. W. Liu, Y. Z. Ji+, Z. Wang, C. L. Qiu, A. A. Antonysamy, L.-Q. Chen, X. Y. Cui, L. Chen, “Investigation on evolution mechanisms of site-specific grain structures during metal additive manufacturing”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology 257 (2018) 191-202 (+Equal contribution)
- Y. Z. Ji, A. Issa, T. W. Heo, J. E. Saal, C. Wolverton and L.-Q. Chen, “Predicting β’ precipitate morphology and evolution in Mg-RE alloys using a combination of first-principles calculations and phase-field modeling”, Acta Materialia 76 (2014) 259-271
- Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Diamond award, American Ceramic Society, 2015
- Acta Materialia Outstanding Reviewer award, 2018