Failure analysis and failure prevention in petroleum, petrochemical, utility, transportation and construction industries. Metallurgical and polymeric failure analysis and fractography.
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2006-2011
B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering
Shanghai JiaoTong University, Shanghai, China, 2002-2006
Experience and Work Highlights
Materials Consultant, Invetech LLC., Houston, TX (Feb 2012 – present)
Materials Engineer (Student Intern), John Deere (Jan 2011 – May 2011)
Graduate Research Assistant, Iowa State University (Aug 2006- Dec 2011)
1. Mechanical Properties on Steels and Weldments
2. Development of Renewable Energy Materials
Lab Administrator, Iowa State University (2006 – 2010)
The Effect of Specimen Dimension on Residual Stress Relaxation of Weldments, Proceedings of 9th European Conference of Residual Stress, France (2014), in press.
The Residual Stress Relaxation Behaviors of Weldments During Cyclic Loading, Journal of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol. 44, Issue 7 (2013).
The Effect of Specimen Dimension on Residual Stress Relaxation of Carburized and Quenched Steels, Journal of Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 529 (2011).
Thermal Stability of RE5(SixGe1-x)3 plates in RE5(SixGe1-x)4 alloys, where RE= Gd and Ho, Journal of Intermetallics, Vol. 18, Issue 5 (2010).
Electron Microscopy Examination of R5T4 alloys, where R= Ho, Yb and Gd, and T= Si, Ge, Ga and Sb, Journal of Acta Materialia 57 (2009).