Wei Gao recieved B.E. degree from Northeastern University, M.E. dgree from BCRI, and D.Phil. from Oxford University, UK. He is a Fellow of Royal Society, New Zeland, a Fellow of Institution of Professional Engineers, New Zeland, and a Member of MRS, TMS, SMNZI, and ACA. He is a Professor of materials science and engineering, Associate Dean International in Engineering Faculty, and Director of Advanced and Nano Materials Research Centre, The University of Auckland. He worked at MIT, USA, for 5 years as a Principal Investigator and Director of Rapid Solidification Laboratory. His active research covers nanomaterials and coatings; high-temperature oxidation and corrosion; electronic materials, thin oxide films and their device applications; light alloys and intermetallics; rapid solidification and amorphous alloys; and electron microscopy. He has published more than 450 refereed research papers, 8 books and chapters, and holds 12 US/international patents and 3 MIT disclosures. He currently sits on the Editorial Board for several international journals, and has been invited to present 35 keynote and invited lectures in international conferences. He has been selected as the Fellow of the Royal Society NZ and IPENZ, and is Honorary Professor for 8 overseas universities. He has also received a number of prestigious awards, including the “R.J. Scott Medal” and “James Cook Fellowship” by the New Zealand Government for “Outstanding Contributions to Science and Engineering”.
Biography Updated on 17 August 2008