Yongchang Liu studied materials science and engineering with specialization in materials processing engineering (solidification) at the Northwestern Polytechnic University, Fremont, Calif, USA, and acquired his B.S. degree in 1994, his M.S. degree in 1997, and his Ph.D. degree in 2000. His Dissertation was selected as the National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of PR China in 2002. From 2000 till 2003, he had a postdoctoral stay at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart, Germany, and investigated the inherent mechanisms of the massive transformation in iron-based alloys. Since 2003, he works as a Full Professor of material science at the Tianjin University and Director at Engineering Research Center of Composite and Functional Materials (Department of Education, China). He leads a research group in the field of phase transformations, with emphasis on the development of the structural steels, lead-free solders, and superconducting materials and founds a long-term scientific cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research. He has published 150 scientific papers in international scientific journals, authorized 14 patents of invention, and awarded the first prize of the Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation for his scientific work.
Biography Updated on 2 May 2011