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Tongguang Zhai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Materials Engineering

Research Areas

Contact

859-257-4958
102 SJW

Appointments

7/2007—present Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0046, USA

8/2001—6/2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0046, USA

9/1983—8/1986 Research Engineer, Welding Department Institute of Building and Construction Research, Beijing, China


Education

8/1/2000-8/14/2001 Postdoctoral Research Associate University of Kentucky conducting research work on continuous cast Al

1/21/1995-4/30/2000 Research Fellow University of Oxford, England studying short fatigue crack initiation & propagation

10/1/1994-12/31/1994 Postdoctoral Assistant Fraunhofer Institute for NDT, Germany ultrasonic NDT and acoustic microscopy of materials

9/1991-9/1994 Ph.D. student D.Phil (Ph.D),

9/1996 Materials Science, University of Oxford, England

9/1979-6/1983 Undergraduate B.Sc.,

6/1983 Materials Physics, University of Science & Technology Beijing, China


Research Interests:

Electron Microscopy

Failure Analysis

Fatigue and Fracture

Micro and Macrotexture

Simulation of Fatigue Damage

Structure/Property Relations