Tongguang (Tony) Zhai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Areas: Electron Microscopy, Failure Analysis, Fatigue and Fracture, Micro and Macrotexture, Simulation of Fatigue Damage, Structure/Property Relations

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Chemical and Materials Engineering - CME
163B FPAT
Lexington, KY 40506-0046
Phone: 859-257-4958
Fax: 859-323-1929
Email: tzhai@engr.uky.edu


Professional Preparation

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

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

Selected Publications

  • Y.B. Zhang, J.H. Xu, T. Zhai, Distributions of Pore Size and Fatigue Weak Link Strength in an A713 Sand Cast Aluminum Alloy, Mater. Sci. Eng. A, Vol. 527 (2010), pp. 3639-3644.
  • Q. Zeng, X.Y. Wen, T. Zhai, A Study of the Evolution of P Orientation {011} in a Cold Rolled Continuous Cast AA 3004 Aluminum Alloy after Annealing, Mater. Met. Trans. A, vol. 40A, (2009), pp. 2488-2497.
  • J.H. Xu, E.W. Kenik, T. Zhai, Brittle fracture in 50Mo-50Re alloys in slow strain rate tensile testing, Phil. Mag. A, Vol. 88, (2008), pp. 1543-1553.
  • T. Zhai, Strength Distribution of Fatigue Crack Initiation Sites in an Al-Li Alloy, Metallurgical & Materials Transactions A, 37A (2006), 3139-3148.
  • T. Zhai, J.X. Li, X. P. Jiang, M. D. Garratt and G. H. Gary, The Grain Boundary Geometry for Optimum Resistance to Growth of Short Fatigue Cracks in High Strength Al-Alloys, Int. J. Fatigue, Vol. 27 (2005), pp. 1202-1209.
  • J.X. Li, T. Zhai, M.D. Garratt, G.H. Bray, Four point bend fatigue of AA 2026 Al alloys, Metallurgical and Materials Transaction A, Vol. 36A (2005), pp. 2529-2539.
  • T. Zhai, A.J. Wilkinson, J.W. Martin, A Crystallographic Mechanism for Crack Propagation across Grain Boundaries, Acta Materialia, Vol. 48 (2000), pp. 4917-4927.
  • Zhai, T. J.W. Martin, G.A.D. Briggs, (1998), Time-resolved Acoustic Microscopy of Room Temperature Fatigue Damage in Al Single Crystals, Phil. Mag. A, Vol. 77, pp. 957-980.
  • Zhai, T. J.W. Martin, G.A.D. Briggs, (1996), Fatigue Damage in Single Crystal Aluminum IV: Secondary Slip, Acta Materialia, Vol. 44, pp. 3489-3496.
  • Zhai, T. J.W. Martin, G.A.D. Briggs, (1996), Fatigue Damage in Single Crystal Aluminum III: Lattice Rotation, Acta Materialia, Vol. 44, pp. 3477-3488.
  • Zhai, T. J.W. Martin, G.A.D. Briggs, (1996), Fatigue Damage in Single Crystal Aluminum II: TEM, Acta Materialia, Vol. 44, pp. 1729-1739.
  • Zhai, T. J.W. Martin, G.A.D. Briggs, (1996), Fatigue Damage in Single Crystal Aluminum I: On the Surface Containing the Slip Burgers Vector, Acta Metallurgica, Vol. 44, pp. 3477-3488.