Prof. ZHU Yuntian (朱运田)

PhD The University of Texas at Austin, USA
B.S. Hefei University of Technology, China

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Phone: +852 34422457

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Professor Yuntian Zhu received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. He joined the City University of Hong Kong as a Chair Professor in 2020, before which he was a Distinguished Professor in North Carolina State University, where he worked from 2007 to 2020. He worked as a postdoc, staff member and team leader in Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1994 to 2007.

His research in recent years has focused on the deformation mechanisms at dislocation level and mechanical behaviors of heterostructured materials, and nano/ultrafine-grained materials. He is an experimentalist with primary interest in fundamental aspects of materials science and also in designing materials with superior strength and ductility. As of March 20, 2021, his publications have been collectively cited for ~ 43,000 times with h-index of 107 according to Google Scholar.


Founding Editor-in-Chief, Materials Research Letters, 2013-present
IAAAM Scientist Award, International Association of Advanced Materials, 2020
Institute of Metals Lecture and Robert Franklin Mehl Award, TMS, 2020
Fellow, Materials Research Society, 2019
Fellow, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, 2017
IUMRS Sômiya Award, International Union of Materials Research Societies, 2015
Leadership Award, TMS, 2015
Albert Sauveur Achievement Award, ASM International, 2014
Alcoa Foundation Distinguished Engineering Research Award, NC State University, 2014
Special Contribution Award, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, 2012
TMS SMD Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award, 2012
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2012
Fellow, American Physical Society, 2011
Alumni Outstanding Research Award, NC State University, 2010
TMS MPMD Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award, 2010
Fellow, ASM International, 2010
Nano50 Award, The Ultra-Strong, Stiff, and Lightweight CNT Fiber, by Nanotech Briefs, 2007
Best Idea Award, Los Alamos National Lab., 2006
Nano50 Award, 4-cm Long Carbon Nanotubes, by Nanotech Briefs, 2005
Achievement Award, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1999
Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1994-97