Metallurgical Research & Technology 2021 Best Paper Award (May 2022)
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We are delighted to announce the winner of the Metallurgical Research & Technology 2021 Best Paper Award.
The Metallurgical Research & Technology Best Paper Award honors the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit dealing with research and/or industrial aspects in metallurgy and bringing an outstanding contribution to the field. All articles published during the current year prior to the award, including Short Communications, Regular articles, Reviews and Topical contributions, can be considered for an award. The editorial committee meets every year, in December, to judge the best papers according to th criteria of originality, innovation, significance to the research community, industrial relevance, technical excellence, impact, and clarity of presentation.
The authors of the awarded articles are offered a book from the EDP Sciences catalogue. In addition, they are given the possibility to publish a press release about their work and/or their laboratory/team. Finally, the selected articles are turned into free access so that all readers can have a chance to read them.
First prize winner
Yan Zhang, DeShui Yu, JianPing Zhou and DaQian Sun for their article "A review of dissimilar welding for titanium alloys with light alloys’", published in Metall. Res. Technol. 118, 213 (2021).
Titanium (Ti) alloys are widely used in industrial manufacturing, medical treatment, vehicles, and other fields. When welded with other alloys, due to great differences in physical and chemical properties of these materials, cracks easily appear in the joint, and obtaining stable welded joints is difficult. Results show that brittle intermetallic compounds (IMCs) formed in the welding process could reduce the plasticity of the joint. This review aimed to provide a comprehensive overview of the recent progress in welding and joining of Ti alloy and light alloys and to introduce current research and application. The methods available for welding Ti alloy and light alloys included fusion welding, brazing, diffusion bonding, friction welding and reactive joining. In this study, control methods of brittle IMCs in the welding process of Ti and other alloys and various improvement measures studied at home and abroad are described.
About the authors
In July 2019, the applicant became a high-level introduced talent of Xinjiang University, and was later selected into the Urumqi Science and Technology Innovation Talent Program, Tianshan Youth Program and Tianchi Doctoral Talent Program. He is currently an associate professor, postgraduate tutor, and IIW International Welding Engineer of the School of Mechanical Engineering of Xinjiang University. In the past 5 years, a total of more than 60 academic papers of various types have been published, of which more than 50 are included in SCI, and 44 are the first/corresponding author (including ties) SCI papers, with a cumulative impact factor of 123.6.
Graduate student, School of mechanical engineering, Xinjiang University.Be responsible for the collation and accumulation of references, and the statistics and summary of relevant data.
He presided over 3 projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 1 key R & D project of the autonomous region, 2 high-tech research projects of the autonomous region, 1 science and technology support project of the autonomous region, and 1 key scientific research project of colleges and universities. He was selected into the youth science and technology innovation talent training project of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Tianshan talent plan, Tianshan cedar science and technology innovation leading talent plan, and presided over more than 10 horizontal topics.
Former dean of Materials College of Jilin University. Deputy director of pressure welding Committee. President of Jilin Welding Society. Member of China welding training and Qualification Certification Committee. Certified Expert in Engineering.