Yufeng Zheng

Materials Science and Engineering
Associate Professor

Discovery Park E120

Yufeng Zheng

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  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, May 2013
  • M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, June 2010
  • B.S. in Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, July 2007

Phase Transformation and Deformation Behavior in Metals and Alloys

  • Non-equilibrium phase transformations under extreme conditions
  • Defects induced phase transformation and deformation behavior
  • Stress induced phase transformation and shape memory effect

Materials Characterization

  • Atomic resolution characterization (Cs-corrected S/TEM and atom probe tomography)
  • 3D characterization (FIB-SEM tomography, S/TEM tomography and atom probe tomography)
  • In-situ characterization (in-situ cooling, heating or straining SEM/TEM)

Advanced Manufacturing and Alloy Design

  • Additive manufacturing of lightweight metals and alloys
  • Metastable titanium alloys design for aerospace and bio-medical applications
  • High throughput design of high-entropy alloys for intermediate- and high-temperature application

Citations: 3015, h-index: 28, i10-index: 42. (* as corresponding author; + student supervised)

[J58] S.A. Mantri, A. Dasari, A. Sharma, Yufeng Zheng, Hamish L. Fraser, Rajarshi Banerjee, Role of Aluminum Rejection from Isothermal w Precipitates on the Formation of α Precipitates in the Metastable β -Titanium Alloy Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al, Scripta Materialia, 234 (2023) 115565, DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2023.115565

[J57] Xiao Han, Dian Li+, Jingyi Zhou, Yufeng Zheng, Lingyan Kong, Lin Li, Feng Yan, Electrospun Single-Phase Spinel Magnetic High Entropy Oxide Nanoparticles via Low-Temperature Ambient Annealing, Nanoscale Advances, 2023, DOI: 10.1039/d3na00090g

[J56] Yunting Su, Chuanxin Liang, Xun Sun, Hualei Zhang, Qianglong Liang, Yufeng Zheng, Yulin Hao, Rui Yang, Dong Wang, Dipankar Banerjee, Yunzhi Wang, Composition-dependent Shuffle-shear Coupling and Shuffle-regulated Strain Glass Transition in Compositionally Modulated in Ti-Nb Alloys, Acta Materialia, 246 (2023) 118697, DOI:10.1016/j.actamat.2023.118697

[J55] Xing Zhang, Dian Li+, Yufeng Zheng, Pouya Shojae, Mohamed Trabia, Brendan O’Toole, Dong Lin, Leslie Mushongera, Yiliang Liao, In-situ Synthesis of Ti5Si3-Reinforced Titanium Matrix Nanocomposite by Selective Laser Melting: Quasi-continuous Reinforcement Network and Enhanced Mechanical Performance, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 309 (2022) 117752, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2022.117752

[J54] Al Amin, Dian Li+, Xiaomeng Duan, S.N. Vijayaraghavan, Harigovind G. Menon, Jacob Wall, Mark Weaver, Mark Ming-Cheng Cheng, Yufeng Zheng, Lin Li, Feng Yan, Enhanced Efficiency and Stability in Sb2S3 Seed Layer Buffered Sb2Se3 Solar Cells, Advanced Materials Interfaces, (2022), 9, 2200547, DOI: 10.1002/admi.202200547 

[J53] Qianglong Liang, Shuangshuang Zhao, Chuanxin Liang, Tengfei Zhao, Dong Wang, Xiangdong Ding, Shilei Li, Yandong Wang, Yufeng Zheng, Xiaobing Ren, Michael Mills, Yunzhi Wang, Strain States and Unique Properties in Cold-Rolled TiNi Shape Memory Alloys, Acta Materialia, 231 (2022) 117890, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2022.117890

[J52] Shuangshuang Zhao, Qianglong Liang, Dong Wang, Yuanchao Ji, Yu Wang, Yufeng Zheng*, Xiangdong Ding, Michael Mills, Xiaobing Ren, Yunzhi Wang, Quasi-linear Superelasticity with Ultralow Modulus in Tensile Cyclic Deformed NiTi Strain Glass, Advanced Engineering Materials, (2022):2200239. DOI: 10.1002/adem.202200239

[J51] Rongpei Shi, Dian Li+, Stoichko Antonov, Xingjun Liu, Yufeng Zheng*, Origin of Morphological Variation of Grain Boundary Precipitates in Titanium Alloys, Scripta Materialia, 214 (2022) 114651, DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2022.114651 

[J50] Yufeng Zheng, Rajarshi Banerjee, Yunzhi Wang, Hamish L. Fraser, Dipankar Banerjee, Pathways to Titanium Martensite, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 75 (2022) 1051-1068, DOI: 10.1007/s12666-022-02559-9

[J49] Al Amin, Liping Guo, S.N. Vijayaraghavan, Dian Li+, Xiaomeng Duan, Harigovind G. Menon, Jacob Wall, Subhadra Gupta, Mark Ming-Cheng Cheng, Yufeng Zheng, Lin Li, Feng Yan, Solution-Processed Vanadium Oxides as a Hole-Transport Layer for Sb2Se3 Thin-Film Solar Cells, Solar Energy, 231 (2022) 1-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2021.11.009

[J48] Prithiv T. Sukumar, Zachary Kloenne, Dian Li+, Rongpei Shi, Yufeng Zheng, Hamish L. Fraser, Baptiste Gault, Stoichko Antonov, Grain Boundary Segregation and Its Implications regarding the Formation of the Grain Boundary α Phase in the Metastable β-Titanium Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr Alloy, Scripta Materialia, 207 (2022) 114320, DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2021.114320

[J47] Yalong Wang, Mengyuan Hao, Dian Li+, Pei Li, Qianglong Liang, Dong Wang, Yufeng Zheng*, Qiaoyan Sun, Yunzhi Wang, Enhanced Mechanical Properties of Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr-1Zr by Bimodal Lamellar Precipitate Microstructures via Two-step Aging, Materials Science & Engineering: A, 829 (2022) 142117, DOI:10.1016/j.msea.2021.142117

[J46] S.N. Vijayaraghavan, Jacob Wall, Harigovind G. Menon, Xiaomeng Duan, Liping Guo, Al Amin, Xiao Han, Linyan Kong, Yufeng Zheng, Lin Li, Feng Yan, Interfacial Engineering with NiOx Nanofibers as Hole Transport Layer for Carbon-based Perovskite Solar Cells, Solar Energy, 230 (2021) 591-597, DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2021.10.039

[J45] Dian Li+, Xing Zhang, Wenrui Zhao+, Darlene Merrill+, Noah Myer+, Stoichko Antonov, Yiliang Liao, Yufeng Zheng*, The Role of High-Index Twinning on Hierarchical α Microstructure in Metastable β-Titanium Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr Alloy, JOM 73 (2021) 2303-2311, DOI: 10.1007/s11837-021-04757-0

[J44] Rongpei Shi, Yipeng Gao, Dian Li+, Wenrui Zhao+, Yufeng Zheng*, Recent Advances in the Design of Novel β-Titanium Alloys using Computational Simulation and Advanced Characterization, Advanced Engineering Materials, (2021):2100152. DOI:10.1002/adem.202100152 (Invited Review)

[J43] Xing Zhang, Dian Li+, Yiliang Liao, Yufeng Zheng*, Three-dimensional Characterization of Selective Laser Melted Graphene Oxide-Reinforced Ti-48Al-2Cr-2Nb Alloy, JOM 73 (2021) 1795-1803, DOI: 10.1007/s11837-021-04666-2

[J42] Kaka Ma, Yufeng Zheng*, Sriswaroop Dasari, Dalong Zhang, Hamish L. Fraser, Rajarshi Banerjee, Precipitation in Nanostructured Alloys: a Brief Review, MRS Bulletin 46 (2021) 250-257, DOI: 10.1557/s43577-021-00066-8

[J41] Abhishek Sharma, Vishal Soni, Sriswaroop Dasari, Srinivas Mantri, Yufeng Zheng, Hamish L. Fraser, Rajarshi Banerjee, Fine Scale α Precipitation in Ti-19at%V in the Absence of Influence from ω Precipitates, Scripta Materialia, 196 (2021) 113766, DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2020.113766

[J40] Stoichko Antonov, Rongpei Shi, Dian Li+, Zachary Kloenne, Yufeng Zheng*, Hamish L. Fraser, Dierk Raabe, Baptiste Gault, Nucleation and Growth of α Phase in a Metastable β-Titanium Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr Alloy: Influence from the Nano-scale, ordered-orthorhombic Oʺ Phase and α Compositional Evolution, Scripta Materialia, 194 (2021) 113672, DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2020.113672

[J39] Pu Deng, Houshang Yin, Miao Song, Dian Li+, Yufeng Zheng, Barton C. Prorok, Xiaoyuan Lou, On the Thermal Stability of Dislocation Cellular Structures in Additively Manufactured Austenitic Stainless Steels: Roles of Heavy Element Segregation and Stacking Fault Energy, JOM, 72 (2020) 4232-4243, DOI: 10.1007/s11837-020-04427-7

[J38] Yipeng Gao, Yufeng Zheng*, Hamish L. Fraser, Yunzhi Wang, Intrinsic Coupling Between Twinning Plasticity and Transformation Plasticity in β Titanium Alloys: a Symmetry and Pathway Analysis, Acta Materialia, 196 (2020) 488-504, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2020.07.020

[J37] Yipeng Gao, Jia-hong Ke, Bo Mao, Yiliang Liao, Yufeng Zheng, Larry K. Aagesen, Twinning Path Determined by Broken Symmetry: a Revisit to Deformation Twinning in Hexagonal Close-packed Titanium and Zirconium, Physical Review Materials, 4, 070601 (R) (2020), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.4.070601

[J36] Duyao Zhang, Dong Qiu, Mark A. Gibson, Yufeng Zheng, Hamish L. Fraser, Arvind Prasad, David StJohn, Mark A. Easton, Refining Prior-β Grains of Ti-6Al-4V Alloy Through Yttrium Addition, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 841 (2020) 155733, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.155733

[J35] Stoichko Antonov, Yufeng Zheng, John M. Sosa, Hamish L. Fraser, Jonathan Cormier, Paraskevas Kontis, Baptiste Gault, Plasticity Assisted Redistribution of Solutes Leading to Topological Inversion during Creep of Superalloys, Scripta Materialia, 186 (2020) 287-292, DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2020.05.004

[J34] Song Lu, Stoichko Antonov, Longfei Li, Chengpeng Liu, Xiaona Zhang, Yufeng Zheng, Hamish L. Fraser, Qiang Feng, Atomic Structure and Segregation Behavior of Creep Defects in a Co-Al-W-based Single Crystal Superalloys under High Temperature and Low Stress, Acta Materialia, 190 (2020) 16-28. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2020.03.015

[J33] Xing Zhang, Bo Mao, Yiliang Liao, Yufeng Zheng*, Selective Laser Melting of Graphene Oxide-Reinforced Ti-48Al-2Cr-2Nb: Improved Manufacturability and Mechanical Strength, Journal of Materials Research, 35 (15), 1998-2005. DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2020.63

[J32] Stoichko Antonov, Zachary Kloenne, Yipeng Gao, Dong Wang, Yunzhi Wang, Qiang Feng, Hamish L. Fraser, Yufeng Zheng*, Novel Deformation Twinning System in a Cold Rolled High-strength Metastable- β Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr Alloy, Materialia, 9 (2020) 100614. DOI: 10.1016/j.mtla.2020.100614

[J31] Srinivas Mantri, Talukder Alam, Yufeng Zheng, James Williams, Rajarshi Banerjee, Influence of Post Deposition Annealing on Microstructure and Properties of Laser Additive Manufactured Titanium Copper Alloys, Additive Manufacturing, 32 (2020) 101067. DOI: 10.1016/j.addma.2020.101067

[J30] Qianglong Liang, Dong Wang, Yufeng Zheng*, Shuangshuang Shao, Yulin Hao, Rui Yang, Dipankar Banerjee, Hamish L. Fraser, Yunzhi Wang, Shuffle-nanodomain Regulated Strain Glass Transition in Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn Alloy, Acta Materialia, 186 (2020) 415-424. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2019.12.056

[J29] Abigail K. Ackerman, Vassili A. Vorontsov, Ioannis Bantounas, Yufeng Zheng, Yanhong Chang, Thomas McAuliffe, William A. Clark, Hamish L. Fraser, Baptiste Gault, David Rugg, David Dye, Interface Characteristics in an α+β Titanium Alloy, Physical Review Materials, 4, 013602 (2020). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.4.013602

[J28] Vishal Soni, Bharat Gwalani, Talukder Alam, Sriswaroop Dasari, Yufeng Zheng, Oleg N. Senkov, Daniel Miracle, Rajarshi Banerjee, Phase Inversion in a Two-phase, BCC + B2, Refractory High Entropy Alloy, Acta Materialia, 185 (2020) 89-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2019.12.004

[J27] Vishal Soni, Oleg. N. Senkov, J-P. Couzinie, Yufeng Zheng, Bharat Gwalani, Rajarshi Banerjee, Phase Stability and Microstructure Evolution in a Ductile Refractory High Entropy Alloy, Materialia, 9 (2020) 100569. DOI: 10.1016/j.mtla.2019.100569

[J26] Qianglong Liang, Zachary Kloenne, Yufeng Zheng*, Dong Wang, Stoichko Antonov, Yipeng Gao, Yulin Hao, Rui Yang, Yunzhi Wang, Hamish L. Fraser, The Role of Nano-scaled Structural Non-uniformities on Deformation Twinning and Stress-induced Transformation in a Cold Rolled Multifunctional β-Titanium Alloy, Scripta Materialia, 177 (2020) 181-185. DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2019.10.029

[J25] Yufeng Zheng*, Stoichko Antonov, Qiang Feng, Rajarshi Banerjee, Dipankar Banerjee, Hamish L. Fraser, Shuffle-induced Modulated Structure and Heating-induced Ordering in the Metastable β-Titanium Alloy, Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr, Scripta Materialia, 176 (2020) 7-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2019.09. 027

[J24] Duyao Zhang, Dong Qiu, Mark A. Gibson, Yufeng Zheng, Hamish L. Fraser, David StJohn, Mark Easton, Additive Manufacturing of Ultrafine-grained High-strength Titanium Alloys, Nature, 576, 91-95 (2019). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1783-1

[J23] Rongpei Shi, Yufeng Zheng*, Rajarshi Banerjee, Hamish L. Fraser, Yunzhi Wang, ω Assisted α Nucleation in a Metastable  Titanium Alloy, Scripta Materialia, 171 (2019) 62-66. DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2019.06.020

[J22] Bharat Gwalani, Sindhura Gangireddy, Vishal Soni, Yufeng Zheng, Rajiv S. Mishra, Rajarshi Banerjee, Influence of Ordered L12 Precipitation on Strain-rate Dependent Mechanical Behavior in a Eutectic High Entropy Alloy, Scientific Report, 9 (2019) 6371. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-42870-7

[J21] Yufeng Zheng*, William A.T. Clark, Hamish L. Fraser, Characterization of the Interfacial Structure of Coarse α Precipitates in a Metastable β-Ti Alloy Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr, JOM, 71(7), 2291-2295. DOI: 10.1007/s11837-019-03441-8

[J20] Bharat Gwalani, Stephane Gorsse, Vishal Soni, Mattew Carl, Nathen Ley, Aditya V. Ayyagari, Yufeng Zheng, Marcus Young, Rajiv Mishra, and Rajarshi Banerjee, Role of Copper on L12 Precipitation Strengthened FCC Based High Entropy Alloy, Materialia, 6(2019) 100282. DOI: 10.1016/j.mtla. 2019.100282

[J19] Bharat Gwalani, Stephane Gorsse, Deep Choudhuri, Yufeng Zheng, Rajiv S. Mishra, and Rajarshi Banerjee, Tensile Yield Strength of a Single Bulk Al0.3CoCrFeNi High Entropy Alloy Can Be Tuned From 160MPa to 1800 MPa, Scripta Materialia, 162 (2019) 18-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.10. 023

[J18] Qianglong Liang, Yufeng Zheng*, Dong Wang, Yulin Hao, Rui Yang, Yunzhi Wang, Hamish L. Fraser, Nano-scale Instabilities in a Gum-like Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn Metastable β-Ti Alloy, Scripta Materialia, 158 (2019) 95-99. DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.08.043

[J17] Yufeng Zheng*, Daniel Huber, Hamish L. Fraser, Investigation of a Nano-scale, Incommensurate, Modulated Domain in a Ti-Fe Alloy, Scripta Materialia, 154 (2018) 220-224. DOI: 10.1016/j. scritamat.2018.06.010

[J16] Bharat Gwalani, Stephane Gorsse, Deep Chouduri, Mark Styles, Yufeng Zheng, Rajiv S. Mishra and Rajarshi Banerjee, Modifying Transformation Pathways in High Entropy Alloys or Complex Concentrated Alloys via Thermo-Mechanical Processing, Acta Materialia, 153 (2018) 169-185. DOI: 10.1016/j. actamat.2018.05.009

[J15] Yufeng Zheng*, Talukder Alam, Rajarshi Banerjee, Dipankar Banerjee and Hamish L. Fraser, The Influence of Aluminum and Oxygen Additions on Intrinsic Structural Instabilities in Titanium-Molybdenum Alloys, Scripta Materialia, 152 (2018) 150-153. DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.04. 030

[J14] Yufeng Zheng, Robert E.A. Williams, Gopal B. Viswanathan, William A. T. Clark and Hamish L. Fraser, Determination of the Structure of α-β Interfaces in Metastable β-Ti Alloys, Acta Materialia, 150 (2018) 25-39. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2018.03.003

[J13] Deep Choudhuri, Srinivasan G. Srivilliputhur, Mark A. Gibson, Yufeng Zheng, David L. Jaeger, Hamish L. Fraser and Rajarshi Banerjee, Localized Bond Stiffening Causes 600% Increase in Creep Life of Magnesium Alloys, Nature Communication, 8(2017) 2000. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02112-z

[J12] Deep Choudhuri, Yufeng Zheng, Talukder Alam, Rongpei Shi, Mandana Hendrickson, Srikumar Banerjee, Yunzhi Wang, Srinivasan G. Srivilliputhur, Hamish L. Fraser and Rajarshi Banerjee, Coupled Experimental and Computational Investigation of Omega Phase Evolution in a High Misfit Titanium-Vanadium Alloy, Acta Materialia, 130 (2017) 215-228. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2017.03.047

[J11] Yufeng Zheng, Deep Choudhuri, Talukder Alam, Robert E.A. Williams, Rajarshi Banerjee and Hamish L. Fraser, The Role of Cuboidal ω Precipitates on α Precipitation in a Ti-20V Alloy, Scripta Materialia, 123 (2016) 81-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2016.06.004

[J10] Yufeng Zheng*, John M. Sosa and Hamish L. Fraser, On the Influence of Athermal ω and α Phase Instabilities on the Scale of Precipitation of the α Phase in Metastable β-Ti Alloys, JOM, 68(5) 1343-1349. DOI: 10.1007/s11837-016-1860-y

[J9] Yufeng Zheng, Dipankar Banerjee and Hamish L. Fraser, A Nano-scale Instability in the β Phase of Dilute Ti-Mo Alloys, Scripta Materialia, 116 (2016) 131-134. DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptmat.2016.01.044

[J8] Yufeng Zheng, Robert E.A. Williams, Soumya Nag, Rajarshi Banerjee, Hamish L. Fraser and Dipankar Banerjee, The Effect of Alloy Composition on Instabilities in β Phase of Titanium Alloys, Scripta Materialia, 116 (2016) 49-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2016.01.024

[J7] Yufeng Zheng, Robert E.A. Williams, Dong Wang, Rongpei Shi, Soumya Nag, Pavani Kami, John M. Sosa, Rajarshi Banerjee, Yunzhi Wang and Hamish L. Fraser, Role of ω Phase in the Formation of Extremely Refined Intragranular α Precipitates in Metastable β-Titanium Alloys, Acta Materialia, 103 (2016) 850-858. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2015.11.020

[J6] Yufeng Zheng, Robert E.A. Williams and Hamish L. Fraser, Characterization of a Previously Unidentified Ordered Orthorhombic Metastable Phase in Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr, Scripta Materialia, 113 (2016) 202-205. DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2015.10.037

[J5] Yufeng Zheng, Robert E.A. Williams, John M. Sosa, Talukder Alam, Yunzhi Wang, Rajarshi Banerjee and Hamish L. Fraser, The Indirect Influence of the ω Phase on the Degree of Refinement of Distributions of the α Phase in Metastable β-Titanium Alloys, Acta Materialia, 103 (2016) 165-173. DOI: 10.1016/ j.actamat.2015.09.053

[J4] Yufeng Zheng, John M. Sosa, Robert E.A. Williams, Yunzhi Wang, Rajarshi Banerjee, Hamish L. Fraser, The Role of Omega Phase in Non-Classical Homogeneous Precipitation in Titanium Alloys, Scripta Materialia 111 (2016) 81-84. DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2015.08.019

[J3] Dong Wang, Rongpei Shi, Yufeng Zheng, Rajarshi Banerjee, Hamish L. Fraser and Yunzhi Wang, Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) Approach to Design of Novel Microstructures for Ti-Alloys, JOM, 66 (7) 1287-1298. DOI: 10.1007/s11837-014-1011-2

[J2] Andrew Boyne, Dong Wang, Rongpei Shi, Yufeng Zheng, Amit Behera, Soumya Nag, James S. Tiley, Hamish L. Fraser, Rajarshi Banerjee and Yunzhi Wang, Pseudospinodal Mechanism for fine α/β Microstructure in β-Ti Alloys, Acta Materialia, 64 (2014) 188-197. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2013.10. 026

[J1] Soumya Nag, Yufeng Zheng, Robert E.A. Williams, Arun Devaraj, Andrew Boyne, Yunzhi Wang, Pete C. Collins, Gopal B. Viswanathan, James S. Tiley, Barry C. Muddle, Rajarshi Banerjee and Hamish L. Fraser, Non-classical Homogeneous Precipitation Mediated by Compositional Fluctuation in Titanium Alloys, Acta Materialia, 60 (2012) 6247-6256. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2012.07.033

Honors and Awards
  • NSF EPSCoR Research Fellow, National Science Foundation, 2023
  • TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award, TMS Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD), 2023
  • Undergraduate Research Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, University of Nevada Reno, 2023
  • Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Awardee, National Science Foundation, 2022
  • Acta Journals’ Outstanding Reviewer in 2020, Scripta Materialia, 2021
  • Acta Journals’ Outstanding Reviewer in 2018, Scripta Materialia, 2019 
  • Finalist of Aaronson Award for Excellent Young Researcher, International Conference on Solid-Solid Phase Transformation in Inorganic Materials, 2015