Zhiming Li

Doctoral degree

PhD Graduate

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Business Address:Mittal Research Building, Central South University, 932 South Lushan Rd., Changsha, Hunan, 410083, China


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Zhiming Li is a professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Central South University (CSU) and the director of the Department of Materials Science in the school (since 2019). He is also a guest research group leader in the Department of Microstructure Physics and Alloy Design at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE) in Germany. He earned his PhD degree (2014) in materials science and engineering at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and was a joint PhD candidate at the University of California in Davis, followed by postdoctoral studies at the MPIE from 2015 to 2017. He then worked at the MPIE as the leader of “High-Entropy Alloys” research group from 2017 to 2019. His current research focusses on the development of multi-component alloys, including alloy design, processing, microstructure and properties.

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Selected publications:

[1] Zhiming Li*, Konda Gokuldoss Pradeep, Yun Deng, Dierk Raabe*, Cemal Cem Tasan*. "Metastable high-entropy dual-phase alloys overcome the strength-ductility trade-off". Nature. 2016, 534, 227–230.

[2] Zhiming Li*, Fritz Körmann*, Blazej Grabowski, Jörg Neugebauer, Dierk Raabe. "Ab initio assisted design of quinary dual-phase high-entropy alloys with transformation-induced plasticity". Acta Materialia2017, 136, 262–270.

[3] Wenjun Lu, Christian H. Liebscher, Gerhard Dehm, Dierk Raabe, Zhiming Li*"Bidirectional transformation enables hierarchical nanolaminate dual-phase high-entropy alloys". Advanced Materials2018, 30, 1804727.

[4] Zhiming Li*"Interstitial equiatomic CoCrFeMnNi high-entropy alloys: carbon content, microstructure, and compositional homogeneity effects on deformation behavior". Acta Materialia2019, 164, 400412.

[5] Zhangwei Wang*, Wenjun Lu*, Huan Zhao, Christian H. Liebscher, Junyang He, Dirk Ponge, Dierk Raabe, Zhiming Li*"Ultrastrong lightweight compositionally complex steels via dual-nanoprecipitation". Science Advances2020, 6, eaba9543.

[6] Ge Wu#, Chang Liu#, Andrea Brognara, Matteo Ghidelli*, Yan Bao, Xiaoxiang Wu, Wenzhen Xia, Huan Zhao, Dirk Ponge, Vivek Devulapalli, Wenjun Lu*, Gerhard Dehm, Dierk Raabe*Zhiming Li*"Symbiotic crystal-glass alloys via dynamic chemical partitioning". Materials Today2021, 51, 6–14.

[7] Chang Liu, Wenjun Lu, Wenzhen Xia, Chaowei Du, Ziyuan Rao, James P. Best, Steffen Brinckmann, Jian Lu, Baptiste Gault, Gerhard Dehm, Ge Wu*Zhiming Li*, Dierk Raabe*"Massive interstitial solid solution alloys achieve near-theoretical strength". Nature Communications2022, 13, 1102.

[8] Zhangwei Wang*, Wenjun Lu*, Min Song, Dirk Ponge, Dierk Raabe, Zhiming Li*"High stress twinning in a compositionally complex steel of very high stacking fault energy". Nature Communications2022, 13, 3598.

[9] Shuya Zhu, Qiankun Yang, Kefu Gan, Dingshun Yan, Yong Zhang, Chang Liu, Zhiming Li*"A strong ferritic high-resistivity multicomponent alloy with tunable ordered coherent multicomponent nanoprecipitates". Acta Materialia2022, 238, 118209.

[10] Liuliu Han, Fernando Maccari, Isnaldi R. Souza Filho, Nicolas J. Peter, Ye Wei, Baptiste Gault, Oliver Gutfleisch, Zhiming Li*, Dierk Raabe*"A mechanically strong and ductile soft magnet with extremely low coercivity". Nature2022, 608, 310–316.

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2018.9  to  Now

2017.1  to  Now
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (德国马普学会钢铁研究所)
Microstructure Physics and Alloy Design

2015.1  to  2017.1
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (德国马普学会钢铁研究所)
Microstructure Physics and Alloy Design

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