Principal Investigator

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Yu Zou

Dean’s Spark Assistant Professor

Department of Materials Science & Engineering (primary appointment)
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (cross-appointed)

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto

Office: PT 172A

Email: mse.zou@utoronto.ca

B.Eng. (Beihang University), M.Eng. (McGill University), Dr.Sc. (ETH Zurich), Postdoc (MIT)

(Google Scholar, Research Gate, LinkedinORCID).

Bio: Dr. Yu Zou joined the MSE Department at U of T as an Assistant Professor in January 2018, after working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT (with A. John Hart). He received his doctorate, master's, and bachelor degrees from ETH Zurich (with Ralph Spolenak), McGill University (with Jerzy Szpunar and Stephen Yue), and Beihang University (with Hua-Ming Wang), respectively, all in materials science and engineering. He was also a JSPS visiting scholar at Kyoto University (with Takayuki Kitamura). His research areas include physical metallurgy, nanomechanics, microstructural analysis, and metal additive manufacturing. At U of T, he has been awarded Connaught New Researcher Award (top-up funding), CFI-JELF award, NSERC Discovery and Engage Grants, OCE VIP Grant, Mitacs Accelerate Grant, and Dean’s Spark Professorship.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Gang Niu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. University of Science and Technology Beijing. 2020

M.Eng. University of Science and Technology Beijing. 2015

B.Eng. Tongling University. 2014

Research Interests: Advanced High Strength Steel.

Hobbies: Swimming, Badminton.

Office: TBD

Email: gang.niu@utoronto.ca

Graduate Student

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Zhiying Liu, M.Sc.

Ph.D. Candidate

M.Sc. Shanghai Jiao Tong University. 2018

B.Eng. Nanjing University of Science and Technology, 2015

Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing, Nanofabrication and Nanomechanics, In-situ Micro-mechanical Tests and Characterization.
Hobbies: Hiking, Biking, Photography.

Office: WB 144

Emailzymx.liu@mail.utoronto.ca

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Michel Haché, B.A.Sc.

Ph.D. Candidate

B.A.Sc. Queen’s University. 2018.

Research Interests: Synthesis and Mechanics of Nanocrystalline Alloys Made by Electrodeposition.
Hobbies: Sports, Travelling, Reading.

 

Office: PT 177

Email: michel.hache@mail.utoronto.ca

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Changjun Cheng, M.Eng.

Ph.D. Candidate

 

M.Eng. Zhejiang University. 2019

B.Eng. Zhejiang University. 2016

Research Interests: Nanocrystalline High-entropy Alloys and Quasicrystals.

Hobbies: Tennis.

Office: WB 144

Email: changjun.cheng@mail.utoronto.ca

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Haoxiu Chen, M.Sc.

Ph.D. Candidate

 

M.Sc. Beihang University (Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics). 2019

B.Sc. Beihang University (Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics). 2016

Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing, Nanofabrication and Nanomechanics, In-situ Micro-mechanical Tests and Characterization.

Hobbies: Reading, Yoga.

Office: WB 144

Email: haoxiu.chen@mail.utoronto.ca

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Jiahui (Barry) Zhang, B.Eng.

Ph.D. Candidate

B.Eng. Southern University of Science and Technology. 2019

Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing, Machine Learning, Topology Optimization.

Hobbies: Basketball, Fitness, Travelling.

Office: PT 177

Email: jiah.zhang@mail.utoronto.ca

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Haokun Sun, B.A.Sc.

Master's Student

B.A.Sc. University of Toronto. 2018.

Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing, Selective Laser Melting, Recycled Powder, Maraging Steel, Aluminum, Copper.

Hobbies: Music, Travelling.

Office: WB 144

Email: hao.sun@mail.utoronto.ca

Tianyi Lyu, B.A.Sc.

Ph.D. Student

B.A.Sc. University of Toronto. 2020

Research Interests: High-entropy Alloy Design with Computational Facilitation.

Hobbies: Soccer, Chinese Calligraphy.

Office: TBD

Emailty.lyu@mail.utoronto.ca

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Wandong Wang, M.Sc.

Ph.D. Student

M.Sc. Shanghai Jiao Tong University. 2020
B.Eng. University of Science and Technology Beijing. 2017

Research Interests: High-entropy Alloys, Mechanical Properties, Nano-indentation.

Hobbies: Travel, Movies, Exercise.

Office: TBD

Emailwand.wang@mail.utoronto.ca

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Mingqiang Li, M.Sc.

Ph.D. Student

M.Sc. Peking University. 2020
B.Eng. Zhengzhou University. 2016

Research Interests: Mechanics of Semiconductors and Ionic Crystals.

Hobbies: Badminton, Swimming.

Office: TBD

Emailmq.li@mail.utoronto.ca

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Lizhong Lang, B.Eng.

Ph.D. Student


B.Eng. Shanghai Jiao Tong University. 2021

Research Interests: High-Entropy Alloys, Nanomechanics, In-situ Micro-Mechanical Tests and Characterization.

Hobbies: Soccer, Hiking.

Office: TBD

Email: TBD

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Jessie Gagnon, B.Eng.

Master's Student


Junior Engineer, Pratt & Whitney. 2021

B.Eng. Laval University, 2019

Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, High-Temperature Materials, Properties of Materials at the Nanoscale.

Hobbies: Astronomy, Ballet, Violin.

Office: TBD

Emailjessie.gagnon@mail.utoronto.ca

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Xiao Shang, M.Eng.

Ph.D. Student


M.Eng, McGill University. 2018

B.Eng. South China University of Technology, 2015

Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing, Machine Learning.

Hobbies: Snowboarding, Jogging, DIY Projects.

Office: TBD

Emailxiao.shang@mail.utoronto.ca

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Manvinder Lalh, B.A.Sc.

Master's Student


B.A.Sc. University of Alberta. 2021

Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing, Machine Learning. Powder Optimization.

Hobbies: Hockey, Golf, Music, Public Speaking.

Office: TBD

Email: TBD

Alumni

2021

  • Dr. Xin Chu, Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-2021).

  • Kun Gao, Visting Ph.D. Student from Beihanh University (2020-2021).

  • Wei Xing, Visting Ph.D. Student from Southern University of Science and Technology (2020-2021).

2020

  • ​Bo Zhu, Visiting Ph.D. Student from Jilin University (2019-2020).

  • Linghao Du, M.A.Sc Student.

  • Eric Liu, Undergraduate Thesis Student (2019-2020).

  • Volodymyr Vasylyev, Undergraduate Thesis Student (2019-2020).

  • Tianyi Lyu, Undergraduate Thesis Student (2019-2020).

  • Szu-Jia (Jessica) Liu, Undergraduate Thesis Student (2019-2020).

  • Kesarin Palani, Undergraduate Thesis Student (2019-2020).

  • Zhenying (Eva) Yang, Undergraduate Thesis Student (2019-2020).

2019

  • ​Dr. Hongze Wang, Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2019).

  • Jiaxi (Cecilia) Wang, M.Eng Student.

  • Sameen Ahmad, M.Eng Student.

  • Yujian Wang, Visiting Ph.D. Student from Northwestern Polytechnical University (2018-2019).

  • Lianbo Wang, Visiting Ph.D. Student from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2018-2019).

  • Chen Zhang, Visiting Undergraduate Student from Southern University of Science and Technology (2019).

  • Heyu Liu, Undergraduate Thesis Student (2018-2019).

  • Qiaofeng Zhang, Undergraduate Thesis Student (2018-2019).

  • Ruibin Wang, Undergraduate Thesis Student (2018-2019).

  • Chen Ru Tsai, Undergraduate Thesis Student (2018-2019).

2018

  • ​Yuan Gao, M.Eng Student.

  • Jan Truijin, Visiting Master's Student from Eindhoven University of Technology (2018).

  • Jiankai Xiao, visiting undergraduate student from Beihang University (2018).