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Prof. YAO Xiangdong Visits FJIRSM


Prof. YAO Xiangdong from Griffith University, Australia, visited Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter(FJIRSM), Chinese Academy of Sciences on March 27th, 2017. While staying at FJIRSM, Prof. YAO delivered a seminar report entitled “Defective Carbons for ElectroCatalytic Reaction: A Defect Catalysis Mechanism”, and carried out detailed discussion with the research staff at FJIRSM.

Prof. YAO Xiangdong obtained his BEng at Northeastern University in 1989 and MEng at Northwestern Polytechnical University in 1992 respectively for Materials Science and Engineering. From 1992 to 2000, he was employed in Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences as Research Associate (1992), Assistant Professor (1995) and Associate Professor (1998). His research was mainly on the design and development of new high-temperature materials, which lead to the innovation of three superalloys patents (commercialized) and numerous scientific publications. In 2000, he came to the University of Queensland where he was granted the PhD degree in Materials Engineering in 2005, working on the computational modeling for microstructure formation in light metals. From November 2003, he joined the ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials at The University of Queensland and focused on the research of non-equilibrium materials by both mechanical grinding and rapid solidification with nano-structural metallic materials, especially nanostructured light metal materials for clean and sustainable energy applications. Dr. YAO has made a number of significant contributions to these areas and has published over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has been awarded several research Fellowships, including an ARC Australian Research Fellowship and an ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship (Industry).

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