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Prof. Huang received his BEng and MSc in Mechanics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in 2002 and 2004, respectively, and his PhD in Materials Science in 2008 from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands. From 2008 to 2010, he worked as a research engineer at ArcelorMittal (the largest steel company in the world) in Maizieres-les-Metz, France. His research work in ArcelorMittal focused on the development of new advanced steels for lightweight automotive applications. Prof. Huang joined University of Hong Kong in 2010 as an Assistant Professor, and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2016 and full Professor in 2019. Prof. Huang’s research interests focus on two areas: (1) fundamentals of microstructure-property relationship and phase transformation of advanced steels and alloys, and (2) development of lightweight materials for automotive applications. Both experimental and modelling works are involved in his research. Being the PI, Prof. Huang secured funding from Collaborative Research Fund (UGC, HK), Research Impact Fund (UGC, HK), National Key R&D Program (mainland China), General Research Fund (UGC, HK), Innovation and Technology Fund (HK), National Natural Science Foundation of China (mainland China), and industries from Europe and China (e.g. ArcelorMittal France, General Motors, Ansteel, Baosteel etc). Prof. Huang has published 100+ SCI journal papers on top international journals in the field such as Science, Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, JMPS and IJP etc.
Advanced High Strength Steels
Microstructure-property relation of Metals and Alloys
Crystal plasticity finite element method (CPFEM)
He, B.B., Hu, B., Yen, H.W., Cheng, G.J., Wang, Z.K., Luo, H.W.*, Huang, M.X.*, High dislocation density-induced large ductility in deformed and partitioned steels (2017) Science, 357 (6355), pp. 1029-1032.
Wang, M., Huang, M.X.*, Abnormal TRIP effect on the work hardening behavior of a quenching and partitioning steel at high strain rate (2020), Acta Materialia, 188 551-559
Li, Y.Z., Luo, Z.C., Liang, Z.Y., Huang, M.X.*, Effect of carbon on strain-rate and temperature sensitivity of twinning-induced plasticity steels: Modeling and experiments (2019) Acta Materialia, 165, pp. 278-293.
Nimaga OG, He, BB, Cheng, GJ, Yen, HW, Huang, M.X.*, Revealing orientation-dependent martensitic transformation in a medium Mn steel by micropillar compression (2019), International Journal of Plasticity, 123, 165-177
Liang, Z.Y., Luo, Z.C., Huang, M.X.*, Temperature dependence of strengthening mechanisms in a twinning-induced plasticity steel (2019) International Journal of Plasticity, 116, pp. 192-202.
He, S.H., He, B.B., Zhu, K.Y., Huang, M.X.*, Evolution of dislocation density in bainitic steel: Modeling and experiments (2018) Acta Materialia, 149, pp. 46-56.
Luo, Z.C., Liu, R.D., Wang, X., Huang, M.X.*, The effect of deformation twins on the quasi-cleavage crack propagation in twinning-induced plasticity steels (2018) Acta Materialia, 150, pp. 59-68.
Li, Y.Z., Huang, M.X.*, Revealing the interfacial plasticity and shear strength of a TiB2-strengthened high-modulus low-density steel (2018) Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 121, pp. 313-327.
Zhou, P., Liang, Z.Y., Huang, M.X.*, Microstructural evolution of a nanotwinned steel under extremely high-strain-rate deformation (2018) Acta Materialia, 149, pp. 407-415.
Liang, Z.Y., De Hosson, J.T.M., Huang, M.X.*, Size effect on deformation twinning in face-centred cubic single crystals: Experiments and modelling (2017) Acta Materialia, 129, pp. 1-10.
He, S.H., He, B.B., Zhu, K.Y., Huang, M.X.*, On the correlation among dislocation density, lath thickness and yield stress of bainite (2017) Acta Materialia, 135, pp. 382-389.
Wang, X.G., Wang, L., Huang, M.X.*, Kinematic and thermal characteristics of Lüders and Portevin-Le Châtelier bands in a medium Mn transformation-induced plasticity steel (2017) Acta Materialia, 124, pp. 17-29.
Zhou, P., Liang, Z.Y., Liu, R.D., Huang, M.X.*, Evolution of dislocations and twins in a strong and ductile nanotwinned steel, (2016) Acta Materialia, 111, pp. 96-107.
He, B.B., Luo, H.W.*, Huang, M.X.*, Experimental investigation on a novel medium Mn steel combining transformation-induced plasticity and twinning-induced plasticity effects (2016), International Journal of Plasticity, 78, pp. 173-186.
Liang, Z.Y., Wang, X., Huang, W., Huang, M.X.*, Strain rate sensitivity and evolution of dislocations and twins in a twinning-induced plasticity steel (2015) Acta Materialia, 88, pp. 170-179.