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Huang M.X.

Chair Professor of Materials Technology,      Head of Department


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HW 7-15

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.

Research Areas

Advanced High Strength Steels

Microstructure-property relation of Metals and Alloys

Deformation mechanism

Phase transformation

Crystal plasticity finite element method (CPFEM)

Research Projects


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