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Meeting 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Young Professional "Meet the Candidate" Interactive Session
Presentation Title MC-1: Seeking Broader Applications of Materials Science
Author(s) Dalong Zhang
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Dalong Zhang
Abstract Scope My name is Dalong Zhang. I am a PhD student in Materials Science at UC Davis since September 2011, and I will graduate by March 2016. Supervised by Prof. Enrique Lavernia and Prof. Subhash Mahajan, I have been working on understanding the deformation mechanisms of HCP Mg and its alloys. Therefore, microscopy and crystallography have been two important tools for me to study the intrinsic anisotropy in HCP materials. In addition to utilizing state-of-the-art EBSD, high resolution TEM, and in-situ TEM techniques, I also trained myself in the “lost art” of two-beam/weak-beam TEM for identifying dislocations. With various techniques in my “toolbox”, I could characterize the materials from a multi-scale perspective, gather truly “representative” data, and hence understand the behavior of bulk materials better. After my PhD, I am eager to explore broader applications of my skill-sets, and seek new challenges to learn more, in either academia or industry.
Proceedings Inclusion? Definite: None Selected

OTHER PAPERS PLANNED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM

MC-11: Sivanesh Palanivel: Expertise in Processing, Additive Manufacturing, Characterization, and Computation
MC-12: Understanding Fatigue Mechanisms through Microstructural Control
MC-13: Nano-mechanical Behavior of High Entropy Alloy and Bulk Metallic Glass
MC-14: Microstructural Evolution and Mechanical Response by ‘Design and Modeling’
MC-15: Achieving Exceptional Properties in High Temperature Materials Using Friction Stir Processing (FSP)
MC-16: Friction Stir Welding of Aluminum 7000 Series Alloys
MC-17: Fabrication of Microchannel Monolithic Heat Exchanger Using Additive Manufacturing
MC-1: Seeking Broader Applications of Materials Science
MC-2: Controlling Microstructure for Smart Applications through FSP Advisor - Dr. Rajiv Mishra
MC-3: Experimental Micro and Nanoscale Mechanics with Microsecond Temporal Resolution for MEMS Applications
MC-4: A Engineer Fighting for 3D IC Development - Jen-Jui Yu
MC-5: Physical Metallurgist with Expertise in Computational and Experimental Techniques
MC-6: Nanomaterials for Energy Applications
MC-7: Metallugical Studies of Dr. Takahiro Kunimine
MC-8: Modeling of Microstructural Evolution Accompanying Phase Transformations
MC-9: Microelectronic & Nanoelectronic Packaging and Thermoelectric Devices

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