Professor Jianqiang Zhang
Professor

Professor Jianqiang Zhang

  • PhD, UNSW 2000
  • Master of Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, 1987
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Southeast University, China, 1984
Science
School of Materials Science & Engineering

ABOUT ME

I am a professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at UNSW where I am doing both research and teaching. My research is focused on complex gas-solid reactions at high temperatures in application to steel/alloy high temperature corrosion and metallurgical technologies. I started the gas-solid reaction research when I carried out my PhD work in the field of process metallurgy on iron ore reduction and cementation. My high temperature corrosion research commenced at Max-Planck-Institute for Iron Research (MPIE) in Germany as a research scientist after my PhD. Three years research at MPIE in the field of high temperature corrosion laid a sound foundation for my further work at UNSW in this research area. I returned to UNSW in 2003, working in the high temperature group at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, first as a research associate and research fellow (2003-2005), Australian Research Fellow (2006-2010), a senior research fellow (2009-2011), a senior lecturer (2012- 2015), an associate professor (2015-2019), and a professor (2019-), and is now leading a research team in high temperature corrosion research.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW 2019
  • Associate Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW, 2015 - 2019
  • Senior Lecturer, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW, 2012-2015
  • Senior Research Fellow, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW, 2009-2011
  • Research Fellow, Research Associate, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW, 2003-2009
  • Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Iron Research, Germany, 2000-2003
  • Visiting Research Fellow, University of Newcaste, 1996
  • Associate Professor, Lecturer, Southeast University, China, 1987-1996

RESEARCH

High-temperature corrosion is essential for some important industries, such as electric power generating plants, aerospace, heat-treating, and mineral and metallurgical processing operated at high temperatures. The formation of corrosion products leads to the loss of materials, reduces reliability and stability, and finally decreases the service lifetime of the engineering components. It is therefore important to develop high temperature corrosion resistant materials.

Research goals

My research is focused on the understanding of the alloy-gas reactions in corrosion processes, the prediction of reaction products and kinetics as a function of temperature and the compositions of both alloy and gas, and finally the development of corrosion resistant high temperature alloys for high temperature application.

Research Contributions

Most significant contributions of my work are in the field of gas-solid reactions at high temperature, including high temperature corrosion and processing metallurgy. Research emphases are on the reaction thermodynamics and kinetics, phase transformation and characterisation, reaction mechanism understanding, sustainable materials processing, and new materials development. 

Major Research Projects

Phone
+61 2 9385 5025
Location
Room 348, Hilmer Building (E10) School of Materials Science & Engineering
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Cai Y; Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Gleeson B; Young DJ, 2023, 'Corrosion behaviour of Fe-based austenitic and Ni-based alloys in Wet CO2 gas with and without chloride deposits at 650 °C', Corrosion Science, vol. 210, pp. 110822 - 110822, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2022.110822
    Journal articles | 2022
    Cai Y; Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Gleeson B; Young DJ, 2022, 'Corrosion behaviour of Fe-25Cr alloy in wet CO2 gas at 650 °C: Effects of chloride deposits and Si+Mn alloying addition', Corrosion Science, vol. 195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2021.110001
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ju J; Shen Z; Kang M; Zhang J; Wang J, 2022, 'On the preferential grain boundary oxidation of a Ni-Co-based superalloy', Corrosion Science, vol. 199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2022.110203
    Journal articles | 2022
    Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2022, 'Effect of volatile silicon species on chromia scale microstructures', Corrosion Science, vol. 209, pp. 110808 - 110808, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2022.110808
    Journal articles | 2022
    Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2022, 'Silicon Contamination During Alloy Oxidation in Water Vapour at 650 °C', Oxidation of Metals, vol. 97, pp. 559 - 574, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11085-022-10108-4
    Journal articles | 2021
    Aye KK; Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2021, 'Effect of silicon on corrosion of Fe-20Cr and Fe-20Cr-20Ni alloys in wet CO2 with and without HCl at 650 °C', Corrosion Science, vol. 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2020.109096
    Journal articles | 2020
    Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2020, 'Effects of Si, Al and Ti on corrosion of Ni-20Cr and Ni-30Cr alloys in Ar-20CO2-20H2O gas at 700 °C', Corrosion Science, vol. 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2020.108702
    Journal articles | 2020
    Solimani A; Nguyen T; Zhang J; Young DJ; Schütze M; Galetz MC, 2020, 'Morphology of oxide scales formed on chromium-silicon alloys at high temperatures', Corrosion Science, vol. 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2020.109023
    Journal articles | 2018
    McCarroll IE; La Fontaine A; Nguyen TD; Smith AF; Zhang J; Young DJ; Cairney JM, 2018, 'Performance of an FeCrAl alloy in a high-temperature CO2 environment', Corrosion Science, vol. 139, pp. 267 - 274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2018.05.007
    Journal articles | 2018
    Nguyen TD; La Fontaine A; Cairney JM; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2018, 'Effects of Si, Mn, and water vapour on the microstructure of protective scales grown on Fe–20Cr in CO2 gas', Materials at High Temperatures, vol. 35, pp. 22 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603409.2017.1389098
    Journal articles | 2018
    Nguyen TD; La Fontaine A; Yang L; Cairney JM; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2018, 'Atom probe study of impurity segregation at grain boundaries in chromia scales grown in CO2 gas', Corrosion Science, vol. 132, pp. 125 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2017.12.024
    Journal articles | 2018
    Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2018, 'Effects of Si, Al and Ti on corrosion of Ni-20Cr and Ni-30Cr alloys in Ar-20CO2 at 700 °C', Corrosion Science, vol. 130, pp. 161 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2017.11.005
    Journal articles | 2018
    Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2018, 'Growth of Cr2O3 blades during alloy scaling in wet CO2 gas', Corrosion Science, vol. 133, pp. 432 - 442, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2018.01.045
    Journal articles | 2018
    Xie Y; Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2018, 'Corrosion behaviour of Ni-Cr alloys in wet CO2 atmosphere at 700 and 800 °C', Corrosion Science, vol. 146, pp. 28 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2018.10.029
    Journal articles | 2017
    Nguyen TD; Peng X; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2017, 'Corrosion resistance of chromised and aluminised coatings in wet CO2 gas at 650 °C', Surface and Coatings Technology, vol. 316, pp. 226 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2017.03.028
    Journal articles | 2017
    Nguyen TD; Xie Y; Ding S; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2017, 'Oxidation Behavior of Ni–Cr Alloys in CO2 at 700 °C', Oxidation of Metals, vol. 87, pp. 605 - 616, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11085-017-9721-9
    Journal articles | 2017
    Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2017, 'Effects of Silicon and Water Vapour on Corrosion of Fe–20Cr and Fe–20Cr–20Ni Alloys in CO2 at 650 °C', Oxidation of Metals, vol. 87, pp. 541 - 573, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11085-016-9681-5
    Journal articles | 2016
    Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2016, 'Effect of Mn on oxide formation by Fe-Cr and Fe-Cr-Ni alloys in dry and wet CO2 gases at 650 °C', Corrosion Science, vol. 112, pp. 110 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2016.07.014
    Journal articles | 2016
    Yu C; Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2016, 'Sulfur Effect on Corrosion Behavior of Fe-20Cr-(Mn, Si) and Fe-20Ni-20Cr-(Mn, Si) in CO2-H2O at 650°C', Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 163, pp. C106 - C115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0751603jes
    Journal articles | 2015
    La Fontaine A; Gault B; Breen A; Stephenson L; Ceguerra AV; Yang L; Dinh Nguyen T; Zhang J; Young DJ; Cairney JM, 2015, 'Interpreting atom probe data from chromium oxide scales', Ultramicroscopy, vol. 159, pp. 354 - 359, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultramic.2015.02.005
    Journal articles | 2015
    Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2015, 'Effects of cerium and manganese on corrosion of Fe-Cr and Fe-Cr-Ni alloys in Ar-20CO2 and Ar-20CO2-20H2O gases at 650°C', Corrosion Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2015.08.012
    Journal articles | 2015
    Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2015, 'Effects of cerium and manganese on corrosion of Fe-Cr and Fe-Cr-Ni alloys in Ar-20CO2 and Ar-20CO2-20H2O gases at 650°C', Corrosion Science, vol. 100, pp. 448 - 465, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2015.08.012
    Journal articles | 2015
    Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2015, 'Water Vapor Effects on Corrosion of Fe–Cr and Fe–Cr–Ni Alloys Containing Silicon in CO2 Gas at 818 °C', Oxidation of Metals, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11085-015-9536-5
    Journal articles | 2015
    Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2015, 'Water Vapor Effects on Corrosion of Fe–Cr and Fe–Cr–Ni Alloys Containing Silicon in CO2 Gas at 818 °C', Oxidation of Metals, vol. 83, pp. 575 - 594, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11085-015-9536-5
    Journal articles | 2015
    Nguyen TD; Zhang JQ; Young DJ, 2015, 'Microstructures of chromia scales grown in CO 2', Materials at High Temperatures, vol. 32, pp. 16 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/0960340914Z.00000000056
    Journal articles | 2015
    Yu C; Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2015, 'Corrosion of Fe-9Cr-(Mn, Si) alloys in CO2-H2O-SO2 gases', Corrosion Science, vol. 98, pp. 516 - 529, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2015.05.040
    Journal articles | 2014
    Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2014, 'Effects of Silicon on High Temperature Corrosion of Fe–Cr and Fe–Cr–Ni Alloys in Carbon Dioxide', Oxidation of Metals, vol. 81, pp. 549 - 574, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11085-013-9467-y
    Journal articles | 2014
    Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2014, 'Water vapour effects on corrosion of Fe–Cr and Fe–Cr–Ni alloys containing cerium and manganese in CO2 gas at 818°C', Corrosion Science, vol. 89, pp. 220 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2014.08.029
    Journal articles | 2014
    Young DJ; Nguyen TD; Felfer P; Zhang J; Cairney JM, 2014, 'Penetration of protective chromia scales by carbon', Scripta Materialia, vol. 77, pp. 29 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2014.01.009
    Journal articles | 2013
    Nguyen T; Zhang J; Young D, 2013, 'The effect of Cerium and Manganese on reaction of Fe-Cr and Fe-Cr-Ni alloys in Ar-20CO2 gas at 818 oC', Corrosion Science, vol. 76, pp. 231 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2013.06.046
    Journal articles | 2013
    Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2013, 'Effects of cerium and manganese on corrosion of Fe-Cr and Fe-Cr-Ni alloys in Ar-20CO gas at 818 °C', Corrosion Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2013.06.046
  • Conference Papers | 2017
    Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2017, 'Effects of Ti and Al on corrosion of Ni-20Cr and Ni-30Cr alloys in dry CO2 gas', in Corrosion and Prevention 2017
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Zhang J; Naing T; Nguyen T; Young D, 2016, 'Corrosion behaviour of some commercial alloys in co2 gas at high temperature', in Proceedings of Corrosion & Prevention 2016, Australasian Corrosion Association, Auckland, NZ, pp. 1 - 7, presented at Corrosion & Prevention 2016, Auckland, NZ, 13 November 2016 - 16 November 2016
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Nguyen T; Zhang J; Young D, 2015, 'Effect of Mn on corrosion of Fe-Cr and Fe-Cr-Ni alloys in dry CO2 at 650C', in Corrosion and Prevention 2015, Adelaide, presented at Corrosion and Prevention 2015, Adelaide, 15 November 2015 - 18 November 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Yu C; Nguyen TD; Zhang J; Young DJ, 2015, 'Effect of sulphur on Fe-20Cr-(Mn, Si) and Fe-20Ni-20Cr-(Mn, Si) corrosion in CO2-H2O at 650°C', in ECS Transactions, pp. 23 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/06618.0023ecst
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Nguyen T; Zhang J; Young D, 2014, 'Effect of Mn on Corrosion of Fe-Cr and Fe-Cr-Ni alloys in dry and wet CO2 gas mixtures at high tempeature', in Corrosion & Prevention 2014, Australia, presented at Corrosion & Prevention 2014, Australia, 21 September 2014 - 24 September 2014
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Nguyen DT; Zhang J; Young D, 2013, 'OXIDATION OF Fe-Cr-Si AND Fe-Cr-Ni-Si ALLOYS IN DRY CO2 GAS', in Proceedings Corrosion & Prevention 2013, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 184 - 189, presented at Corrosion & Prevention 2013, Brisbane, Australia, 10 November 2013 - 13 November 2013

Research Grants

  • ARC Discovery Grants
    • DP200101612 (2020-2023), $556,200 (Lead CI): High temperature corrosion induced by multiple secondary oxidants
    • DP190101574 (2019-2022), $480,000 (Lead CI): Combined effects of deposits and environmental oxidants on materials degradation in advanced power generation – mechanism and prevention
    • DP150100669 (2015-2018), $399,500 (Lead CI): Controlling nickel-base alloy high temperature corrosion in CO2-rich gases
    • DP130100526 (2013-2015), $460,000 (CI): Heat-resisting iron-nickel base alloys in challenging new applications: oxygen permeabilities and resistance to internal oxidation
    • DP120101243 (2012-2014), $425,000 (Lead CI): Role of oxide grain boundaries in controlling high temperature corrosion of steels by CO2-rich gases
    • DP0880124 (2008-2010), $260,000 (CI): Controlling corrosion of steel by CO2-rich gases at high temperatures
    • DP0665786 (2006-2010), $695,000 (ARF): “Metal dusting” of austenitic alloys: mechanisms and interventions
  • Linkage Projects
    • LP150100591 (2015-2018), $377,000 (CI): Understanding the role of nanoparticles in water based lubrication
    • LP130100773 (2013-2016), $250,000 (CI): Decrease of environmental impact of steelmaking: development of fluorine-free mould flux for steel continuous casting
  • ARC HUB Grant
    • Baosteel project (2017-2020) $150,000 (Lead CI): Development of CaO-Al2O3-based mould fluxes for the continuous casting of high Al steel
  • Baosteel-Australia Joint Centre (BAJC) R&D Projects
    • BA16006 (2017-2020), $150,000 (Lead CI): Investigation of CaO-Al2O3-based mould fluxes for the continuous casting of high Al steel
    • BA12011 (2013-2016), $200,000 (CI): Fluorine-free mould flux for continuous casting

  • Australian Research Fellowship (ARF) 2006 - 2010
  • Max-Planck-Society Fellowship 2002

My Research Supervision

I have supervised more than 45 students (14 PhDs, 7 Masters research students, 24 Honours students) to do their theses. I have also supervised 3 postdocs, 5 visiting fellows and 4 overseas training PhD students.

My Teaching

  • Phase Transformation
  • Secondary Processing of Metals
  • Process Metallurgy, Advanced
  • Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • Sustainable Materials Processing