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Professor Rongshan Qin

Rongshan Qin

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Professor in Advanced Materials Engineering
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Engineering & Innovation
  • rongshan.qin

Professional biography

Rongshan is a Professor in Advanced Materials Engineering. He graduated with a PhD in Materials Science from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1996, and continued his research in the same institute as an Associate Professor before moving to England in 1999. He worked at Brunel University (1999-2000), Cambridge University (2000-2003) and STFC Daresbury Laboratory (2003-2006) for various materials projects before moving to POSTECH in South Korea at 2006, where he was initially an Associate and then a Full Research Professor in Computational Metallurgy. He came back to England and joined the Imperial College London as a Senior Lecturer in Steel Processing in 2009, and moved to the Open University in January 2015.

He currently serves as an Editorial Board member for Scientific Reports, Editorial Board member for Materials Science and Technology, Associate Editor for Journal of Metals and Metallurgy, and was a past Guest Editor for Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science. He is currently an Academic Visitor to Imperial College London, a Guest Professor at Chongqing University and a Guest Professor at Wuhan University of Science & Technology. He is a member of EPSRC College.

Research interests

Materials genomics
Processing 
Information computing and visualization 
 
Recent External Research Grants
  1. Study of the electropulse-based superclean steel green processing method,  03/2016-02/2019, The Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowship,Project host
  2. Toward the regeneration of aged stainless steels - TRASS, 01/2016-12/2017, MAI at France, Principal Investigator
  3. Measuring residual stress in electropulsed steel wire, 12/2015-11/2018, STFC, Principal Investigator
  4. The stability of precipitates in alloys under an electromagnetic field, 10/2015-09/2019, EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited at UK,Principal Investigator
  5. A Study into the potential of pulsed electric current for steel cleanness improvements, TATA Steel Europe and MPI.
  6. Electropulse-induced microstructure and property evolution in pearlitic steel, 08/2014-02/2018, TATA Steel and EPSRC, 1322018, Principal Investigator
  7. UK Consortium on mesoscale engineering sciences - UKCOMES, 06/2013-05/2018, EPSRC, EP/L00030X/1,Co-Investigator
  8. 3D nanostructured high strength machinable steel plate – superpearlite, 09/2012-02/2016, The Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), DSTLX1000064117, Principal Investigator     
  9. A novel electropulse-based clean steel green processing method, 15/10/2012-06/11/2015, EPSRC, EP/J011460/, Principal Investigator
  10. Novel steel processing, 15/11/2009-14/11/2014, TATA Steel and the Royal Academy of Engineering, TATA/RAEng Senior Research Fellowship,Awardee
  11. Modelling of phase-separation in steel processing, 12/2010-05/2014, TATA Steel and EPSRC, 10000516, Principal Investigator
  12. Electropulsing TRIP steel for the production of novel microstructure, 05/2012-04/2013, POSCO-EU, Principal Investigator
  13. A mini induction heating system, 2011, The Royal Academy of Engineering,Principal Investigator
  14. Electropulsing facilities, 2010, The Royal Academy of Engineering,Principal investigator
  15. Processing of manganese ore containing high P and high S, 01/2012-12/2014, Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 51174244, Co-Investigator
  16. Microstructure refinement of cold drawn pearlitic steel wires, 10/2007-09/2009, POSCO,Principal investigator

Teaching interests

1.T357: Structural Integrity: Designing against Failure
BLOCK 1: Stress Analysis
BLOCK 2: Fracture Mechanics
This is a major distant learning course for engineering students. I have been involved in teaching this course since August 2015.

2.T176 Engineering: An Active Introduction
This is an introductory engineering course at Open University Residential School to hold in each summer. I have been involved in teaching this course since July 2015.

3.T276 Engineering in Action
This is a practical engineering course at Open University Residential School to hold in each summer. I have been involved in teaching this course since July 2015.

4.MSE 307: Engineering Alloys – Steels (8 lectures, lecturer)
This is a part of MSE307 course that I introduced in 2009 at Imperial College London. I have lectured 4 times to the 3rd year undergraduates and MSc students between 2010 and 2014. 

The course introduces ironmaking and steelmaking principles, microstructure of steel, steel strengthening mechanism, TRIP and TWIP automotive steels, nanostructured steels, modern special steels and principles to design novel steels.

5.MSE 206: Process Principles (24 lectures, lecturer)
I gave 24 lectures on heat and mass transfer. This covers fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermomechanical processing of materials. The course has been delivered 3 times to 2nd year undergraduates between 2011 and 2014. 

6.MSE 106: Communication for Engineers (3 lectures and 3 coursework, course leader)
I developed this new course and worked with the Chief Technician in the Departmental Workshop between 2011 and 2014. 

7.MSM: Materials Simulation Methods – Phase field method (2 lectures and 3 practical sessions)
This course is for MSc students in Doctoral Training Centre at Imperial College London. The lectures provide a thorough introduction to phase field method.

8.Metal Deformation Laboratory
I was in charge of this undergraduate laboratory from 2012 to 2014 at Imperial College London. The aim is to demonstrate the rolling and annealing of metals for improving the mechanical property of metallic materials.

9.GIFT 702: Solidification Processing (25 lectures, lecturer)
I designed the course for postgraduates and lectured it at Pohang University of Science and Technology in 2007-2009. The course materials including PDF lecture notes and 25 recorded videos were uploaded online and received significant downloads.

10.Fundaments of Solidification (4 lectures, lecturer)
I taught this course for 2nd year undergraduates at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology.

 

Publications

Room temperature texturing of austenite/ferrite steel by electropulsing (2017-02-14)
Rahnama, Alireza and Qin, Rongshan
Scientific Reports, Article 42732(7)
Using electric current to surpass the microstructure breakup limit (2017-01-25)
Scientific Reports, 7, Article 41451
Inclusion agglomeration in electropulsed molten metal: thermodynamic consideration (2017-01-11)
Zhao, Z. C. and Qin, R. S.
Materials Science and Technology ((Early Access))
Separation of electrically neutral non-metallic inclusions from molten steel by pulsed electric current (2017)
Zhang, Xinfang and Qin, Rongshan
Materials Science and Technology ((Early Access))
Degradation of structure and properties of rail surface layer at long-term operation (2017)
Gromov, V.E.; Ivanov, Yu.F.; Qin, R.S.; Peregudov, O.A.; Aksenova, K.V. and Semina, O.A.
Materials Science and Technology ((Early Access))
Stability of martensite with pulsed electric current in dual-phase steels (2016-11-20)
Lu, Wenjun and Qin, Rongshan
Materials Science and Engineering A, 677 (pp. 252-258)
Altering the Microstructure of Pearlitic Steel Using Pulsed Electric Current (2016-08-01)
Elliott-Bowman, Bernadette; Cook, Alexander C.; Brown, Peter; Dye, David and Qin, Rongshan
Advanced Materials Research, 1139 (pp. 3-6)
Influence of κ-carbide interface structure on the formability of lightweight steels (2016-06-01)
Lu, W.J. and Qin, R.S.
Materials & Design, 104 (pp. 211-216)
A three dimensional cellular automata model for dendrite growth in non-equilibrium solidification of binary alloy (2015-12)
Zhao, Yan; Qin, Rongshan; Chen, Dengfu; Wan, Xinming; Li, Yang and Ma, Mingtu
Steel Research International, 86(12) (pp. 1490-1497)
Effect of electric current pulses on the microstructure and niobium carbide precipitates in a ferritic-pearlitic steel at an elevated temperature (2015-10-15)
Rahnama, Alireza and Qin, R. S.
Journal of Materials Research, 30(20) (pp. 3049-3055)
Stability of precipitates under electropulsing in 316L stainless steel (2015-10-01)
Lu, W. J.; Zhang, X. F. and Qin, R. S.
Materials Science and Technology, 31(13a) (pp. 1530-1535)
Structure and properties of κ-carbides in duplex lightweight steels (2015-09-01)
Lu, W. J.; Zhang, X. F. and Qin, R. S.
Ironmaking & Steelmaking, 42(8) (pp. 626-631)
Thermodynamic properties of phase separation in shear flow (2015-08-31)
Qin, R. S.
Computers & Fluids, 117 (pp. 11-16)
Segregation of copper in an Fe–Cu alloy under pulsed electric current (2015-07-27)
Zhang, X. F. and Qin, R. S.
Philosophical Magazine Letters, 95(7) (pp. 367-375)
Controlled motion of electrically neutral microparticles by pulsed direct current (2015-05-08)
Zhang, Xinfang and Qin, Rongshan
Scientific Reports, 5, Article 10162
Computation of five-dimensional grain boundary energy (2015-05-01)
Luo, Yong-Kun and Qin, Rong-Shan
Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters), 28(5) (pp. 634-640)
Computational thermodynamics in electric current metallurgy (2015-05-01)
Qin, R. S. and Bhowmik, A.
Materials Science and Technology, 31(13a) (pp. 1560-1563)
The effect of electropulsing on the interlamellar spacing and mechanical properties of a hot-rolled 0.14% carbon steel (2015-03-11)
Rahnama, A. and Qin, R. S.
Materials Science and Engineering: A, 627 (pp. 145-152)
Preparation of surface coatings on a conductive substrate by controlled motion of graphene nanoflakes in a liquid medium (2015-02-28)
Zhang, X. F. and Qin, R. S.
Applied Surface Science, 329 (pp. 276-280)
Electropulse-induced microstructural evolution in a ferritic–pearlitic 0.14% C steel (2015-02)
Rahnama, A. and Qin, R. S.
Scripta Materialia, 96 (pp. 17-20)
κ-carbide hardening in a low-density high-Al high-Mn multiphase steel (2015-01-01)
Lu, W.J.; Zhang, X.F. and Qin, Rongshan
Materials Letters, 138 (pp. 96-99)
Modelling the microstructure of martensitic steels (2015-01)
Rahnama, A. and Qin, R. S.
Computational Materials Science, 96(A) (pp. 102-107)
Critical assessment 8: Outstanding issues in electropulsing processing (2015-01)
Qin, R. S.
Materials Science and Technology, 31(2) (pp. 203-206)
Oriented sulphides induced by electric current in medium carbon steel (2015)
Zhang, X. F.; Lu, W.J. and Qin, R. S.
Philosophical Magazine Letters, 95(2) (pp. 101-109)
Surface energy and its anisotropy of hexagonal close-packed metals (2014-12)
Luo, Yongkun and Qin, Rongshan
Surface Science, 630 (pp. 195-201)
Electropulsed steels (2014-07)
Qin, R. S.; Rahnama, A.; Lu, W.J.; Zhang, X. F. and Elliott-Bowman, B.
Materials Science and Technology, 30(9) (pp. 1040-1044)
Morphology and distribution control of MnS inclusions in molten steel by electropulsing (2014-07)
Zhang, X. F.; Lu, W.J. and Qin, R. S.
Materials Research Innovations, 18(S4) (pp. 244-248)
Description of surface energy anisotropy for BCC metals (2014-06-01)
Luo, Y. K. and Qin, R. S.
Advanced Materials Research, 922 (pp. 446-451)
Influences of the third and fourth nearest neighbouring interactions on the surface anisotropy of face-centred-cubic metals (2014-06)
Luo, Yongkun and Qin, Rongshan
Surface Science, 624 (pp. 103-111)
Two-dimensional heat transfer model for secondary cooling of continuously cast beam blanks (2014-06)
Zhao, Y.; Chen, D. F.; Long, M. J.; Shen, J. L. and Qin, R. S.
Ironmaking & Steelmaking, 41(5) (pp. 377-386)
Microstructure computation for phase transition in steels (2014-05-01)
Qin, R. S.
Materials Science Forum, 783-786 (pp. 2176-2181)
Electrothermomechanical processing of high carbon steels (2014-05-01)
Elliott-Bowman, B.; Cook, A. C.; Brown, P. and Qin, R. S.
Advanced Materials Research, 922 (pp. 132-136)
Effects of electropulsing on the microstructure evolution of 316L stainless steel (2014-05-01)
Lu, Wen Jun and Qin, Rong Shan
Advanced Materials Research, 922 (pp. 441-445)
A three-dimensional cellular automata model for dendrite growth with various crystallographic orientations during solidification (2014-04)
Zhao, Yan; Chen, Dengfu; Long, Mujun; Arif, Tansel T. and Qin, Rongshan
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 45(2) (pp. 719-725)
A phase-field model for the formation of martensite and bainite (2014)
Arif, Tansel T. and Qin, Rong Shan
Advanced Materials Research, 922 (pp. 31-36)
Electric current-driven migration of electrically neutral particles in liquids (2014)
Zhang, Xinfang and Qin, Rongshan
Applied Physics Letters, 104, Article 114106(11)
Electropulsing-induced strengthening of steel at high temperature (2014)
Lu, W.J.; Zhang, X. F. and Qin, R. S.
Philosophical Magazine Letters, 94(11) (pp. 688-695)
A phase-field model for bainitic transformation (2013-09)
Arif, T. T. and Qin, R. S.
Computational Materials Science, 77 (pp. 230-235)
Removal of MnS inclusions in molten steel using electropulsing (2013-09)
Zhang, X. F.; Lu, W. J. and Qin, R. S.
Scripta Materialia, 69(6) (pp. 453-456)
Phase-field simulation of the thermomechanical processing of steels (2013-05-01)
Qin, Rongshan and Tan, Xu
International Journal of Metallurgical Engineering, 2(1) (pp. 35-39)
The effect of hot- and cold-rolling on the electropulse-induced microstructure and property changes in medium carbon low alloy Steels (2013-05)
Yu, W. P.; Qin, R. S. and Wu, K. M.
Steel Research International, 84(5) (pp. 443-449)
A three-dimensional cellular automata model coupled with finite element method and thermodynamic database for alloy solidification (2013)
Zhao, Y.; Qin, R. S. and Chen, D. F.
Journal of Crystal Growth, 377 (pp. 72-77)
The effects of electropulsing on metallic materials (2015-08-01)
Elliott-Bowman, B. and Qin, R.
In: Coval, H.H. and Gromov, B.E. eds. Modern Trends in Modification of Structure and Properties of Materials (pp. 165-193)
ISBN : 978-5-89503-557-3 | Publisher : TOMCK Publishing House HTO
Computation of breakup limit under external field (2016-12-12)
Qin, Rongshan
In : UK Consortium on Mesoscale Engineering Sciences 2016 Workshop (12-13 December 2016, University College London, UK)
Macroscopic characterization of mechanical properties in electric current treated dry drawn high strength wires (2016-11-28)
Omoigiade, O.; Haldar, A. and Qin, Rongshan
In : MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit (28/11/2016-02/12/2016, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Modelling of phase separation under electropulsing processing (2016-06-03)
Qin, Rongshan
In : THERMEC 2016 (May 29 - June 3, 2016, Graz, Australia)
Modelling the microstructure of polycrystalline austenite-martensite steels (2015-08-05)
Rahnama, Alireza and Qin, Rongshan
In : 3rd World Congress on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME 2015) (31 May - 04 June 2015, Colorado Springs, Colorado) (pp. 147-154)
Altering the microstructure of pearlitic steel using pulsed electric current (2015-07-15)
Elliott-Bowman , B.; Cook, A. C.; Brown, P.; Dye, D. and Qin, R. S.
In : Sustainable Materials Science and Technology (15-17 July 2015, Paris)
Smoothed particle hydrodynamics model for van der Walls fluid (2015-07-13)
Arif, Tansel and Qin, Rongshan
In : 24th International Conference on Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics (13-17 July 2015, Edinburgh) (p 87)
On the electric-current-driven microstructural evolution (2015-07-06)
Qin, Rongshan
In : Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (36th PIERS) (6-9 July 2015, Prague)

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