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Zilong Wang

I got my BS of Materials Science and Engineering in Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) in 2010. After that, I was recommended for admission to graduate study and then joined successive postgraduate and doctoral programs of study in 2011.  In March of 2013, I was funded 24 months by Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) to come to NU as a visiting student.

In NU, I will focus on the fabrication of magnetic shape memory alloys, in wires, tubes or foams, with large magnetic field-induced strain (MFIS). This basic research is intended to develop a fundamental understanding of how the geometry and grain microstructure enable MFIS in polycrystalline alloys, leading to experimentally-validated models that can quantitatively predict the magnitude of magnetoplastic strain for a given structure.
Also, how the phase evolution/variant reorientation coordinate the strain output under mangetic field will be studied by in-situ high-energy X-ray diffraction.


Fabrication and characterization of magnetic shape memory alloys in wires and foams


B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology


Phone: 847.467.5416
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Address: Materials Science & Eng
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Evanston, IL 60208


  1. Z. L. Wang, D. Y. Cong, Z. H. Nie, J. Gao, W. Liu and Y. D. Wang, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 511 (1), 41-44 (2012).
  2. D. P. Wang, X. Chen, Z. H. Nie, N. Li, Z. L. Wang, Y. Ren and Y. D. Wang, EPL (Europhysics Letters) 98 (4), 46004 (2012).



January 28, 2013