Current Situation of Titanium Research, Developments and Applications in China
Hui Chang, Lian Zhou
Institute of Advanced Materials/College of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing, Jiangsu
Hui Chang obtained his BSc from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University in 1988 and read for his MSc in Northeast University for Materials Science in 1997. He obtained the PhD in materials science from the Northwestern Polytechnical University and Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine in 2006 and 2010, respectively. He has been engaged in the research and development on titanium alloys and fabrication technologies for more than 26 years. Now, his mainly interesting is focused on titanium phase transformation kinetics，microstructure evolutions and low-cost technologies(short-processing). And also, some new manufacture technologies for high-quality and lower cost titanium powder is been under developed by his team. He has authored and coauthored more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and held more than 20 Chinese patents related titanium alloys and manufacture technologies. He is now the vice director college of materials science and engineering in Nanjing Tech University and became an International Organization Committee (IOC) of world conference on titanium since Ti-2015 conference.
Recent Activities of Titanium Research and Development in Japan
Department of Materials Processing, Tohoku University
The research and development of titanium and its alloys as well as progress in Japanese titanium industries and markets are described. The academic and industrial advances and activities within the past four years after the 13th World Conference on Titanium held in San Diego, USA, are overviewed.
Dr. Takayuki Narushima received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering from Tohoku University, Japan, in 1985, 1987, and 1994, respectively. He joined the Department of Metallurgy at Tohoku University as a Research Associate from 1987 to 1994 and as an Associate Professor from 1994 to 2004. He was a Professor at the Tohoku University Biomedical Engineering Research Organization (TUBERO), and since 2007, he has been a Professor in the Department of Materials Processing at Tohoku University. From 1998 to 1999, he served as a Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley (Monbusyo Fellowship Program). His current research interests on titanium and its alloys include surface modification for biomedical applications, experimental and theoretical study on thermal oxidation, and melting process.
Titanium Alloy Research developments in the United Kingdom
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield
Highlights of the titanium alloy research developments in the United Kingdom since Ti-2015 will be presented. The current (aerospace and defence dominated) research and industry landscape will be reviewed, describing the increasingly strong and collaborative fundamental research conducted at UK universities and research centres for a range of sectors. Particular emphasis will be placed on; (1) the role of advanced characterization and modelling techniques in order to better understand the effects of processing, in-service life and environment on titanium alloy components. (2) Developments towards more affordable titanium alloy components, including powder, scrap and wire derived manufacturing processes.
Martin Jackson is currently Reader in Metals Processing at the Univ. Sheffield, United Kingdom. He graduated with a First Class MEng in Materials Science and Engineering from the Univ. Sheffield in 1997. He worked at Rolls-Royce as a graduate trainee before studying his PhD at the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London. Dr Jackson was awarded the IOM3 Titanium prize in 2003 and a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship (2005-2010) to develop solid state processes for low cost titanium.
He is co-director (with Brad Wynne) of the Sheffield Titanium Alloy Research (STAR) research group who work with a broad range of companies in the aerospace, automotive and defence sectors on solid state processing of titanium and service performance of components.
Dr Jackson first presented at the World Titanium conference in Hamburg (Ti-2003).
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