Prof Hongbiao Dong
Professor of Materials Engineering
Director/Coordinator, an EU FP7 project – Mintweld
Royal Society Industry Fellow (Rolls-Royce Plc)
Member of Board of Review for Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A.
Member of the Steering Committee of EuMaT (European Technology Platform on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies)
Other External Affiliations (see "Links" page for details)
Prof. Dong joined the Department of Engineering at the University of Leicester in 2004 as Lecturer, was promoted to Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor recently. He obtained his BEng and MEng degree from University of Science and Technology Beijing, and his DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2000.
The research in Prof. Dong’s team aims to bring knowledge-inspired decision making to the production routes of high value-added components, such as aero-engine turbine blades, deep-sea oil and gas transport systems. He is a specialist in metal processing, in particular in the areas of processing Ni-base alloys for gas turbine engines, welding techniques for deep sea gas and oil transportation systems. He has expertise in experimential and modelling study of structure evolution and defect formation during casting and welding. Experimental expertise includes industrial scale casting, welding and the application of synchrotron and neutron diffraction/imaging of structure and stress during metal processing; his modelling expertise ranges from atomistic-scale materials modelling to macro-scale casting and components life prediction.
Prof. Dong has collaborated extensively with industry, working with Rolls-Royce, Tata Steel, TWI Ltd, NPL and Doncasters. Current projects focus on single crystal casting of gas turbine components, welding and heat treatment of linepipes for deep sea gas and oil transportation system. He is currently leading an EU FP7 consortium (Mintweld) on Modelling of Interfaces for Materials Design and Processing.
He is a member of Board of Review (Key Reader) for Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A.
Teach and research in: aerospace materials, processing of engineering materials, multi-scale and multi physics modelling of casting and welding, gas turbines, physical metallurgy, synchrotron X-ray and neutron diffraction and imaging.
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Facilities within the team, please visit the "Facilities" page;
Our publications list, please visit the "Publications" page;
Vacancies within the team, please visit the "Vacancies" page;
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For information about the EU-PF7 Project MintWeld that Dr. Dong is leading, please visit www.le.ac.uk/mintweld