Position: Research Associate
PhD: University of Monash, Australia
Research: Phase field simulations on Mg and Al alloys
Dr. Hong Liu obtained his PhD in Monash University, Australia in 2014 on the application of the precipitation phase field method to simulate precipitation in Mg alloys. In particular, he has integrated the ab initio method with the phase field method, analyzed the morphology difference of β’ particles between Mg-Gd and Mg-Y alloys, and studied the strengthening mechanism of Al-Cu and Mg-Nd alloys.
After his PhD, he has continued his research on the precipitation and phase transformation in Mg and Al alloys via the combination of phase field simulation and ab initio calculations.