Position: Senior Researcher
PhD: Central South University, China
Research: Computational Alloy Design
Address: IMDEA Materials, C/ Eric Kandel, 2, Tecnogetafe, 28906 Getafe, Madrid – España
Phone: +34 91 549 34 22
Fax: +34 91 550 30 47
Dr. Yuwen Cui joined the IMDEA Materials as Researcher in January, 2011. He received his MSc and PhD in Materials Science from Central South University in 1995 and 1999, respectively. Following postdoctoral research from 1999 to 2003 at Tohoku University and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, he joined the National Institute of Advanced Industry Science and Technology at Tohoku Center, Japan, as an AIST special researcher in April 2003; then moved to Tohoku University as COE Fellow/Senior CREST researcher in April 2005. He joined the Ohio State University in May 2008 as a research associate.
Dr. Cui’s current research focuses on computational thermodynamics (i.e. CALPHAD) and kinetics, high throughput diffusion research and diffusion modeling, and microstructural simulation by using the Landau theory and phase field model. His research passion also involves lightweight hydrogen storage interstitial alloys. His prior and ongoing works have lead to the development of a commercial thermodynamics database and its application in computational alloy design for the Pb-free micro-solders, the Ni-base superalloys and the new generation Co-based high temperature alloys. He is the author of over 30 research articles in international journals. He has recently coauthored one book chapter in “Computational Methods for Microstructure-Property Relationships”. He was the recipient of the COE Research Fellow Grant from Tohoku University in 2005 and 2006, and the K.U. Leuven Council award in 2001 and 2002.