Jiawei Mi

Professor Jiawei Mi

Professor of Materials

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Engineering and Computer Science

Summary

Jiawei Mi is the academic lead for the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing research theme in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. His expertise is on the design and development of advanced metallic alloys, composites and the related novel solidification, spray deposition and thermomechanical processing technologies. Previously, he worked at Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, Beijing, China (1986-1998), the Interdisciplinary Research Centre, University of Birmingham (1999-2002), and the Department of Materials, University of Oxford (2002-2010). Over the past 30 years, he has won and jointly won 30 research grants worth a total of ~?10 million in funding. - Won and jointly won 30 research grants with a total funding value of ~?10 million - Since 2010, wrote 25 successful proposals and won 115 days of Synchrotron X-ray and neutron beam times from the national laboratories in the UK (Diamond Light Source and ISIS - the pulsed neutron and muon source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK), the USA (Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA), Switzerland (Swiss Light Source and Spallation Neutron Source at The Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland) and European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) - Published 120 scientific papers, wrote and edited the technical book, Solidification Processing of Metallic Alloys under External Fields - Awarded a Royal Society Industry Fellowship in 2012-2016

Journal Article

Data and videos for ultrafast synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of metal solidification under ultrasound

Wang, B., Tan, D., Lee, T. L., Khong, J. C., Wang, F., Eskin, D., …Mi, J. (2018). Data and videos for ultrafast synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of metal solidification under ultrasound. Data in Brief, 17, (837-841). doi:10.1016/j.dib.2018.01.110. ISSN 2352-3409

3D characterisation of the Fe-rich intermetallic phases in recycled Al alloys by synchrotron X-ray microtomography and skeletonisation

Schlepütz, C. M., Zhao, Y., Du, W., Koe, B., Connolley, T., Irvine, S., …Mi, J. (2018). 3D characterisation of the Fe-rich intermetallic phases in recycled Al alloys by synchrotron X-ray microtomography and skeletonisation. Scripta materialia, 146, 321-326. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2017.12.010

In-situ synchrotron X-ray radiography observation of primary Al2Cu intermetallic growth on fragments of aluminium oxide film

Wang, F., Eskin, D., Connolley, T., Wang, C., Koe, B., King, A., …Mi, J. (2018). In-situ synchrotron X-ray radiography observation of primary Al2Cu intermetallic growth on fragments of aluminium oxide film. Materials letters, 213, (303-305). doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2017.11.090. ISSN 0167-577X

Ultrafast synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of microstructure fragmentation in solidification under ultrasound

Wang, B., Tan, D., Lee, T. L., Khong, J. C., Wang, F., Eskin, D., …Mi, J. (2018). Ultrafast synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of microstructure fragmentation in solidification under ultrasound. Acta Materialia, 144, 505-515. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2017.10.067

A synchrotron X-radiography study of the fragmentation and refinement of primary intermetallic particles in an Al-35 Cu alloy induced by ultrasonic melt processing

Wang, F., Eskin, D., Mi, J., Wang, C., Koe, B., King, A., …Connolley, T. (2017). A synchrotron X-radiography study of the fragmentation and refinement of primary intermetallic particles in an Al-35 Cu alloy induced by ultrasonic melt processing. Acta Materialia, 141, 142-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2017.09.010

Research interests

- Design and development of advanced metallic alloys, composites and metallic glasses - Development of novel ultrasound and magnetic field based solidification technologies - In-situ studies of materials structure evolution in three-dimensional and four-dimensional space using electron microscopy, synchrotron X-ray and neutron beam - Modelling and simulation of materials structure evolution in mesoscale using phase field model - Processing simulation and optimisation using finite element method

Postgraduate supervision

Prof Mi welcomes PhD applications in the general areas of alloy design, materials characterisation, processing and manufacturing, modelling and simulation. Potential applicants to the research areas of ultrasound and magnetic field processing of materials, modelling and simulation using phase field method and finite element methods, and in-situ studies of materials using electron, X-ray and neutron beam are particularly welcomed. Every year, there are ~15 China Scholarship Council and Hull University (CSC-HoU) PhD studentships available for prospective PhD applicants. The deadline for the 2018 entry is 15 February 2018. If you have any enquiries in terms of the application process of CSC-UoH scheme, please contact myself or send an email to: csc@hull.ac.uk. Completed PhDs - Wei Zhang (first supervisor), Study of the multi-length scale structures of metallic glasses using synchrotron X-rays and phase-field crystal modelling, CSC-UoH Scholarship (2016). Now, postdoc at China Nuclear Research Institute, Sichuan, China - Tung Lik Lee (first supervisor), Modelling and experimental study of the spray forming of dissimilar materials, Hull University International Scholarship (2016). Now, instrument scientist at Engin-X, ISIS Neutron Source, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford, Didcot, UK - Dongyue Tan (first supervisor), In situ ultrafast synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of the dynamics of ultrasonic bubbles in liquids, CSC-UoH Scholarship (2015). Now, estate agent in China - Theerapatt Manuwong (first supervisor), Solidification of metal alloys in pulse electromagnetic fields, Thai Government Scholarship (2015). Now, engineer at OAP Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand - Jia Chun Khong (first supervisor), In-situ imaging and diffraction studies of the deformation of metallic glasses and composites, Hull University International Scholarship (2015). Now, postdoc at Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, University College London, London, UK - Tianen Yang (first supervisor), Novel processing of cermet materials, CSC-UoH Scholarship. Now, lecturer at Sichuan University. - Jianguo Wang (second supervisor), Numerical simulation of noise attenuating perforated combustor liners and the combustion instability issue in gas turbine engines, CSC-UoH Scholarship (2017) In addition, Prof Mi supervised the following research fellows, visiting researchers and postdocs: - Zhipeng Guo, held a Royal Society Newton International Fellowship in 2009-2011, now is Associate Professor at School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University - Da Shu, sponsored by the Royal Society International Joint project and Shanghai Jiao Tong University visiting fellowship in 2009-2010, now Professor and Head of the Institute of Solidification Science and Technology in School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Yongjiang Huang, held a Royal Society Newton International Fellowship in 2012-2014, now Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Department of Materials Processing in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology - Liang Zeng, sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering Research Exchange project in 2012-2013, now senior research engineer at Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials - Jiao Zhang, sponsored by Shanghai Jiao Tong University visiting fellowship in 2014-2015, now Professor in School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Shunli Zhao, sponsored by the Baosteel project in 2013-2014, now Senior Research Engineer at Baosteel Research Institute, Baosteel Group Co. Ltd - 7. Sanbing Ren, sponsored by the Baosteel project in 2014-2015, now Senior Research Engineer at Baosteel Research Institute, Baosteel Group Co. Ltd - Chuangnan Wang, sponsored by the EPSRC UltraCast project (EP/L019965/1) in 2014-2016, now Ultrasonic Engineer at Ionix Advanced Technologies Ltd - Bing Wang, sponsored by the EPSRC UltraCast project (EP/L019965/1) in 2017, now PostDoc at Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge Current PhD supervisions - Wenjia Du (first supervisor), In-situ Synchrotron X-ray studies of the solidification processes under pulse magnetic field - Billy Koe (first supervisor), Modelling and experimental studies of novel melt-processing methods for recycled Al alloys - Abdulrahman Sumayli (first supervisor), Development of 3D printable metallic alloys for biocompatible and biodegradable applications - Chun Zhang (first supervisor),In-situ studies the micromechanics of metallic glasses - Yuliang Zhao (first supervisor), X-ray tomography studies of the intermetallic phases in Al alloys

Research assessment service

Invited as the EPSRC - Engineering Prioritisation Panel member on the 7 & 8 February 2018

2018 - 2018

On 29th Nov 2017, Dr Andrew Lawrence, Head of Engineering at EPSRC invite me to be a panel member of the EPSRC Engineering Prioritisation Panel Meeting on 7 and 8 February 2018 at Polaris House, Swindon. The panel comprises thirteen members with expertise that spans the remit of engineering research. The panel uses the input provided by expert reviewers, the principal investigator’s response to those reviewers’ comments, and any technical assessments to rank the proposals in order of priority for funding. The role will be to introduce a selection of proposals, in some cases as an expert in the member's specific area but also some proposals that are within the broader remit of engineering research. Panel member will be responsible for leading the conversation on the proposals assigned to him/her and, with other panel members, to agree a ranking for each of the proposals considered at the meeting.

Invited as the EPSRC 2018 Centre of Doctoral Training Panel Member

2018 - 2018

EPSRC 2018 CDT Outlines Panel A Tuesday 24 April 2018 PANEL MEMBERSHIP Dr Edward McCann (Chair) Lancaster University Professor David Bucknall (Member) Heriot-Watt University Professor Pratibha Gai (Member) University of York Professor Jim Greer (Member) Tyndall National Institute Professor Mike Hinton (Member) National Composites Centre Professor Jiawei Mi (Member) University of Hull Professor Pagona Papakonstantinou (Member) University of Ulster Professor Peter Parbrook (Member) University College Cork Professor Philippa Reed (Member) University of Southampton Dr Lidija Siller (Member) Newcastle University Professor Simon Spearing (Member) University of Southampton Dr Rudolf Winter (Member) Aberystwyth University

Recognition for significant contribution to EPSRC Peer Review

2016 - 2017

January 2018 Dear Professor Jiawei Mi Recognition for your significant contribution to EPSRC Peer Review As CEO of EPSRC I would like to personally recognise and thank you for your exemplary work as a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College. You have achieved a ranking in the top 7% of College members for participating in peer review activities during the last academic year (2016/17). We consider this to be an outstanding contribution. The College is an important component of our peer review procedure and its members play a vital role in EPSRC’s ability to make robust funding decisions. We approach a wide variety of professionals, to provide expert, independent, informed comments on research proposals and to participate in prioritisation panels. It is your willingness to honour your commitment to the College that ensures we can continue to provide robust and effective support for UK research. EPSRC and your colleagues in the research community appreciate this commitment and it is true to say that the community as a whole has greatly benefited from your participation. We will, as part of recognising the good work of College members, be publishing the names and affiliations of those College members receiving this letter on our website in early 2018. As always, we will as a community be facing many challenges in the near future and I look forward to working with you and all the EPSRC College members to support and enhance the cause of science in the UK. With thanks and kind regards Professor Philip Nelson