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Prof. LIU Chain Tsuan (劉錦川教授)

1960 BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering,National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
1964 MS Degree in Engineering and Materials Science, MS Degree in Engineering and Materials Science
1967 PhD Degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Univ Distinguished Professor|Senior Fellow

Contact Information

Office: B6507 AC1
Phone: 34427213
Email: chainliu@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Physical metallurgy and mechanical behaviour of metals, alloys, nanostructure materials, intermetallic compounds and bulk amorphous alloys
  • Microstructure and phase transformation
  • Alloy design of high-temperature structural materials, precious metal alloys, Ti-base alloys, metal-matrix composites
  • Innovative material processing


Award and Achievement

  • 2015 “Appointed as a Senior Fellow ” Institute for Advanced Study, City University of Hong Kong.
  • 2015 “Appointed as a member ” Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) Selection Panels.
  • Nov 2015 “elected as 臺灣大學2015年學術類傑出校友” 台湾大学傑出校友遴選委員會. National Taiwan University.
  • Sep 2015 “跨越發展專家顧問” 泰安國家高新區.
  • 2015 “Identified as No. 4 among the 30 highly cited papers ” published in Journal of Applied Physics. "Effect of valence electron concentration on stability of fcc or bcc phase in high entropy alloys” by Sheng Guo, Chun Ng, Jian Lu, C. T. Liu (J. Appl. Phys. 109, 103505, 2011)) .
  • Jan 2015 “Appointed as the Editorial Board Member ” Progress in Natural Science: Materials International.
  • Jan 2015 “Appointed as an editorial board member ” Engineering Journal, published by Chinese Academy of Engineering.
  • Jan 2015 “Reappointed as Distinguished Chair Professor ” Research at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Nov 2014 “Honorary Professor” Xiamen University.
  • Nov 2014 “Honorary Professor” Chongqing University.
  • Jul 2014 “Elected as a member ” Academia Sinica Taiwan.
  • Nov 2013 “Fellow” Hong Kong Institute of Science.
  • Oct 2013 “Engineering Panel Member ” Hong Kong Research Grant Council, Hong Kong.
  • Sep 2013 “Appointed as Adjunct Senior Researcher” Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, CAS, Ningbo, China.
  • Jun 2013 “The keynote speaker” Sponsored by Scientific and Technological Department,Yunnan Province, China. For the Yunnan Scientific Forum (one speaker per month) in Celebration of 70th Anniversary of the National West-Southern United University, (西南联大).
  • May 2015 “Received the SHI CHANGXU (師昌緒) Best Paper Award” Progress in Natural Science: Materials International. sponsored by China-Materials Research Society (C-MRS) and International Union of Materials Research Societies (IU-MRS).


Previous Experience

  • 2009 - 2011, Chair Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
  • 2009 - 2011, Distinguished Professor, Materials Engineering, Auburn University, USA.
  • 2008 - Now, Adjunct Professor, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan.
  • 2006 - 2008, Professor and Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, USA.
  • 2005 - 2006, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, USA.
  • 1997 - 2005, Senior Corporate Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation, USA.
  • 1985 - 1997, Corporate Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., USA.
  • 1983 - 2005, Group Leader, Alloying Behavior and Design Group, Metals and Ceramics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA.
  • 1967 - 1983, Research Staff Member / Senior Research Staff Member, Metals and Ceramics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA.


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Journal

  • Y, Zhang. , S, Guo. , C.T., Liu. & X, Yang. (May 2016). Phase formation Rules”, pp 21-50 in book “High-Entropy Alloys” edited by Michael C. Gao, Jien-Wei Yeh, Peter K. Liaw, and Yong Zhang. Springer Nature Publishing.
  • F, He. , Z, Wang. , S, Nix. , Q, Wu. , J, Li. , J, Wang. , CT, Liu. & Y, Dang. (Jan 2016). Strengthening the CoCrFeNiNB0.25 high entropy alloy by fcc precipitate. J Alloys and Compounds. 667. 53 - 57.
  • B, Huang. , ZG, Zhu. , TP, Ge. , HY, Bai. , BA, Sun. , Y, Yang. , C.T., Liu. & WH, Wang. (2016). Hand in hand evolution of Boson heat capacity anomaly and slow beta relaxation in La-based metallic glasses. Acta Mater. 110. 73 - 83.
  • ZB, Jiao. , JH, Luan. & C. T., Liu. (2016). Strategies for improving ductility of ordered intermetallics. Prog. Natural Science: Materials International. 26. 1 - 12.
  • YF, Ye. , C. T., Liu. & Y, Yong. (Aug 2015). A geometric model for intrinsic residual strain and phase stability in high entropy alloys. Acta Mater. 94. 152 - 161.
  • ZB, Jiao. , JH, Luan. , MK, Miller. & C. T., Liu. (Jul 2015). Precipitation mechanism and mechanical properties of an ultra-high strength steel hardened by nanoscale NiAl and Cu particles. Acta Matrer. 97. 58 - 67.
  • XD, Xu. , P, Liu. , S, Guo. , A, Hirata. , T, Fujita. , TG, Nieh. , C. T., Liu. & MW, Chen. (Feb 2015). Nanoscale phase separation in a fee-based CoCrCuFeNiAl0.5 high-entropy alloy. Acta Mater. 84. 145 - 152.
  • CY, Yu. , XJ, Liu. , GP, Zheng. , XR, Niu. & C. T., Liu. (Jan 2015). Atomistic approach to predict the glass forming ability in Zr-Cu-Al ternary metallic glasses. J. Alloys and Compounds. 627. 45 - 53.
  • JH, Luan. , ZB, Jiao. , G., Chen. & C. T., Liu. (Jan 2015). Effects of boron additions and solutionizing treatments on microstructures and ductility of forged Ti-6Al-4V alloys. J. Alloys and Compounds. 624. 170 - 178.
  • ZB, Jiao. , JH, Luan. , MK, Miller. , CT, Yu. & C. T., Liu. (Jan 2015). Effects of Mn partitioning on nanoscale precipitation and mechanical properties of ferritic steels strengthened by NiAl nanoparticles. Acta Mater. 84. 283 - 291.
  • ZP, Lu. , H, Wang. , MW, Chen. , I, Baker. , JW, Yeh. , C. T., Liu. & TG, Nieh. (2015). An assessment on the future development of high-entropy alloys: Summary from a recent workshop. Intermetallics. 66. 67 - 76.
  • JH, Luan. , ZB, Jiao. , L, Heatherly. , EP, George. , G, Chen. & C. T., Liu. (2015). Effects of boron on the fracture behavior and ductility of cast Ti-6Al-4V alloys. Scripta Mater. 100. 90 - 93.
  • WH, Liu. , JY, He. , HL, Huang. , H, Wang. , ZP, Lu. & C. T., Liu. (2015). Effects of Nb additions on the microstructure and mechanical property of CoCrFeNi high-entropy alloys. Intermetallics. 60. 1 - 8.
  • ZY, Liu. , Y, Yang. , J, Lu. , G, Wang. , PK, Liaw. & C. T., Liu. (2015). Stress induced atomic scale damage and relaxation in bulk metallic glasses. J Alloys and Compounds. 652. 1855 - 1900.
  • ZY, Wang. , Y, Huang. , Y, Yang. , J, Wang. & C. T., Liu. (Nov 2014). Atomic-size effect amd solid solubility of multicomponent alloys. Scripta Mater. 94. 28 - 31.
  • CY, Yu,. , XJ, Liu. & C. T., LIU. (Oct 2014). First-principles prediction of the glass-forming ability in Zn-Ni binary metallic glasses. Intermetallics. 53. 177 - 182.
  • ZJ, Wang. , S, Guo. , Q, Wang. , ZY, Liu. , Y, Yang. & C. T., Liu. (Oct 2014). Nanoindentation characterized initial creep behavior of a high-entroy-based alloy CoFeNi. Intermetallics. 53. 183 - 186.
  • ZB, Jiao. , JH, Luan. , ZW, Zhang. , MK, Miller. & C. T., Liu. (Sep 2014). High-strength steels hardened mainly by nanoscale NiAl precipitates. Scripta Mater. 87. 45 - 48.
  • JH, Luan. , ZB, Jiao. , G, Chen. & C. T., Liu. (Jul 2014). Improved ductility and oxidation resistance of cast Ti–6Al–4V alloys by microalloying. J. Alloys and Compounds. 602. 235 - 240.
  • ZY, Liu. , MW, Chen. , C. T., Liu. & Y., Yang. (Jun 2014). Origin of yielding in metallic glass: stress-induced flow. App. Phy. Lett. 104. - 251901.
  • C., Fan. , X, Yang. , Z, Tang. , CT, Liu. , G, Chen. , PK, Liaw. , HG, Yan. & G, Chen. (Jun 2014). Quantitatively defining interconnecting-zone in metallic glasses. Intermetallics. 49. 36 - 39.
  • Q., Wang. , Y., Yang. , H., Jiang. , C. T., Liu. , HH, Ruan. & J., Lu. (Apr 2014). Super Tensile ductility in bulk metallic glass with gradient amorphous structure. Scientific Reports. 4. - 4757.
  • Q, Wang. , C. T., Liu. , Y., Yang. , J., Liu. , YD, Dong. & J., Lu. (Apr 2014). The atomic-scale mechanism for the enhanced glass-forming ability of a Cu-Zr based bulk metallic glass with minor element additions. Scientific Reports. 4. - 4648.
  • L., Wu. , Y, He. , T, Lei. , B, Nan. , N, Xu. , J, Zou. , B, Huang. & C. T., Liu. (Apr 2014). The stability of hydrogen evolution activity and corrosion behavior of porous Ni3Al-Mo electrode in alkaline solution during long-term electrolysis. Energy. 67. 19 - 26.
  • C. T., Liu. (Jan 2014). Editorial. Intermetallics. 46. A1 - A2.
  • HB, Ke. , BA, Sun. , C. T., Liu. & Y, Yang. (Jan 2014). Effect of size and base-element on the Jerky flow dynamics in metallic glass. Acta Mater. 63. 180 - 190.
  • C, Ng. , Sheng, Guo. , JH, Luan. , Q, Wang. , J, Lu. , SQ, Shi. & C. T., Liu. (Jan 2014). Phase stability and tensile properties of Co-free Al0.5CrCuFeNi2 high-entropy alloys. J. Alloys and compounds. 584. 530 - 537.
  • Sheng, Guo. , C, Ng. , ZJ, Wang. & C. T., Liu. (Jan 2014). Solid solution in equiatomic alloys: Limit set by topological instability. J. Alloys and Compounds. 583. 410 - 413.
  • BA, Sun. , ZY, Liu. , Y, Yang. & C. T., Liu. (2014). Delayed shear banding and evolution of local plastic flow in a metallic glass. App. Phy. Letts. 105. - 091902.
  • ZJ, Wang. , S, Guo. & C. T., Liu. (2014). Phase selection in high-entropy alloys: From nonequilibrium to equilibrium. J of Metals. 66. 1966 - 1972.
  • YR, Wen. , YP, Li. , A, Hirata. , Y, Zhang. , T, Fujita. , T, Furuhara. , CT, Liu. , A, Chiba. & MW, Chen. (Dec 2013). Synergistic alloying effect on microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of Cu precipitation-strengthening ferritic alloys. Acta Mater. 61. 7726 - 7740.
  • ZB, Jiao. , JH, Luan. , ZW, Zhang. , MK, Miller. , WB, Ma. & CT, Liu. (Sep 2013). Synergistic effects of Cu and Ni on nanoscale precipitation and mechanical properties of high-strength steels. Acta Mater. 61. 5996 - 6005.
  • ZY, Liu. , Y, Yong. & CT, Liu. (Sep 2013). Yielding and shear banding of metallic glasses. Acta Mater. 61. 5928 - 5936.
  • C. Y., Yu. , X. J., Liu. , L., LU. , G. P., Zheng. & C. T., Liu. (Jul 2013). First-principles prediction and experimental verification of glass forming ability in Zr-Cu metallic glasses. Scientific Reports (Nature Series). 3. - 2124.
  • J. L., Cheng. , G., Chen. , C.T., Liu. & Y., Li. (Jun 2013). Innovation approach to the design of low-cost Zr-based BMG composite with good glass formation. Scientific Reports (Nature series). 3. - 2097.
  • C.T., Liu. , M.K., Miller. , Z.W., Zhang. , Y.R, Wen. , T., Fujita. , A., Hirata. , M.W., Chen. , Wang, X.L. , G., Chen. & B.A., Chin. (Feb 2013). A nanoscale co-precipitation approach for property enhancement of Fe-base alloys. Scientific Reports (Nature series). 3. - 1327.


Last update date : 21 Feb 2017