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HU XiaoGang
Research Assistant Professor

Xiaogang Hu received his Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Science and Technology Beijing in December 2016. He has also spent one year in University of Leicester, UK as a joint Ph. D student funded by China Scholarship Council. After two years of postdoctoral research, Xiaogang takes the position of research assistant professor in the department of mechanical and energy engineering, SUSTech. His research interests include the metal additive manufacturing technology and the semi-solid processing of alloys and composites.



◆2012.09-2016.12 University of Science and Technology Beijing,Doctor of Philosophy.

◆2010.09-2016.12 General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals,Training jointly Ph. D.

◆2015.03-2016.02 University of Leicester,Training jointly Ph. D.

◆2006.09-2010.07 Sichuan University,Bachelor of Science.


◆2019.06 – present, Southern University of Science and Technology, Research assistant professor

◆2017.05-2019.05, Southern University of Science and Technology, Postdoctoral fellow.

◆2017.01-2017.04, Southern University of Science and Technology, Visiting scholar


[1] X.G. Hu, Z.H. Hu, W.Y. Qu, X.W. Li, Z. Li, Y. Zhou, S.P. Midson, Q. Zhu. A novel criterion for assessing the processability of semi-solid alloys: the enthalpy sensitivity of liquid fraction [J]. Materialia, 2019, In press, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtla.2019.100422.

[2] J.Z. Gao†, X.G. Hu†, Q. Zhu, D.Q. Li, Y.L. Kang. Cooling Behavior and Microstructure of Semisolid A201 Aluminum Alloy Prepared by the SEED Process [J]. Metals, 2019, 9(9), 922; (†contribute equally)

[3] X.G. Hu, Q. Zhu, H.V. Atkinson, H.X. Lu, F. Zhang, H.B. Dong, Y.L. Kang. A time-dependent power law viscosity model and its application in modelling semi-solid die casting of 319s alloy [J]. Acta Materialia, 2017, 124:410-420.

[4] X.G. Hu, Q. Zhu, S.P. Midson, H.V. Atkinson, H.B. Dong, F. Zhang, Y.L. Kang. Blistering in semi-solid die casting of aluminium alloys and its avoidance [J]. Acta Materialia, 2017, 124:446-455.

[5] X.G. Hu, Q. Zhu, H.X. Lu, F. Zhang, S.P. Midson. Microstructural evolution and thixoformability of semi-solid aluminum 319s alloy during re-melting [J]. Journal of Alloys & Compounds, 2015, 649:204-210.

[6] X.G. Hu, Q. Zhu, H.V. Atkinson, M. Luo, F. Zhang, W.Y. Qu. Application of Multiphase Modelling in Semi-Solid Die Casting: Blister Prediction [J]. Solid State Phenomena, 2016, 256:139-145.

[7] X.G. Hu, F. Zhang, Y.F. He, Q. Zhu. Experimental Study and Numerical Simulation on the Blistering Defect during Thixocasting [J]. Solid State Phenomena, 2014, 217-218:144-150.

[8] X.G. Hu, B.C. Yang, J. Xu, H.J. Wang. Hot Deformation Behavior of A390 Hypereutectic Al-Si Alloy [C] Materials Science Forum. Trans Tech Publications, 2013, 749: 88-95.

[9] (Book) Qiang Zhu, Ahmed Rassili, Stephen P. Midson, Xiaogang Hu (Eds.), Semi-Solid of Alloys and Composites XV, Trans. Tech. Publications, 2018


Honors and Awards:

[1] 2017.01 Distinguished Dissertation in University of Science and Technology Beijing .

[2] 2015.06 Special report in “Advance in Engineering” for the paper “Microstructural evolution and thixoformability of semi-solid aluminum 319s alloy during re-melting”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 649(2015) 204-210.

[3] 2014.03 New star of the academic in National Engineering Research Center for Nonferrous Metal Composites.

[4] 2013.12 Annual excellent postgraduate in Beijing Advanced Manufacturing Center.