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Prof Yuyuan Zhao BEng MSc DPhil FIMMM CEng

Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng

    Research

    Powder Metallurgy
    Ivor Jenkins Medal
    Ivor Jenkins Medal

    Powder metallurgy is one of the main technologies we use to manufacture porous materials. I was awarded the Ivor Jenkins Medal in 2015 for an outstanding contribution to powder metallurgy in developing and commercialising innovative powder based technologies for manufacturing metal foams.

    Porous Metals
    Porous titanium
    Porous titanium

    Our current focus is to investigate the mechanical, thermal, electrochemical and acoustic properties of a range of porous metals, manufactured by the patented Lost Carbonate Sintering (LCS) process, for applications in energy, automotive, defence, aerospace and building industries.

    Metal Matrix Syntactic Foams
    Aluminium matrix syntactic foam
    Aluminium matrix syntactic foam

    We manufacture and characterise metal matrix syntactic foams for applications in energy-absorption and lightweight structures.

    Research Group Membership
    • Structural Materials and Infrastructure
    Research Grants

    Impact Acceleration Account - University of Liverpool 2012

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    October 2012 - March 2017

    Enhancing Heat Transfer in Porus Metals through Optimisation of Flow Resistance.

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    December 2015 - July 2018

    Micro-porous metals for lightweight thermal management.

    INNOVATE UK (UK)

    February 2008 - February 2011

    Structure and energy-absorption capacity of metal foams.

    DAPHNE JACKSON MEMORIAL F/SHIPS TRUST (UK)

    January 2004 - January 2006

    High Performance Computing for Materials Research.

    HIGHER EDUCATION FUND COUNCIL FOR ENGLAND (UK)

    January 2000 - December 2002

    Liquid flow and heat transfer in centrifugal atomisation.

    ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

    June 2004

    Powder Manufacturing by Transverse Induction Rotating Rod Process.

    THE NUFFIELD FOUNDATION (UK)

    January 2000 - December 2001