Dr. Wei Xiong
Dr. Wei Xiong
Assistant Professor, Ph.D. & D.Eng.
Physical Metallurgy & Materials Design Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Wei Xiong is the director of the Physical Metallurgy and Materials Design Laboratory at University of Pittsburgh. He joined University of Pittsburgh as an assistant professor in September 2016. Dr. Wei Xiong got his PhD degree from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (focus: computational thermodynamics and physical metallurgy) in Sweden and Doctor of Engineering degree (focus: powder metallurgy) from Central South University in China. In 2012, he moved from Sweden to the US after his PhD research program. He stayed one year at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (2012-2013) before joining Northwestern University as a research associate for alloy design research (2013-2016). Using the CALPHAD-based ICME methods, Dr. Xiong works in materials design and process optimization, which covers a wide range of inorganic materials, and focuses on phase equilibria and phase transformations. He has more than 40 publications related to physical metallurgy, including 7 invited book chapters. Dr. Wei Xiong serves on the ASM International Alloy Phase Diagrams Committee, TMS Alloy Phases Committee (Secretary), TMS High Temperature Alloys Committee, TMS Additive Manufacturing Committee. He is the TMS ICME education sub-committee chair. He has received several academic awards, which include: Best Paper Awards of the CALPHAD journal in 2012 and 2013, and TMS FMD Young Leader Professional Development Award 2015. Dr. Xiong serves as an associate editor of journal: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.