Prof. Guo-Jun Zhang
Donghua University, China

Invited talk
High-temperature strength of ZrB2-based ultra-high temperature ceramics
Guo-Jun Zhang is a Professor of the State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibres and Polymer Materials, Institute of Functional Materials at Donghua University, Shanghai, China. He earned his B.S. degree in Conventional Ceramics at Hunan University, M.S. degree in Advanced Ceramics at Tianjin University and Ph.D. in Inorganic Non-Metallic Materials at China Building Materials Academy (CBMA) in 1984, 1987 and 1992, respectively. From 1987 to 1996, he was an engineer or senior engineer in the Research Institute of Ceramics at CBMA. From 1996 to 2005, he worked at the Kyushu Centre and Chubu Centre of the Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. He joined the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005 as a professor and the group leader of Advanced Non-Oxide Ceramics Group. In 2016 he moved to Donghua University. Now he is in charge of the Functionalized Structural Ceramics Division of the Institute of Functional Materials (IFMDHU). He has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers (H-index: 32). His research interest and activities have spanned the areas of advanced non-oxide ceramics, including borides, carbides and nitrides, and their fibres and composites especially used as ultrahigh temperature ceramics (UHTCs): high purity and ultra fine powder synthesis; microstructure tailoring; evaluation of mechanical properties, high temperature stability, oxidation and ablation resistance; and product application exploration aiming to contribute for sustainable development and society. Current activities are focused on functionalized structural ceramics and nuclear materials for the next generation nuclear energy.

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