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Assistant Professor
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2362 5267

Brief Biosketch

Dr. Xusheng Yang received his B. Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Automation, and M. Eng. degree in Materials Processing Engineering from South China University of Technology (SCUT). He received his Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2014 from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). After that, he continued his research career at HKUST and PolyU, respectively. He joined the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an Assistant Professor in 2017.

Dr. Yang’s current research interests include: 1) employing the advanced manufacturing technologies to synthesize the high strength-ductility/formability metallic materials (e.g., heterogeneous nanostructured materials, Dual/multi-phase steels, nanograined and nanotwinned materials, shape memory alloys, high-entropy-alloys) and energy storage materials (e.g., hydrogen storage materials, and lithium battery/corrosion). And 2) developing and employing the advanced characterization techniques (HRTEM and in-situ HRTEM) and atomistic simulations to dissect the associated atomic-scaled mechanisms of plastic deformation, machinability, phase transformation and energy storage properties, etc. His research works were published in top specialized journals, including Acta Materialia and the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, etc. 

Teaching and Research Specialties


  • ISE 3003       Design for Manufacture and Sustainability
  • ISE 330         Product Safety and Reliability
  • ENG 2001     Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering

Research Specialties

  • High strength-ductility and machinability materials
  • Martensitic phase transformation
  • Nanostructured metallic materials
  • HRTEM and in-situ HRTEM techniques
  • Energy storage materials

Selected Journal Publications

  1. ※ (https://scholar.google.com.hk/citations?user=thC1jk8AAAAJ&hl=en) and (ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0769-778X)

  1. X-S Yang, S Sun, H-H Ruan, S-Q Shi, T-Y Zhang. Shear and Shuffling Accomplishing Polymorphic fcc γ→hcp e→bct α Martensitic Phase TransformationActa Materialia 136 (2017), 347-354
  2. X-S Yang, Y-J Wang, H-R Zhai, G-Y Wang, Y-J Su, L. H. Dai, S Ogata, T-Y Zhang, Time-, stress-, and temperature -dependent deformation in nanostructured copper: Creep tests and simulations, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 94 (2016) 191-206
  3. X-S Yang, Y-J Wang, G-Y Wang, H-R Zhai, L. H. Dai, T-Y Zhang, Time, stress, and temperature-dependent deformation in nanostructured copper: Stress relaxation tests and simulations, Acta Materialia 108 (2016) 252-263
  4. X-S YangS Sun, T-Y Zhang, The mechanism of bcc α¢ nucleation in single hcp e laths in the fcc γ→hcp e →bcc α¢martensitic phase transformation, Acta Materialia 9 (2015) 264-273
  5. X-S Yang, S Sun, X-L Wu, Evan Ma and T-Y Zhang, Dissecting the mechanism of martensitic transformation via atomic-scale observations. Scientific Reports 4 (2014) 6141