Prof. Xinghang Zhang
Professor and Graduate Admission Chair
School of Materials Engineering,
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, US.
Xinghang Zhang obtained his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 2001, MS from Institute of Metal Research, and BS from Jilin University. He was a Director’s postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 2 years. After spending 12 years at Texas A&M University, he joined Purdue University in 2016. He is the Graduate Admission Chair at Purdue’s School of Materials Engineering. Zhang’s team excels at radiation damage and mechanical behavior of nanocrystalline, nanotwinned, and nanolayered metals, nanostructured ceramic materials and additive manufacturing. Together with his graduate students and colleagues, they have published more than 300 journal articles. He has delivered numerous invited talks internationally. Among more than 20 of his Ph.D. students graduated so far, many have become faculty at university or scientists at national laboratories. He is the former Chair of the Nanomechanical Behavior of Materials Committee at the TMS, and an associate editor for Science Advances. Zhang has received numerous research awards, including National Science Foundation’s Early Career award (2007) and TMS Brimacombe award (2018). Zhang is an ASM Fellow and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.