At the Leijun Li Group, we conduct sponsored research in physical metallurgy, welding metallurgy, and additive manufacturing by characterizing microstructure, measuring mechanical properties, and modeling the heat and mass transfer during non-equilibrium phase transformations.


2018 AWS Warren F. Savage Memorial Award

Our paper, "Microstructural Analysis of the As-Welded Heat-Affected Zone of a Grade 91 Steel Heavy Section Weldment”, printed in the June 2017 issue of the Welding Journal, was selected for this prestigious award in welding metallurgy. "This award recognizes the paper published in the Welding Journal during the previous calendar year that best represents innovative research resulting in a better understanding of the metallurgical principles related to welding."

2018 AWS McKay-Helm Award

Our paper, “Fiber Laser Welding of WC-Co and Carbon Steel Dissimilar Materials”, printed in the January 2017 issue of the Welding Journal, was selected for the award for best paper in surfacing welding metals. "This award is presented for the best contribution to the advancement of knowledge of low-alloy steel, stainless steel or surfacing welding metals, involving the use, development or testing of these materials, as represented by articles published in the Welding Journal during the previous calendar year."

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