Hong Zhou

Hong Zhou

Senior Academic Staff Member

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834 8800 ext 3330
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About

Hong specialises in thermal spray coatings and carries out extensive research in the areas of plasma spray technology, thermal barrier coatings, metal forming processes, ceramic composite materials, materials analysis, characterisation and testing. He has presented and published extensively at international conferences and in peer-reviewed international journals. He also holds several Chinese patents. These publications and patents cover the fabrication and characterisation of nanostructured thermal barrier coatings, laser surface treatment, and powder metallurgy. He is now serving as an editorial board member of Sustainability and is also a reviewer board member of Coatings, and Symmetry.

Hong has been a reviewer of manuscripts for Surface and Coating Technology, Journal of Materials Science, Materials Letters, and others.

Awards

Qualifications

  • BEng
  • MEng (CSU)
  • PhD (SJTU)

Areas of teaching  

  • Mechanics  
  • Materials science 
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 
  • Fluid Mechanics 
  • Mechanics of Machines 
  • Strength of Materials 2 

Research areas of interest  

  • Thermal spray coatings: new materials and new technology 
  • Laser surface treatment 
  • Materials testing and characterization 
  • Novel technologies on engineering education

Other areas of expertise 

  • Engineering modelling and simulation 
  • Metal forming processes 

Areas of expertise

Industry experience, affiliations, and achievements

  • International research collaboration with Prof. Luo Liancong from Yunnan University, China on titanium coatings. A contestable fund was granted for this research collaboration.
  • Serve for local communities and industries. Engagement with Shoof International Ltd on intellectual property; provided advice on patents and trademarks registration application.

Current professional and academic affiliations 

  • Editorial board member of Sustainability, MDPI 
  • Reviewer board member of Coatings, MDPI 
  • Reviewer board member of Symmetry, MDPI 

Research activity

Zhou, H. & Peng, C. (2021). Effect of shroud in plasma spraying on chemical composition and thickness of titanium coatings. Coatings, 11(4), 446. 

Zhou, H., Peng, C., Liu, Z. Al-Rawi, M. & Kanna, J. (2020). Titanium coatings plasma sprayed with/without a shroud. Materials Science and Engineering, 825, 012030. 

Zhou, H. (2019). Porosity and micro hardness of titanium coatings by shrouded plasma-spraying. Key Engineering Materials, 793, 73-77. 

Zhou, H., Liu, Z. & Luo. L. Microstructural characterization of shrouded plasma sprayed titanium coatings. Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, 3(4). doi:10.3390/jmmp3010004. 

Zhou, H. & Liu, Z. (2018). Microstructure and phase composition of titanium coating plasma sprayed with a shroud. MATEC Web of Conferences, 142, 03006. 

Zhou, H., Li, F., Wang, J. & Sun, B. (2016). Microstructural characterization of thermal barrier coating glazed by a high power laser. Key Engineering Material, 723, 247-252. 

Zhou, H., Wang, J. & Sun, B. (2009). Microstructure and thermos-physical properties of nanostructured thermal barrier coatings. Journal of Coating Technology and Research, 6(3), 383-390. 

Zhou, H., Li, F., He, B., Wang, J., & Sun B. (2008). Effect of plasma spraying process on microstructure and microhardness of titanium alloy substrate. Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 17(2), 284-288.  

Zhou, H., Li, F., He, B., Wang, J., & Sun B. (2008). Mechanical properties of nanostructure thermal barrier coatings. Key Engineering Materials, 368-372(2), 1280-1283. 

He, B., Li, F., Zhou, H., Wang, J. & Sun, B. (2008). Study of failure of EB-PVD thermal barrier coating upon near-α titanium alloy. Journal of Materials Science, 43(3), 839-846. 

He, B., Li, F., Zhou, H., Wang, J. & Sun, B. (2008). Thermal failure of thermal barrier coating with thermal sprayed bond coating on titanium alloy. Journal of Coatings Technology Research, 5(1), 99-106. 

Zhou, H. (2008). Fabrication and performance of nanostructured thermal barrier coatings on titanium alloy substrate and surface laser-glazing of ceramic coatings. [Doctoral research thesis]. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.  

Zhou, H., Li, F., He, B., Wang, J., & Sun B. (2007). Air plasma sprayed thermal barrier coatings on titanium alloy substrates. Surface and Coatings Technology, 201, 7360-7367. 

Zhou, H., Li, F., He, B., Wang, J., & Sun B. (2007). Nanostructured thermal barrier coatings deposited by air plasma spraying. Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, 17, 389-393. 

Zhou, H., Li, F., He, B., Wang, J., & Sun B. (2007). Microstructure and thermal barrier effects of thermal barrier coatings. The Chinese Journal of Non-ferrous Metal Society, 17(10): 1609-1615. (In Chinese).

He, B., Li, F., Zhou, H., Wang, J. & Sun, B. (2007). Microstructure and thermal cycling behavior of thermal barrier coating on near-a titanium alloy. Journal of Coating Technology and Research, 4(3), 335-340. 

He, B., Li, F., Zhou, H., Wang, J. & Sun, B. (2006). Preparation and Study of EB-PVD Thermal Barrier Coatings on Titanium Substrates. Journal of Aeronautical Materials, 27(4), 25-30. (In Chinese).

Zhou, H., Li, F., He, B., Wang, J., & Sun B. (2006). Characterization of plasma sprayed nanostructured thermal barrier coating. Journal of Beijing University of Science and Technology, 28(S1), 274-277. (In Chinese).

Zhou, H., Li, F., He, B., Wang, J., & Sun B. (2006). Research progress on materials of thermal barrier coatings. Materials Review, 20(10), 40-43. (In Chinese).

Liu, Z. & Zhou, H. (2006). Research development of thermal barrier coatings. Journal of Hohai University Changzhou, 20(3), 9-13. (In Chinese).

Zhao, Z., Zhou, H., Zhu, X. & Guan, Y. (2001). The design and making of Multimedia CAI on metal machining. Journal of Hohai University Changzhou, 15(3), 39-42. (In Chinese).

Zhao, Z. & Zhou, H. (2000). Influential factor analysis on the technological performance of coating. Journal of Hohai University Changzhou, 14(3), 7-12. (In Chinese).

Zhou, H. & Peng, D. (1998). Experimental studies on wall thickness variations in sinking with double dies. Journal of Light Alloy Fabrication Technology, 26(6), 29-33. (In Chinese).

Zhou, H. & Peng, D. (1997). Upper bound analysis of wall thickness variations during tube sinking process. Journal of Aluminium Fabrication, 20(5), 23-27. (In Chinese).

Liu, L. Zhou, H., & Peng, D. (1996). Study on aluminium alloy LF21’s resistance stress with high velocity at room temperature. Journal of Aluminium Fabrication, 19(1), 24-27. (In Chinese). 

Patents in China:

Zhou, H., Li, F., He, B., Wang, J., & Sun B. Device for thermal shock cycling test. Patent Number: 200610024973.4 

Li, F., He, B., Wang, J., Sun B., & Zhou, H. Preparation method of γ-TiAl/Ag composite powders. Patent Number: 200710044896.3 

He, B. Li, F., B., Wang, J., Sun B., & Zhou, H. Fabrication of antioxidant ternary coating Ti-Al-Ag. Patent Number: 200710046911.8  

Li, F., Ni, B., He, B., Zhou, H. & Sun B. Fabrication of tubular cathode for direct alcohol fuel cells. Patent Number: 200810035206.2 

Li, F., Wang, J., He, B., & Zhou, H. Spin spraying rotor compounded by graphite and ceramics. Patent Number: 200810037408.0 

Li, F., Luo, B., He, B., Zhou, H. Manufacturing technology and mould for larger size ceramic grinding balls. Patent Number: 200810038834.6 

Li, F., Luo, B., He, B., Zhou, H. The manufacturing method of larger size ceramic grinding balls. Patent Number: 201010203439.6 

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