Dr Ma Qian is Professor of Advanced Manufacturing and Materials and Professor of Design, Multifunctional Structures at RMIT.
Professor Qian has come to RMIT from The University of Queensland where he was the Reader in Materials Engineering, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering.
Currently Professor Qian also holds the appointments of Honorary Professor of The University of Queensland, Australia, and Specially Appointed Guest Professor of Osaka University, Japan.
Professor Qian's areas of research include: metal additive manufacturing (3D printing), alloy design, powder metallurgy of light alloys (Ti, Al and TiAI), solidification processing (heterogeneous nucleation and grain refinement), coating, and modelling.
Professor Qian's major academic publications include:
- Light Alloys: Metallurgy of Light Metals, 544 pages, 5th edition, Elsevier, 2017 (I. Polmear, D. H. StJohn, J. F. Nie and M. Qian),
- Titanium Powder Metallurgy: Science, Technology and Applications, 648 pages, Elsevier, 2015 (M. Qian and F. H. Fries, editors),
- Titanium in Medical and Dental Applications, 585 pages. Elsevier, 2017 (M. Qian and F. H. Fries, editors),
- More than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles (240 in Scopus by September 2017) and 51 invited talks including 15 plenary/keynote talks at international conferences/symposiums,
- One commercialised patent a key technology (WO03062492; EP1466038; US20050161121; CN1639389A; DE60330309D1).
His publications have resulted in more than 4200 citations (Scopus) with an h-index of 33 (Scopus) as of September 2017. In addition, he initiated the first biannual international conference on Powder Metallurgy Titanium (PM Ti) in 2011 in Australia, which has been subsequently held in New Zealand (2013), Germany (2015) and China (2017) and the 5th conference will be held in in the United States (Utah, 2019). It has become a premier conference on PM Ti and the scope of this conference was extended to cover 3D printing of titanium alloys since the 2015 conference in Germany.
Professor Qian currently serves as an Advisory Editor of Elsevier for academic publishing on Advanced Manufacturing and Materials. In addition, He has served as an editorial member for a number of journals in physical metallurgy and powder metallurgy including JOM, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Powder Metallurgy, Acta Metallurgica Sinica, Acta Materialia and Scripta Materialia.
Professor Qian has received nine research awards including the American Society for Metals (ASM) 2006 Henry Howe Marion Medal with his colleagues, TMS Light Metals 2003 - Magnesium Technology Award, and the inaugural Australian CAST-CRC Industry Partners Award (2003).
- Dehghan-Manshadi, A.,StJohn, D.,Dargusch, M.,Chen, Y.,Sun, J.,Qian, M. (2018). Metal injection moulding of non-spherical titanium powders: Processing, microstructure and mechanical properties In: Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 31, 416 - 423
- Huang, L.,Qian, M.,Liu, Z.,Nguyen, V.,Yang, L.,Wang, L.,Zou, J. (2018). In situ preparation of TiB nanowires for high-performance Ti metal matrix nanocomposites In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 735, 2640 - 2645
- Huang, L.,Qian, M.,Lu, H.,Sun, Y.,Wang, L.,Zou, J. (2017). (In Press) Reducing electric current and energy consumption of spark plasma sintering via punch configuration design In: Ceramics International, , 1 - 4
- Todaro, C.,Easton, M.,Qiu, D.,Wang, G.,StJohn, D.,Qian, M. (2017). (In Press) The effect of ultrasonic melt treatment on macro-segregation and peritectic transformation in an Al-19Si-4Fe alloy In: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, , 1 - 12
- Lui, E.,Xu, W.,Pateras, A.,Qian, M.,Brandt, M. (2017). (In Press) New development in selective laser melting of Ti-6Al-4V: a wider processing window for the achievement of fully lamellar a + � microstructures In: JOM, , 1 - 5
- Yu, P.,Yan, M.,Tomus, D.,Brice, C.,Bettles, C.,Muddle, B.,Qian, M. (2017). (In Press) Microstructural development of electron beam processed Al-3Ti-1Sc alloy under different electron beam scanning speeds In: Materials Characterization, , 1 - 7
- Huang, L.,Qian, M.,Wang, L.,Chen, Z.,Shi, Z.,Nguyen, V.,Zou, J. (2017). High-tensile-strength and ductile novel Ti-Fe-N-B alloys reinforced with TiB nanowires In: Materials Science and Engineering A, 708, 285 - 290
- Bhuiyan, M.,Wang, J.,Li, L.,Hodgson, P.,Agarwal, A.,Qian, M.,Chen, Y. (2017). Boron nitride nanotube reinforced titanium metal matrix composites with excellent high-temperature performance In: Journal of Materials Research, 32, 3744 - 3752
- Gui, N.,Xu, W.,Myers, D.,Shukla, R.,Tang, H.,Qian, M. (2017). (In Press) The effect of ordered and partially ordered surface topography on bone cell responses: a review In: Biomaterials Science, , 1 - 17
- Yang, Y.,Qian, M. (2017). Fundamental understanding of the dissolution of oxide film on Ti powder and the unique scavenging feature by LaB<inf>6</inf> In: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 49, 1 - 6
- Unlocking the potential of low-cost beta-titanium alloys by 3D printing. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects 2018 from (2018 to 2020)
- Just-In-Time Patient-Specific Tumour Implants. Funded by: Innovative Manufacturing CRC from (2017 to 2022)
- Hydrocarbon Fuel Technology for Hypersonic Air Breathing Vehicles (Administered by Defendtex). Funded by: Cooperative Research Centres Programme (CRC-Ps) 2017 (Round 3) from (2017 to 2019)
- Aluminium Alloy Manufacturing using SLM Technology & Laser Wire Deposition of TI-6AL- 4V. Funded by: Lockheed Martin Contract from (2017 to 2018)
- Identifying and understanding the influence of powder feedstock characteristics on metal additive manufacturing by selective laser melting (SLM). Funded by: Arconic Titanium & Engineered Products Contract from (2017 to 2017)
11 PhD Current Supervisions3 PhD Completions