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, 630 pages. Elsevier, 2018 (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 6000 citations (Scopus) with an h-index of 35 (Scopus) as of May 2018. 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 Associate Editor for both Acta Materialia and Scripta Materialia and is on the editorial board for a number of other journals. In addition, he is an Advisory Editor of Elsevier for academic publishing on Advanced Manufacturing and Materials.
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).
- Luo, S.,Ma, Q. (2018). Microwave processing of titanium and titanium alloys for structural, biomedical and shape memory applications: Current status and challenges In: Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 33, 35 - 49
- Song, T.,Yan, M.,Ma, Q. (2018). The enabling role of dealloying in the creation of specific hierarchical porous metal structures-A review In: Corrosion Science, 134, 78 - 98
- Zhong, H.,Ma, Q.,Hou, W.,Zhang, X.,Gu, J. (2018). The � phase evolution in Ti-6Al-4V additively manufactured by laser metal deposition due to cyclic phase transformations In: Materials Letters, 216, 50 - 53
- Gui, N.,Xu, W.,Abraham, A.,Myers, D.,Mayes, E.,Xia, K.,Shukla, R.,Ma, Q. (2018). A comparative study of the effect of submicron porous and smooth ultrafine-grained Ti-20Mo surfaces on osteoblast responses In: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, , 2020 - 2033
- Wang, J.,Tang, H.,Yang, K.,Liu, N.,Jia, L.,Ma, Q. (2018). Selective electron beam manufacturing of Ti-6Al-4V strips: Effect of build orientation, columnar grain orientation, and hot isostatic pressing on tensile properties In: JOM, 70, 638 - 643
- Yang, Y.,Li, S.,Ma, Q.,Zhu, Q.,Hu, C.,Shi, Y. (2018). Enabling the development of ductile powder metallurgy titanium alloys by a unique scavenger of oxygen and chlorine In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 764, 467 - 475
- Zhao, J.,Easton, M.,Ma, Q.,Leary, M.,Brandt, M. (2018). Effect of building direction on porosity and fatigue life of selective laser melted AlSi12Mg alloy In: Materials Science and Engineering A, 729, 76 - 85
- Zhang, X.,Leary, M.,Tang, H.,Song, T.,Ma, Q. (2018). Selective electron beam manufactured Ti-6Al-4V lattice structures for orthopedic implant applications: Current status and outstanding challenges In: Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, 2, 75 - 99
- Nguyen, V.,Ma, Q.,Shi, Z.,Song, T.,Huang, L.,Zou, J. (2018). A novel quaternary equiatomic Ti-Zr-Nb-Ta medium entropy alloy (MEA) In: Intermetallics, 101, 39 - 43
- Cho, J.,Xu, W.,Brandt, M.,Ma, Q. (2018). Selective laser melting-fabricated Ti-6Al-4V alloy: Microstructural inhomogeneity, consequent variations in elastic modulus and implications In: Optics and Laser Technology, , 1 - 7
- Unlocking the potential of low-cost beta-titanium alloys by 3D printing. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects 2018 from (2018 to 2020)
- Detection of Structure and Defects of Additively Manufactured Parts (CSIRO PhD scholarship). Funded by: CSIRO POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS from (2018 to 2021)
- 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,�CRC-P50510). 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)
12 PhD Current Supervisions4 PhD Completions