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 Professor of Osaka University, Japan.
Professor Qian’s current major research interests are (i) additive manufacturing (3D printing) of metallic structures for both structural and functional applications including biomedical and acoustic applications, (ii) alloy design and development, (iii) powder metal processing, (iv) titanium powder metallurgy, (v) solidification processing of light alloys and ferrous alloys (heterogeneous nucleation and grain refinement), (vi) coating, and (vii) modelling.
Professor Qian has published 3 Elsevier books, 13 book chapters and more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles. In addition, he is a co-author of the 5th-edition Elsevier textbook Light Alloys: Metallurgy of Light Metals (the Ian Polmear textbook). His publications have resulted in more than 3800 citations (Scopus) with an h-index of 31 (Scopus) as of March 2017. He has delivered more than 47 invited talks, including 2 plenary talks and 12 keynote talks at international conferences or symposiums. He initiated the first biannual international conference on Powder Metallurgy Titanium (PM Ti) in 2011 (4-7 Dec 2011, Brisbane, Australia) for which he was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for the "Wonderful Contribution as Conference Chair to Powder Processing, Consolidation and Metallurgy of Titanium (4-7 Dec 2011, Brisbane Australia)" by Materials Australia. This biannual conference was subsequently held in New Zealand (2013), Germany (2015) and China (2017) and the 5th conference has been scheduled 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.
Prof Qian currently serves as an Advisory Editor of Elsevier for academic publishing on Advanced Manufacturing and Materials; an Advisor and subject editor of JOM (TMS, Springer) as representative of the TMS Powder Materials Committee; a Key Reader of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A (TMS, Springer), an editorial committee member of Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters), Powder Metallurgy (Maney, European Powder Metallurgy Federation – EMPA), Journal of Korean Powder Metallurgy Institute (JKPMI, Korean Powder Metallurgy Institute), Powder Metallurgy Technology (China) and Steel Iron Vanadium Titanium (China) and a member of the International Liaison Committee of the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy (American Powder Metallurgy Institute International, APMI). Prof Qian is on the Board of the Asian Powder Metallurgy Association (APMA). Professor Qian has received nine research awards including 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).
Prof Qian invented a key technology (WO03062492/EP1466038/US20050161121/CN1639389A/ DE60330309D1), which is currently in commercial production by an Australian company based in Sydney and is generating income.
Prof Qian’s current projects include six ARC-funded projects (five lead CI projects) on advanced manufacturing of titanium and titanium alloys from powder (additive manufacturing, metal injection moulding and powder metallurgy); biomedical titanium implants; solidification and heterogeneous nucleation; and intermetallic coating on steel substrates. In addition, Prof Qian has active collaborations with researchers in China through two major China National NSF grants and one major grant from the Ministry of Science and Technology China.
- Haghayeghi, R.,Qian, M. (2017). Initial crystallisation or nucleation in a liquid aluminium alloy containing spinel seeds In: Materials Letters, 196, 358 - 360
- Srivastava, N.,Chaudhari, G.,Qian, M. (2017). Grain refinement of binary Al-Si, Al-Cu and Al-Ni alloys by ultrasonication In: Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 249, 367 - 378
- Kotadia, H.,Qian, M.,Eskin, D.,Das, A. (2017). On the microstructural refinement in commercial purity Al and Al-10 wt% Cu alloy under ultrasonication during solidification In: Materials and Design, 132, 266 - 274
- Yan, J.,Zheng, D.,Li, H.,Jia, X.,Sun, J.,Li, Y.,Qian, M.,Yan, M. (2017). Selective laser melting of H13: microstructure and residual stress In: Journal of Materials Science, 52, 12476 - 12485
- Dehghan-Manshadi, A.,Bermingham, M.,Dargusch, M.,StJohn, D.,Qian, M. (2017). Metal injection moulding of titanium and titanium alloys: Challenges and recent development In: Powder Technology, 319, 289 - 301
- Sun, Y.,Gulizia, S.,Fraser, D.,Oh, C.,Lu, S.,Qian, M. (2017). (In Press) Layer additive production or manufacturing of thick sections of Ti-6Al-4V by selective electron beam melting (SEBM) In: JOM, , 1 - 8
- Yang, Y.,Imai, H.,Kondoh, K.,Qian, M. (2017). Enhanced Homogenization of Vanadium in Spark Plasma Sintering of Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al Alloy from Titanium and V-Fe-Al Master Alloy Powder Blends In: JOM, 69, 663 - 668
- Liu, H.,Ning, Z.,Yi, J.,Qian, M.,Sun, H.,Huang, Y.,Sun, J. (2017). Effect of Dy addition on microstructure and mechanical properties of Mg-4Y-3Nd-0.4Zr alloy In: Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China (English Edition), 27, 797 - 803
- Huang, L.,Wang, L.,Qian, M.,Zou, J. (2017). High tensile-strength and ductile titanium matrix composites strengthened by TiB nanowires In: Scripta Materialia, 141, 133 - 137
- Wang, G.,Wang, Q.,Easton, M.,Dargusch, M.,Qian, M.,Eskin, D.,StJohn, D. (2017). Role of ultrasonic treatment, inoculation and solute in the grain refinement of commercial purity aluminium In: Scientific Reports, 7, 1 - 9
- 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)
- Additively Manufactured Lightweight Hybrid Balistic Protection Materials. Funded by: DST Competitive Evaluation Research Agreement (CERA) Program 2017 from (2017 to 2019)
- Plasma Focused Ion Beam for Nanoscale Characterisation of Materials - led by The University of New South Wales. Funded by: ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) Grant 2017 from (2017 to 2017)
11 PhD Current Supervisions3 PhD Completions