Cuie Wen

Professor Cuie Wen

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  STEM | School of Engineering


  RMIT Centre for Additive Manufacturing


  Emailcuie.wen@rmit.edu.au


    Phone: +61 39925 7290


   Campus: Bundoora


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Profile photo of Professor Cuie Wen. Cuie is standing in front of a blue background with splashes of darker blue spread randomly. Cuie is standing at a slight angle, looking at the camera and smiling.

Contact details

  STEM | School of Engineering


  RMIT Centre for Additive Manufacturing


  Emailcuie.wen@rmit.edu.au


    Phone: +61 39925 7290


   Campus: Bundoora


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Cuie is a Professor of Biomaterials Engineering in the School of Engineering, RMIT University.

Overview

Cuie joined RMIT University as a Professor of Biomaterials Engineering in 2014. She was Professor of Surface Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology from 2010 to 2014. She worked at Deakin University from 2003 to 2010 as Research Fellow, Senior Researcher and Associate Professor.

Cuie is the Editor-in-Chief for Smart Materials in Manufacturing, and an editorial board member for the journals of Acta Biomaterialia, Bioactive Materials, Scientific Reports, Smart Materials in Medicine, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine; International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing.

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Industry experience

Cuie collaborates with Professor Minoo Patel, Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon at The Epworth Centre, Richmond, Melbourne.

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Research

Cuie’s research interests include new biocompatible titanium, magnesium, iron, zinc and their alloys and scaffolds for biomedical applications, surface modification, nanostructured metals, alloys and composites, metal foams, nanolaminates, and battery materials.

Research keywords

Biomaterials; Additive manufacturing; Surface modification; Metals and alloys; Biomaterials - Tissue Interactions.

Research output summary

450

Publications

27

Projects

3

Awards

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Supervisor interest areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Surface coating/modification of biomaterials
  • Biocompatible alloys, composites and scaffolds
  • Nanostructured metals, alloys, composites, and nanolaminates
  • Shape memory alloys
  • Additive manufacturing

Supervisor projects

  • New biocompatible titanium alloys for biomedical applications
  • Multilayered Safety Clothing for Personal Protective Equipment
  • Zinc alloys and scaffolds for biodegradable implant materials
  • Magnesium alloys and scaffolds for biodegradable implant materials
  • Additive manufacturing of titanium alloy scaffolds for biomedical applications
  • Surface modification for metallic biomaterials

Feature publications

The Application of the Rare Earths to Magnesium and Titanium Metallurgy in Australia

Advanced Materials, 1901715

A Biesiekierski, Y Li, Cuie Wen (2019).

Processing of biocompatible porous Ti and Mg

Scripta Materialia 45 (10), 1147-1153

Cuie Wen, M Mabuchi, Y Yamada, K Shimojima, Y Chino, T Asahina (2001).

Additive manufacturing technology for porous metal implant applications and triple minimal surface structures: A review

Bioactive Materials 4 (1), 56-70

L Yuan, S Ding, Cuie Wen (2019).

Key publications by year

  • Microstructure, mechanical and corrosion properties of hot-pressed graphene nanoplatelets-reinforced Mg matrix nanocomposites for biomedical applications, M Shahin, K Munir, M Wen, C Wen, Y Li - Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2021
  • Influence of synthesis approach on the electrochemical properties of (Li3V2 (PO4) 3-LiVOPO4)/graphite composite material for Li-ion batteries, Z Ahsan, S Wang, Z Cai, Y Ma, G Song, S Zhang, W Yang, C Wen - Materials Today Communications, 2021.
  • Superhydrophobic brass surfaces with tunable water adhesion fabricated by laser texturing followed by heat treatment and their anti-corrosion ability, X Li, Y Jiang, X Tan, Z Zhang, Z Jiang, J Lian, C Wen, L Ren - Applied Surface Science, 2021.
  • Mechanical and corrosion properties of extruded Mg–Zr–Sr alloys for biodegradable implant applications, F Kiani, J Lin, A Vahid, K Munir, C Wen, Y Li - Materials Science and Engineering: A, 2021.
  • Disparate micro-mechanical behaviors of adjacent bone lamellae through in situ SEM micropillar compression, Z Ma, Z Qiang, C Guo, Y Jiang, H Zhao, C Wen, L Ren - Materials Science and Engineering: A, 2021.
  • Aggravated stress fluctuation and mechanical size effects of nanoscale lamellar bone pillars, Z Ma, Z Qiang, C Guo, Y Jiang, H Zhao, C Wen, L Ren - NPG Asia Materials 13, 1-13, 2021.
  • X Tong, Q Sun, D Zhang, K Wang, Y Dai, Z Shi, Y Li, M Dargusch, ..., "Impact of scandium on mechanical properties, corrosion behavior, friction and wear performance, and cytotoxicity of a β-type Ti–24Nb–38Zr–2Mo alloy for orthopedic applications", Acta Biomaterialia 134, 791-798, 2021.
  • M Shahin, C Wen, K Munir, Y Li, "Mechanical and corrosion properties of graphene nanoplatelet–reinforced Mg–Zr and Mg–Zr–Zn matrix nanocomposites for biomedical applications", Journal of Magnesium and Alloys, 2021.
  • W Weng, A Biesiekierski, Y Li, M Dargusch, C Wen, "A review of the physiological impact of rare earth elements and their uses in biomedical Mg alloys", Acta Biomaterialia 130, 80-97, 2021.
  • Z Ahsan, Z Cai, S Wang, Y Ma, G Song, M Yu, S Zhang, W Yang, C Wen, ..., "Structural and electrochemical characterization of vanadium-excess Li3V2 (PO4) 3-LiVOPO4/C composite cathode material synthesized by sol–gel method", Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry 25, 2127–2137, 2021.
  • M Nasim, Y Li, M Dargusch, C Wen, "Ultra-strong and ductile Ta/Co nanolaminates strengthened via grain-boundary expanding and interfacial sliding", Applied Materials Today 23, 2021.
  • Study of TiO2-Coated α-Fe2O3 Composites and the Oxygen-Defects Effect on the Application as the Anode Materials of High-Performance Li-Ion Batteries, Y Ma, L Zhang, Z Cai, X Huang, B Ding, Z Ahsan, G Song, Y Xu, W Yang, ... - ACS Applied Energy Materials 3 (12), 11666-11673, 2020.
  • Development of biodegradable Zn–1Mg–0.1RE (RE= Er, Dy, and Ho) alloys for biomedical applications, X Tong, D Zhang, J Lin, Y Dai, Y Luan, Q Sun, Z Shi, K Wang, Y Gao, J Lin, ... - Acta Biomaterialia 117, 384-399, 2020.
  • Biodegradable ternary Zn–3Ge–0.5X (X= Cu, Mg, and Fe) alloys for orthopedic applications, J Lin, X Tong, Q Sun, Y Luan, D Zhang, Z Shi, K Wang, J Lin, Y Li, ... - Acta Biomaterialia 115, 432-446, 2020.
  • Realization and characterization of double-layer Ca-P coating on WE43 Mg alloy for biomedical applications, M Rahman, Y Li, C Wen - Surface and Coatings Technology, 2020.
  • Microstructure, mechanical properties, degradation behavior, and biocompatibility of porous Fe-Mn alloys fabricated by sponge impregnation and sintering techniques, P Liu, D Zhang, Y Dai, J Lin, Y Li, C Wen - Acta Biomaterialia 114, 485-496, 2020.
  • Effect of thermomechanical treatment on the mechanical and microstructural evolution of a β-type Ti-40.7Zr–24.8Nb alloy, S Ozan, J Lin, W Weng, Y Zhang, Y Li, C Wen - Bioactive Materials 4, 303-311, 2019
  • Novel porous Ti35Zr28Nb scaffolds fabricated by powder metallurgy with excellent osteointegration ability for bone-tissue engineering applications, W Xu, J Tian, Z Liu, X Lu, MD Hayat, Y Yan, Z Li, X Qu, C Wen - Materials Science and Engineering: C, 2019
  • Reversible wettability transition between superhydrophilicity and superhydrophobicity through alternate heating-reheating cycle on laser-ablated brass surface, X Li, Y Jiang, Z Jiang, Y Li, C Wen, J Lian - Applied Surface Science 492, 349-361, 2019
  • Magnesium matrix nanocomposites for orthopedic applications: a review from mechanical, corrosion, and biological perspectives, M Shahin, K Munir, C Wen, Y Li - Acta biomaterialia 96, 1-19, 2019
  • Morphology and phase structure of nanosized Co powders prepared by one-step reduction combined with high-energy ball milling , B Liu, T Qin, X Lu, Y Zhang, W Xu, Y Pan, C Jia, C Wen - Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 490-497, 2019
  • Microstructure, mechanical properties, biocompatibility, and in vitro corrosion and degradation behavior of a new Zn–5Ge alloy for biodegradable implant materials, X Tong, D Zhang, X Zhang, Y Su, Z Shi, K Wang, J Lin, Y Li, J Lin, C Wen - Acta biomaterialia 82, 197-204,  2018
  • Wear Mechanism and Modeling of Tribological Behavior of Polycrystalline Diamond Tools When Cutting Ti6Al4V, G Li, S Yi, C Wen, S Ding - Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering 140 (12), 2018
  • Interdependencies between graphitization of carbon nanotubes and strengthening mechanisms in titanium matrix composites, KS Munir, Y Li, J Lin, C Wen - Materialia 3, 122-138, 2018
  • Assessing the biocompatibility of biomaterials: A critical review of current in vitro toxicity assays, their advantages and limitations, A Biesiekierski, Y Li, Y Xiao, C Wen, 2018
  • Calcium phosphate-based composite coating by Micro-Arc Oxidation (MAO) for biomedical application: A review, M Qadir, Y Li, K Munir, C Wen, Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences 43 (5), 392-416, 2018
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Feature projects

New biocompatible titanium alloys for next-generation metallic biomaterials

Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects 2021

2021 - 2024

Multilayered Safety Clothing for Personal Protective Equipment

Funded by: ARC Linkage Project Grants 2018

2021 - 2024

Multilayered Safety Clothing for Personal Protective Equipment

Funded by: ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub via other University Grant 2015

2020 - 2023

Key projects by year

  • New biocompatible titanium alloys for next-generation metallic biomaterials. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects 2021 from (2021 to 2024)
  • Multilayered Safety Clothing for Personal Protective Equipment. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project Grants 2018 from (2021 to 2024)
  • Surfaces and Coatings of Implants. Funded by: ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub via other University Grant 2015 from (2020 to 2023)
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Awards

Cuie Wen award photo

RMIT Professorial Academy Fellow 

Award date: 2018

Recipients: Cuie Wen


Key awards by year

  • Cuie was awarded RMIT Professorial Academy Fellow in 2018.
  • Cuie was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence at RMIT in 2017.
  • Cuie was awarded RMIT Distinguished Professor in 2016.
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Grants

  • Lead Chief Investigator (CI), ARC Discovery Project: New biocompatible titanium alloys for next-generation metallic biomaterials, 2021-2023. ($481K, DP210101862).
  • CI, ARC Linkage LP190101294, $439K. Multilayered Safety Clothing for Personal Protective Equipment. 2020.
  • CI, ARC Hub IH150100124 Advanced Manufacturing of Medical Devices. $40,000. 2020.
  • CI, ARC LE200100047, $246K. An upgraded nanoindenter facility with in-situ Raman at high temperature. 2019.
  • CI, ARC LE190100031, $514K. Manikin Flash Fire Evaluation System for Material Thermal Protection. 2018.
  • Lead CI, ARC Discovery DP170102557, $430K. Biodegradable Magnesium Alloy Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering. 2016.
  • CI, ARC LE160100070, $242K. Automated Fibre Braiding Facility for Multifunctional Structural Materials. 2015.
  • Lead CI, NHMRC GNT1087290, $511K. Novel biocompatible nickel-free shape memory alloy scaffolds for biomedical applications. 2015-2018.
  • CI, ARC LE140100156, $250K. Advanced Additive Manufacturing System for Extended Applications. 2014.
  • Lead CI, AISRF (Australia-India Strategic Research Fund) ST060048, $400K. Magnetron Sputtering of Nanolaminates with Materials Designed and Engineered Properties. 2012-2015.
  • CI, ARC LE130100087, $500K. Enabling future technology by building light element analysis capability. 2013.
  • CI, ARC LE120100028, $600K. Advanced surface imaging and spectroscopy facility: Scanning auger nanoprobe. 2012.
  • CI, ARC LE120100034, $675K. Investigating materials on the atomic scale using 3-dimensional atom probe tomography. 2012.
  • CI, ARC LE110100115, $430K. Facility for the development of new lightweight extruded alloys and structures. 2011.
  • Sole CI, ARC-DP110101974, $210K. Nanostructured Metals and Alloys with High Tensile Ductility and Strength. 2011-2013.
  • CI, ARC LE100100195, $1M. Field-emission gun transmission electron microscope for the research in nanomaterials. 2010.
  • CI, ARC LE100100115, $350K. High-temperature probes for investigating phase transitions and reaction kinetics. 2010.
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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.