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Assoc. Professor Jinwu Kang

Research Interest

Solidification, Metal casting, Heat treatment and their modeling, Simulation, Metal additive manufacturing


Jinwu Kang is an associate professor of School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Northeastern University in 1992 and 1995, respectively, and Ph.D from Tsinghua University in 1999. He works at Tsinghua University since 1998. During May, 2001 to Jan. 2003, he did research as research scientist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA. He has been doing the research about the modeling and simulation of casting and heat treatment processes of castings, including (1) through process, multi-scale and multi-physical discipline modeling and simulation; (2) mechanism and control of defects, such as shrinkage, hot tearing and deformation of castings; (3) ultrasonic treatment of the metal melt, (4) 3D printing of sand molds and metallic parts. He proposed the description methods for the deformation of castings, intensive riser cooling of castings after their solidification, and delicate mold for castings to realize controlled cooling at whole scale. The deformation control technology of heavy blade castings has been used in The Three Gorges Project, China, the largest hydro power station in the world. He has published more than 170 papers in journals such as Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, Materials Science and Engineering, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, etc. He got four academic awards from the Ministry of Education, China and local governments for his distinguished research.