Ph.D., Materials Science, Sept., 2005, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin, China.
M.E., Materials Science, Jul., 2002, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin, China.
B.E., Materials Science and Engineering, Jul., 2000, Hebei University of Science and Technology (HUST), China.
Oct., 2005 - Nov., 2007 Post-doctoral research fellow
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Research Center, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China
Dec., 2007- Now, Research faculty, scientific co-worker (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)
Physics of new materials, Institute for Physics, University of Rostock, D-18055 Rostock, Germany
Dr. F. Zhang is author of more than 30 peer-reviewed journal publications, 2 invited book chapters, 6 patents, and more than 25 conference publications.
- Advanced nano-carbon and their nanocomposite materials.
- Porous cellular solids: preparation, microstructure, properties and physics.
- Field assisted processing technique and theory.
- Structural stability and phase transformation.
- Synchrotron radiation-X rays.
- Industrial, biomedical and environmental applications.
His Topic of Materials' Days 2011:
Novel titanium alloys and foams by SPS for biomedical applications
Titanium (Ti) alloys and its composites are widely used as biomaterials especially for orthopaedic implants in load bearing sites as orthopaedic, dental implants and heart valve due to their high mechanical properties, corrosion resistance and biocompatibility. This study focuses on the preparation of new Ti alloys and graded composites through powder metallurgy and the application of spark plasma sintering (SPS), a pulsed electric current field assisted sintering technique which is a relatively new, highly efficient and energy saving powder consolidation and sintering technology. New Ti alloys prepared by the SPS will be introduced. The modification of the Ti6Al4V alloy by the SPS with a unique rapidly cooling system and a new structured Ti/bioceramic graded composites with graded elastic modulus for dental implants will be presented too. The preparation, microstructures and properties of Ti foams by the SPS technique will be studied and presented in this presentation for their biomedical applications.