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About Caizhi Zhou

Dr. Zhou's research interests include
Exploring fundamental material deformation and strengthening mechanisms to develop models bridging atomistic, micro/meso and continuum scales and help material design with improved understanding of relationship between microstructure and mechanical behaviors.
Research focusing on advanced materials in energy, aerospace, and nano-technology:
- Materials under extreme conditions (e.g., radiation environment, high loading rate/pressure);
- Super alloys at high temperatures for aerospace and energy generation industries;
- Nanostructured and small-sized materials for novel applications;
- Friction stir welding/processing for industrial applications.


Present Couch Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology Materials Science and Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award, 2015
  • NSF postdoctoral travel award, "Materials Defects" workshop, UCLA, 2012
  • Research Excellence Award, sponsored by Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2010
  • Three “ScienceDirect TOP25 Hottest” Articles & over peer-reviewed 20 journal publications
  • 1st place in Interinstitutional Academic Competition sponsored by Tianjin University & Nankai University, China, 2006
  • Excellent Master Graduate Thesis Award, sponsored by Tianjin University, China, 2006
  • „Rong Zhijian‟ Research Excellence Award, sponsored by Tianjin University, China, 2005


  • MET 2125 – Microstructural Development Laboratory
  • MET 3120 – Fundamental Behavior of Materials
  • MET 215 – Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • MET 218 – Microstructural Development Laboratory


December 2010 Ph. D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University
March 2006 M.S. in Materials Processing Engineering, Tianjin University
June 2003 B.S. in Metallic Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University

Contact Information

Materials Science & Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
B37 McNutt Hall
Rolla, MO  65409-0340

Phone: (573) 341-7599
Fax: (573) 341-6934


Center for High Performance Computing Research (10)

Research Works (29)