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William Yi Wang

School of Materials Science and Engineering

Postgraduate

Doctor

Associate Professor

wywang@nwpu.edu.cn

029-88460361

Work Experience

2016.07 ~ Now,   Northwestern Polytechnical University   Associate Professor

2014.01 ~ 2016.05    Pennsylvania State University    Post-Doc

Education Experience

2009.10 ~ 2013.12  Pennsylvania State University,  Doctor of Philosophy

2009.10 ~ 2012.12  Pennsylvania State University,  Master of Science 

2006.09 ~ 2009.09  University of Science and Technology Beijing,  Graduate Student

2001.09 ~ 2005.06  North China University of Science and Technology, Bachelor of Engineering

Scientific Research

Integrated computational materials science and engineering for advanced materials, including

    Applications of the first-principles and the ab initio molecular dynamics calculaitons;

    Solid solution strengthen mechanism in the development of advanced materials;

    Contributions of surface and interface to mechanism and electrical properties;

    Thermodynamic and kinetic properties of metal melts and alloys;

    Structure characterizations based on electron tomography.


Academic Achievements

Book Chapter

1. B. C. Zhou,   W. Y. Wang,  Z. K. Liu, and R. Arroyave,  Chapter 8 – Electronics to Phases of Magnesium, in: M. F. Horstemeyer Editor.  Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) for Metals: Case Studies.,  John Wiley & Sons, 2018. pp.237-282. ( PDF ).

Publications

2019

59. W. Y. Wang, B. Tang,  S. L. Shang, J. W. Wang, S. L. Li, Y. Wang, J. Zhu, S. Y. Wei, K. A. Darling, S. N. Mathaudhu, Y. G. Wang, Y. Ren, X. D. Hui, L. J. Kecskes*, J. S. Li* and Z. K. Liu*, Formation of stacking faults through local lattice distortion. Acta Materialia, 2019, 170:231-239. (PDF)

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58. W. Y. Wang,* J. S. Li, W. M. Liu, and Z. K. Liu, lntegrated computational materials engineering for advanced materials: A brief review. Computational Materials Science, 2019, 158:42-48. (PDF)

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57. W. Y. Wang,*C. X. Zou, D. Y. Lin, J. Tang, L. Zhang, J. Sun, Q. M. Guan, B. Tang, J. Wang, H. C. Kou, J. Gao, H. F. Song, J. J. Ma, and J. S. Li, Interstitial triggered grain boundary embrittlement of Al-X (X = H, N and O). Computational Materials Science, 2019, 163:241-247. (PDF)

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56. Q. M. Guan, J. Sun, W. Y. Wang,* J. F. Gao, C. X. Zou, J. Wang, B. Tang, H. C. Kou, H. S. Wang, J. Y. Hou, J. Gao, J. J. Ma,* and J. S. Li,* Pitting corrosion of natural aged Al-Mg-Si extrusion profile. Materials. 2019, 12:1081. (PDF)

55. I. V. Belova*, U. Sarder, T. Ahmed, W. Y. Wang, R. Kozubski, Z. K. Liu, D. Holland-Moritz, A. Meyer, and G. E. Murch, . Computational and experimental investigation of the structure and thermodynamic factors in Ni-Al and Cu-Ag liquid alloys. Computaional Materials Science, 2019, 166:124-135. (PDF)

54. H. Yang, J. S. Li*, T. Guo,  W. Y. Wang, H. C. Kou and J. Wang*, Fully recrystallized Al0.5CoCrFeNi high-entropy alloy strengthened by nanoscale precipitates. Metals and Materials International, 2019. (PDF)

53. L. Li, J. S. Li, Y. He, W. Y. Wang, H. C. Kou and J. Wang*, Tensile properties and deformation micromechanisms of Ti-based metallic glass composite containing impurity elements. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2019, 784:220-230. (PDF)

52. U. Sarder, T. Ahmed, W. Y. Wang, R. Kozubski, Z. K. Liu, I. V. Belova*, G. E. Murch, Mass and thermal Transport in liquid Cu-Ag alloys. Philosophical Magazine, 2019, 99:468-491. (PDF)

51. B. Tang*, W. Y. Wang, L. Zhu, H. C. Kou and J. S. Li, Hot deformation study and interface characterization for TiAl/Ti2AlNb diffusion bonds based on the serial constitutive model. Intermetallics, 2019, 104:66-73. (PDF)


2018

50.  W. Y. Wang,*  Y. Zhang, J. S. Li,* C. X. Zou, B. Tang, H. Wang, D. Y. Lin, J. Wang, H. C. Kou, and D. S. Xu, Insight into solid-solution strengthened bulk and stacking faults properties in Ti alloys: A comprehensive first-principles study. Journal of Materials Science (Cover Image), 2018, 53:7493-7505. ( PDF ).

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49.  W. Y. Wang,*  F. Xue, Y. Zhang, S. L. Shang, Y. Wang, K. A. Darling, L. J. Kecskes, J. S. Li, X. Hui, Q. Feng,* and Z. K. Liu,* Atomic and electronic basis for the solutes strengthened (010) anti-phase boundary of L12 Co3(Al, TM) phase: A comprehensive first-principles study. Acta Materialia, 2018, 145:30-40. ( PDF ).

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48. Y. L. Wang, L. Y. Zhao, Y. Zhao,  W. Y. Wang, Y. F. Liu, C. D. Gu, J. S. Li, G. G. Zhang, T. J. Huang,* and S. K. Yang,* Electrocarving during electrodeposition growth. Advanced Materials (Back Cover), 2018, 30:1805686. (PDF)

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47. H. Y. Kim,* W. Y. Wang,  S. L. Shang, L. J. Kecskes, K. A. Darling, and Z. K. Liu, Elastic Properties of Long Periodic Stacking Ordered Phases in Mg-Gd-Al Alloys: A First-Principles Study. Intermetallics, 2018,98:18-27. ( PDF )

46. T.Ahmed, W. Y. Wang,  R. Kozubski, Z. K. Liu, I. V. Belova,* G. E Murch, Interdiffusion and thermotransport in Ni-Al liquid alloys. Philosophical Magazine, 2018,98: 2221-2246. ( PDF )

45. Y. L. Wang, Y. L. Kang, W. Y. Wang,   Q. Q. Ding, J. G. Zhou, S. K. Yang,* Circumventing silver oxidation induced performance degradation of silver surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrates. Nanotechnology, 2018,29:414001. ( PDF )

44. C. X. Zou, J. S. Li,* W. Y. Wang,*  Y. Zhang, B. Tang, H. Wang, D. Y. Lin, J. Wang, H. C. Kou, and D. S. Xu, Revealing the local lattice strains and strengthening mechanisms of Ti alloys. Computational Materials Science, 2018, 152:169-177. ( PDF )

43. T. Guo, J. S. Li, J. Wang,* W. Y. Wang,  Y. Liu, X. M. Luo, H. C. Kou, E. Beaugnon, Microstructure and properties of bulk Al0.5CoCrFeNi high-entropy alloy by cold rolling and subsequent annealing. Materials Science and Engineering A, 2018, 729:141-148. ( PDF )

42. Y. D. Wu, J. J. Si, D. Y. Lin, T. Wang, W. Y. Wang,*  Y. D. Wang, Z. K. Liu,and X. Hui,* Phase stability and mechanical properties of AlHfNbTiZr high-entropy alloys.Materials Science and Engineering A, 2018, 724:249-259. ( PDF )

41. J. Wang*, H. X. Yang, T. Guo, J. X. Wang,  W. Y. Wang, and J. S. Li, Effect of cold rolling on the phase transformation kinetics of an Al0.5CoCrFeNi high-entropy alloy. Entropy, 2018, 20-917. (PDF)

40. R. F. Zhao, J. S. Li,* Y. Zhang, P. X. Li, J. X. Wang, C. X. Zou, B. Tang, H. C. Kou, B. Gan, L. Zhang, J. Wang, and W. Y. Wang, lmproved mechanical properties of additive manufactured Ti-6Al-4V alloy via annealing in high-magnetic field. Rare Metal Materials and Engineering, 2018, 47:3678-3685.(PDF)

39. Y. Zhang, J.S. Li, J. Wang,*  W. Y. Wang,  H. C. Kou, and E. Beaugnon, Temperature dependent deformation mechanisms of Al0.3CoCrFeNi high-entropy alloy, starting from serrated flow behavior.Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2018,757:39-43. ( PDF )

38. Y. Wang,* M. Yan, Q. Zhu, W. Y. Wang, Y. D. Wu, X. Hui, R. Otis, S. L. Shang, Z. K. Liu and L. Q. Chen,   Entropy and phase equilibria in refractory V-Nb-Mo-Ta-W High-Entropy Alloys: High-throughput Phonon approach supported by Dantzig's Simplex Algorithm. Acta Materialia, 2018,143:88-101. ( PDF )

2017

37.  W. Y. Wang,*  S. L. Shang, Y. Wang, F. B. Han, K. A. Darling, Y. D. Wu, X. Xie, O. N. Senkov, J. S. Li, X. Hui,* K. A. Dahmen, P. K. Liaw,  L. J. Kecskes,and Z. K. Liu,* Atomic and electronic basis for the serrations of refractory high entropy alloys. NPJ Computational Materials, 2017,3:23. ( PDF ).

36.  W. Y. Wang,*  J. Wang, D. Y. Lin, C. X. Zou, Y. D. Wu, S. L. Shang, K. A. Darling, Y. G. Wang, X. Hui,* J. S. Li,* P. K. Liaw,*  L. J. Kecskes,and Z. K. Liu,* Revealing the microstates of BCC equiatomic high entropy alloys. Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion, 2017, 38:404-415. ( PDF ).

35.  W. Y. Wang,*  Y. Wang, S. L. Shang, K. A. Darling, H.Y. Kim, B. Tang, H. C. Kou, S. N. Mathaudhu, X. Hui, J. S. Li, L. J. Kecskes, and Z. K. Liu,* Strengthening Mg alloys by Self-dispersed Nano-lamellar Faults. Materials Research Letters, 2017, 5:415-425. ( PDF ).

34. J. Wang,* Y. Zhang, S. Z. Niu, W. Y. Wang, H. C. Kou, S. Q. Wang, E. Beaugnon, and J. S. Li,  Formation of a hexagonal closed-packed phase in Al0.5CoCrFeNi high entropy alloy. MRS Communications, (2017) ( PDF ).

33.  T. Ahmed, E. V. Levchenko, A. V. Evteev, Z. K. Liu, W. Y. Wang,   R. Kozubski, I. V. Belova, G. E Murch,* Molecular Dynamics Prediction of the Influence of Composition on Thermotransport in Ni-Al melts. Diffusion Foundations, 2017, 2:93-110. ( PDF ).

32.  T. Guo, J. S. Li, J. Wang,* Y. Wang,  H. C. Kou, S. Z. Niu, Liquid-phase separation in undercooled CoCrCuFeNi high entropy alloy. Intermetallics, 2017, 86:110-115.( PDF )

31.  J. Zhu, X. H. Chen, L. Wang, W. Y. Wang, Z. K. Liu, J. X. Liu,* and X. Hui,*  High strength Mg-Zn-Y alloys reinforced synergistically by Mg12ZnY phase and Mg3Zn3Y2 particle. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2017, 703:508-516.( PDF )

30.  J. Zhu, J. B. Chen, T. Liu, J. X. Liu, W. Y. Wang, Z. K. Liu and X. Hui,* High strength Mg94Zn2.4Y3.6 alloy with long period stacking ordered structure prepared by near-rapid solidification technology. Materials Science and Engineering A, 2017, 679:476-483.( PDF )

2016

29.  W. Y. Wang, K. A. Darling, Y. Wang, S. L. Shang, L. J. Kecskes*, X. Hui, and Z. K. Liu*, Power law scaled hardness of Mn strengthened Al-Mn non-equilibrium solid solutions. Scripta Materialia, 2016, 120:31-36 ( PDF ).

28.  S. L. Shang,* B. C. Zhou, W. Y. Wang, A. J. Ross, X. L. Liu, Y. J. Hu, H. Z. Fang, Y. Wang, and Z. K. Liu. A comprehensive first-principles study of pure elements: Vacancy formation and migration energies and self-diffusion coefficients. Acta Materialia, 2016, 109:128-141 ( PDF ).

2015

27.  W. Y. Wang,* J. J. Han, H. Z. Fang, J. Wang, Y.F. Liang, S. L. Shang, Y. Wang, , X. J. Liu, L. Kecskes, S. N. Mathaudhu, X. Hui, and Z. K. Liu, Anomalous structural dynamics in liquid Al80Cu20: an ab initio molecular dynamics study. Acta Materialia, 2015, 97: 75-85.

26.  W. Y. Wang,* Y. Wang, S. L. Shang, Y. J. Hu, K. A. Darling, L. J. Kecskes, S. N. Mathaudhu, X. Hui and Z. K. Liu, Lattice Distortion Induced Anomalous Ferromagnetism and Electronic Structure in FCC Fe and Fe-TM (TM=Cr, Ni, Ta and Zr) alloys. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2015, 162: 748-756.

25.  W. Y. Wang,* S. L. Shang, Y. Wang, H. Y. Kim, K. A. Darling, L. J. Kecskes, S. N. Mathaudhu, X. Hui, and Z. K. Liu, Solid solution hardening Mg-Gd-TM (TM=Ag, Zn and Zr) alloys: An integrated density functional theory and electron work function study. JOM, 2015, 67: 2433-2441.

24.  W. Y. Wang,* S. L. Shang, Y. Wang, H. Z. Fang, S. N. Mathaudhu, X. Hui, and Z. K. Liu, Impact of W on the structure evolution and diffusivity of Ni-W metal melts: ab initio molecular dynamics study, Journal of Materials Science, 2015, 50:1071-1081.

23.  W. Y. Wang,* B. C. Zhou, J. J. Han, H. Z. Fang, S. L. Shang, Y. Wang, X. Hui and Z. K. Liu,* Prediction of diffusion coefficients in liquids and solids. Defect and Diffusion Forum, 2015, 364:182-191.

22.  Y. Wang,* W. Y. Wang, L. Q. Chen and Z. K. Liu, Bonding charge density from atomic perturbations. Journal of Computational Chemistry, 2015, 36:1008-1014 (Cover Image).

21.  V. R. Manga,* S. L. Shang, W. Y. Wang, Y. Wang, J. Liang, V. H. Crespi and Z. K. Liu, Anomalous phonon stiffening associated with the (111) anti phase boundary in L12 Ni3Al. Acta Materialia, 2015, 82:287-294.

20.  S. L. Shang,* Y. Wang, P. W. Guan, W. Y. Wang, H. Z. Fang, T. J. Anderson, and Z. K. Liu, Insight into structural, phonon, and thermodynamic properties of α-sulfur as well as energy-related sulfides: A comprehensive first-principles study. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2015, 3:8002-8014.

19.  Y. J. Hu,* J. Li, K. A. Darling, W. Y. Wang, B. K. Vanleeuwen, X. L. Liu, L. J. Kecskes, E. C. Dickey and Z. K. Liu*, Nano-size superlattice clusters created by oxygen ordering in mechanically alloyed Fe alloys. Scientific Report, 2015, 5:11772.

18.  J. J. Si, T. Wang, Y. D. Wu, Y. H. Cai, X. H. Chen, W. Y. Wang, Z. K. Liu and X. Hui,* Cr-based bulk metallic glasses with ultrahigh hardness, Applied Physics Letters, 2015, 106: 251905.

2014

17.  W. Y. Wang,* S. L. Shang, Y. Wang, K. A. Darling, L. J. Kecskes, S. N. Mathaudhu, X. Hui and Z. K. Liu,* Electronic structure of long periodic stacking orders in Mg: A first-principles study, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2014, 586:656-662.

16.  W. Y. Wang,* S. L. Shang, Y. Wang, Z. G. Mei, K. A. Darling, S. N. Mathaudhu, X. Hui and Z. K. Liu, Effects of alloying elements on stacking fault energies and electronic structures of binary Mg alloys: A first-principles study, Materials Research Letters, 2014, 2:29-36.

15.  S. L. Shang,* W. Y. Wang, Y. Wang, B. C. Zhou, K. A. Darling, L. Kecskes, S. N. Mathaudhu and Z. K. Liu, Generalized stacking fault energy, ideal strength, and twinnability of dilute Mg-base alloys: A first-principles study of shear deformation. Acta Materialia, 2014, 67:168-180.

14.  J. J. Han, W. Y. Wang, C. P. Wang, X. D. Hui, X. J. Liu* and Z. K. Liu, Effect of solute atoms on glass-forming ability of Fe-Y-B alloy: ab initio molecular dynamics study. Acta Materialia, 2014, 72:96-110.

13.  J. J. Han, W. Y. Wang, C. P. Wang, X. Hui, X. J. Liu * and Z. K. Liu, Origin of enhanced glass-forming ability of Ce-containing Al-Fe alloy: Ab initio molecular dynamics study. Intermetallics, 2014, 46:29-39.

12.  H. Zhang,* S. L. Shang, W. Y. Wang, Y. Wang, X. Hui, L. Q. Chen and Z. K. Liu, Structure and energetics of Ni from ab initio molecular dynamics calculations, Computational Materials Science, 2014,89:242-246.

2013 & Before

11.  J. J. Han, W. Y. Wang, C. P. Wang, Y. Wang, X. J. Liu * and Z. K. Liu, Accurate determination of thermodynamic properties of liquid alloys based on ab initio molecular dynamic simulation. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 2013, 360:44-53.

10.   S. L. Shang,* Y. Wang, W. Y. Wang, H. Z. Fang and Z. K. Liu, Low energy structures of lithium-ion battery materials Li(MnxNixCo1-2x)O2 revealed by first-principles calculations, Applied Physics Letter, 2013, 103:053903.

9.     X. Hui,* D. Y. Lin, X. H. Chen, W. Y. Wang, Y. Wang, S. L. Shang and Z. K. Liu, Structural mechanism for ultrahigh strength Co-based metallic glasses. Scripta Materialia, 2013, 68: 257-260.

8.     W. Y. Wang,* S. L. Shang, Y. Wang, K. A. Darling, S. N. Mathaudhu, X. Hui* and Z. K. Liu,* Electron localization morphology of the basal-plane stacking faults in Mg: A first-principles study. Chemical Physics Letters, 2012, 551:121-125.

7.     W. Y. Wang,* S. L. Shang, H. Z. Fang, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, S. N. Mathaudhu, X. Hui and Z. K. Liu, Effect of composition on atomic structure, diffusivity and viscosity of liquid Al-Zr alloys. Metallurgical Materials Transaction A, 2012, 43:3417-3480.

6.     H. Z. Fang,* W. Y. Wang, P. D. Jablonski and Z. K. Liu, Effects of reactive elements on the structure and diffusivity of liquid chromia: ab-initio molecular dynamics study. Physical Review B, 2012, 85:014207.

5.     S. L. Shang,* W. Y. Wang, Y. Wang, Y. Du, J. X. Zhang, A. D. Patel and Z. K. Liu, Temperature-dependent ideal strength and stacking fault energy of fcc Ni: A first-principles study of shear deformation. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 2012, 24:155402.

4.     S. K. Yang, B. Kiraly, W. Y. Wang, S. L. Shang, B. Q. Cao, H. B. Zeng, Y. H. Zhao, W. Z. Li, Z. K. Liu, W. P. Cai,* and T. J. Huang,* Fabrication and characterization of beaded SiC quantum rings with anomalous red spectral shift. Advanced Materials, 2012, 24:5598-5603.

3.   W. Y. Wang,* H. Z. Fang, S. L. Shang, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, X. Hui, S. Mathaudhu and Z. K. Liu, Atomic structure and diffusivity in liquid Al80Ni20 by ab initio molecular dynamics simulations. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 2011, 406:3089-3097.

2.     Y. Wang,* J. J. Wang, W. Y. Wang, Z. G. Mei, S. L. Shang, L. Q. Chen and Z. K. Liu, A Mixed-space Scheme to the Direct Method for Phonons in Polar Materials. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (Fast Track Communication), 2010, 22:202201. (Highlights 2010 of JPCM)

1.  Y. Wang,  X. D. Hui,* H. Y. Wang, M. J. Zhao,High temperature fatigue properties of casting aluminum alloy-ZL109. Research and Exploration in Laboratory, 2007, 26:200-202.


Social Appointments

2010 Oct., project reviewer of FONDECYT Program in Chile.

2012 Oct. – 2013 Sep., vice-president of Materials Research Society (MRS) Penn State Chapter.

Reviewer for Peer-Reviewed Journals: NPJ Computational Materials; Applied Physics Letters; Journal of Materials Science; Materials Chemistry and Physics; Journal of Alloys and Compounds; Journal of Applied Physics; Materials Characterization; Journal of Materials Research; Computational Materials Science; CALPHAD; Physics Status Solidi B; Indian Journal of Physics; Phase Transitions; Philosophical Magazine; Physics and Chemistry of Liquid.