From 09/2011 to present, PhD
Yale University, USA
From 08/2009 to 08/2011, M.Phil
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
From 08/2004 to 07/2008, B.S
Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
From 09/2011 to present, Research Associate
From 08/2009 to 08/2011, Research Assistant
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
From 09/2011 to present, Additive manufacturing and characterization of complex bulk metallic glass structures
fracture toughness and fatigue characterization of bulk metallic glasses and structures, metallic glass 3D structures fabrication, joining of metallic glasses, thermoplastic forming of metallic glass
From 08/2009 to 08/2011, Mechanical properties and electrochemical properties of bulk metallic glasses
toughening of bulk metallic glasses by electroplating; corrosion resistance of metallic glasses
From 08/2006 to 08/2008, Lead-free solder alloy development
develop novel Sn-Zn-Bi and Sn-Ag-Cu lead-free solder alloys
From 08/2006 to 08/2008, powder metallurgy
microstructure investigation of a steel by powder metallurgy
Bulk metallic glass
W. Chen, Z. Liu, H. Robinson, J. Schroers, Flaw tolerance versus performance: a tradeoff in metallic glass cellular structures, Acta Materialia, 73 (2014): 259-274.
W. Chen, Z. Liu, J. Schroers, Joining of metallic glasses in air, Acta Materialia, 62 (2014): 49-57.
S.F. Guo*, J.L. Qiu, P. Yu, S.H. Xie, W. Chen*, Fe-based bulk metallic glasses: brittle or ductile? Applied Physics Letters, in press, 2014. (* Corresponding author)
W. Chen, K.C. Chan, S.H. Chen, S.F. Guo, W.H. Li, G. Wang, Plasticity enhancement of a Zr-based bulk metallic glass by an electroplated Cu/Ni bilayered coating, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 552 (2012): 199-203.
W. Chen, K.C. Chan, P. Yu, G. Wang, Encapsulated Zr-based bulk metallic glass with large plasticity, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 528 (2011): 2988-2994.
W. Chen, K.C. Chan, S.F. Guo, P. Yu, Plasticity improvement of an Fe-based bulk metallic glass by geometric confinement, Materials Letters, 65 (2011): 1172-1175.
W. Chen, J. Kong, W.J. Chen, Effect of rare earth Ce on the microstructure, physical properties and thermal stability of a new low silver lead-free solder, Journal of Mining and Metallurgy, Section B: Metallurgy, 47 (2011): 11-21.
S.F. Guo, H.J. Zhang, Z. Liu, W. Chen, S.F. Xie, Corrosion resistances of amorphous and crystalline Zr-based alloys in simulated seawater, Electrochemistry Communications, 24 (2012) 39-42.
S.F. Guo, Z. Liu, K.C. Chan, W. Chen, H.J. Zhang, J.F. Wang, P. Yu, A plastic Ni-free Zr-based bulk metallic glass with high specific strength and good corrosion properties in simulated body fluid, Materials Letters, 84 (2012): 81-84.
J. Kong, Z.T. Ye, J. Li, W. Chen, X. Ma, Embrittlement of a bulk metallic glass containing ductile phase after low-temperature annealing, Physica State Solidi (b), 2012: 1-5.
P. Yu, K.C. Chan, W. Chen, L. Xia, Elastic moduli and mechanical properties of bulk metallic glasses after quasi-static compression, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 509 (2011): 8518-8521.
J. Kong, C. Xu, J. Li, W. Chen, H. Hou, Evolution of fractal features of pores in compacting and sintering process, Advanced Powder Technology, 22 (2011): 439-442.
P. Yu, K.C. Chan, W. Chen, L. Xia, Low temperature mechanical properties of Ce68Al10Cu20Co2 bulk metallic glass, Philosophical Magazine Letters, 91 (2010) 75-82.
W. Chen, Z. Liu, J. Ketkaew, R. Mota, S. Kim, M. Power, J. Schroers, Flaw tolerance of metallic glasses, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, under review, 2014.
Honors and Awards
09/2011-present: Pollard Fellowship, Yale University
W. Chen, Z. Liu, J. Schroers, Joining of bulk metallic glasses in air. The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS) Annual Meeting & Exhibition - Bulk Metallic Glasses Symposium, San Diego, CA, USA, March 2014.
W. Chen, Z. Liu, H.M. Robinson, J. Schroers, Flaw tolerance versus performance: a tradeoff in cellular structures. Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, MA, USA, December 2013.
W. Chen, B. Sarac, J. Schroers, Using artificial microstructures to understand microstructure-property relationships in cellular solids. The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS) Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Bulk Metallic Glasses Symposium, San Antonio, TX, USA, March 2013.