(1.)Basic Information


Prof. Ke Huang

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU)



1) Editorial Member:

  Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A,

  Scientific Reports

  Materials Science Technology


2) Scientific Committee member:

   Thermec (International Conference on Processing & Manufacturing of Advanced Materials)


3) Reviewer of ~40 Sci journals (Including Science, Acta Mater etc)



 Department of Mechanical Engineering

 Xi'an Jiaotong University

 No. 28 Xianning West Road

 710049 Xi'an P.R. China


Prof. Huang (born 1983) received his doctorate degree in Material Science and Engineering in 2012 from CEMEF,Mines ParisTech, France. He joined the department of Material Science and Engineering, NTNU in March 2012 as a postdoctoral fellow. He was scientist at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland from November 2014 to November 2017. Prof. Huang's main scientific interests include microstructural evolution during thermo-mechanical processing of metallic materials and its numerical modeling, as well as additive manufacturing. He became a professor at the department of mechanical engineering at XJTU since December 2017.


 1) Ph.D/Master positions for foreign students:

  1.  Microstructure and mechanical properties control of metallic materials (Al alloys, Mg alloys, Nikel-based superalloys, Ti alloys)
  2. Additive manufacturing of metallic materials (WAAM, SLM, EBM etc)
  3. In-situ monitoring of additive manufacturing process 



(5.)Scientific Research

(1) Additive Manufacturing of metallic materials
1) N. Kalentics*, K. Huang*, M. Ortega Varela de Seijas, A. Burn, V. Romano, R.E.Logé. Laser shock peening: a promising tool for tailoring metallic microstructures in selective laser melting. J. Mater. Process. Technol  266(2019)612-618
2) K. Huang*, T.X. Chang, Y.D. Jing, X.W. Fang, B.H. Lu. Additive Manufacturing of Magnesium Alloys. In "Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing", J. Paulo Davim (ed), De Gruyter, 2019. (Book Chapter)
3) X.W. Fang, L.J. Zhang, J.N. Yang, H. Bai, L. Zhao, K. Huang*, B.H. Lu*. Effect of characteristic substrate parameters on the deposition geometry of CMT additive manufactured Al-6.3%Cu alloy. Appl Therm Eng 162(2019) 114302
4) X. Fang, G. Chen, J. Yang, Y. Xie, K. Huang*, B. Lu, Wire and arc additive manufacturing of high strength Al-Zn-Mg aluminum alloy. Frontiers in Materials 8(2021) 656429
5) X. Fang, C. Ren, L. Zhang, C. Wang, K. Huang*, B. Lu*, A model of bead size based on the dynamic response of CMT-based wire and arc additive manufacturing process parameters. Rapid Prototyping Journal. 27(2021) 741-753
6) X.W. Fang, H. Li, X.G.Li, K. Huang*, L.J. Zhang*, B.H. Lu. Effect of post heat treatment on the microstructure and mechanical properties of wire-arc additively manufactured A357 alloy components. Mater Lett 269(2020)127674
7)  X.W. Fang, L.J. Zhang, G.P. Chen, K. Huang*, F. Xue, L. Wang, J.Y. Zhao, B.H. Lu*. Microstructure evolution of wire-arc additively manufactured 2319 aluminum alloy with interlayer hammering. Mater Sci Eng A 800(2021)140168
8) Z. Chen, P. Wei, S.Z. Zhang, B.H. Lu*, L.J. Zhang*, X.G. Yang, K. Huang, Y. Z.Huang, X.P. Li, Q. L. Zhao. Graphene reinforced nickel-based superalloy composites fabricated by additive manufacturing. Mater Sci Eng A 769(2020)138484
9) X.W. Fang, L.J. Zhang*, H. Li, C. Li, K. Huang, B.H. Lu. Microstructure evolution and mechanical behavior of 2219 aluminum alloys additively fabricated by cold metal transfer process. Materials 11(2018) 812
10) X.W. Fang, L.J. Zhang, G.P. Chen, X.F. Dang, K. Huang, L. Wang, B.H. Lu*. Correlations between microstructure characteristics and mechanicalproperties in 5183 aluminium alloy fabricated by wire-arc additivemanufacturing with different arc modes. Materials 11(2018) 2075

11) A. K. Sahu, S. Bag, Ke Huang. Mitigation of micro-cracks in dissimilar welding of Inconel 718 and austenitic stainless steel. Philo Mag Lett 100(2020)365-374


13) 黄科,方学伟,卢秉恒. 《锻压手册》第四版 第一卷 锻造,《增材制造》章节,2020年,机械工业出版社。

14) X. Fang, J. Yang, S.Wang, C. Wang, K. Huang*, H. Li,  B. Lu.  Additive manufacturing of high performance AZ31 magnesium alloy with full equiaxed grains: Microstructure, mechanical property, and electromechanical corrosion performance. J. Mater. Process. Technol  300(2022)117430

15) N. Xi, X. Fang, Y. Duan, Q. Zhang, K. Huang*, Wire arc additive manufacturing of Inconel 718: Constitutive modelling and its microstructure basis,Journal of Manufacturing Processes 75(2022)1134-1143

16) M. Zhang, X. Fang, Y. Wang, X. Jiang, T. Chang, N. Xi, K. Huang*, High superelasticity NiTi fabricated by cold metal transfer based wire arc additive manufacturing. Mater Sci Eng A 840 (2022) 143001

17)T. Chang, X. Fang, G. Liu, H. Zhng, K. Huang*, Wire and arc additive manufacturing of dissimilar 2319 and 5B06 aluminum. Journal of Materilas Science & Technolgoy 124(2022)65-75 

18)  李新志,方学伟,常天行,冯成慧,黄科*. 选区激光熔化精密成形轻质镁合金的研究进展。精密成形工程.14(2022)78-93




(2) Hot deformation of metallic materials

1) K. Huang*, R.E. Logé. A review of different dynamic recrystallization phenomena in metallic materials. Mater & Design 111 (2016) 548-574 (ESI 高被引文章)


2) K. Huang*, R.E. Logé. Microstructure and flow stress evolution during hot deformation of 304L stainless steel in variable conditions. Mater Sci Eng A 711(2018) 600-610


3) H.K. Zhang, H. Xiao, X.W. Fang, Q. Zhang, R.E. Logé, K. Huang*. A critical assessment of experimental investigation of dynamic recrystallization of metallic materials Mater & Design 193 (2020) 108873


4) K. Huang*.  Editor.Recrystallization: Types, Techniques and Applications》. 2020, Nova Publisher (Book)


5) O. Beltran, K. Huang*, R.E. Logé. A mean field model of dynamic and post-dynamic recrystallization predicting kinetics, grain size and flow stress. Comp. Mater. Sci 102 (2015) 293-303


6) P. Bernard, S. Bag, K.Huang, R.E.Logé*.A two-site mean field model of discontinuous dynamic recrystallization. Mater Sci Eng A 528(2011) 7357-7367

7)K. H. Wang, G. Liu*, W. Tao, J. Zhao, K. Huang. Study on the mixed dynamic recrystallization mechanism during the globularization process of laser -welded TA15 Ti-alloy joint under hot tensile deformation. Mater Charact 126 (2017) 57-63
8K. Wang, G. Liu*, K. Huang, D.J. Politis, L. Wang. Effect of recrystalllization on hot deformation mechanism of TA15 titanium alloy under uniaxial tension and biaxial gas bulging conditions. Mater Sci Eng A 708(2017)149-158
9)  K. Wang, G. Liu*, J. Zhao, K. Huang, L. Wang. Experimental and modelling study of an approach to enhace gas bulging formability of TA15 titanium alloy tube based on dynamic recrystallization. J. Mater. Process. Technol 259(2018)387-396  
10)J. Zhao, K. Wang, K. Huang, G. Liu*. Recrystallization behavior during hot tensile deformation of TA15 titanium alloy sheet with substantial prior deformed substructures. Mater Charact 151(2019)429-435
11) M. Cao*, Q. Zhang, K. Huang, X. Wang, B. Chang, L. Cai. Microstructural evolution and deformation behavior of copper alloy during rheoforging process. Journal of Materials Science & Technology 42(2020)17-27
12) H. Li, M. Cao, L.Q. Niu, K. Huang, Q. Zhang*. Establishment of macro-micro constitutive model and deformation mechanism of semi-solid Al6061. J. Alloy. Compd 854 (2020) 157124
13)张宏凯,李岩,肖豪,黄科*,金属热变形微观组织精密控制的研究进展。精密成形工程 12(2020)49-59

(3) Annealing of metallic materials


1) K. Huang*, K. Marthinsen, Q. Zhao, R.E. Logé. The double-edge effect of second-phase particles on the recrystallization behaviour and associated mechanical properties of metallic materials. Prog. Mater. Sci 92(2018) 284-359  (影响因子:23.7, ESI 高被引论文)
2) K. Huang*, K. Zhang , K. Marthinsen, R.E. Logé. Controlling grain structure and texture in Al-Mn alloy from the competition between precipitation and recrystallization. Acta Mater 141(2017) 360-373 (影响因子:7.3)
3) K. Huang*, R.E. Logé, K. Marthinsen. On the sluggish recrystallization of cold-rolled Al-Mn-Fe-Si alloy. J. Mater. Sci 51 (2016) 1632-1643
4) K. Huang*, O. Engler, Y.J. Li, K. Marthinsen. Evolution in microstructure and properties during non-isothermal of a cold-rolled Al-Mn-Fe-Si alloy with different microchemistries. Mater. Sci. Eng A 628(2015) 216-229 
5) K. Huang*, Y.J. Li, K. Marthinsen. Factors affecting the strength of P texture during annealing of cold-rolled Al-Mn-Fe-Si alloy. J. Mater. Sci 50 (2015) 5091-5103
6) K. Huang*, Y.J. Li, K. Marthinsen. Two-stage annealing of a cold rolled Al-Mn-Fe-Si alloy with different microchemistry states. J. Mater. Process. Technol 221 (2015) 87-99
7) K. Huang*, K. Marthinsen. The effect of heating rate on the softening behaviour of a deformed Al-Mn alloy with strong and weak concurrent precipitation. Mater. Charact 110 (2015) 215-221
8) K. Huang*, Y.J. Li, K. Marthinsen. Effect of heterogeneously distributed pre-existing dispersoids on the recrystallization behavior of Al-Mn-Fe-Si alloy. Mater. Charact 102 (2015) 92-97
9) K. Huang*, N. Wang, Y.J. Li, K. Marthinsen. The influence of microchemistry on the softening behavior of two cold-rolled Al-Mn-Fe-Si alloys. Mater. Sci. Eng. A 601 (2014) 86-96
10) X.W. Fang, H. Xiao, K. Marthinsen, A. Belyakov, X.Y. Fang, K. Huang*, Tailoring microstructure and texture of annealed Al-Mn alloy through the variation of homogenization and prior cold deformation strain. Mater Charct 166(2020)110438
11) K. Huang*, Y.J. Li, K. Marthinsen. Isothermal annealing of a cold-rolled Al-Mn-Fe-Si alloy with different microchemistry states.Trans. Nonferous Met. Soc. China 24(2014) 3840-3847
12) Q.L. Zhao*, H.D. Zhang, K.Huang*, K. Marthinsen. Correlating orientated grain number density of recrystallization in particle-containing aluminium alloys. Trans. Nonferrous Met. Soc. China 28(2018)220-225 
14) Q. L. Zhao*, K. Huang, Y.J. Li, K. Marthinsen. Orientation preference of recrystallization in supersaturated aluminum alloys influenced by concurrent precipitation. Metall. Mater. Trans. A 47A(2016) 1378-1388 
15) K. Huang, R.E. Logé. Zener Pinning. In “Reference Module in Materials Science Engineering”, S. Hashmi (ed), Elsevier, 2016. (Book Chapter)
(4) Microstructure control by external field
1) K. Huang*, C. Cayron, R.E. Logé. The surprising influence of continuous alternating electric current on recrystallization behavior of a cold-rolled AA3xxx alloy. Mater Charact 129(2017) 121-126
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