Lee Hsun Lecture Award


Lee Hsun Lecture Award honors outside scientists who have significant impact and made great contribution to the field of materials science and engineering both at home and abroad. It is aiming at continuously and regularly encouraging scientists with great influence on materials science and engineering to visit IMR to accomplish academic communication and cooperation, promoting the establishment of new subject areas, etc.




Prof. Damion Feron
CEA-Saclay,Bat 458, PC50 , Gif-Sur-Yvette, France
Topic: Nuclear corrosion and materials: achievements and challenges


Prof. Patrice Simon
a Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, CIRIMAT UMR CNRS 5085,
   118 route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex
b Réseau sur le Stockage Electrochimie de l’Energie, FR CNRS 3459, Amiens - France
Topic: Recent advances in Double Layer Capacitors


Prof. Arumugam Manthiram
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin
Topic: Next-generation Battery Technologies


Prof. Flemming Besenbacher
Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Topic: Catalytic model systems studied by high-resolution, video-rate Scanning Tunneling Microscopy


Prof. Pavol Sajgalik
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Topic: GB chemistry of silicon nitride based ceramics – implications to the ceramics properties


Prof. Michael Schuetze
DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut, Germany
Topic: Corrosion Protection of High Temperature Light Weight Materials


Prof. Zi-Kui Liu
Topic: Computational Thermodynamics, Materials Genome and Materials Design


Professor Diego Mantovani
 Laboratory for Biomaterials and Bioengineering
 Canada Research Chair I in Biomaterials and Bioengineering for the Innovation in Surgery
 Dept Min-Met-Materials Engineering & Regenerative Medicine, CHU Québec Research Center,
Laval University, Québec City, Canada
Topic: NanoMaterials and NanoTechnology for Innovative Biomaterials and Health Applications


Prof. Dr. Sanjay Mathur
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Cologne, Germany
Topic:Chemical Nanotechnologies: From Molecules to Functional Nanostructures for Energy and Health Applications


Dr. Dampilon Bair
PhD in material science and engineering, Specialist in electron beam technologies,
Institute of strength physics and materials science, Tomsk, Russia
Topic: Electron-beam technologies and application prospects


Prof. Horia Metiu
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry University of California, USA
Topic: Alkane activation by modified oxide catalysts


Prof. Stefan Blügel
Peter Grünberg Institut and Institute for Advanced Simulation,
Forschungszentrum Jülich and JARA, 52425
Jülich, Germany
Topic: Computing Solids: past, present, future


Prof. Long-Qing Chen
Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Materials Research Institute,Penn State University,USA
Topic: Phase-field Method and Its Applications to Modeling and Predicting Microstructures and Properties


Prof. Yury Gogotsi
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and A. J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute,Drexel University,USA
Topic: MXenes: Expanding the World of Two-Dimensional Materials


Prof.  Katsuaki Suganuma
Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research,Osaka University, Japan
Topic: Interconnect materials development for advanced electronics packaging,Lead-free soldering, nanomaterials for printed electronics, and advanced power electronics packaging


Prof.  MAIRE Eric
Directeur de recherches (Research director) CNRS, France
Topic: Effect of pores in materials analyzed by X-ray tomography


Prof.  Alexander Michaelis
Fraunhofer Institute of Ceramic Technologies and Systems, IKTS, Dresden,Germany
Topic: Advanced Ceramics for Energy Systems and Environmental Technology


Prof. Thaddeus B. Massalski
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Foreign Member, German Academy of Science
Foreign Member, Polish Academy of Science
Editor, Progress in Materials Science
Editor, Metallurgical Transactions
Binary Phase Diagrams
Structure of Metals
Topic: Phase Diagrams: Yesterday, today and tomorrow
Thermodynamics, Compilations,Low Temperatures, Errors, Modeling and Opportunities


Prof. William J. Weber
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Tennessee, USA
Topic: On the Role of Electronic Energy Loss on Radiation Damage in Materials


Prof. Dorel Banabic
Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania
Topic: Advances in constitutive modelling and formability of sheet metals


Prof. Shigenobu Ogata
Department of Mechanical Science and Bioengineering, Osaka University, Japan
Center for Elements Strategy Initiative for Structure Materials (ESISM), Kyoto University, Japan
Topic: Atomistic understanding and prediction of mechanical properties of structural metallic materials


Prof. Martin Stratmann
President of the Max Planck Society
Topic: Coatings for corrosion protection: From the basics to new challenges


Professor R. M. Latanision
Director (Emeritus), The H.H. Uhlig Corrosion Laboratory, MIT, and
Senior Fellow, Exponent, Inc.
Topic: Corrosion Science, Corrosion Engineering and New Technologies


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Hirt
Institute of Metal Forming (IBF), RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Topic: Process and Materials Modelling in Incremental Forging and Ring Rolling


Prof. Gabriele CENTI
University of Messina, ERIC aisbl and CASPE-INSTM, Italy
Topic: Nano-engineering of materials and devices to producesolar fuels and to move towards the realization of artificial leaves


Prof. Bill Lee
Dept. of Materials and Centre for Advanced Structural Ceramics (CASC), Imperial College London
Topic: Structural Ceramics for Extreme Environments


Prof. Tadao Watanabe
Formerly Professor, Laboratory of Materials Design and Interface Engineering,Dept.of Nanomechanics, Graduate School of Eng., Tohoku University. Sendai, Japan
Currently Honored Gust Scientist, Key Laboratory of Anisotropy and Texture of Materials,Northeastern University, Shenyang, China.
Topic: Historical Perspective of Grain Boundary Research and Challenges toward Grain Boundary Engineering in the 21st Century


Prof. Mauricio Terrones
Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry,
Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Center for 2D Layered Materials. 
The Pennsylvania State University, USA. & Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan
Topic: Controlling Defects and Morphology of Nanotubes and Graphene during Growth: The Role of Dopants


Prof. Gerald. S. Frankel
Fontana Corrosion Center, The Ohio State University, USA
Topic: Mechanism of Hydrogen Evolution on Dissolving Mg Surfaces


Prof. Graeme Ackland
Head of Condensed Matter Physics, University of Edinburgh, UK
Topic: Multiscale Modelling of Materials for Fission and Fusion Reactors


Dr. Dileep Singh
Argonne National Laboratory,USA.
Topic: Advanced Nanofluids for Energy Efficiency and Storage


Prof. Ronald G. Ballinger
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic: The Role of Crack Tip Chemistry and Microstructure on Toughness and Crack Propagation in LWR Environments


Prof. Gary Was
University of Michigan,USA
Topic: Toward Radiation Resistant Materials for Conventional and Advanced Reactors


Prof. William D. Nix
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Stanford University, Stanford, USA
Topic: Fracture of Silicon Nanopillars during Electrochemical Lithium Insertion


Prof. Antonio H. Castro Neto
Director, Graphene Research Centre
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Professor of Physics, Boston University, USA
Topic: New Directions in Materials Science and Technology: Two-Dimensional Crystals


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunther Eggeler
Chair for Materials Science, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Topic:Basics of Shape Memory Alloys and the Role of Fatigue in NiTi Shape Memory Technology


Prof. Richard A. Portier
Structural metallurgy group, Chimie-Paris Tech, France
Topic: Unexpected Constrained twin hierarchy in rU-based high temperature shape memory alloys martensite


Prof. Huajian Gao
School of Engineering, Brown University, USA
Topic: Ductile vs Brittle Fracture Behaviors and Related Deformation Mechanisms in Nanostructured Materials


Prof. FangHua Li
Academician of CAS, Institute of Physics Chinese Academy of Science
Topic: Applications of HRTEM based on the image contrast theory and image analysis methods developed in IP, CAS


Prof. John R. Scully
Charles Henderson Chaired Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Co-Director of the Center for Electrochemical Sciences and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering,University of
VirginiaCharlottesville, VA 22904, U.S.A
Topic: Grand Challenges in Corrosion Science and Engineering and Some New Insights Regarding the Influence of Microstructural Heterogeneity on Corrosion Processes


Prof. Philippe Marcus
Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Surfaces
CNRS – Chimie ParisTech, France
Topic: Micro and Nanoscale Investigation of the Interactions of Metal Surfaces with Gaseous and Liquid Environments : Experimental and Theoretical Approach


Prof. Jagdish (Jay) Narayan
Department of Material Science and Engineering
North Carolina State University,USA
Topic: Frontiers in Nanostructured Materials for Next-generation Nanotechnology


Prof. Peter Hodgson
Present Director, the Institute for Technology Research and Innovation,
Deakin University, Australia
Topic: The Development and Advanced Characterisation of Next Generation Steels


Prof. Isao Tanaka
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Kyoto University, Japan
Topic: Exploring structures and phase relationships of ceramics at finite temperatures from first principles


Prof. Roger C. Reed
Director of Research, Dept of Metallurgy & Materials,
University of Birmingham
Topic: Numerical Modelling for the Design of New Nickel-Based Single Crystal Superalloys


Prof. F. Barlat
Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (GIFT),
Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH),
Republic of Korea
Topic: Dislocation Density-Based Modeling of the Stress-Strain Behavior under Non-Proportional Loading Condtions


Prof. G. Tim. Burstein
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK
Topic: Some unusual characteristics of the passive state of metals, and the processes leading to its breakdown


Prof. Helen V. Atkinson
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering,President of the UK Engineering Professors’Council,University of Leicester, UK
Topic: Cornflour, Ketchup and Parts for Cars: A Review of Semi-Solid Processing


Prof. Rod Ruoff
The University of Texas at Austin,USA
Topic: Graphene-based and Graphene-derived Materials


Prof. T. Maki
Kyoto University,Japan
Topic 1: Development of Thermomechanical Processing of Steels 
Topic 2: Advanced High Strength Steels for Automobile Body Structures
Topic 3: Morphology and substructure of lath martensite in ferrous alloys


Prof. Dr. S. J. Pennycook
Materials Science and Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
Topic: Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy: Past, Present and Future


Prof. Eduard Arzt
INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials and Saarland University, Germany
Topic:Strength, adhesion, and meso-textured surfaces: a tour of size effects in materials and structures


Prof. Dr. Hamish L. Fraser
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, The Ohio State University, USA
Topic:Nucleation Studies in Titanium Alloys: The Role of Competing Phase Instabilities


Prof. Dr. Yuichi Ikuhara
Institute of Engineering Innovation, the University of Tokyo, Japan
Topic: Atomic Structures and Properties of Ceramic Interfaces Combination of  Cs-corrected STEM and First Principles Calculations


Prof. Dr. John T. S. Irvine
School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews,UK
Topic: Fuelling the Future, New Materials for High Temperature Fuel Cells


Prof. Tatsuki Ohji
Prime Senior Research Scientist
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Scienceand Technology (AIST), Japan
Topic: Microstructural Design of Porous Ceramics for Unique Mechanical Properties


Prof. Jeff Th.M.De Hosson
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Topic: In situ microscopy of nano-sized materials: challenges and opportunities


Prof. Dr. R. Schmid-Fetzer
Clausthal University of Technology,
Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
Topic1: Computational Thermodynamics: Applications in Magnesium Alloy Technology
Topic2: Computational Thermodynamics and the Calphad Method: The Basics


Prof. Dr. Lawrence. E. Murr
Materials Research & Technology Institute
The University of Texas at Elpaso, USA
Topic:  Next Generation Biomedical Implants Using Additive Manufacturing of Complex, Cellular and Functional Mesh Arrays


Prof. Sybrand van der Zwaag
Delft University of Technology,The Netherlands
Topic:Self healing materials: a new approach to make materials perform better



Prof. Dierk Raabe
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung
Department for Microstructure Physics and Metal Forming
Topic: Multiscale Models of Crystal Mechanics


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Leyens
Vice President, Technical University of Brandenburg at Cottbus
Chair of Physical Metallurgy and Materials Technology,
Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany
Topic:Recent Progress in the Science and Technology of Gamma;  Titanuim Aluminides


Dr. Hua-Tay Lin
Ceramics Science and Technology Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Topic: Implementation of Advanced Ceramics and Composites for High Energy Efficiency and Clean Emission Turbine Engines


Prof. Alan Lindsay Greer
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy,Cambridge University, UK
Topic:THE GLASSY STATE — Novel Properties and Applications Exploiting Non-Crystallinity


Prof.  S.Mahajan
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University,
Tempe, AZ85287-9309, USA
Topic1: Formation of Deformation Twins in Metallic Crystals
Topic2: Accommodation of Deformation Twins in Metals and Alloys


Dr. M.Singh
ASM, FACerS, FIMMM (UK)Academician, World Academy of Ceramics, Italy
Governor, Acta Materialia, Inc.
Chief Scientist, Ohio Aerospace Institute, USA
Topic: Ceramic Integration Technologies for Energy and Environmental Applications: Technical Challenges and Opportunities


Prof. Gary L. Messing
Pennsylvania State University, USA
Topic: Seeding and Templated Grain Growth for Control of Phase Formation, Microstructure, and Properties of Piezoelectric and Structural Ceramics


Prof. David J Green
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Topic: Constrained Sintering: A Delicate Balance of Scales 


Prof. Masahiko MORINAGA
Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
Graduate School of Engineering,Nagoya University, Japan
Topic:Electronic Approach to Alloy Design


Jing Zhu
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University.
Topic:Intermetallic Ni3Fe and Fe nanoparticles.


Terence G. Langdon
Materials Research Group, School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, U.K.
Departments of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering and  Materials Science,
University of Southern California, U.S.A.
Topic: Using severe plastic deformation for the processing of ultrafine-grained materials


Nanxian Chen
Member of CAS, School of Sciences, Tsinghua University.
Topic:The Study of Several Inverse Problems of Material Sciences


Prof. Mitsuo NIINOMI
Department of Biomaterials, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University
Topic: Biologically and Mechanically Biocompatible Titanium Alloys


Michael J. Hoffmann
Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), University of Karlsruhe
Institute for Ceramics in Mechanical Engineering
Topic: Engineering Interfaces in Silicon Nitride Ceramics


Prof. Borje Johansson
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Topic: The Actinides – A Beautiful Ending of the Periodic Table


Reiner Kirchheim
Institut für Materialphysik, Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, D-37075 G?ttingen, Germany
Topic: A new way of describing the interaction of solute atoms and defects


Dieter M. Herlach
Institute of Materials Science in Space, German Aerospace Center
Topic: Metastable solids from undercooled melts


Subra Suresh
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Topic: Nanomechanics of Biological Cells and Human Disease States


Manfred Rühle
MPI for Metals Research, Germany
Topic: Relations between Interfacial Structure and Properties of Ceramic Materials


Zhong Lin (ZL) Wang
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta,USA
Topic1: Nanogenerators–from discovery to its updated progress
Topic2: Polar Surface Induced Novel Growth Phenomena of Semiconducting and Piezoelectric Oxide Nanostructures


Robert D. Shull
Magnetic Materials Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Topic: Nanomagnetism: a new materials frontier


Tetsuo Shoji
Executive Vice-President for Research, Tohoku University
Topic: Fundaments of Mechanics and Mechanisms of Stress Corrosion Cracking –Crack Tip Mechanics and Stress Enhanced Oxidation


Hael Mughrabi
Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaften, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Topic1: Fatigue Mechanisms in the Ultrahigh Cycle Regime
Topic2: Role of Geometrically Necessary Dislocations in Inducing Long-Range Internal Stresses and Lattice Plane Misorientations in Deformed Crystals.
Topic3: Cyclic Deformation and Fatigue of Ultrafine-Grained Metals.


Peijun Hu
School of Chemistry, The Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
Topic: Interface chemistry of metal/oxide: A density functional theory study


Shuit-Tong Lee
Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) & Department of Physics and Materials Science
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR & Nano-Organic Photoelectronic Laboratory
Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Topic: Semiconducting Nanomaterials Research


Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
And Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Topic: Biological Materials Science:Fracture in Human Bone and the Role of Aging and Disease


Director Materials and Structures, ONERA, Ch?tillon, France
Topic: Development of superalloys for Gas turbine blades and disks : current status and prospects


Timothy D. Burchell
Leader, Carbon Materials Technology Group
Materials Science & Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Topic: Carbon and the Enviroment:Friend or Foe?


Wei Gao
School of Engineering, the University of Auckland, New Zealand
Topic: Nano-Structured Materials, Coatings and Thin Films: Processing and Applications


Jürgen Eckert
FB 11 Material- und Geowissenschaften, FG Physikalische MetallkundeTechnische Universit?t Darmstadt, Petersenstra?e 23, D-64287 Darmstadt
Topic: High Strength and Ductile Bulk Metallic Glasses and Nanostructured Composites


Xinhe Bao
Director, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS
Topic:Catalyze Characteristic of Nanosystem


Tresa M. Pollock
Professor, Department of Material Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
Topic: Nickel-Base Single - What Next?


Prof.James C. Williams
Department of Material Science and Engineering, Ohio State University
Topic: Progress in Aero-propulsion: The Role of Materials


Masatoshi OKADA
Honorary Advisor, National Institute for Materials Science
Scientific Advisor, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute
Topic: STX-21 Project in NIMS and Recent Topics on Nuclear Materials in


Takashi Kyotani
Professor, Tohoku University
Topic:Precise control of nano-carbons by the template technique


Deborah D L Chung
Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo
Topic:Functional Carbons for Thermal, Electromagnetic and Sensor Applications


Herbert Gleiter
former Director, Institute of NanoScience, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Topic:Molecular Dynamic (MD) Simulations of the Deformation of Nanostructured Materials: Progress and Limitations


University of Minnesota
Topic1: The nature and future of corrosion,
Topic2: Predicting the first failure,
Topic3: Effects of lead dissolved in high temperature water on the corrosion and stress corrosion cracking of high nickel alloys


Kazuo Furuya
Director, Centre for Nanotechnology Platform, National Institute for Materials Science
Topic: Nano-tree growth on insulator substrates in a transmission electron microscope


Peggy Hou
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Topic: Understanding Scale Adhesion through Stress Generation/Relaxation and Interface Chemical and Morphological Changes


Chair of Materials Science and Technology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Topic: Superalloys: Performance and Cost Benefits by Improved Alloy Design and Processing


M. Scheffler
Director, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
Topic: Interaction of Oxygen with Metal Surfaces


James Economy
Member of National Academy of Engineering

Former manager of materials science and chemistry, University of Illinois
Topic:Polymers for Microelectronics: Photoresists, Dielectrics and Conductors


Xiaoguang Li
Dean, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Science and Technology of China
Topic: Charge-ordered State in Perovskite Manganite and its Relevant Physical Properties


University of Birmingham
Topic: microstructural information and microstructural control


Brian Gleeson
Associate Professor, The University of Iowa
Topic: Effects of Platinum and Oxidation and Interdiffusion in the Ni-Al-Pt System


Kazuhiro Hono
National Institute for Materials Science
Topic: Mechanism of nanocrystalline microstructutural evolution in Fe-based amophours alloys


Kotobu Nagai
JAPAN General Manager of the, NIMS
Topic: Challenges for the New Stage of Steel Research in 


Lianmao Peng
Professor, School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University
Topic: Structural control and property modification of nanostructures made from carbon and layered metal oxides


John H.Perepezko
Professor, The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Topic: Amorphization and nanostructure Synthesis in Alloys


Morinobu Endo
Professor, Shinshu University
Topic: Nanocarbons-Basic Science and Applications


Young-Won Kim
Senior Scientist
Topic: GRAIN REFINEMENT IN GAMMA TiAl  ALLOYS:Methods, Mechanisms and Limitations


Dongyuan Zhao
Professor, Fudan University
Topic: The Synthesis of Materials with Nanopores and their Ordered Assembly for Controlled Structures


John William Morris, Jr.
Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering,University of California, Berkeley
Topic1: Elastic Stability and the limits of  Strength
Topic2: The Nature and Consequences of Grain Refinement in Steel


Hongnian Cai
Member of CAE, Professor, Beijing Institute of Technology
Topic:The Research Progress of Material Science in China


Zhengxiao Guo
Professor, Department of Materials,Queen Mary University of London  
The Multidisciplinary Simulation Technique for the Development of New Materials


Ze Zhang
Professor, Member of CAS, Beijing Institute of Technology, CAS
Topic:The Research on Microstructures and Properties of Silicon Nanowires


Jianguo Hou
Professor, Vice-President, University of Science and Technology of China
Topic:The Characteristics and Modulation of Nanostructures

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