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Zhiping Guan

I was born in Shanxi, China and got a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Jilin University of Technology in 1997. And then I was hired by Superplastic & Plastic Research Institute of Jilin University and was later promoted to Associate Professor. Meanwhile, under the supervision of Prof. Yuquan Song, I got a M.S. degree in 2002 and my Ph.D in 2008 in Materials Science and Engineering. I am mainly engaged in experimental characterization of mechanical properties of materials and theoretical analysis of superplastic and plastic deformation.

At Northwestern University, I am studying the mechanical properties of Bismuth telluride at elevated temperature. Bismuth telluride is an efficient thermoelectric material and has a wide application in refrigeration or portable power generation, which might concern high temperatures. Thus, the investigation of mechanical properties of Bismuth telluride at elevated temperature has significant senses for the use of this material while at present it has not been paid much attention to. My research mainly focuses on the compressive creeps of Bismuth telluride at some different temperatures and alternating temperature.


The mechanical properties of Bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) at elevated temperature


Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin Unversity, China


Phone: 847.
Fax: 847.467.2269
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Address: Materials Science & Eng
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Evanston, IL 60208


  1. Song YQ, Ma PK, Guan ZP. Measurement of the non-sphere superplastic free bulging. Acta Metallurgica Sinica, 2010, 46(1):1-5 (In Chinese)
  2. Song YQ, Guan ZP, Li ZG, Wang MH. Theoretical and metrical standardization of strain rate sensitivity index. Science in China Series E, 2007, 50(6): 714-735
  3. Song YQ, Guan ZP, Nie YQ, Guan XF. The analysis of the bending stiffness and intensity of cylindrical tubes, Science in China Series E, 2007, 50(3): 268-278
  4. Song YQ, Guan ZP, Wang MH, Liu Y. Constant-load tester based on lever-rule and measurement of strain hardening index and strain rate sensitivity index. Materials Science Forum (ICSAM2006), 2007, 551-552: 173-179
  5. Song YQ, Guan ZP, Wang MH, Song JW. Mechanical analysis of temperature impact on stability during superplastic tensile deformation. Science in China Series E, 2006, 49(6): 641-654


January 18, 2011