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Liqiang Wang

I am a visiting scholar at Northwestern University, supervised by prof. David Dunand in Materials Science and Engineering. I am studying NiTiNb foam scaffolds for biomedical applications, which have good shape memory effect and superelasticity. It is based on the use of pure niobium as a melting-point depressant that can induce contact melting with NiTi at tractable temperatures. I am working on creating the structure of NiTiNb scaffold and studying the phase transformation and microstructure of this NiTiNb foam. Further superelastic mechanisms will be researched.


NiTiNb foam scaffolds


Ph.D, Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Phone: 847.491.7780
Fax: N/A
e-mail: liqiangwanglz(
Address: Materials Science & Eng
2220 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Selected Publications

  1. Wang L Q, Lu W J, Qin J N, Zhang F, Zhang D. Microstructure and mechanical properties of cold-rolled TiNbTaZr biomedical β titanium alloy, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 2008, 490 (1-2):421-426.

  2. Wang L Q, Lu W J, Qin J N, Zhang F, Zhang D. Influence of cold deformation on martensite transformation and mechanical properties of Ti-Zr alloy, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2009,469(1-2):512-518.

  3. Wang L Q, Lu W J, Qin J N, Zhang F, Zhang D. Microstructure and superelasticity of in situ synthesized (TiB+La2O3)/Ti-alloy composites with different mass fraction of LaB6, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 2010, 527(4-5):1058-1062.

  4. Lei L M, Huang X, Wang M M, Wang L Q, Qin J N, Lu S Q. Effect of Temperature on Deformation Behavior and Microstructures of TC11 Titanium Alloy. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 2011, 528(28):8236-8243.

  5. Guo X L, Wang L Q, Wang M M, Lu W J, Qin J N, Zhang D. Effects of deformation degree on microstructure, mechanical properties and texture of hybrid reinforced titanium matrix composites. Acta Materialia, 2012, 60(6-7), 2656-2667.



April 15, 2013