Dr. Shipeng Shu
    Post-Doctoral Researcher

    Current project(s):
    Co-advised with Prof. David Seidman

    Phone: 847.491.5883
    Email: spshu@northwestern.edu
    Address: 2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

I was born in China. I received my B.S. degree in Applied Physics from University of Science and Technology of China, and Ph.D. degree in Mateirals Science and Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Following some time at University of Wisconsin-Madison, I moved to Northwestern University to continue my postdoc study.

Prior to joining the group, I studied precipitation processes in metallic alloys under irradiation using both experimental and computational tools. Here, I will continue to focus on precipitation processes, but in Al-based alloys, aiming to design new light-weight precipitation hardened alloys suitable for high-temperature applications.

Selected Honors

  1. MeV Summer School Scholarship, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2016
  2. Conference Travel Award for Graduate Students, UIUC, 2015
  3. Racheff/Bunett Teaching Fellowship, UIUC, 2013
  4. Excellent Graduate, USTC, 2010
  5. Outstanding Student Scholarship, USTC, 2007, 2008, 2009

Selected Publications

  1. S. Shu, P.B. Wells, N. Almirall, G.R. Odette, D.D. Morgan, Thermodynamics and kinetics of core-shell versus appendage co-precipitation morphologies: An example in the Fe-Cu-Mn-Ni-Si system, Acta Mater. 157 (2018) 298-306.
  2. S. Shu, N. Almirall, P.B. Wells, T. Yamamoto, G.R. Odette, D.D. Morgan, Precipitation in Fe-Cu and Fe-Cu-Mn model alloys under irradiation: Dose rate effects, Acta Mater. 157 (2018) 72-82.
  3. S. Shu, B.D. Wirth, P.B. Wells, D.D. Morgan, G.R. Odette, Multi-technique characterization of the precipitates in thermally aged and neutron irradiated Fe-Cu and Fe-Cu-Mn model alloys: Atom probe tomography reconstruction implications, Acta Mater. 146 (2018) 237-252.
  4. Z. Song, H. Wu, S. Shu, M. Krawczynski, J. Van Orman, D.J. Cherniak, E. Bruce Watson, S. Mukhopadhyay, D. Morgan, A first-principles and experimental study of helium diffusion in periclase MgO, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 45(7) (2018) 641-654.
  5. S. Shu, X. Zhang, J.A. Beach, P. Bellon, R.S. Averback, Irradiation-induced formation of nanorod precipitates in a dilute CuW alloy, Scr. Mater. 115 (2016) 155-158.
  6. S. Shu, X. Zhang, P. Bellon, R.S. Averback, Non-equilibrium Grain Boundary Wetting in CuAg Alloys Containing W Nanoparticles, Materials Research Letters 4(1) (2016) 22-26.
  7. S. Mao, S. Shu, J. Zhou, R.S. Averback, S.J. Dillon, Quantitative comparison of sink efficiency of CuNb, CuV and CuNi interfaces for point defects, Acta Mater. 82(0) (2015) 328-335.
  8. S. Shu, P. Bellon, R.S. Averback, Role of point-defect sinks on irradiation-induced compositional patterning in model binary alloys, Phys. Rev. B 91(21) (2015) 214107.
  9. X. Zhang, S. Shu, P. Bellon, R.S. Averback, Precipitate stability in CuAgW system under high-temperature irradiation, Acta Mater. 97(0) (2015) 348-356.
  10. S. Shu, P. Bellon, R.S. Averback, Complex nanoprecipitate structures induced by irradiation in immiscible alloy systems, Phys. Rev. B 87(14) (2013).