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Ji-Cheng Zhao

  • Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • Associate Chair
  • 286 Watts Hall
    2041 College Rd
    Columbus, OH 43210

About

Prof. Zhao joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at OSU in January 2008 after 12 years (1995 to 2007) as a materials scientist and project/team leader at GE Global Research in Niskayuna/Schenectady, NY. His research focuses are on high-throughput materials science methodologies, phase diagrams, computational thermodynamics, diffusion, design of advanced alloys and coatings, and hydrogen storage materials. In addition to many materials innovations, he developed a diffusion-multiple approach and co-developed several associated materials property microscopy tools for accelerated materials discovery and development. Zhao was elected a Fellow of ASM International in 2003. He holds 48 US patents with 16 more pending. Zhao serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion and on the Editorial Board of Advanced Engineering Materials (Wiley), Intermetallics (Elsevier), Rare Metals (Springer), and Progress in Natural Science: Materials International (Elsevier). He was one of the four Meeting Chairs for the entire MRS Fall Meeting in 2009 that attracted more than 6,200 attendees. His innovations were featured in news, covers and a cover story in Nature, Chemical and Engineering News, MRS Bulletin, Advanced Engineering Materials, and Review of Scientific Instruments. Prof. Zhao has twice been invited by the National Academy of Engineering to the selective Frontiers of Engineering Symposia (U.S. 2008, U.S.-China 2009). Zhao was the 2001 winner of the prestigious Hull Award from GE Global Research and was cited “for his leadership skills in advancing innovative, state-of-the-art development methodologies that aim to decrease cycle time for materials discovery while increasing robustness of the work. He also was recognized for his expertise and leadership regarding the critical nature of coatings and high temperature materials, and for his enormous energy and perseverance in solving real business challenges.”

Since January 2014, Prof. Zhao has been on a three-year assignment as a Program Director at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). ARPA-E is a DARPA equivalent organization funding disruptive technologies for DOE.

 

Honors

  • 20130401

    Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award.

  • 20110701

    Keynote Lecture at Gordon Research Seminar on Physical Metallurgy.

  • 20100701

    Plenary Lecture. Harid Conservatory of Music.

  • 20091001

    First US-China Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (China).

  • 20080901

    Frontier of Engineering Symposium.

  • 20031001

    Fellow.

  • 20011201

    Albert W. Hull Award.

  • 20010401

    Alfred H. Geisler Award.

  • 19950901

    George P. Conard Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

  • 19950801

    Outstanding Student Award.

  • 19911001

    Third prize of China National Natural Sciences Award.

Books

2007

  • Zhao, J.-C. (Ji-Cheng). 2007. "Methods for phase diagram determination." Elsevier.
  • J.-C. Zhao (Editor), I. M. Robertson (Editor), S.-I. Orimo (Editor). 2007. "Hydrogen Storage Technologies." Cambridge University Press.

2001

  • J.-C. Zhao, M. Fahrmann, T.M. Pollock. 2001. "Materials Design Approaches and Experiences." TMS (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society).

Chapters

2007

  • 2007. "Phase Diagram Determination Using Diffusion Multiples." In Methods for Phase Diagram Determination, edited by J.-C. Zhao,
  • 2007. "Miscellaneous Topics on Phase Diagrams." In Methods for Phase Diagram Determination, edited by J.-C. Zhao,
  • 2007. "The Role of Phase Transformation Kinetics in Phase Diagram Determination and Assessment." In Methods for Phase Diagram Determination, edited by J.-C. Zhao,

2005

  • 2005. "Diffusion Multiple Screening: Phase Diagram Determination and Related Studies." In Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology-Updates, edited by K.H.J. Buschow, R.W. Cahn, M.C. Flemings, E.J. Kramer, S. Mahajan, and P. Veyssiere,

2003

  • 2003. "Diffusion Multiples for High Efficiency Alloy Design." In High Throughput Analysis: A Tool for Combinatorial Materials Science, edited by R.A. Potyrailo and E.J. Amis,

Journal Articles

2018

  • Marker, C.; Shang, S.L.; Zhao, J.C.; Liu, Z.K., 2018, "Effects of alloying elements on the elastic properties of bcc Ti-X alloys from first-principles calculations." Computational Materials Science 142, 215-226 - 215-226.
  • Zhu, L.; Wei, C.; Jiang, L.; Jin, Z. et al., 2018, "Experimental determination of the phase diagrams of the Co-Ni-X (X = W, Mo, Nb, Ta) ternary systems using diffusion multiples." Intermetallics 93, 20-29 - 20-29.
  • Marker, C.; Shang, S.L.; Zhao, J.C.; Liu, Z.K., 2018, "Thermodynamic description of the Ti-Mo-Nb-Ta-Zr system and its implications for phase stability of Ti bio-implant materials." Calphad: Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry 61, 72-84 - 72-84.
  • Chen, Z.; Liu, Z.K.; Zhao, J.C., 2018, "Experimental Determination of Impurity and Interdiffusion Coefficients in Seven Ti and Zr Binary Systems Using Diffusion Multiples." Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science 1-9 - 1-9.
  • Du, X.; Zhao, J.C., 2018, "First measurement of the full elastic constants of Ni-based superalloy René 88DT." Scripta Materialia 152, 24-26 - 24-26.

2017

  • Zhong, W.; Zhao, J.C., 2017, "First Reliable Diffusion Coefficients for Mg-Y and Additional Reliable Diffusion Coefficients for Mg-Sn and Mg-Zn." Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science 48, no. 12, 5778-5782 - 5778-5782.
  • Marker, C.; Shang, S.L.; Zhao, J.C.; Liu, Z.K., 2017, "Elastic knowledge base of bcc Ti alloys from first-principles calculations and CALPHAD-based modeling." Computational Materials Science 140, 121-139 - 121-139.
  • Zhang, Q.; Chen, Z.; Zhong, W.; Zhao, J.C., 2017, "Accurate and efficient measurement of impurity (dilute) diffusion coefficients without isotope tracer experiments." Scripta Materialia 128, 32-35 - 32-35.
  • Zhu, L.; Zhang, Q.; Chen, Z.; Wei, C. et al., 2017, "Measurement of interdiffusion and impurity diffusion coefficients in the bcc phase of the Ti–X (X = Cr, Hf, Mo, Nb, V, Zr) binary systems using diffusion multiples." Journal of Materials Science 52, no. 6, 3255-3268 - 3255-3268.

2016

  • Cao, S.; Zhao, J.C., 2016, "Erratum to: Determination of the Fe-Cr-Mo Phase Diagram at Intermediate Temperatures using Dual-Anneal Diffusion Multiples (Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion, DOI:10.1007/s11669-015-0423-1)." Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion 37, no. 1, 39-43 - 39-43.
  • Cao, S.; Zhao, J.C., 2016, "Determination of the Fe-Cr-Mo Phase Diagram at Intermediate Temperatures using Dual-Anneal Diffusion Multiples." Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion 37, no. 1, 25-38 - 25-38.

2014

  • Vives,Solange; Bellanger,Philippe; Gorsse,Stephane; Wei,Changdong; Zhang,Qiaofu; Zhao,Ji-Cheng, 2014, "Combinatorial Approach Based on Interdiffusion Experiments for the Design of Thermoelectrics: Application to the Mg-2(Si,Sn) Alloys." CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS 26, no. 15, 4334-4337 - 4334-4337.

2013

  • Barkman, JE, Carpenter, P, Zhao, J-C, Donovan, JJ, 2013, "Electron Microprobe Quantitative Mapping vs. Defocused Beam Analysis." Microscopy and Microanalysis 19, 848-849 - 848-849.
  • Huang,Zhenguo; Eagles,Mitch; Porter,Spencer; Sorte,Eric,G; Billet,Beau; Corey,Robert,L; Conradi,Mark,S; Zhao,Ji-Cheng, 2013, "Thermolysis and solid state NMR studies of NaB3H8, NH3B3H7, and NH4B3H8.." Dalton transactions 42, no. 3, 701-708 - 701-708.

2012

  • Chen, X.; Bao, X.; Billet, B.; Shore, S.G. et al., 2012, "Erratum: Large-scale and facile preparation of pure ammonia borane through displacement reactions (Chemistry - A European Journal (2012) 18 (11994-11999) DOI:10.1002/chem.201201342)." Chemistry - A European Journal 18, no. 44, 13914 - 13914.

2011

  • Huang,Zhenguo; Chen,Xuenian; Yisgedu,Teshome; Meyers,Edward,A; Shore,Sheldon,G; Zhao,Ji-Cheng, 2011, "Ammonium Octahydrotriborate (NH4B3H8): New Synthesis, Structure and Hydrogen Storage Properties." Inorganic Chemistry 58, 3738-3742 - 3738-3742.
  • Yisgedu,Teshome,B; Chen,Xuenian; Lingam,Hima,K; Huang,Zhenguo; Highley,Aaron; Maharrey,Sean; Behrens,Richard; Shore,Sheldon,G; Zhao,Ji-Cheng, 2011, "Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Thermal Decomposition Study of Mg(H2O)6B10H10•4H2O." Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 115, 11793-11802 - 11793-11802.

2010

  • Huang,Zhenguo; Gallucci,Judith; Chen,Xuenian; Yisgedu,Teshome; Lingam,Hima,Kumar; Shore,Sheldon,G; Zhao,Ji-Cheng, 2010, "Li2B12H12•7NH3: A New Ammine Complex for Ammonia Storage or Indirect Hydrogen Storage." Journal of Materials Chemistry 20, 2743-2745 - 2743-2745.

2009

  • Soloveichik,Grigorii,L; Gao,Yan; Rijssenbeek,Job; Andrus,Matthew; Kniajanski,Sergei; Bowman,Robert,C; Hwan,Son-Jong; Zhao,Ji-Cheng, 2009, "Magnesium Borohydride as a Hydrogen Storage Material: Properties of Unsolvated Mg(BH4)2." International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 34, 926-928 - 926-928.

2008

2003

  • Bewlay,B,P; Jackson,M,R; Zhao,J,C; Subramanian,P,R; Mendiratta,M,G; LEWANDOWSKI,J,J, 2003, "Very High-Temperature Nb-Silicide-Based Composites." MRS Bulletin 28, 646-653 - 646-653.
  • Bewlay,B,P; Jackson,M,R; Zhao,J,C; Subramanian,P,R, 2003, "A review of very-high-temperature Nb-silicide-based composites." METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A-PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE 34A, no. 10, 2043-2052 - 2043-2052.

1993

Papers in Proceedings

2008

  • A. Sawant, S. Tin and J.-C. Zhao "High Temperature Nanoindentation of Ni-base Superalloys." in Superalloys 2008 (Proceedings of the International Symposium on Superalloys). (1 2008).

1999

  • B.P. Bewlay, J.-C. Zhao, M.R. Jackson, and R.R. Bishop "Determination of the Effect of Hf Additions on Phase Stability in Nb-Silicide Based In-situ Composites." in Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. (11 1999).

Patents

  • Ke Liu; Ji-Cheng Zhao. "Fuel Cell System."
  • Ji-Cheng Zhao; Ke Liu. "Fuel Cell System."
  • Melvin Robert Jackson; Bernard Patrick Bewlay; Ji-Cheng Zhao. "Niobium-silicide based composites resistant to high temperature oxidation."
  • Liang Jiang; Ji-Cheng Zhao; Lawrence Kool; Melvin Jackson; Canan Hardwicke; Ann Ritter; Ching-Pang Lee. "Systems and methods for estimating exposure temperatures and remaining operational life of high temperature components."
  • Ji-Cheng Zhao; Liang Jiang; Melvin Robert Jackson. "Alloys for high temperature applications, articles made therefrom, and method for repair of articles."
  • Michael Francis Henry; Melvin Robert Jackson; Ji-Cheng Zhao; Michael Francis Xavier Gigliotti. "Directionally solidified eutectic superalloys for elevated temperature applications."
  • Bernard Bewlay; Melvin Jackson; Ji-Cheng Zhao. "Coatings, method of manufacture, and the articles derived therefrom."
  • Ke Liu; Ji-Cheng Zhao. "Fuel cell system."
  • John Lemmon; Don Lipkin; Liang Jiang; Melvin Jackson; Ji-Cheng Zhao; Ann Ritter; Ramgopal Darolia; Daniel Lewis; Mark Gorman. "Diffusion barrier layer and methods of forming."
  • Grigorii Lev Soloveichik; Ji-Cheng Zhao. "COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING MAGNESIUM BOROHYDRIDE AND MAGNESIUM HYDRIDOBOROHYDRIDE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME."
  • JI-CHENG ZHAO. "HYDROGEN STORAGE MATERIALS, APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS."
  • Spitsberg,Irene,T; Darolia,Ramgopal; Jackson,Melvin,R; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Schaeffer,Jon,C. "Diffusion barrier layer." Patent number: 6306524
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Niobium-silicide based composites resistant to low temperature pesting." Patent number: 6419765
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Corderman,Reed,Roeder. "Nb-based silicide composite compositions." Patent number: 6428910
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick; Jackson,Melvin,Robert. "Oxidation resistant coatings for molybdenum silicide-based composite articles." Patent number: 6497968
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick. "Oxidation resistant coatings for niobium-based silicide composites." Patent number: 6521356
  • Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Bonded niobium silicide and molybdenum silicide composite articles and method of manufacture." Patent number: 6565990
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Ruud,James,Anthony; Tkaczyk,John,Eric; Ritter,Ann,Melinda; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Tiemann,Jerome,Johnson. "Smart coating system with chemical taggants for coating condition assessment." Patent number: 6644917
  • Lee,Ching-Pang; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Ferrigno,Stephen,Joseph; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Foil formed cooling area enhancement." Patent number: 6640546
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick. "Oxidation resistant coatings for niobium-based silicide composites." Patent number: 6645560
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Grylls,Richard,John; Darolia,Ramgopal. "Materials for protection of substrates at high temperature, articles made therefrom, and method for protecting substrates." Patent number: 6720088
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jiang,Liang; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Darolia,Ramgopal; Schafrik,Robert,Edward. "Hybrid high temperature articles and method of making." Patent number: 6726444
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert. "Diffusion barrier coatings, and related articles and processes." Patent number: 6746782
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Lipkin,Don,Mark. "High-temperature articles and method for making." Patent number: 6746783
  • Bewlay,Bernard; Jackson,Melvin; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Coatings, method of manufacture, and the articles derived therefrom." Patent number: 6767653
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert. "Article for high temperature service and method for manufacture." Patent number: 6861157
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Niobium-silicide based composities resistant to high temperature oxidation." Patent number: 6913655
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Pfaendtner,Jeffrey,Allan; Govern,Christine; Jackson,Melvin,Robert. "Ni-Base superalloy having a coating system containing a diffusion barrier layer." Patent number: 6921586
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Lipkin,Don,Mark. "High-temperature articles and method for making." Patent number: 6964791
  • Darolia,Ramgopal; Gorman,Mark,Daniel; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Protective coating for turbine engine component." Patent number: 6974636
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Lemmon,John,Patrick. "Hydrogen storage compositions and methods of manufacture thereof." Patent number: 7115244
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Lemmon,John,Patrick. "Hydrogen storage compositions and methods of manufacture thereof." Patent number: 7115245
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Lemmon,John,Patrick. "Hydrogen storage compositions and methods of manufacture thereof." Patent number: 7115246
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Lemmon,John,Patrick. "Hydrogen storage compositions and methods of manufacture thereof." Patent number: 7115247
  • Jackson,Melvin; Subramanian,Pazhayannur; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Bewlay,Bernard; Darolia,Ramgopal; Schafrik,Robert. "Turbine blade for extreme temperature conditions." Patent number: 7189459
  • Soloveichik,Grigorii,Lev; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Method for manufacturing magnesium borohydride." Patent number: 7381390
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert. "Combinatorial production of material compositions from a single sample." Patent number: 7392927
  • Lemmon,John,Patrick; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jordan,Tracey,Marie; Smentkowski,Vincent,Scott. "Methods for synthesis and evaluation of hydrogen storage compositions." Patent number: 7445937
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Jiang,Liang; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Hardwicke,Canan,Uslu. "High temperature alloys, and articles made and repaired therewith." Patent number: 7494619
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick; Jackson,Melvin,Robert. "Oxidation resistant coatings for molybdenum silicide-based composite articles." Patent number: 7622150
  • Jiang,Liang; Kool,Lawrence,Bernard; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Hardwicke,Canan,Uslu; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Ritter,Ann,Melinda; Lee,Ching-Pang. "Methods and devices for evaluating the thermal exposure of a metal article." Patent number: 7654734
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Jiang,Liang; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Hardwicke,Canan,Uslu. "Method for repairing high temperature articles." Patent number: 7722729
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Lemmon,John,Patrick. "Material for storage and production of hydrogen, and related methods and apparatus." Patent number: 7833473
  • Soloveichik,Grigorii,Lev; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Methods for preparing compositions which comprise magnesium borohydride, and related materials." Patent number: 7906092
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Soloveichik,Grigorii,Lev. "Hydrogen storage material and related system." Patent number: 7901491
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick; Marte,Judson,Sloan; Subramanian,Pazhayannur,Ramanathan; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Ritter,Ann,Melinda. "High-temperature composite articles and associated methods of manufacture." Patent number: 8153052
  • Soloveichik,Grigorii,Lev; Lemmon,John,Patrick; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Primary aluminum hydride battery." Patent number: 8304121
  • Don Mark Lipkin; Ji-Cheng Zhao. "Method for protecting articles, and related compositions."
  • Ji-Cheng Zhao; John Patrick Lemmon; Susan Holt Townsend; William Paul Minnear; Luke Natheniel Brewer. "Hydrogen storage composition, and associated article and method."
  • Grigorii Lev Soloveichik; John Patrick Lemmon; Ji-Cheng Zhao. "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY CONVERSION."
  • Grigorii Lev Soloveichik; Ji-Cheng Zhao. "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY CONVERSION."
  • Liang Jiang; Ji-Cheng Zhao; Ganjiang Feng. "NICKEL-CONTAINING ALLOYS, METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF AND ARTICLES DERIVED THEREFROM."
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert. "Nickel-base sigma-gamma in-situ intermetallic matrix composite." Patent number: 5858558
  • Huang,Shyh-Chin; Monaghan,Phillip,Harold; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Gigliotti,Michael,Francis Xavier. "Unidirectionally solidified cast article and method of making." Patent number: 6217286
  • Gigliotti,Michael,Francis Xavier; Huang,Shyh-Chin; Petterson,Roger,John; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Liquid metal cooled directional solidification process." Patent number: 6276433
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Ritter,Ann,Melinda; Gigliotti,Michael,Francis Xavier; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Continuously-graded bond coat and method of manufacture." Patent number: 6287644
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Dupree,Paul,Leonard; Dobbs,James,Ross. "Method of forming hollow channels within a component." Patent number: 6321449
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Lau,Yuk-Chiu. "Protective coatings for turbine combustion components." Patent number: 6393828
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Darolia,Ramgopal. "Oxidation-resistant coatings, and related articles and processes." Patent number: 6475642
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Hardwicke,Canan,Uslu; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Mukira,Charles,Gitahi. "High-temperature alloy and articles made therefrom." Patent number: 6554920
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick. "Bonded niobium silicide and molybdenum silicide composite articles using germanium and silicon based brazes." Patent number: 6565989
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Hardwicke,Canan,Uslu; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Mukira,Charles,Gitahi. "High-temperature alloy and articles made therefrom." Patent number: 6582534
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick. "Bonded niobium silicide and molybdenum silicide composite articles using brazes." Patent number: 6607847
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Bonded niobium silicide and molybdenum silicide composite articles using semi-solid brazes." Patent number: 6586118