Professor Sam Zhang, President, Thin Films Society; Editor, CRC Materials Book Series
Editor-in-Chief, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters ; Principal Editor, JMR
invited feature review Sam Zhang*, Xiaomin Zhang, Toughness evaluation of hard coatings and thin films: a critical review, Thin Solid Films, 520 (7) : 2375-2389 (2012) invited feature review Xiaomin Zhang, Sam Zhang*, Rethinking the role that the "step" in the load-displacement curves can play in measurement of fracture toughness for hard coatings, Thin Solid Films, 520 (9) : 3423-3428 (2012)
my new book Hydroxyapatite Coating for Biomedical Applications is scheduled to come out of press on 23rd May 2013 ;
my Materials Characterization Techniques kindle edition is available on Amazon
As of November 2011: 8 American and 1 European universities have adopted my book Materials Characterization Techniques as textbook. Purdue University - Department of Materials Engineering , New York University - Department of Biomaterials & Biomimetics , Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge - Department of Mechanical Engineeringand California Polytechnic State University - Department of Materials Engineering. University of Missouri - Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering. Rutgers University - Camden - Department of Physics, Johns Hopkins University - Department of Materials Science & Engineering, North Seattle Community College - Math, Science, & Social Sciences In Europe: University of Southern Denmark - Centre for Nanotechnology.Click Here for Feedback on the book.
My "Materials Characterization Techniques" has been translated into Chinese and published in Chinese by China Sicence Publishing Co in October 2010 and distributed nation wide. (also available online at Amazon.cn)
Sam's Books: ( Click to find Sam in Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001JPBX42)
Materials Characterization Techniques
, written by Sam Zhang, Lin Li and Ashok Kumar, published by CRC Press,
344pp Pub. date: 12/22/2008 ISBN 9781420042948; 1420042947
Welcome to Sam's Home. I was born and brought up in China--- in the famous "City of Mountains": Chongqing. I received my Bachelor of Engineering (1982) in Metallic Materials at the Northeastern University, Shenyang, Master of Engineering (1984) in Metallic Materials at the Central Iron and Steel Research Institute, Beijing, and Ph.D. (1991) in Ceramic Materials at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, with the following titles of theses, respectively: "Re-crystallization Map of GH128 Superalloy", "Densification Mechanisms of K17 Superalloy During Hot-isostatic Pressing " and "Melt-migration Mechanisms of (CoMg)2SiO4-Basalt Structrural Ceramics". (University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks 8th best in the United States of America)
I came to Singapore in 1991 as Research Fellow in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the Nanyang Technological University, and joined in Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) (then "Gintic") in 1993 spear-heading into thin film technology. After 7 years in the industry-related research environment, I decided to come back to academic. So at the turn of the Millennium, I made a "home-run" back to the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as associate professor and was promoted to Full Professor on 1st October 2006. I was featured in Who's Who in Engineering Singapore (published October 2007); featured in 26th, 27th and 28th editions of Who's Who in the World. My other appointments include Honorary Professor of the Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (since November 2004); Guest Professor of Zhejiang University (since November 2006) and Guest Professor of Harbin Institute of Technology (since September 2007). I became Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK, in October 2007.
My research interests include preparation and characterization of hard and yet tough
ceramic nanocomposite coatings, functional thin films, biological coatings, drug deliveryfor and coatings for clean energy.
I have published 7 books. Click to find all the titles and details in Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001JPBX42) and find them in major universities/government or state libraries all over the world through UC-Berkeley's World Catalog http://berkeley.worldcat.org/. of them, Materials Characterization Techniques is adopted as textbook by 6 American and 1 European universities: Purdue University , New York University , University of New Orleans , Louisana State University and California Polytechnic State University. University of Missouri - Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering. In Europe:
Univ of Southern Denmark.
I tutored the 1st year "FE1005-Materials Science"; taught 4th year "Electronic Manufacturing Processes", graduate course "M6156-Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques", etc. Currently I'm teaching 4th year "MP4F01-Materials Engineering" and tutoring 2nd year "MP2304-Manufacturing Technology and Materials". Click here for details of my teaching assignments and schedules.
My current other responsibilities include: President of the Thin Films Society; Senator of Nanyang Technological University (Since May 2008); Member of the Committee on Committees of the Senate of Nanyang Technological University (December 2008-May 2009); Member of The NTU Research Council (Sub-Committee for the Discipline Cluster: Physics and Engineering), 12 December 2011-2013). I serve the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters (NNL) as the Editor-in-Chief (since April 2008), Journal of Materials Research (JMR) as principal editor(since November 2003),Associate Editor (Materials Science): Advanced Science Letters, Since July 2007; Editorial Board Member: Surface and Coatings Technology (Since June 2012) And I also serve as the Series Editor of the Book Series on "Advances in Materials Science and Engineering" with CRC Press since August 2010. My other academic journal editorial involvement: Frontier of Materials Science in China (Jan 2007), among others.