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Laboratory for advanced nanomaterials

About Laboratory

Grant Agreement No.: 074-02-2018-329
Project name: Mechanics of gradient, bimodal and heterogeneous metallic nanomaterials of increased strength and ductility for perspective structural applications
Name of the institution of higher learning: Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University
Fields of scientific research: Mechanics and engineering

The goal of the project is the development of intellectual manufacturing technologies and experimental equipment for the creation of new gradient, bimodal and heterogeneous metal nanomaterials of increased strength and ductility for promising structural applications in the aviation, automotive, military and other industries.

Leading scientist


Name: Zhilyaev Alexander Petrovich


Academic degree and title: Doctor of Science, PhD
Job Title: Principal Research Scientist, Institute for Metals Superplasticity Problems of Russian Academy of Science

Field of scientific interests:
• Microstructure and mechanical properties in bulk nanomaterials processed by equal channel angular pressing (ECAP), high pressure torsion (HPT), accumulative and asymmetrical rolling,
electrodeposition, ball milling (BM) and friction stir processing
• Application of ECAP and HPT for cold compaction of BM powders and rapidly quenched amorphous ribbons for magnetic applications and hydrogen storage
• Novel approach to metals microstructure modification by means of friction stir processing: assessment and optimization
• Using of SPD methods for developing novel materials for biomedical application

Scientific recognition:
1999 - Scholarships awarded for distinguished Doctorates for highest research achievements from the president of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Government of the Republic of
2000 - Scholarships awarded for distinguished Doctorates for highest research achievements from the president of the Republic of Bashkortostan
2004 - Researchship awarded by National Research Council of US
2006 - Researchship awarded by Ramon and Cajal Foundation (Spain)
2015 - Honor Scientist of the Republic of Bashkortostan

1. Zhilyaev AP, Langdon TG. Using high-pressure torsion for metals processing: fundamentals and applications. Prog. Mater. Science, 2008; 53:893-979
2. McFadden SX, Mishra RS, Valiev RZ, Zhilyaev AP, Mukherjee AK. Low-temperature Superplasticity in Nanocrystalline Nickel and Metal Alloys. Nature, 1999; 398(6729):684-686
3. Zhilyaev AP, Nurislamova GV, Kim B-K, Baró MD, Szpunar JA, Langdon TG. Experimental parameters influencing grain refinement and microstructural evolution during high-pressure torsion. Acta Materialia, 2003; 51(3):753-765
4. Zhilyaev AP, Lee S, Nurislamova GV, Valiev RZ, Langdon TG. Microhardness and microstructural evolution in pure nickel during high-pressure torsion. Scripta Materialia, 2001; 44(12):2753-2758
5. Zhilyaev AP, Kim B-K, Nurislamova GV, Baró MD, Szpunar JA, Langdon TG. Orientation imaging microscopy of ultrafine-grained nickel. Scripta Materialia, 2002; 46:575-580

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