Dr. Wei Xiong is the director of the Physical Metallurgy and Materials Design Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. He joined Pitt as an assistant professor in September 2016. Dr. Wei Xiong got his Ph.D. degree from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (focus: computational thermodynamics and physical metallurgy) in Sweden and Doctor of Engineering degree (focus: powder metallurgy) from Central South University in China. In 2012, he moved from Sweden to the US after his Ph.D. research program. He stayed one year as a research associate at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (2012-2013) before joining Northwestern University as a research associate for alloy design research (2013-2016).
Using the CALPHAD-based ICME methods, Dr. Xiong works in materials design and process optimization, which covers a wide range of inorganic materials, and focuses on phase equilibria and phase transformations. He has more than 50 publications related to physical metallurgy, including 7 invited book chapters.
Dr. Wei Xiong serves on the ASM International Alloy Phase Diagrams Committee, TMS Alloy Phases Committee (Vice-Chair), TMS High-Temperature Alloys Committee, TMS Additive Manufacturing Committee. He is the TMS ICME education sub-committee chair. He has received several academic awards, which include: Best Paper Awards of the CALPHAD journal in 2012 and 2013, and the TMS FMD Young Leader Professional Development Award 2015. Dr. Xiong serves as an associate editor of the journal: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. In addition, he serves on the editorial advisory board for the journal: Materials Characterization.