Group News

News and updates from the Computational Thermodynamics and Kinetics Group, led by Dr. Bi-Cheng Zhou.


    Du and Chu-Liang passed qualifying exams

    September 22, 2020

    Du Cheng and Chu-Liang Fu have successfully passed the PhD qualifying exams. Both of them got clean passes. Congratulations!


    Rahim received Distinguished Fellowship

    April 20, 2020

    Rahim received the UVA Engineering Distinguished Fellowship, an award made available only to the top applicants of UVA Engineering program in their first year. Congratulations Rahim!


    Welcome Rahim and Yuanchen

    April 15, 2020

    Rahim Zaman and Yuanchen Gao joined our group as new PhD students. Welcome!


    Our first paper published!

    January 28, 2020

    The first paper led by Kang from our group "First-principles investigation of the phase stability and early stages of precipitation in Mg-Sn alloys" was published in Physical Review Materials and was selected as the Editors' Suggestions. Congratulations!


    Reducing the cost, increasing the strength of Mg alloys

    July 30, 2019

    Dr. Zhou received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) "DMREF/Collaborative Research: Low Cost, High Strength and Ductile Mg Alloys". He will be collaborating with fellow MSE and Cornell faculty on an investigation into alloy design strategies involving Guinier-Preston zones, which are nanoscale precipitates in alloys. Our group will be responsible for leading the modeling components investigating the Guinier-Preston zone structure and thermodynamic properties in Mg alloys.


    Design of UHTC for oxidation resistance

    January 24, 2019

    Dr. Zhou received his first grant from Office of Naval Research (ONR) with Dr. Beth Opila on "Design of UHTC for oxidation resistance".


    Welcome Kang, Du, and Chu-Liang

    August 20, 2018

    Postdoc Dr. Kang Wang, PhD students Du Cheng and Chu-Liang Fu have joined the group as the first starting members. Welcome!


    A new start!

    August 10, 2018

    Dr. Zhou officially started the Computational Thermodynamics and Kinetics group at UVA MSE!