Washington State University

Qizhen (Katherine) Li - Associate Professor

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Qizhen (Katherine) Li - Associate Professor

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Qizhen (Katherine) Li

Contact Information:

office Dana 239C
telephone 509 335 7437
e-mail qizhen.li@wsu.edu
Postal mail Qizhen (Katherine) Li
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Washington State University
PO BOX 642920
Pullman, WA 99164-2920

Joined MME in 2014;
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2004

Research Interests:

  • Advanced materials (e.g., light weight materials and structures, nanoporous materials, nanocomposites, nanostructured multilayered thin films, lattice block structures) for structural, energy, and bio-applications
  • Nano and micro fabrication/manufacturing, and materials synthesis/processing
  • Mechanical behavior of materials, Nano/micro-mechanics, Fatigue and Fracture
  • Relationship among processing, structure and property of advanced materials
  • Biomaterials and Biomechanics, bone/dental implant materials, biomedical applications of shape memory alloys, magnesium alloys, and titanium alloys

National & International Recognition:

  • NSF CAREER Award
  • TMS Young Leader Professional Award

Affiliations and Awards:

  • Nevada Regents Rising Researcher Award
  • UNR Junior Faculty Research Award

Recent Publications:

  • B. Tian, F. Chen, Y. Tong, L. Li, Y. Zheng, Q.Z. Li, Microstructure and phase transformation of Ni46Mn33Ga17Cu4-xZrx alloys, Materials Letters, 116: 307-310, 2014
  • B. Tian, F. Chen, Y. Tong, L. Li, Y. Zheng, Q.Z. Li, Fracture behavior and structural transition of Ni46Mn33Ga17Cu4-xZrx alloys, Materials Science and Engineering A, 607: 95-101, 2014
  • Q.Z. Li, Carbon nanotube reinforced porous magnesium composite: 3D nondestructive microstructure characterization using x-ray micro-computed tomography, Materials Letters, 133: 83-86, 2014
  • Q.Z. Li, Ambient Compression–Compression Fatigue Behavior of Magnesium Single Crystal, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 45: 41-46, 2014
  • Q.Z. Li, B. Tian, Compression behavior of magnesium/carbon nanotube composites, Journal of Materials Research 28, 2013, pg. 1877-1884
  • H. Cay, H. Xu, Q.Z. Li, Mechanical Behavior of Porous Magnesium/Alumina Composites with High Strength and Low Density, Materials Science and Engineering A 574, 2013, pg. 137-142
  • Q. Yu, J. Zhang, Y.Y. Jiang, Q.Z. Li, Effect of strain ratio on cyclic deformation and fatigue of extruded AZ61A magnesium alloy, International Journal of Fatigue 44, 2012, pg. 225–233
  • Q.Z. Li, Mechanical Properties and Microscopic Deformation Mechanism of Polycrystalline Magnesium under High-Strain-Rate Compressive Loadings, Materials Science and Engineering A 540, 2012, pg. 130–134
  • Q.Z. Li, B. Tian, Mechanical properties and microstructure of pure polycrystalline magnesium rolled by different routes, Materials Letters 67 (1), pg. 81-83, 2012

Publications listed at Google Scholar:

51 Titles in date order
List format:
 Title (Link to document)
 Authors
 Source Publication
Cited by Year
MICROSTRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF Ti/AZ31 MULTI-LAYERED MATERIALS PROCESSED BY ACCUMULATIVE ROLL BONDING
x C.S. Hsu, N. Zou, Q.Z. Li
Shaping and Forming of Composite Materials, MS&T16 , 2016
  2016
Mechanical Behavior and Aluminization of Cu21Zn6Al Alloys
x H. H. Li, Q. Z. Li
Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Volume 4, Proceedings of the 2016 Annual ... , 2016
  2016
Experimental Study of Microstructure and Mechanical Property of Cu30Zn6Al Alloy
x H.H. Li, Q.Z. Li
Micro and Nanomechanics, Volume 5, Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference ... , 2016
  2016
Compressive mechanical property of porous magnesium composites reinforced by carbon nanotubes
x N. Zou, Q.Z. Li
Journal of Materials Science , 2016
  2016
Effect of porosity and carbon composition on pore microstructure of magnesium/ carbon nanotube composite foams
QZ Li
Materials & Design 89, 978ā€“987 , 2016
4 2016
Dislocation mechanics of high-rate deformations
RW Armstrong, Q Li
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 46 (10), 4438-4453 , 2015
12 2015
Mechanical Properties of Magnesium Single Crystal under Compressive Cyclic Loading
QZ Li
40th National Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics , 2015
  2015
International Scholar Program Stretches Boundaries of Professional Development
QZ Li
JOM 67 , 2015
  2015
Computational modeling of dynamic mechanical properties of pure polycrystalline mag-nesium under high loading strain rates
QZ Li
European Physical Journal Web of Conferences 94 , 2015
  2015
An observation about global microstructure of ECAPed magnesium
XJQ Li
Emerging Materials Research 3 (6), 261-264 , 2015
1 2015
Effect of enhanced interfacial reaction on the microstructure, phase transformation and mechanical property of Niā€“Mnā€“Ga particles/Mg composites
YFZQZL B Tian, ZG Cheng, YX Tong, L Li
Materials & Design 82, 77ā€“83 , 2015
3 2015
Carbon nanotube reinforced porous magnesium composite: 3D nondestructive microstructure characterization using x-ray micro-computed tomography
Q Li
Materials Letters 133, 83-86 , 2014
7 2014
Fracture behavior and structural transition of Ni 46 Mn 33 Ga 17 Cu 4āˆ’ x Zr x alloys
B Tian, F Chen, Y Tong, L Li, Y Zheng, Q Li
Materials Science and Engineering: A 607, 95-101 , 2014
5 2014
Microstructure and phase transformation of Ni 46 Mn 33 Ga 17 Cu 4āˆ’ x Zr x alloys
B Tian, F Chen, YX Tong, L Li, YF Zheng, QZ Li
Materials Letters 116, 307-310 , 2014
4 2014
Deformation, Damage, and Fracture of Light Metals and Alloys Foreword
K An, Q Li
METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A-PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND MATERIALS ... , 2014
  2014
Ambient Compressionā€“Compression Fatigue Behavior of Magnesium Single Crystal
Q Li
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 45 (1), 41-46 , 2014
  2014
Compression behavior of magnesium/carbon nanotube composites
Q Li, B Tian
Journal of Materials Research 28 (14), 1877-1884 , 2013
6 2013
Mechanical behavior of porous magnesium/alumina composites with high strength and low density
H Cay, H Xu, Q Li
Materials Science and Engineering: A 574, 137-142 , 2013
19 2013
Microstructure and deformation mechanism of 0001 magnesium single crystal subjected to quasistatic and high-strain-rate compressiveloadings
Q Li
Materials Science and Engineering: A 568, 96-101 , 2013
14 2013
Effect of strain ratio on cyclic deformation and fatigue of extruded AZ61A magnesium alloy
Q Yu, J Zhang, Y Jiang, Q Li
International Journal of Fatigue 44, 225-233 , 2012
25 2012
Fatigue behavior and microstructure of 0001 and 1Ģ„014 magnesium single crystals under compressionā€“compression cyclic loading
Q Li
Materials Science and Engineering: A 556, 301-308 , 2012
4 2012
Mechanical properties and microscopic deformation mechanism of polycrystalline magnesium under high-strain-rate compressive loadings
Q Li
Materials Science and Engineering: A 540, 130-134 , 2012
19 2012
An experimental study on cyclic deformation and fatigue of extruded ZK60 magnesium alloy
Q Yu, J Zhang, Y Jiang, Q Li
International Journal of Fatigue 36 (1), 47-58 , 2012
51 2012
Mechanical properties and microstructure of pure polycrystalline magnesium rolled by different routes
Q Li, B Tian
Materials Letters 67 (1), 81-83 , 2012
8 2012
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KZ QZ Li
JOM 64 , 2012
  2012
Synthesis and Characterization of Porous Titania through Powder Metallurgy
AKQZ Li
Powder Metallurgy Processing and Products, Materials Science & Technology ... , 2012
  2012
An experimental study of cyclic deformation of extruded AZ61A magnesium alloy
J Zhang, Q Yu, Y Jiang, Q Li
International Journal of Plasticity 27 (5), 768-787 , 2011
94 2011
Dynamic mechanical response of magnesium single crystal under compression loading: Experiments, model, and simulations
Q Li
Journal of Applied Physics 109 (10), 103514 , 2011
13 2011
Multiaxial fatigue of extruded AZ61A magnesium alloy
Q Yu, J Zhang, Y Jiang, Q Li
International Journal of Fatigue 33 (3), 437-447 , 2011
55 2011
Microstructure and deformation mechanism of Mg6Al1ZnA alloy experienced tensionā€“compression cyclic loading
Q Li, Q Yu, J Zhang, Y Jiang
Scripta Materialia 64 (3), 233-236 , 2011
16 2011
Phase transition of Niā€“Mnā€“Ga alloy powders prepared by vibration ball milling
YLQZL B. Tian, F. Chen, Y.X. Tong, L. Li, Y.F. Zheng
Journal of Alloys and Compounds 509 , 2011
10 2011
Effect of strain amplitude on tensionā€“compression fatigue behavior of extruded Mg6Al1ZnA magnesium alloy
Q Li, Q Yu, J Zhang, Y Jiang
Scripta Materialia 62 (10), 778-781 , 2010
68 2010
Thickness distribution of superplastic formed titanium-based domes
Q Li
JOM Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society 62 (5), 25-27 , 2010
1 2010
Dislocation-Based Modeling of Yield Strength of Mulitlayer Thin Films with Nanoscale Microstructures
QZ Li
The Vasek Vitek Honorary Symposium on Crystal Defects, Computational ... , 2010
  2010
Peak/Plateau Strength in Nanoscale Multilayer Thin Films: Constrained vs Unconstrained Dislocation Nucleation
Q Li, PM Anderson
MRS Proceedings 1177, 1177-Z09-34 , 2009
  2009
Effect of dislocation source length on yield strength of nanostructured metallic multilayer thin films
Q Li
Materials Science and Engineering: A 493 (1), 288-291 , 2008
4 2008
Mechanical Properties of Cast Tiā€6Alā€2Snā€4Zrā€2Mo Lattice Block Structures
Q Li, EY Chen, DR Bice, DC Dunand
Advanced Engineering Materials 10 (10), 939-942 , 2008
7 2008
Modeling of Transformation Superplastic Forming of Ti Alloys
Q Li
Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance 17 (3), 363-368 , 2008
2 2008
Mechanical properties of cast Ti-6Al-4V lattice block structures
Q Li, EY Chen, DR Bice, DC Dunand
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 39 (2), 441-449 , 2008
21 2008
Modeling of Dome Evolution Under Transformation Superplastic Forming Process
QZ Li
International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications , 2008
  2008
Mechanical and Phase Transformation Behavior of Plastically Strained NiTi-based Shape Memory Alloys
P Yu, Q Li
MRS Proceedings 1097, 1097-GG05-05 , 2008
  2008
Transformation superplasticity of cast titanium and Ti-6Al-4V
Q Li, EY Chen, DR Bice, DC Dunand
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 38 (1), 44-53 , 2007
10 2007
Dislocation-based modeling of the mechanical behavior of epitaxial metallic multilayer thin films
Q Li, PM Anderson
Acta materialia 53 (4), 1121-1134 , 2005
45 2005
A three-dimensional cellular automaton model of dislocation motion in FCC crystals
Q Li, PM Anderson
Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering 12 (5), 929 , 2004
9 2004
Theory and modeling of the mechanical behavior of nanoscale and finescale multilayer thin films
Q Li
The Ohio State University , 2004
  2004
Dislocation Confinement and Ultimate Strength in Nanoscale Polycrystals
Q Li, PM Anderson, M Mills, P Hazzledine
MRS Proceedings 791, Q3. 9 , 2003
3 2003
Dislocation confinement and ultimate strength in nanoscale metallic multilayers
Q Li, PM Anderson
MRS Proceedings 791, Q5. 19 , 2003
6 2003
Computer Modeling of Dislocation Motion in Fine-Scale Multilayered Composites
PM Anderson, Q Li
Modeling the Performance of Engineering Structural Materials III, 237-251 , 2002
3 2002
A compact solution for the stress field from a cuboidal region with a uniform transformation strain
Q Li, PM Anderson
Journal of elasticity and the physical science of solids 64 (2-3), 237-245 , 2001
27 2001
Analysis of the Reason for Crankshaft Fracture in MWM-TBD234V12 Diesel
RLQZ Li
Journal of Physical and Chemical Testing (Physical Division) 36 (4) , 2000
  2000
Failure Analysis of Crankshaft Fracture in MWM-V6 Diesel
FJ R. Liu, Q.Z. Li
Journal of Harbin Engineering University 21 (1) , 2000
  2000

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