Shaowei Zhang, Chinese research scientist, educator. Achievements include development of carbon-containing refractories castables; development of molten salt synthesis of refractories oxide powders; development of new antioxidants for carbon-containing refractories; development of Si3N4 and Sialon bonded Silicon Carbide refractories; patents for carbon-containing refractories containing Al4SiC4; research in corrosion mechanisms of refractories.
Zhang, Shaowei was born on June 17, 1964 in Luoyang, Henan, China. Son of Wushen Zhang and Luye Li.
Bachelor of Science, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, 1984. Master of Science, Luoyang Institute of Refractories Research, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Nagoya Institute of Technology, 1996.
Engineer Luoyang Institute of Refractories Research, Luoyang, China, 1984—1986. Lecturer Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, 1989—1992. Academy research associate Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan, 1996—1997.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council advanced research fellow University Sheffield, Sheffield, England, since 1997. Consultant Hereaus Electro-Nite United Kingdom Ltd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, since 2003. Professor Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, since 2004.
Author: Phase Diagram Calculation and Its Application to Refractories Systems, Phase Equilibria in Refractories Systems. Co-author (with others): Refractories Reference Book.
Member of Japanese Ceramic Society, Institute of Materials, American Ceramic Society.