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Professor Kenong Xia

Prof. Kenong Xia received his Ph.D. from University of Southern California in 1988, after B.E. (1982) and M.E. (1984) from Northeastern University in China.

He joined Comalco Research Centre in 1988 before starting his academic career at University of Melbourne in 1993.


He is currently Professor of Materials in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. A total of over A$9.5 m has been granted by the Australian Research Council and other government bodies and by industry contracts. His current research interests include complex nanostructured alloys and composites, powder consolidation by severe plastic deformation, materials in severe environments, and alloy design for additive manufacturing. In addition to fundamental research, he has carried out significant application-oriented research with funding from industry and non-ARC sources for the automotive and defence industries, focusing on waste-utilisation, metal recycling, energy saving and light-weight applications. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for Materials Science & Engineering.

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