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Faculty & Staff
Manping LIU


Research Interests:

· Nanostructured metals and alloys (nanoSPD)
· Aluminum alloys
· Magnesium alloys
· Microstructures, processes and properties of metals and alloys


· Ph.D. 2000-2004
Materials Science & Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
· M.S. 1990-1993
Metallic Materials, Jiangsu University, China
· B.S. 1981-1984
Foundry, Jiangsu University, China

Professional Experience:

· Professor/PhD Adviser 2011- Present
Materials Science & Engineering, Jiangsu University, China
· Associate Professor 2009- 2011
Materials Science & Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
· Post-Doctoral Fellow & Researcher 2005-2009
Materials Science & Engineering, Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU), Norway
· Assistant/Lecturer/Associate Professor 1985-2009
Yangzhou University, China

Selected Grants:

1. 2018.1-2020.12, Principal Investigator, Structural evolution and strength-ductility mechanisms in ultrafine/nano-grained age-hardenable Al alloys with high strength and ductility (No. U1710124), The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
2. 2010.1-2012.12, Principal Investigator, Formation mechanisms of microstructures at nanoscale and theirs effects on mechanical properties in aluminum alloys processed by severe plastic deformation (No. 50971087), The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
3. 2010.1-2011.8, Principal Investigator, Development of high corrosion resistant aluminum alloys for high pressure die casting components (No. RD-10-342 NV740), GM Global Powertrain Engineering
4. 2008.3-2009.1, Principal Investigator, Microstructure & Nanostructure Characterizations of Recycled Al–Si–Fe Alloys after SPD, The Research Council of Norway
5. 2005.3-2008.2, Principal Investigator, Nanostructured materials by severe plastic deformation-microstructure evolutions, deformation mechanisms, properties and applications, The Research Council of Norway & NTNU

Extracurricular Service & Activities:

· Visiting Professor: Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU)
· Reviewer: Mater. Sci. Eng. A, J. Alloys Comp., J. Mater. Res., Mater. Char. and Intl. J. Mech. Sci. etc.
· Co-Organizer: 1st–6th Chinese–Norwegian Symposium on Light Metals & New Energy
· Guest Editor: Trans. Nonferrous Met. Soc. China

Teaching Experience:

· Fundamentals of Materials Science
· Defects in Crystals
· Nanotechnology
· Research Methodology of Materials Science
· Principles of Materials Forming & Processing

Selected Publications:

1 .H. L. Huang, M. P. Liu*, Zhihong Jia*, Qing Liu, et al., Atomic scale analysis of Hf-containing precipitates in an Al-Si-Mg-Hf alloy, J. Alloys Comp., 2018, 741, 1070-1079
2. M.P. Liu, H.J. Roven, High density hexagonal and rhombic shaped nano-structures in an fcc aluminum alloy induced by SPD at RT, Appl. Phys. Lett., 2007, 90 (8), 083115-1-3
3. Zebing Xu, Manping Liu*, Zhihong Jia, Hans J. Roven, Effect of cryorolling on microstructure and mechanical properties of a peak-aged AA6082 extrusion, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2017, 695, 827-840
4. M. P. Liu*, H.J. Roven, et al., Structure and mechanical properties of nanostructured Al–Mg alloys processed by SPD, J. Mater. Sci., 2013, 48, 4681-4688
5. M.P. Liu, H.J. Roven, Y.D. Yu, Deformation twins in ultrafine grained commercial aluminium, Int. J. Mater. Res. (formerly Z. Metallkd.), 2007, 98 (3), 184-190
6. M.P. Liu, H.J. Roven, Y.D. Yu, J.C. Werenskiold, Deformation structures in 6082 aluminium alloy after SPD by ECAP, Mater. Sci. Eng. A483-484, 2008, 59-63
7. M.P. Liu, H.J. Roven, M. Murashkin, R.Z. Valiev, Structural characterization by HRTEM of an Al–Mg alloy processed by HPT, Mater. Sci. Eng. A503, 2009, 122-125
8. M.P. Liu, H.J. Roven, X.T. Liu, M. Murashkin, R.Z. Valiev, T. Ungár, L. Balogh, Grain refinement in nanostructured Al–Mg alloys subjected to HPT, J. Mater. Sci. 45, 2010, 4659-4664
9. H.J. Roven, M.P. Liu, J.C. Werenskiold, Dynamic precipitation during SPD of Al-Mg-Si aluminium alloy, Mater. Sci. Eng. A483-484, 2008, 54-58
10. M.P. Liu, Q.D. Wang, X.Q. Zeng, Y.H. Wei, Y.P. Zhu, C. Lu, Development of microstructure in solution heat treated Mg-5Al-xCa alloys, Z. Metallkd., 2003, 94(8), 886-891
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