Academic Profile

Dr. Dong received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering from Tsinghua University, China. During his study towards a PhD degree, he was granted a Japanese Government Scholarship and studied at Osaka University in 1987 and 1988. He completed his PhD work in 1989 under the MOE Joint PhD Programme.

Prior to joining the School of Materials Science & Engineering, Dr. Dong worked at the Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering / Environmental Technology Institute of A*STAR as a senior research scientist, School of Mechanical and Production Engineering of NTU as a research fellow, University of Barcelona as a visiting professor. He was a lecturer at Tsinghua University before joining the University of Barcelona.

Dr. Dong has more than twenty years experience in transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction of materials. His research interests include open-framework materials, nanostructured functional materials, advanced coatings and materials synthesis. He has authored/co-authored over 100 scientific publications.
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Assoc Prof Dong Zhili
Associate Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering

Dr. Dong has more than twenty years experience in transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction of materials. His research interests include open-framework materials, nanostructured functional materials, advanced coatings and materials synthesis.
 
  • Development of High Efficiency Ytterbium Doped Sesquioxide Laser Ceramics and High Power Ultrafast Ceramic Lasers

  • Electron Backscatter Diffraction Study for Advanced Semiconductor Interconnect Materials Analysis

  • Enhancement of the high-temperature mechanical properties of tungsten matrix composites by microstructural optimisation

  • South East Asia MArine Plastics (SEAmap): Solutions and Integrated Strategies for the Reduction, Control and Mitigation of Marine Plastic Pollution in the Philippines
 
  • Zhang L. Z., Liu X, Dong Z. L. (2009, July). Temperature-dependent single-crystal to single-crystal phase transformation based on polyoxometalates. Paper presented at The 5th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2009), Singapore.

  • Dong Z. L.(2009). X-ray diffraction, Rietveld crystal structure refinement and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy of nano-structured materials. Handbook of Nanoceramics and Their Based NanodevicesAmerican Scientific Publishers.

  • Dong Z. L. (2008). Rietveld refinement and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy of synthetic apatites for advanced applications. 7th International Conference on Materials Processing for Properties and Performance.