Academic Profile

Dr ZhiLi Dong received his B.Eng. degree in metallic materials engineering from Tsinghua University in 1984. Dong obtained his Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University in 1989 under the Joint Ph.D. Program of the Ministry of Education of China. Dong received the Japanese Government Scholarship and carried out his PhD research at Osaka University in 1987 and 1988.

Dong developed his research in the areas of materials engineering, synthesis of geo-mimetic materials, crystal structure/electronic structure-property relationships, and interface structure analysis. He has more than thirty years experience in x-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy of materials.

Dong is an Associate Professor in the School of Materials Science & Engineering of Nanyang Technological University. Prior to joining NTU, Dong worked at the Environmental Technology Institute of Singapore as a senior research scientist, School of Mechanical and Production Engineering of NTU as a research fellow, University of Barcelona as a visiting professor, and Tsinghua University as a lecturer.
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Assoc Prof Dong Zhili
Associate Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering

• Processing of metals and alloys; Synthesis of geo-mimetic ceramic materials
• Functionalities and applications of geo-mimetic ceramic materials, especially those with structures of apatite-type, perovskite-type, spinel-type, wurtzite-type, anatase-type, olivine-type, and layered-type
• Applications of polyoxometalates
• X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy of metals and ceramics
• Coating and cross-sectional interface structure analysis by atomic resolution TEM/EELS
• Crystal structure / Electronic structure -- property relationships
  • 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
  • ZhiLi Dong and Tim White, “Calcium-lead fluoro-vanadinite apatites: I Disequilibrium structure”, Acta Crystallographica B, 2004, 60 (2), p138-145.

  • ZhiLi Dong, "X-ray diffraction, Rietveld crystal structure refinement and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy of nano-structured materials", Handbook of Nanoceramics and Their Based Nanodevices, 2009, American Scientific Publishers.

  • Zhipeng Li, Michel Bosman, Zhen Yang, Peng Ren, Lan Wang, Liang Cao, Xiaojiang Yu, Chang Ke, Mark B. H. Breese, Andrivo Rusydi, Weiguang Zhu, Zhili Dong, and Yong Lim Foo, “Interface and Surface Cation Stoichiometry Modified by Oxygen Vacancies in Epitaxial Manganite Films”, Advanced Functional Materials, 2012, 22, p 4312-21.