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GAO Kewei

Professor at Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry


Jinwu Building, Room 417

Available to act as adviser for international graduate student: Yes


Dr. KeweiGao is the Professor of Materials Physics, and the Associate Chair of the Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry at USTB. She holds aBachelorin Physics from the Department of Physics at USTB, a Ph.D in Materials Physics from the Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry at USTB. She heads the Surface and Interface research group at USTB.

Research Interests

Understanding of mechanochemical effect of materialsrelated to environmental degradation, such as corrosion, stress corrosion cracking and hydrogen embrittlement of steels, intermetallics, Ni-based alloy, and functional ceramics.

Improving  surface properties of materials by different techniques, like magnetron sputtering, ion implantation, as well as surface oxidation.

Published Research (English only)

1)Qiufa Xu, KeweiGao, Yanbin Wang, Xiaolu Pang. Characterization of corrosion products formed on different surfaces of steel exposed to simulated groundwater solution. Applied Surface Science, 2015,345:10-17.

2)ZijianGuo, XiaoluPang,YuYan,Kewei Gao, Alex A.Volinsky,Tong-Yi Zhang. CoCrMo alloy for orthopedic implant application enhanced corrosion and tribocorrosion properties by nitrogen ion implantation.Applied Surface Science, 2015,347:23-34.

3)Liang Wei, Yucheng Zhang, Xiaolu Pang, KeweiGao. Corrosion behaviors of steels under supercritical CO2conditions. Corros Reviews, 2015,33:151-174.

4)Qiufa Xu, Kewei Gao, Chao Liu ,Lei Zhang, Quanlin Liu, Xiaolu Pang. Crevice corrosion of copper for radioactive waste packaging material in simulated groundwater. Corrosion Engineering Science and Technology, 2015:1-7.

5)Shaopeng Qu, Xiao Li, KeweiGao, Xiaolu Pang. The effect of exposure angle on the corrosion behavior of low carbon microalloyed steel under CO2condition.Corrosion, 2015,71:343-351.

6)Lei Zhang,Xiaolu Pang, Kewei Gao, Anastasia Elias ,Weixing Chen. Mechanical properties of a bi-continuous Cu–Cr3C2composite. Materials Science and Engineering,2015,623:4-9.

7)MengZhou ,Xiaolu Pang , Liang Wei , Kewei Gao. Insitu grown superhydrophobic Zn–Al layered double hydroxides films on magnesium alloy to improve corrosion properties.Applied Surface Science, 2015, 337:172-177.

8)Xiaolu Pang, Liqiang Zhang, Huisheng Yang, KeweiGao, Alex A.Volinsky.Residual Stress and Surface Energy of Sputtered TiN Films.Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 2015,24:1185-1191.

9)XiguiSun ,Kewei Gao , Xiaolu Pang , Huisheng Yang , Alex A.Volinsky.Thickness effect on the band gap of magnetron sputtered Pb45Se45O10 thin films on Si.   Physica E,2015, 67:152-158.

10)XiguiSun ,Kewei Gao , Xiaolu Pang , Huisheng Yang , Alex A.Volinsky.Structure and composition effects on electrical and optical properties of sputtered PbSe thin films. Thin Solid Films, 2015,592:59-68.

11)XiguiSun ,Kewei Gao , Xiaolu Pang , Huisheng Yang , Alex A.Volinsky.Study on the growth mechanism and optical properties of sputtered lead selenide thin films. Applied Surface Science, 2015,356:978-985.

12)Xigui Sun, KeweiGao ,Xiaolu Pang , Huisheng Yang , Alex A.Volinsky.Thickness effects on optical and photoelectric properties of PbSeTeO quaternary thin films prepared by magnetron sputtering. Journal Of Material Science:Mater Electron, 2015,26:7873-7881.

13)Huan-huan Zhang, Xiaolu Pang, Meng Zhou, Chao Liu, Liang Wei, KeweiGao. The behavior of pre-corrosion effect on the performance of imidazoline-based inhibitor in 3 wt.%NaCl solution saturated with CO2. Applied Surface Science, 2015,356:63-72.