Weixing Chen, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept


Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept
(780) 492-7706
12-340 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

Corrosion and Wear


Weixing Chen received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees in physical metallurgy from Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, in 1984 and 1987, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in physical metallurgy from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1995. From 1997 to 1998, he was with Nova Chemicals Limited, Calgary, Canada; from 1996 to 1997, he worked as a visiting fellow in high temperature super alloys at the Institute for Aerospace Research, NRC, Ottawa, Canada; from 1987 to 1989, he was with SINOPEC, Nanjing, China. Since 1999, he has been an assistant professor, associate professor and professor of materials engineering in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.


Dr. Chen’ research Interests include

  • Stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue and mechanical behavior of pipeline steels, 
  • High temperature corrosion and development of advanced materials and coatings resistant to high temperature degradation, 
  • Synthesis and application of carbon based materials for making advanced energy storage and conversion devices and for capturing CO2.

Keywords: Stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue, high temperature corrosion, carbon based materials, energy storage, CO2 capture


MAT E 351 - Mechanical Properties

Stress/strain relationships and tensile testing. Dislocation theory, twinning and plastic deformation. Strengthening mechanisms. Fundamentals of fracture, failure mechanisms, fracture mechanics and fracture testing. Prerequisites: CIV E 270, MAT E 211, and MAT E 335.

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