Weixing Chen, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept
Email
weixing.chen@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-7706
Address
12-340 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About

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.


Research

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

Courses

CME 483 - Colloquium II

Oral presentation of technical material. Graded on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: CME 481. Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained for CH E 483.

Winter Term 2021
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.

Winter Term 2021
MAT E 662 - Fracture of Materials

Theoretical strength of solids, Griffith crack theory, mechanisms of brittle and ductile fracture, the ductile to brittle transition, fatigue and creep fracture, environmental effects on fracture. Prerequisites: MAT E 358 or consent of Instructor. Credit cannot be obtained in this course if credit has already been obtained in MAT E 462.

Winter Term 2021

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