PROF Kenong Xia

PROF Kenong Xia


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  • Kenong Xia is a Professor in the Dept of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

    Professor Xia completed a Bachelor of Engineering in 1982 and a Master of Engineering in 1984 at the Northeastern University in Shenyang, China. After gaining a PhD in 1988 from the University of Southern California in the US, he joined Comalco Research Centre in Melbourne as a research scientist. In 1993, he commenced his career as an academic  at The University of Melbourne.

    Research interests
    - Design, processing, characterisation and modelling of complex nanostructured materials.
    - Consolidation of non-equilibrium processed particles.
    - Ultrafine grained and nanocrystalline materials via severe plastic deformation.
    - Development of high temperature structural intermetallic alloys.
    - High temperature deformation and strengthening of advanced materials.
    - Semi-solid processing of light alloys and composites.
    - Solidification processing of metal matrix composites.   


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Southern California 1988
  • MEng, Northeastern University 1984
  • BEng, Northeastern University 1982



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