Dr Xiaorong Zhou - personal details
Role: Reader in Corrosion Science and Engineering
Tel: 0161 306-4832
School of Materials
The University of Manchester
Xiaorong Zhou graduated from the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Hunan University, China in 1983. He obtained a MSc in materials science and engineering at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China in 1986. He was then appointed research engineer in Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials. He received his PhD in corrosion science and engineering from UMIST in 1994. Subsequently, he joined the Corrosion and Protection Centre of UMIST in 1994 initially as Research Fellow, then Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader.
His research is mainly associated with understanding the impact of fabrication processes as well as advanced forming and joining techniques on the performance of alloys, corrosion control of light alloys and developing novel surface engineering approaches. The research has led to the award of Jim Kape Memorial Medal of the Institute of Metal Finishing in 2001.
Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Fellow of the Institute of Corrosion
BSc, MSc, PhD