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Prof Xiaorong Zhou - personal details

Contact details

Prof Xiaorong Zhou

Role: Professor of Corrosion Science and Engineering

Tel: 0161 306-4832

Location: The Mill-E20
School of Materials
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




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.

Professional Qualifications

Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Fellow of the Institute of Corrosion


BSc, MSc, PhD