December 4, 2017

The 2017 Workshop on Applications of Atom Probe Tomography (2017三維原子探針應用研討會) co-organized by Prof. C.T. Liu and Dr. Z.B. Jiao was held on December 4-5, 2017 at CityU, Hong Kong. This workshop attacted more than 80 participants from various universities/institutes, such as Institue of Metals Research, Chongqing Univeristy, Central South Univeristy, Nanjing U of Sci & Tech, Shanghai U, HKU, CityU, PolyU, and CAMECA. Thank all participants for making the wordshop a success!

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Dr. Robert Ulfig


Cryo/UHV transfer – A new auxiliary to APT to enable new applications and support novel funding applications

Prof. Gang Sha

Nanjing U of S & T

Atom Probe Tomography Application in Understanding Thermal Embrittlement of a Duplex Stainless Steel

Prof. Wenqing Liu

Shanghai U

Effects of co-addition of Ni and Al to Fe-Cu alloy on the precipitation of nanoscale phase and mechanical properties

Dr. Yang Lu
CityU HK

HighEntropy Alloy (HEA)Coated Nanolattice Structures

Dr. Mingxin Huang

Alloy Design By Dislocation Engineering

Dr. Rong Hu
Nanjing U of S & T

Characterization of a Si FinFET structure and dopants distribution by Atom Probe Tomography

Prof. Peng Dou
Chongqing U 

Investigation of oxide nanoparticles and phase separation in advanced FeCrAl-ODS steels for the application in accident tolerant fuels of light water reactors by atom probe tomography

Prof. X.Y. Cheng

Shanghai U

Study of possible hydrogen traps using APT in mooring chain steel

Dr. Wei Wang

Co-precipitation of Ni3Ti and Mo-rich phase in a high strength maraging stainless steel

Dr. Robert Ulfig


EIKOS – A novel APT option for material research

Dr. Bin Han
CityU HK

Composition evolution of gamma prime nanoparticles in FeCrCoNiTi0.2 high entropy alloy studied by APT and first principle calculations

Mr. Jialong Tian
IMR, CAS        

Role of cobalt-vacancy cluster in accelerating the precipitation of Ni3Ti in maraging stainless steel

Dr. Robert Ulfig


The Development of IVAS software, the latest 3.8 and future 4.x

Prof. Lingfei Cao

Chongqing U

The application of 3DAP in advanced Al alloys

Prof. H.C. Jiang


The composition control of precipitates in 7N01 alloy based on elevating of SCC properties

Dr. Hui Li
Shanghai U

The microstructure evolution of an austenitic precipitation strengthened stainless steel

Dr. Zengbao Jiao
PolyU HK

Atom probe tomography study of advanced structural materials


Upcoming conference - Nano 2018

The 14th International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (NANO2018) will be held on June 24-29, 2018 at City University of Hong Kong. Prof. J. Lu is the organizer of the conference.

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May 2017 • No. 54, CityU Today - Cover Story

Probing the future of advanced materials 探索未來的先進材料

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Nature • Cover: Powerful Alloy

A research team led by Professor Jian Lu, Director of CASM has achieved a ground-breaking advancement in materials research by successfully developing the first-ever supra-nano magnesium alloy. The innovation has been published in top academic journal Nature.


Nature Materials • Cover: Materials Take to the Sky

A joint work by Prof. CT Liu and NJUST researchers has achieved a breakthrough in the development of next-generation TiAl alloys with light weight and superior creep resistance, which could provide expanded opportunities for aeronautics and aerospace applications. The innovation has been published in Nature Materials.


September 22, 2017
Our joint paper with Dr. Yang Lu on "High-Entropy Alloy (HEA)-Coated Nanolattice Structures and Their Mechanical Properties" was accepted for publication in Advanced Engineering Materials.

Aug 7, 2017
Our paper on "Atom-probe study of Cu and NiAl nanoscale precipitation and interfacial segregation in a nanoparticle-strengthened steel" was accepted for publication in Materials Research Letters.  

Jul 25, 2017
Our paper on "Ultrahigh-strength steels strengthened by nanoparticles" was accepted for publication in Science Bulletin. It highlighted the recent Nature paper on "Ultrastrong steel via minimal lattice misfit and high-density nanoprecipitation" by Prof. Zhaoping Lu's group at USTB. 

Jul 12, 2017
Our joint paper with Prof. J.J. Kai on "Heterogeneous precipitation behavior and stacking-fault-mediated deformation in a CoCrNi-based medium-entropy alloy" was accepted for publication in Acta Materialia.


January 17, 2018
A delegation led by Yafang Han, First Vice President, IUMRS, General Secretary, C-MRS (国际材联第一副主席) visited the APTU.

November 27, 2017
Prof. Liu Zikui, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University visited the APTU.

November 25, 2017
Dr. Rob Buckingham FREng, Director, Head of RACE UK Atomic Energy Authority Culham Science Centre visited the APTU.

November 05, 2017
A delegation led by Wei Huang, leading party group member and vice minister of Ministry of Science and Technology of China(中國科學技術部黃偉副部長)visited the APTU.

September 26, 2017
A delegation led by Minghong He, deputy director of National Natural Science Foundation of China( 國家自然科學基金委員會何鳴鴻副主任)visited the APTU.

September 25, 2017
Prof. QiKun Xue, vice president of Tsinghua University, member of Chinese Academy of Sciences (清华大学副校长薛其坤院士) visited the APTU.

September 14, 2017
A delegation led by Charlie Zhang, VP of Industry Development & Strotegy Planning, and Dr. Joe Huang, Director of New Car Design from NEXTEV (蔚来汽车有限公司产业发展副总裁张洋和蔚来汽车设计及供应商开发质量高级总监黄升峤) visited the APTU.

September 5, 2017
A delegation led by Mr Yashito Hara, EVP and senior board member from Fujitsu visited the APTU.

August 25, 2017
Trained students and postdocs in the advanced operation of APT and TEM specimen preparation with FEI-FIB by Haifeng Gao, Application Engineer in FEI.

Jun 7, 2017
A delegation led by Prof. ZHU Lilan, Director of the Selecting Committee of Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation (何梁何利基金評選委員會朱麗蘭主任) visited the APTU.

Jun 2, 2017
A delegation led by Prof. LIU Congqiang, academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Vice President of National Natural Science Foundation of China( 國家自然科學基金委員會劉从強院士) visited the APTU.

May 24, 2017
A delegation led by ZHAO Lingshan, deputy director of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs Office of the Ministry (教育部港澳臺事務辦公室趙靈山副主任) visited the APTU.

April 25-26, 2017
Trained students and postdocs in the Advanced Operation and Application of LEAP 5000R by Dr. Hugues Francois-Saint-Cyr, CAMECA’s Applications Specialist.

Mar 8, 2017
Prof C. T. Liu organized the Workshop on "Structures and Properties of High Entropy Alloy (HEAs)" at CityU, and the participants visited the APTU.

Feb 23, 2017
The 3D APT facility management committee meeting was held at the APTU. Profs. CT Liu, XL Wang, SQ Shi, N Wang, AHW Ngan, MX Huang, Q Li, and ZB Jiao attended the meeting and discussed the management of the APT facility and CRF project.

Jan 13, 2017
Prof. Ned Pankhurst, Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice, and President of Griffith University, and Prof. Huijun Zhao, Director of Centre For Clean Environment and Energy visited the APTU.

Dec 15, 2016
Prof. LI Yuanyuan, Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering and President of Jilin University (吉林大學校長 李元元院士), and Prof. YU Jihong, Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences (於吉紅院士) visited the APTU.

Jul 13, 2016
The attendees of the Gordon Research Conference on Structural Nanomaterials visited the APTU.

Jun 21, 2016
A delegation led by Prof. YANG Wei, the Director of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (國家自然科學基金委員會主任 楊衛院士) visited the APTU.

Jun 20, 2016
A delegation led by Prof. ZHU Min, the Vice President of South China University of Technology (華南理工大學朱敏副校長) visited the APTU.

May 14, 2016
A delegation led by Prof. JIN Donghai, the President of Shanghai University (上海大學校長 金東寒院士) visited the APTU.