• LI Dianzhong
    Title:Professor Email: dzli@imr.ac.cn
    Tel. : +86-24-23971281 FAX: +86-24-83970097
    Division: Materials Process Modeling Division,Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science
    Address: Materials Process Modeling Division, Institute of Metal Research Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMR CAS), 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang, China, 110016


2008~present,  Professor, Head of the Materials Process Modeling Division of Shenyang National Laboratory for Material Sciences at the Institute of Metal Research, CAS.

2001,  visiting scientist as the Royal Society Fellow at the University of Birmingham

1998~2008,  Professor, Associate director of the Special Environmental Materials Division at the Institute of Metal Research, CAS

1998,  Awarded by CAS Hundred Talent Program

1995~1998,  Ph.D candidate in the department of Material Science and Engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology

1992~1997,  Senior Engineer, Leader of the Material Modeling Group at Shenyang Research Institute of Foundry

Research Interest:

1. Numerical simulation for solidification process

2. Process modeling and evaluation of large forgings

3. Mesoscopic modeling of microstructure and transformations in steels

4. Control of macrosegregation formation in huge steel ingots

Research Achievement:

Service to the International Professional Societies:

Since 2012, Scientific Member of the Office for Major Project of Superior-Quality NC Machines; Since 2008, Review Board of National Office for Science & Technology Awards; Since 2002, Chairman of Computational Material Science Branch, Chinese Materials Research Society; Since 2009, Editorial Board of Acta Metallurgica Sinica; Since 2008, Editorial Board of Chinese Journal of Material Research.


1. 2012, National Award for Science and Technology Progress, 2nd prize.

2. 2011, Outstanding Contributions Award in National 11th-Five-Year-Plan Key Technology R&D Program

3. 2011, Special government allowances of the State Council

4. 2009, Distinguished Scientific & Technological Achievement Award of CAS

5. 2007, Technological Invention Award of Liaoning Province, 1st prize

6. 2004, National Award for Science and Technology Progress, 1st prize.

7. 2007, Ho-Leung-Ho-Lee Science&Technology Award (The HLHL Foundation, Hong Kong)


1. Chen Y, Bogno AA, Xiao NM, Billia B, Kang XH, Nguyen-Thi H, Luo XH, Li DZ. Quantitatively comparing phase-field modeling with direct real time observation by synchrotron X-ray radiography of the initial transient during directional solidification of an Al-Cu alloy. Acta Materialia, Vol.60, pp.199-207 (2012).

2. Zheng CW, Raabe D, Li DZ. Prediction of post-dynamic austenite-to-ferrite transformation and reverse transformation in a low-carbon steel by cellular automaton modeling. Acta Materialia, Vol. 60, pp. 4768-4779 (2012).

3. Niu, HY; Chen, XQ; Wang, SB; Li, DZ; Mao, WDL; Li, YY. Families of Superhard Crystalline Carbon Allotropes Constructed via Cold Compression of Graphite and Nanotubes. Physical Review Letters, 2012,108(13):135501

4. Mingyue Sun, Luhan Hao, Shijian Li, Dianzhong Li, Yiyi Li, Modeling flow stress constitutive behavior of SA508-3 steel for nuclear reactor pressure vessels, Journal of Nuclear Materials. 418 (2011) 269-280.

5. Sang BG, Kang XH, Liu DR, Li DZ. A novel technique for reducing macrosegregation in heavy steel ingots. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 210, pp 703-711 (2010).

6. Wang P, Lu SP, Xiao NM, Li DZ, Li YY. Effect of delta ferrite on impact properties of low carbon 13Cr-4Ni martensitic stainless steel. Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 527A, pp.3210-3216 (2010).

7. Lu, SP; Wei, ST; Li, DZ; Li, YY. Effects of heat treatment process and niobium addition on the microstructure and mechanical properties of low carbon steel weld metal. Journal of Materials Science , Vol. 45(9), 2390-2402(2010).

8. Zheng CW, Xiao NM, Hao LH, Li DZ, Li YY. Numerical simulation of dynamic strain-induced austenite-ferrite transformation in a low carbon steel. Acta Materialia, Vol.57, pp. 2956-2968 (2009).

9. Li DZ, Xiao NM, Lan YJ, Zheng CW, Li YY. Growth modes of individual ferrite grains in the austenite to ferrite transformation of low carbon steels. Acta Materialia, Vol. 55, pp. 6234-6249 (2007).

10. Xiao NM, Tong MM, Lan YJ, Li DZ, Li YY. Coupled simulation of the influence of austenite deformation on the subsequent isothermal austenite –ferrite transformation, Acta Materialia, Vol. 54, pp.1265-1278 (2006).