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Hua, Mingjian
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Hua, Mingjian
Faculty
Research Associate Professor
Office: 636 Benedum Hall
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PhD in , Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1989-1994

MS in , Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, 1982-1985

BS in , Beijing University of Science and Technology, 1978-1982

PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1994

Mingjian Hua initially joined the department as a visiting scholar in 1988. He earned his BS in Physical Metallurgy in 1982 from Beijing University of Iron and Steel Technology and MS in Materials Science in 1984 from Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, China. Since earning his PhD in 1994, he has been a research faculty member with this department. Hua's research interests are in the areas of phase transformations and physical metallurgy. His research activities have involved extensive application of advanced microscopy techniques, such as transmission electron microscopy, STEM, quantitative metallography, and atom probe field ion microscopy. Hua has worked on the precipitation, grain boundary segregation and properties of steels, aluminum alloys, super alloys, and intermetallics.

Kisko, A.P., Suikkanen, P.P., Garcia, C.I., Cho, K., Hua, M., Karjalainen, L.P., and Deardo, A.J., 2012, "Simulation of Line Annealing of Type 430 Ferritic Stainless Steel," Materials Science Forum, no.Vol. 715-16, pp. 437-46.

2010, "The Alloy Design and Thermomechanically Controlled Processing (TMCP) of Plate for High Pressure, Large Diameter Pipelines," Materials Science Forum, no.Vol. 638-42, pp. 124-29.

Deardo, A.J., Hua, M., Cho, K., and Garcia, C.I., 2009, "On the Strength of Microalloyed Steels: an Interpretive Review," Materials Science and Technology, vol.25, no.9, pp. 1074-82.

Cho, K., Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., Lee, J., Ahn, Y.S., and Deardo, A.J., 2008, "A New Method to Study the Effect of Cooling Rate on the Decomposition of Austenite in Advanced High Strength Sheet Steels," International Conference on New Developments in Advanced High-Strength Sheet Steels, Omnipress, pp. 81-92, Orlando, FL.

Deardo, A.J., Hua, M., Garcia, C.I., and Garcia-Gonzalez, J.E., 2008, "Metallurgy of High-Strength Low Si TRIP Steels Containing Al and Nb (Paper A24)," International Steel Technologies Symposium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Wu, J., Wray, P.J., Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., and Deardo, A.J., 2007, "On achieving a better understanding of the polygonal ferrite microstructure in if steel using image quality analysis," Materials and Manufacturing Processes, vol.22, no.2, pp. 281-85.

Al Hajeri, K.F., Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., and Deardo, A.J., 2006, "Particle-stimulated Nucleation of Ferrite in Heavy Steel Sections," ISIJ International, vol.46, no.8, pp. 1233-40.

Garcia, C.I., Hua, M.J., Gao, W., Glodowski, R.J., and Deardo, A.J., 2006, "The Transformation and Strengthening Behavior of V-N Steels during Hot Strip Mill Simulation," Steel Product Metallurgy and Applications - Materials Science and Technology (MS&T), ACerS, AIST, ASM, and TMS, pp. 335-46.

Wang, R., Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., Cho, K., Zhang, H., and Deardo, A.J., 2006, "Microstructure and Precipitation Behavior of Nb, Ti Complex Microalloyed Steel Produced by Compact Strip Processing," ISIJ International, vol.46, no.9, p. 1345.

Al Hajeri, K.F., Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., and Deardo, A.J., 2005, "Refinement of Ferrite Grain Size through Particle Stimulated Nucleation (PSN) Mechanism in Heavy Steel Sections," Developments in Ferrous Long and Forged Products, ASM, ACerS, AIST, AWS, and TMS, pp. 51-62.

Chen, T., Hua, M., Garcia, C.I., and Deardo, A.J., 2005, "Role of Niobium on the Segregation Behavior of Phosphorus and Manganese in High Strength IF Sheet Steels for Automotive Use," Developments in Sheet Products for Automotive Applications, ASM, ACerS, AIST, AWS and TMS, pp. 163-71, Pittsburgh, PA.

Garcia-Gonzalez, J.E., Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., and Deardo, A.J., 2005, "Fundamental Study of the Austenite Formation and Decomposition in High Strength Low-Si, Al added Nb-Mo TRIP Steels," Developments in Sheet Products for Automotive Applications, ASM, ACerS, AIST, AWS and TMS, pp. 3-14, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wu, J., Wray, P.J., Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., and Deardo, A.J., 2005, "An Advanced Understanding of the Polygonal Ferrite Microstructures of IF Steel Using Image Quality Analysis," Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials XIV With Frontiers in Materials Science 2005: Innovative Materials & Manufacturing Techniques, ASM, AcerS, AIST, AWS, and TMS, pp. 283-306, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wu, J., Wray, P.J., Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., and Deardo, A.J., 2005, "Image Quality Analysis: A New Method of Characterizing Microstructure," ISIJ International, vol.45, no.2, pp. 254-62.

Wu, J., Wray, P.J., Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., and Deardo, A.J., 2005, "Image Quality Analysis: A New Method of Characterizing Microstructures," ISIJ International, vol.45, no.2, p. 254.

Chen, Z.G., Shan, Z., Wu, N.Q., Sikka, V.K., Hua, M., and Mao, S.X., 2004, "Fine Carbides Strengthened 3Cr-3WVTa Bainite Steels," Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, no.Vol. 35A, p. 1281.

Garcia, C.I., Parish, C., Ahn, Y., Hua, M., and Deardo, A.J., 2004, "Thermomechanical Processing Challenges in the Cold Mill," Ed. Centre de Recherches Metallurgiques, Verlag Stahleisen GmbH, pp. 442-47, Dosseldolf, Germany, Liege, Belgium.

Wu, J., Wray, P.J., Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., and Deardo, A.J., 2004, "Image Quality Analysis: A New Method of Characterizing Microstructures," MS&T'04, MATERIALS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PROCEEDING, TMS and AIST.

Garcia, C.I., Hua, M.J., Miller, M.K., and Deardo, A.J., 2003, "Application of Grain Boundary Engineering in Lead-Free 'Green Steel'," ISIJ International, vol.43, no.12, pp. 2023-27.

Nooning, R.G., Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., and Deardo, A.J., 2001, "Role of Stabilization in Improving the Microstructure and Properties of Hot Band in Type 409 Ferritic Stainless Steels (paper SSW-PO165)," Stainless Steel World, pp. 80-91.

Rege, J., Hua, M., Garcia, C.I., and Deardo, A.J., 1999, "The Segregation Behavior of Phosphorus in Ti and Ti+Nb Stabilized Interstitial-free Steels," ISIJ International, vol.40, pp. 191-99.

Hua, M., Garcia, C.I., and Deardo, A.J., 1998, "The Rational Design of High Performance Ultra-low Carbon Steels," International Symposium on "Modern LC and ULC Sheet Steels for Cold Forming: Processing and Properties,"Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy Aachen, W. Bleck, and V. Mainz, eds., pp. 145-56, Wissenschaftsverlag, Aachen, Germany.

Thillou, V., Hua, M., Garcia, C.I., Perdrix, C., and Deardo, A.J., 1998, "Precipitation of NbC and Effect of Mn on the Strength Properties of Hot Strip HSLA Low Carbon Steels," International Symposium on "Modern LC and ULC Sheet Steels for Cold Forming: Processing and Properties,"Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy, W. Bleck, and V. Mainz, eds., pp. 311-18, Wissenschaftsverlag, Aachen, Germany.

Hua, M., Garcia, C.I., and Deardo, A.J., 1997, "Precipitation Behavior in Ultra-Low Carbon Steels Containing Titanium and Niobium," Metall. Mater. Trans. A, Vol. 28A, no.Volume 28A, pp. 1768-80.

Hua, M., Garcia, C.I., Eloot, K., and Deardo, A.J., 1997, "Identification of Ti-S-C-Containing Multi-phase Precipitates in Ultra-Low Carbon Steels by Analytical Electron Microscopy," ISIJ International, vol.37, no.11, pp. 1129-32.

Hua, M., Garcia, C.I., Tither, G., and DeArdo, A.J., 1997, "Dual-Stabilized Ferritic Stainless Steels for Demanding Applications such as Automotive Exhaust Systems," Iron & Steelmaker, pp. 41-44.

Hua, M., Garcia, C.I., and Deardo, A.J., 1993, "Multi-Phase Precipitates in Interstitial-Free Steels," Scripta Met e Mat., vol.28, p. 973.

Pouly, P., Hua, M., Garcia, C.I., and Deardo, A.J., 1993, "Isothermal Transformation Behavior of Near-Gamma TiAl Alloys," Scripta Met e Mat., vol.29, p. 1529.

Brenner, S.S., and Hua, M., 1991, "FIM/Atom Probe Analysis of Grain Boundaries in B-Doped Ni3Al," Scripta Met., vol.25, p. 1271.

Hua, M., Garcia, C.I., and Deardo, A.J., "New Understanding of Stabilization and the Properties of Ultra-Low Carbon Steels," International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, MI.

Hua, M., Garcia, C.I., Deardo, A.J., and Tither, G., "Improved Performance of Ferritic Stainless Steels in Exhaust Systems Through Control of Stabilization," International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, MI.

Hua, M., Garcia, C.I., Miller, M.K., Glodowski, R.J., and DeArdo, A.J., "The Strengthening Behavior in V-N Steels," Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2007, pp. 461-70, Detroit, MI.

Al Hajeri, K.F., Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., and Deardo, A.J., "The Role of Non-metallic Inclusions in Stimulating the Intragranular Ferrite (IGF) Nucleation in Heavy Steel Sections," Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2006, ACerS, AIST, ASM, and TMS, pp. 841-53.

Chen, T.R., Hua, M., Garcia, C.I., and Deardo, A.J., "Effect of Chemical Composition and Coiling Temperature on the Segregation Behavior of Phosphorus in High Strength IF Steels," International Forum for the Properties and Application of IF Steels, pp. 280-281, ISIJ, Tokyo, Japan.

Cho, K., Garcia, C.I., Choi, J., Hua, M., and Deardo, A.J., "Analyzing Complex Steel Microstructures Using Electron Back Scattered Diffraction - Image Quality," Materials Science and Technology (MS&T09), Symposium on Electron Backscattered Diffraction Analysis of Steels, pp. 944-55, Pittsburgh, PA.

da Silva Borchardt, F., Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., and Deardo, A.J., "Microstructural and Processing Factors Affecting the Formation of Pro-eutectoid Cementite in SAE 1092 Steel Wire," MS&T'08, International Symposium on Materials - Engineering for Structural Applications, pp. 1302-11, Pittsburgh, PA.

Deardo, A.J., Garcia, C.I., and Hua, M., "Application of Grain Boundary Engineering in the Development of "Green Steel"," 5th International Conference and Awareness Workshop on Behaviour of Materials in Machining, pp. 215-26, Chester, U.K..

Deardo, A.J., Garcia, C.I., and Hua, M., "Multi-Phase, Microalloyed Bar Steels for Premium Forging Performance (Paper No. 56)," AIM International Conference Hot Forming of Steels & Product Properties, Grado, Italy.

Deardo, A.J., Garcia, C.I., Cho, K., and Hua, M., "New Method of Characterizing and Quantifying Complex Microstructures in Steels," International Conference on New Developments on Metallurgy and Applications of High Strength Steels, pp. 1029-40.

Deardo, A.J., Garcia, C.I., Cho, K., and Hua, M., "New Method of Characterizing and Quantifying Complex Microstructures in Steels," Proc. Third Baosteel Biennial Academic Conference, Shanghai Science and Technological Publishing House, C102-112.

Deardo, A.J., Garcia, C.I., CHOLKA, K.A., and Hua, M., "New Method of Characterizing and Quantifying Complex Microstructures in Steels," 2nd International Conference on Thermo-Mechanical Simulation & Processing of Steels (SimPro'08), pp. 33-43, Ranchi, India.

Deardo, A.J., Garcia, C.I., Gao, W., and Hua, M., "Thermomechanical Processing of Microalloyed Steels: Expanded View on Grain Refinement," 14th International Conference on Rolling of Steels, pp. 1-10, Instituto Argentino de Siderurgia, San Nicolas Laboratories, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Deardo, A.J., Garcia, C.I., Gao, W., and Hua, M., "Thermomechanical Processing of Microalloyed Steels: From the Hot Mills Through the Cold Mill," Asia Steel International Conference, A.S. Dhillon, and T. Mukherjee, eds., Indian Institute of Metals, 3.a.1.1-11, Jamshedpur, India.

Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., and Deardo, A.J., "A New Multi-Phase Steel for Lighter, Liability-Free Cold Forged Components," American Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Clinic Cold Forming, Detroit, MI.

Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., Cho, K., and Deardo, A.J., "On the strength of microalloyed steels: an interpretative review," 3rd International Conference Thermomechanical Processing of Steels, Padua, Italy.

Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., Cho, K., Redkin, K., and Deardo, A.J., "Metallurgy and continuous galvanizing line processing of high -strength dual-phase steels microalloyed with niobium and vanadium," 8th Int. Conf. GALVATECH 2011, Genoa, Italy.

Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., Deardo, A.J., Suikkenan, P., and Karjalainen, P., "The Alloy Design and Thermomechanically Controlled Processing (TMCP) of Plate for High Pressure, Large Diameter Pipelines," 2nd International Conference Super-High Strength Steels, Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia, pp. 3-8, Peschiera del Garda, Italy.

Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., Glodowski, R., and Deardo, A.J., "Processing HSLA Steels Containing V-N on Hot Strip Mills," Third International Conference on Thermomechanical Processing of Steels, Padua, Italy.

Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., Suikkenan, P., Karjalainen, P., and Deardo, A.J., "The Alloy Design, Rolling and Cooling of Modern Linepipe Steels: from X60 to X120," The 10th International Conference on Steel Rolling, p. 129, Beijing, China.

Garcia, C.I., Hua, M.J., and Deardo, A.J., "Metallurgical Slivers in T304 Austenitic Stainless Steels," 6th European Stainless Steel Conference, pp. 177-88, Helsinki, Finland.

Garcia, C.I., Al-Hajeri, K., Hua, M., and Deardo, A.J., "Particle Stimulated Nucleation of Ferrite in Microalloyed Steel," Materials Science and Technology (MS&T09), Steel Processing, Product and Applications Symposium, Tribute to Professor Edmonds II, pp. 1591-1602, Pittsburgh, PA.

Garcia, C.I., Parish, C., Ahn, Y., Hua, M., and Deardo, A.J., "Metallurgy of Producing high strength coated steels on the Continuous Galvanizing Line," TMS and AIST, AIST Publication, pp. 254-55, New Orleans, LA.

Garcia, C.I., Parish, C., Ahn, Y., Hua, M., and Deardo, A.J., "Thermomechanical Processing Challenges in the Cold Mill," AIST 2004, pp. 285-91, Winterpark, CO.

Garcia, C.I., Parish, C., Ahn, Y., Han, S., Hua, M., and Deardo, A.J., "Challenges in Producing Coated Advanced High Strength Multiphase Steels on Continuous Galvanizing Lines," International Conference on Thermomechanical Simulation & Processing of Steels (SIMPRO '04), Ranchi, India.

Kisko, A., Suikkanen, P.P., Garcia, C.I., Cho, K., Hua, M., Karjalainen, L.P., and Deardo, A.J., "Simulation of Annealing of Type 430 Ferritic Stainless Steel (Paper No. 40)," 4th International Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

Rege, J.S., Hua, M., Garcia, C.I., and Deardo, A.J., "The Segregation Behavior of Phosphorus in High Strength Interstitial-Free Steels," 38th Metal Working and Steel Processing Conference, Iron and Steel Society, p. 555, Cleveland, OH.

Sha, Q.Y., Hua, M., Garcia, C.I., and Deardo, A.J., "Transformation Characteristics of M-A Constituents in Nb-Ti Microalloyed, Low-Mn Steel and Their Effect on Mechanical Properties," MS&T'08, International Symposium on Materials Engineering for Structural Applications, pp. 1337-47, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wu, J., Garcia, C.I., Hua, M., Gao, W., Cho, K., and Deardo, A.J., "A New Method of Characterizing and Quantifying Complex Microstructures in Steels," Steel Product Metallurgy and Applications - Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2006, ACerS, AIST, ASM, and TMS, pp. 305-16.

M. Hua, C. I. Garcia and A. J. DeArdo, "Precipitation Behavior in Ultra-Low-Carbon Steels Containing Titanium and Niobium," Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol. 28A, No. 9, 1997, 1769-1780.
M. Hua, C. I. Garcia and A. J. DeArdo, "Identification of Ti-S-C-Containing Multi-Phase Precipitates in Ultra-Low-Carbon Steels by Analytical Electron Microscopy," ISIJ International, Vol. 37, No. 9, 1997, 1172-1177.
M. Hua, C. I. Garcia, G. Tither and A. J. DeArdo, "Dual-Stabilized Ferritic Stainless Steels for Demanding Applications such as Automotive Exhaust Systems," Proc. 38th Mechanical Working and Steel Processing Conference, October 14-16, 1996, Cleveland, OH, (Iron and Steel Society), Iron and Steelmaking, April 1997, p.41.
M. Hua, C. I. Garcia and A. J. DeArdo, "Sub-Reactions in the TiS -Ti4C2S2 Transformation," Proceedings of PTM'94, the Third International Conference on Solid-Solid Phase Transformations in Inorganic Materials, ed. W. C. Johnson, J. W. Howe, D. E. Laughlin and W. A. Soffa, p.1189 (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, 1994, Warrendale, PA).
M. Hua, C. I. Garcia and A. J. DeArdo, "Multi-Phase Precipitates in Interstitial-Free Steels," Scripta Met., 28, 973 (1993).
S. S. Brenner and M. Hua, "FIM/Atom Probe Analysis of Grain Boundaries in B-Doped Ni3Al," Scripta Met., 25, 1271 (1991).