Associate Professor Wei Xiong Appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion
Wei Xiong, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, was recently appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion (JPED).
According to the journal, JPED “focuses on the crystallographic, chemical, diffusion, and other kinetic properties of phases. It features critical phase diagram evaluations on scientifically and industrially important alloy systems, authored by international experts, as well as critically reviewed basic and applied research results, and a survey of current literature.”
Xiong is William Kepler Whiteford faculty fellow and directs the Physical Metallurgy and Materials Design Laboratory at Pitt. He joined the Swanson School in September 2016 as an assistant professor and since he has established himself as an expert in materials design and process optimization using CALPHAD-based ICME techniques. Xiong's research centers on phase equilibria and microstructure engineering, primarily focusing on materials design and advanced manufacturing techniques. He has published more than 100 papers related to materials design and physical metallurgy, including seven invited book chapters, making him a widely recognized expert in his field.
About Wei Xiong
Wei Xiong received his PhD from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, where he studied computational thermodynamics and physical metallurgy. He also holds a Doctor of Engineering degree from Central South University in China, where his research focused on powder metallurgy. After completing his PhD, Xiong spent a year at the University of Wisconsin–Madison before moving to Northwestern University, where he worked on alloy design research for three years until joining Pitt’s faculty in 2016. Xiong serves on various committees, such as the ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Committee, TMS Alloy Phases Committee, TMS ICME committee, and TMS High-Temperature Alloys Committee. He has received several academic awards, including the Best Paper Award of the CALPHAD journal in 2012 and 2013, the TMS FMD Young Leader Professional Development Award in 2015, the CALPHAD Young Leader Award in 2020, the TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow Award in 2021, and the APDIC Best Paper Award from Alloy Phase Diagram International Commission in 2021. He currently serves as an associate editor of the journal: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, and sits on the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal: Materials Characterization.