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Dr. Stephen Liu

Sliu.jpg (54227 bytes)       Dr. Stephen Liu
      Director - Center for Welding, Joining & Coatings
      Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
      Center for Welding, Joining and Coatings Research
      Colorado School of Mines
      Golden, CO 80401

      Office: Hill Hall Rm. 254
      Office Phone: (303)273-3796
      Fax: (303)384-2189 & (303)273-3795
      e-mail: sliu@mines.edu
      Web site: http://www.mines.edu/~sliu

  • Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
  • B.Sc., Met. Eng. & M.Sc. Metallurgical Engineering, Escola de Engenharia da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Ind. Chem. ETFMG, Brazil

               Research interests

My interest in welding and joining sciences actually started about 28 years ago when I was a research metallurgist working in the areas of steel making and ingot pouring in an integrated steel mill. The intense chemical reactions in a ladle of molten steel fascinated me. In fusion welding, you have the same ingredients of excitement but with at least one extra degree of challenge - the dynamic nature of the welding process. Reactions happen in the molten weld pool only in a matter of seconds.

My research foci include weld-pool chemistry and physics, weld-metal phase transformations in ferrous alloys, welding consumables design, underwater wet welding, explosive bonding of materials, surface coating for wear applications, and joining of dissimilar materials.
Examples of my current research programs include:

               Welding Laboratory Facilities

               Former and Current Research Associates and Students

               Current Courses

               Personal interests

Send comments & questions to sliu@mines.edu
Last modified: January 5th, 2009

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