Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Materials Research Programme Manager



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LM04Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





I have been working as a research associate at Imperial since 2020. My research focusses on the mechanistic understanding of the deformation behaviour and mechanical performance of metallic and ceramic materials, through multiscale experimental characterisation of the microstructure, mechanical properties and deformation mechanisms.

I received my BEng in Materials Science and Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University in 2015, MSc from Imperial in 2016, and PhD from Imperial in 2020. My PhD thesis concerns microstructural characterisation and mechanical testing of zirconium alloys and hydrides, and was awarded the Prize in Advanced Materials Characterisation Techniques by Department of Materials.



Wang S, Gavalda-Diaz O, Lyons J, et al., 2024, Shear and delamination behaviour of basal planes in Zr3AlC2 MAX phase studied by micromechanical testing, Scripta Materialia, Vol:240, ISSN:1359-6462

Wang S, Shen Z, Omirkhan A, et al., 2023, Determining the fundamental failure modes in Ni-rich lithium ion battery cathodes, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Vol:43, ISSN:0955-2219, Pages:7553-7560

Wang S, Burdett P, Lovell E, et al., 2023, Fracture properties of La(Fe,Mn,Si)13 magnetocaloric materials, Materials Letters, Vol:338, ISSN:0167-577X, Pages:1-4

Wang S, Douglas JO, Lovell E, et al., 2023, Near-atomic scale chemical analysis of interfaces in a La(Fe,Mn,Si)13-based magnetocaloric material, Scripta Materialia, Vol:224, ISSN:1359-6462, Pages:1-6

Smita Rao G, Shu R, Wang S, et al., 2022, Thin film growth and mechanical properties of CrFeCoNi/TiNbZrTa multilayers, Materials & Design, Vol:224, ISSN:0261-3069

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