• 501 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
20102020

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Research Interests

Surface engineering for protection of combustion engines against extreme environmental degradation (e.g. oxidation, corrosion and wear) including:

(1) thermal barrier coatings on Ni-based superalloys gas turbines (EPSRC, EP/H00128X/1)
(2) corrosion resistant coatings on Steels in superheated steam boilers (EPSRC, EP/M01536X/1)
(3) wear resistant Titanium Matrix Composites (TMCs) for aerospace application (EPSRC, EP/R001766/1)

My work is validated by innovative electron microscopy approaches (SEM, FIB, and TEM) and X-ray facilities (XRD and XPS) allowing detailed understanding of the relationship between microstructure, phase, composition and performance.

Biography

Assistant Professor (Current, from 2020) Inst. for Future Transport and Cities, Coventry UniversityWorking in Materials, Mechanics and Measurement Research Group with Prof. Nigel Jennett on materials for advanced manufacturing   

Research Associate (2018 – 2020) NanoLAB Research Centre, University of SheffieldWorked with Prof. B J Inkson and Prof. A Neville on a £5.6m EPSRC project (EP/R001766/1), “Friction: The Tribology Enigma”, Challenge 4, on in-situ nano-mechanical and tribological testing in FIB SEM.   

Research Fellow (2016 – 2018) Advanced Materials Group, University of NottinghamWorked with Dr. T Hussain and Prof. H Liu on a £1m EPSRC project ((EP/M01536X/1), “Ultra-Supercritical steam power generation technology with Circulating Fluidized Bed: Combustion, Materials and Modelling”, WP 2.), on developing HVOF thermal spray coatings   

Research Assistant (2011 – 2016) Materials Performance Centre, University of ManchesterWorked with Prof. Ping Xiao and Rolls-Royce on thermal barrier coatings in aeroengines with a focus on coatings’ failure mechanism using advanced electron microscopes (FIB SEM and TEM) and development of low-cost Platinum bond coat and YSZ ceramic top coat using electrochemical methods.

Education/Academic qualification

Materials Science and Engineering, Doctorate, University of Manchester

20112015

Materials Science and Engineering, Degree, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

20072011

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Research Output

  • 501 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 31 Article
  • 3 Patent
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

In-situ Ti-6Al-4V/TiC composites synthesized by reactive spark plasma sintering: processing, microstructure, and dry sliding wear behaviour

Bai, M., Namus, R., Xu, Y., Guan, D., Rainforth, M. W. & Inkson, B. J., 15 Aug 2019, In : Wear. 432-433, 202944.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    A study on the effect of nano-CeO2 dispersion on the characteristics of thermally-grown oxide (TGO) formed on NiCoCrAlY powders and coatings during isothermal oxidation

    Zakeri, A., Bahmani, E., Sabour Rouh Aghdam, A., Saeedi, B. & Bai, M., 15 Sep 2020, In : Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 835, p. (In-Press) 155319.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Correction to: Preparation of MCrAlY–Al2O3 Composite Coatings with Enhanced Oxidation Resistance Through a Novel Powder Manufacturing Process

    Bai, M., Song, B., Reddy, L. & Hussain, T., 30 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Thermal Spray Technology. 29, 3, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  • Residual Stress Measurement of Suspension HVOF-Sprayed Alumina Coating via a Hole-Drilling Method

    Owoseni, T. A., Bai, M., Curry, N., Lester, E. H., Grant, D. M. & Hussain, T., 29 Jul 2020, In : Journal of Thermal Spray Technology. 29, 6, p. 1339-1350 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    The al-enriched γ’-Ni3Al-base bond coat for thermal barrier coating applications

    Liu, C., Chen, Y., Qiu, L., Liu, H., Bai, M. & Xiao, P., 1 May 2020, In : Corrosion Science. 167, 108523.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Activities

    • 11 Publication peer-review

    Materials Science and Technology (Journal)

    Mingwen Bai (Peer Reviewer)
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    Journal of Thermal Spray Technology (Journal)

    Mingwen Bai (Peer Reviewer)
    20192020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture (Journal)

    Mingwen Bai (Peer Reviewer)
    20182020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Surface and Coatings Technology (Journal)

    Mingwen Bai (Peer Reviewer)
    20182020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Metals (Journal)

    Mingwen Bai (Peer Reviewer)
    20182020

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