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Tianhong Gu

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Dr Tianhong Gu is presently an Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, the Department of Civil Engineering at Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). Previously she pursued material research in the UK as a Research Associate at Imperial College London and a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, with a focus on material microstructure control design, in-situ micromechanical testing microstructural characterisation and materials modelling to develop cross-disciplinary solutions for the next generation high-performance and substantial-reliability engineering materials in aerospace, automotive, electronics and nuclear applications. She is a specialist in understanding micromechanical deformation and microstructure, as well as in-situ microscope methods and analysis. Dr Gu graduated with an MPhil in Materials Science and Metallurgy from the University of Cambridge and obtained a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Imperial College London.

Please get in touch if your research interests align with materials engineering, materials characterisation and modelling. I accept applications from PhD students. For further details about PhD opportunities, please contact me.

Research interests

Microelectronics (solder alloys); nuclear, aerospace and automotive (superalloys)

Mechanical behaviour and failure mechanism of engineering alloys

Advanced materials characterisation (In-situ microscope and analysis)

Micromechanics and materials modelling


Assistant Professor, Department of Civil engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, present

Research Fellow, School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, 2021-2022

Research Associate, Department of Materials, Imperial College London, 2018-2021


CEN425 / CHE425 Experimental Methods in Materials Mechanics (MRes module)

CEN412 Characterization of Materials (MRes module)

CEN102 / IND106 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (BEng module)

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, UK - 2018

M.Phil. in Materials Science and Metallurgy (Downing College), University of Cambridge, UK - 2014

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  • Staff


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