Dr Peng Cao

BE(Hon), ME, PhD

Biography

  • Associate Professor, University of Auckland
  • Senior lecturer, University of Auckland
  • Senior research fellow, The University of Waikato
  • FRST postdoctoral rellow, The University of Waikato
  • Research engineer, National University of Singapore
  • Lecturer, Central South University China


Qualifications 

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hon), Xi’An Jiao Tong University
  • Master of Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • PGCert. Academic Practice

Research | Current

Research Interests:

  • Light alloys
  • Powder metallurgy
  • Metallic biomaterials
  • Casting
  • Electrode materials (including battery-related)

 

Major Research Grants:

2019 - 2022. Marsden Fund. Locking up oxygen in titanium to achieve strength-ductility synergy. $949,000.

Oct 2018 - Oct. 2021, MBIE Smart Ideas. Functional carbon nanomaterials from harakeke fibres for sustainable energy applications. (with Massey University), $999,978. (Associate Investigator)

Oct 2018 - Oct 2021, MBIE Smart Ideas. Titanium foam thermal shielding - returning small payloads from space, $999,714.

 

2016 - 2019, National Science Challenge Seeding. Self-healing silicon anode for lithium ion batteries application. $295,000.

2014-2020, MBIE subcontracting. Titanium injection moulding, $420,000

2012-2014, MBIE subcontracting, Titanium powder metallurgy, $600,000

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching | Current

  • CHEMMAT 221 - Materials
  • CHEMMAT 232 - Process Design 1
  • CHEMMAT 322 - Materials Processing and Performance
  • CHEMMAT 754 - Materials Engineering
  • CHEMMAT 755 - Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications
  • PHYSICS 130 - Properties of Matter (discontinued)

Postgraduate supervision

PhD students

Main supervision:

Mr Gang Chen (2010- 2014) -- completed

Ms Hailian Bi (2010 - 2014) - completed

Mr Saifang Huang (2011-2015) - completed

Mr Muhammad Hayat (2012 - 2016) - completed 2016.

Ms Sharidah Abdul Azis (2012 - 2016) Termination 2015

Ms Chen Huang (2012 - 2015) - completed 2016

Ms Zhendi Yang (2011 - 2014) - completed 2015

Ms Jill Zhang (2011 - 2014) - completed 2015

Mr Zhen He (2014- 2018) - completed 2018
Mr Harshpreet Singh (2015-2019)

Mr Hongzhou Zhang (2016-2020)

Mr Burbery, Nathaniel (2013-2017) - completed 2017

Mr Yuguang Pu (2017 - 2020)

Wen Zhang (2018.10 -2022.10)

Xing Song (Dec 2018 - Dec 2022)

Co-supervision:
Changzhou Yu - completed 2014

Francis Goh - completed 2015

Xin Ouyang - completed 2015

Zhigang Xu (2013 - 2016). completed 2016

Bo Hu (2015-2019)

Tang, Da (2016-2020)

Mr Khashayar Khanlari (2015-2018), enrolled at AUT, completed 2018

Mr Tianhang Zhang (2015-2019), enrolled at CUGB

Ting Xuan Yang (2018.9-2022.9)

ME students

Nurul Husna Othman (2014) - completed 2015

Nur Syazwani Ilya Sulaiman (2014) - discontinued 2015

Aparajita Goswami (2015) - completed 2016

Ying Li (co-supervision) completed 2015.

Walter Jayanth ME(Study), completed 2015.

Pratik Jadhav, ME, completed 2017.

Peng (Tony) Liu, ME, enrolled July 2018

Xize Chen, ME, enrolled July 2018

Obert Golim, enrolled July 2018 (co-supervision)

 

 

 

Distinctions/Honours

- AJ Park Commercialisation Collaboration Award, KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards 2014

- University of Auckland Early Career Research Excellence Award 2012

- Henry Marion Howe Medal, American Society for Metals (ASM), 2006.

 

Responsibilities

Current:

Deputy Head Academic (2014 - )

Faculty Academic Programme Committee

Department Student Staff Consultative Committee (Chair)

Department Postgraduate Studies advisor

Previous:

Faculty Practical Work Committee

Faculty Accreditation Committee

 

 

Areas of expertise

  • Powder metallurgy
    • Metal injection moulding
  • Titanium alloys development
  • Glass ceramics
  • Electrode
  • Metallic biomaterials

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Professional affiliations

  • Professional member,Engineers New Zealand (ENZ)
  • Member, Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ)
  • Member, Materials Research Society
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Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Han, K., Zhao, W., Yu, Q., Liu, Z., Li, P., Wang, W. A., ... Qu, X. (2020). Marcasite-FeS2@carbon nanodots anchored on 3D cell-like graphenic matrix for high-rate and ultrastable potassium ion storage. JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, 46910.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.228429
  • Tao, Q., Wang, Z., Chen, G., Cai, W., Cao, P., Zhang, C., ... Qu, X. (2020). Selective laser melting of CP-Ti to overcome the low cost and high performance trade-off. ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, 3410.1016/j.addma.2020.101198
  • Li, R., Wang, M., Li, Z., Cao, P., Yuan, T., & Zhu, H. (2020). Developing a high-strength Al-Mg-Si-Sc-Zr alloy for selective laser melting: Crack-inhibiting and multiple strengthening mechanisms. ACTA MATERIALIA, 193, 83-98. 10.1016/j.actamat.2020.03.060
  • Pan, Y., Lu, X., Hayat, M. D., Yang, F., Liu, C., Li, Y., ... Cao, P. (2020). Effect of Sn addition on the high-temperature oxidation behavior of high Nb-containing TiAl alloys. CORROSION SCIENCE, 16610.1016/j.corsci.2020.108449
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Muhammad Hayat
  • Qin, M., Yang, J., Chen, Z., Chen, P., Zhao, S., Cheng, J., ... Zhang, L. (2020). Preparation of intragranular-oxide-strengthened ultrafine-grained tungsten via low-temperature pressureless sintering. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, 77410.1016/j.msea.2019.138878
  • Zhang, C. J., Guo, C. X., Zhang, S. Z., Feng, H., Chen, C. Y., Zhang, H. Z., & Cao, P. (2020). Microstructural manipulation and improved mechanical properties of a near alpha titanium alloy. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, 77110.1016/j.msea.2019.138569
  • Deng, S., Zhao, H., Li, R., Yuan, T., Li, L., & Cao, P. (2019). The influence of the local effect of electric current on densification of tungsten powder during spark plasma sintering. POWDER TECHNOLOGY, 356, 769-777. 10.1016/j.powtec.2019.08.108
  • Singh, H., Hayat, M., He, Z., Peterson, V. K., Das, R., & Cao, P. (2019). In situ neutron diffraction observations of Ti-TiB composites. COMPOSITES PART A-APPLIED SCIENCE AND MANUFACTURING, 12410.1016/j.compositesa.2019.105501
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Muhammad Hayat, Harshpreet Singh

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ENGINEERING BLOCK 5 - Bldg 405
Level 1, Room 116
5 GRAFTON RD
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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