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Лузгин Дмитрий Валентинович
Dmitri V. Louzguine

Name of the University - Tohoku University / Japan 

Name of the Chair/Lab - WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research

Research areaBulk metallic glasses, Composites

Academic Degrees and TitlesDr. Eng. (Japan) and Dr. Sci. (Russia) 

Academic Position Professor, Principal Investigator, Laboratory Director

Area of Expertise

Investigation of the formation mechanisms, structure, phase transformations, deformation behavior, mechanical and physical properties of bulk metallic glasses, metallic glasses, nanostructured crystalline/quasicrystalline materials, composite materials having mixed structure containing nanoparticles embedded in the glassy matrix and high-strength crystalline alloys. Long-term experience in various types of structural analysis techniques, in particular, Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) of nanostructured and glassy materials including nanobeam diffraction and high-resolution TEM imaging. X-ray diffraction analysis including creation of the radial distribution functions from Synchrotron-radiation XRD data. 

Major Scientific Advances

·        Rejuvenation mechanism of metallic glasses by non-affine thermal strain during cryogenic treatment.

·        Investigation of bulk metallic glassy surface_ native oxides: their atomic structure, growth rate and electrical properties.

·        A new class of materials: nanostructured Au-, Pd-, Ti- and Zr-based metallic glasses for chemical and biological applications.

·        Various works on the analysis and improvement of glass-forming ability of metallic glasses. Separation of intrinsic and extrinsic factors influencing the glass-forming ability of alloys.

·        Multiple works on the crystallization mechanisms of metallic glasses.

·        Relation between the atomic structure of metallic glass-forming liquid and its fragility (temperature dependence of viscosity) by in-situ cooling under synchrotron radiation. Structural basis for supercooled liquid fragility is established by synchrotron-radiation method and computer simulation.

·        Atomic structure of metallic glasses studied by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and synchrotron radiation X-ray diffractometry.

·        Invention of Cu- and Hf-based nanoscale icosahedral phases.

·        Ultra-high specific strength Ti-Fe-Co and Ti-Fe-Cu alloys as structural materials.

·        Room-temperature deformation mechanisms in bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) and glassy/crystal dual phase materials.

·        Double stage glass-transition behavior in Zr- and Au-based BMGs related to the atomic diffusion mechanisms.

·        Microwave radiation treatment of metallic glassy and nanostructured powders. 

Research Projects and Contracts

1.      Special Research Project, MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan) Grant N: 18070001 “Production of dense bulk samples by sintering metallic glassy and nanocrystalline powder by using microwave radiation and investigation of their general physical, mechanical and thermal properties”

2.      Grant-in-Aid for Encouragement of Young Scientists (Wakate B) grant N: 16760559. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. “Formation, Structure and Fundamental Properties of New Bulk Nanoicosahedral-Glassy Composite Alloys in Cu and Ni-based Systems.”

3.      Grant-in-Aid from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). “Development and investigation of ultra-high strength inexpensive Ti- based metastable alloys with good tensile ductility” N: 19560694.

4.      Research and Development Project on “Advanced Metallic Glasses, Inorganic Materials and Joining Technology” MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan).

5.      Grant-in-Aid from Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development, Japan “Topological Assessment of Metallic Glasses” N: AOARD-07-4041.

6.      Grant-in-Aid from Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development, Japan “Role of atomic packing in glass-forming ability and stability of ternary and some of quaternary bulk metallic glasses”, N: FA23860914032; Ref. AOARD 09-4032.

7.      Special Research Project, MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan) “Fabrication of Bulk Metallic Glasses in Centimeter Class and Their Industrialization” Research Project Number: 20226013.

8.      Grant-in-Aid from Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development, Japan “Fabrication and investigation of intermetallic compound-glassy phase composites ”, ; Ref. AOARD 10-4015.


Referee, Reviewer

Reviewer for Nature Communications, Acta Materialia, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Materials Research, Materials Science and Engineering, Journal of Non-crystalline Solids, Journal of Materials Science

Scientific Recognition 

1.      Young participating scientist award of 9th International Symposium on Metastable, Mechanically Alloyed and Nanocrystalline Materials (ISMANAM 2002) September 8-12, Seoul, Korea.

2.      MRS 2007 Fall Meeting Best Poster Award.




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