Humboldt research fellow chooses Max Planck

Dr. Jianjun Li, from the Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, Shaanxi (China) and now working as a Humboldt research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE) in Düsseldorf (Germany), focuses on interface engineering to develop metals and alloys for exactly these kind of applications. The interface design is an economic and promising approach to make strong, ductile and stable metals/alloys without adding many elements.

The postdoctoral researcher is currently working in the department of Microstructure Physics and Alloy Design headed by Prof. Dierk Raabe. “Actually, Prof. Raabe and the MPIE are well known in the material science community. As I wanted to further develop my experimental knowledge, I contacted Prof. Raabe and we agreed that I should apply for a Humboldt scholarshipâ€?, explains Li. Currently he is developing multi-nanolayers for micropillar compression using physical vapour deposition for the sample preparation.

Dr. Jianjun Li from China received a scholarship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and is now working at the MPIE in Düsseldorf.
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