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Current potdocs



Daiman Zhu


Email: Linkedin; Researchgate

PhD/Postdoc: Material Science and Engineering

(supervised by Prof. Changrong Li), University of Science and Technology Beijing (China)/Department of Materials Engineering, KU Leuven (Belgium)


Project: Printed thermoelectric generators (Sept 2020 - Aug 2022)


Current position: Assistant professor at North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), Beijing

Daiman obtained her PhD in “Thermodynamic study on some subsystems of the skutterudite thermoelectric materials (Va, Ce, Yb) (Co, Fe, Ni)4 (Sb, Ge)12” in China.

Between May 2017 and July 2018, she worked as a technical engineer for the development of materials with high magnetic properties in Beijing General Research Institute of Mining &Metallurgy) Technology Group in China.

From December 2018 till October 2020, she joined the solidification and microstructure and simulation group (supervised by Prof. Dr. Nele Moelans), together with the additive manufacturing group (supervised by Prof. Dr. Kim Vanmeensel) at KU Leuven in Belgium as a postdoctoral researcher. She was responsible for CALPHAD calculations and additive manufacturing of advanced Al/Ti alloys. 

In September 2020, she was awarded a Senior Postdoc Researcher FWO Fellowship to investigate at KU Leuven the thermodynamics of 3D laser-printed thermoelectrics based on Bi-Sb-Te-Se quaternary systems, under the supervision of Prof. Francisco Molina-Lopez, Prof. Nele Moelans, and Prof. Kim Vanmeensel. Simultaneously, she is a guest researcher in the Institute for Applied Materials - Applied Materials Physics (IAM-AWPat KIT in Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Seifert.

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