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Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering

Prof James Ren

Prof James Ren

Telephone: 0151 231 2525

Biography

Research Interests and Activities:
Materials development and processing; The Mechanics of Biological and Biologically Inspired Materials: Computational Mechanics and Materials Simulation

Ph.D Supervision: Current Ph.D projects (Director of study (4); joint supervisor (2));
Ph.D Projects completed (Director of study (10); joint supervisor (4))

Grants/Funding: EPSRC, EU, NHS, DTI, HEFCE, Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering; UK Materials Education Centre, Overseas Governments and industries

Previous Work Experience
University of Exeter (UK), Loughborough University (UK), Yanshan University (China),
AMEC Engineering Consultant (Warrington, UK)

Examinations for Ph.D Projects: Swansea University, Liverpool University, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), University of Malaya.

Editorial Board Member: Materials & Design (ISSN 0264-1275) (Elsevier) (SCI Impact factor 3.99); Journal Reviewer (All SCI Journals): Journal of Materials Research (Materials Research Society (USA)) (IF 1.65); ; Materials Letter (IF 2.49); Materials & Design (IF 3.5); Materials Science and Engineering A (IF 2.56); International Journal of Mechanical Sciences (IF 2.0); JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS; APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE; SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY.

Major Research Award: American Welding Society (AWS) A. F. Davis Silver Medal Award. August 2013. Reviewer Award: 2015 Elsevier “STAR Reviewer”.

Degrees

2000, University of Hull, United Kingdom, PhD
1996, University of Hull, United Kingdom, MSc Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
1991, Key Chinese National Lab of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, Yanshan University, China, BEng Materials Science and Engineering

Academic appointments

Professor of Engineering, School of Engineering, Technology & Maritime Operations, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - present

Publications

Highlighted publications

Liu S, Zhou Y, Xing X, Wang J, Ren X, Yang Q. 2016. Growth characteristics of primary M7C3 carbide in hypereutectic Fe-Cr-C alloy SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 6 >DOI >Link

Guo J, Feng Y, Liu L, Xing X, Ren X, Yang Q. 2016. Investigation of microstructural damage to eutectic carbides from scratch tests of a heat-treated Fe-Cr-W-Mo-V-C alloy WEAR, 358-359 :137-147 >DOI >Link

Ren XJ, Silberschmidt VV. 2008. Numerical modelling of low-density cellular materials COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE, 16th International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials 43 :65-74 >DOI >Link

Gaspar N, Ren XJ, Smith CW, Grima JN, Evans KE. 2005. Novel honeycombs with auxetic behaviour ACTA MATERIALIA, 53 :2439-2445 >DOI >Link

Journal article

Rao L, Liu H, Liu S, Shi Z, Ren X, Zhou Y, Yang Q. 2018. Interface relationship between TiN and Ti substrate by first-principles calculation COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE, 155 :36-47 >DOI >Link

Zhao C, Zhou Y, Xing X, Liu S, Ren X, Yang Q. 2018. Precipitation stability and micro-property of (Nb, Ti)C carbides in MMC coating Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 763 :670-678 >DOI

Zhao C, Zhou Y, Xing X, Liu S, Ren X, Yang Q. 2018. Investigation on the relationship between NbC and wear-resistance of Fe matrix composite coatings with different C contents APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 439 :468-474 >DOI >Link

Liu S, Gao Y, Wang Z, Shi Z, Zhou Y, Ren X, Yang Q. 2018. Refinement effect of TiC on ferrite by molecular statics/dynamics simulations and first-principles calculations JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, 731 :822-830 >DOI >Link

Li S, Zhang Y, Gu Y, Ren J. 2017. Stress distribution of metatarsals during forefoot strike versus rearfoot strike: A finite element study COMPUTERS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, 91 :38-46 >DOI >Link

Ren XJ. 2017. Effect of bainite layer by LSMCIT on wear resistance of medium-carbon bainite steel at different temperatures Surface and Coatings Technology, >DOI

Zhao X, Zhang J, Liu S, Zhao C, Wang C, Ren X, Yang Q. 2016. Investigation on grain refinement mechanism of Ni-based coating with LaAlO3 by first-principles MATERIALS & DESIGN, 110 :644-652 >DOI >Link

Liu S, Zhou Y, Xing X, Wang J, Ren X, Yang Q. 2016. Growth characteristics of primary M7C3 carbide in hypereutectic Fe-Cr-C alloy SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 6 >DOI >Link

Guo J, Feng Y, Liu L, Xing X, Ren X, Yang Q. 2016. Investigation of microstructural damage to eutectic carbides from scratch tests of a heat-treated Fe-Cr-W-Mo-V-C alloy WEAR, 358-359 :137-147 >DOI >Link

Guo J, Liu L, Sun Y, Li Q, Ren X, Yang Q. 2016. Parameter Optimization During Forging Process of a Novel High-Speed-Steel Cold Work Roll JOURNAL OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND PERFORMANCE, 25 :188-198 >DOI >Link

Yang J, Hou X, Zhang P, Zhou Y, Yang Y, Ren X, Yang Q. 2016. Mechanical properties of the hypereutectoid Fe-Cr-C hardfacing coatings with different nano-Y2O3 additives and the mechanism analysis MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, 655 :346-354 >DOI >Link

Guo J, Liu S, Zhou Y, Wang J, Xing X, Ren X, Yang Q. 2016. Stability of eutectic carbide in Fe-Cr-Mo-W-V-C alloy MATERIALS LETTERS, 171 :216-219 >DOI >Link

Zhao H, Allanson D, Ren XJ. 2015. Use of Shore Hardness Tests for In-Process Properties Estimation/Monitoring of Silicone Rubbers Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, 03 :142-147 >DOI

Aw J, Zhao H, Norbury A, Li L, Rothwell G, Ren J. 2015. Effects of Poisson's ratio on the deformation of thin membrane structures under indentation PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI B-BASIC SOLID STATE PHYSICS, 252 :1526-1532 >DOI >Link

Xing XL, Zhou YF, Yang YL, Gao SY, Ren XJ, Yang QX. 2015. Surface modification of low-carbon nano-crystallite bainite via laser remelting and following isothermal transformation APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 353 :184-188 >DOI >Link

Yun X, Zhou Y, Yang J, Xing X, Ren X, Yang Y, Yang Q. 2015. Refinement of nano-Y2O3 on microstructure of hypereutectic Fe-Cr-C hardfacing coatings JOURNAL OF RARE EARTHS, 33 :671-678 >DOI >Link

Guo J, Liao B, Liu L, Gao Y, Ren X, Yang Q. 2015. Composition Optimization and Experimental Characterization of a Novel Steel Based on CALPHAD JOURNAL OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND PERFORMANCE, 24 :2099-2107 >DOI >Link

Zhang Y, Baker JS, Ren X, Feng N, Gu Y. 2015. Metatarsal strapping tightness effect to vertical jump performance HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE, 41 :255-264 >DOI >Link

Gu Y, Mei Q, Fernandez J, Li J, Ren X, Feng N. 2015. Foot Loading Characteristics of Chinese Bound Feet Women: A Comparative Analysis PLOS ONE, 10 >DOI >Link

Mei Q, Feng N, Ren X, Lake M, Gu Y. 2015. FOOT LOADING PATTERNS WITH DIFFERENT UNSTABLE SOLES STRUCTURE JOURNAL OF MECHANICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, 15 >DOI >Link

Chen J, Xing X, Wang Y, Zhou Y, Ren X, Yang Y, Yang Q. 2015. Effects of Vanadium Addition on Microstructure and Tribological Performance of Bainite Hardfacing Coatings JOURNAL OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND PERFORMANCE, 24 :1157-1164 >DOI >Link

Yang J, Hou X, Xing X, Yun X, Yang Y, Ren X, Yang Q. 2014. Elastic properties and electronic structures of Y atom solid solute supercell gamma-Fe JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, 1076 :63-68 >DOI >Link

Claiden P, Knowles G, Liu F, Wei Q, Li X, Aw CJ, Ren XJ. 2014. Modelling of nano-filler reinforcement, filler strength and experimental results of nanosilica composites made by a precipitation method COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE, 94 :27-34 >DOI >Link

Zuo TT, Li RB, Ren XJ, Zhang Y. 2014. Effects of Al and Si addition on the structure and properties of CoFeNi equal atomic ratio alloy JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS, 371 :60-68 >DOI >Link

Yang J, Zhang P, Zhou Y, Xing X, Ren X, Yang Y, Yang Q. 2014. Mechanical properties of the hardfacing alloys with different La(2)0(3) additives and the mechanism analysis by first-principles calculations MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, 591 :82-89 >DOI >Link

Yang J, Hou X, Zhang P, Zhou Y, Xing X, Ren X, Yang Q. 2014. First-principles calculations on LaAlO3 as the heterogeneous nucleus of austenite COMPUTATIONAL AND THEORETICAL CHEMISTRY, 1029 :48-56 >DOI >Link

Yang J, Tian J, Hao F, Dan T, Ren X, Yang Y, Yang Q. 2014. Microstructure and wear resistance of the hypereutectic Fe-Cr-C alloy hardfacing metals with different La2O3 additives APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 289 :437-444 >DOI >Link

Gu YD, Sun D, Li JS, Graham MR, Ren XJ. 2013. Plantar pressure variation during jogging with different heel height APPLIED BIONICS AND BIOMECHANICS, 10 :89-95 >DOI >Link

Guo J, Liao B, Liu L-G, Li Q, Ren X-J, Yang Q-X. 2013. Forging limit of a novel high-speed-steel cold work roll based on ductile fracture criteria by finite element model MATERIALS & DESIGN, 52 :1027-1034 >DOI >Link

Yang J, Yang YL, Jiao XY, Zhou YF, Qi XW, Ren XJ, Yang QX. 2013. Fe-15 wt-% Cr-X wt-%C hardfacing surface layer: wear resistance and its enhanced mechanism with C additive MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 29 :1034-1039 >DOI >Link

Zhao C, Hu H, Zhou Y, Gao Y, Ren X, Yang Q. 2013. Experimental and numerical investigation of residual stresses around cold extrusion hole of ultrahigh strength steel MATERIALS & DESIGN, 50 :78-84 >DOI >Link

Zhou YF, Yang YL, Yang J, Zhang PF, Qi XW, Ren XJ, Yang QX. 2013. Wear resistance of hypereutectic Fe-Cr-C hardfacing coatings with in situ formed TiC SURFACE ENGINEERING, 29 :366-372 >DOI >Link

Guo J, Liu LG, Li Q, Sun YL, Gao YK, Ren XJ, Yang QX. 2013. Characterization on carbide of a novel steel for cold work roll during solidification process MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION, 79 :100-109 >DOI >Link

Zhang P, Zhou Y, Yang J, Li D, Ren X, Yang Y, Yang Q. 2013. Optimization on mechanical properties of Fe7-xCrxC3 carbides by first-principles investigation JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, 560 :49-53 >DOI >Link

Yang J, Yang Y, Zhou Y, Qi X, Ren X, Yang Q. 2013. High-alloy martensite in the surfacing layer of hot-rolling supporting rollers during the tempering process SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY, 219 :69-74 >DOI >Link

Yang J, Zhang P, Zhou Y, Guo J, Ren X, Yang Y, Yang Q. 2013. First-principles study on ferrite/TiC heterogeneous nucleation interface JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, 556 :160-166 >DOI >Link

Zhou YF, Yang YL, Li D, Yang J, Jiang YW, Ren XJ, Yang QX. 2012. Effect of titanium content on microstructure and wear resistance of Fe-Cr-C hardfacing layers Welding Journal, 91

Hao Q, Shen WW, Ma JB, Li JS, Ren XJ, Gu YD. 2012. Kinematics analysis of foot metatarsals skeletal rays through inverse modelling Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials, and Tissue Engineering, 15 :17-22 >DOI

Zhou Y, Yang Y, Qi X, Jiang Y, Yang J, Ren X, Yang Q. 2012. Influence of La2O3 addition on microstructure and wear resistance of Fe-Cr-C cladding formed by arc surface welding JOURNAL OF RARE EARTHS, 30 :1069-1074 >DOI >Link

Gu Y, Li J, Ren X, Lake M, Li Z. 2012. A PILOT STUDY IN DIFFERENT UNSTABLE DESIGNS ON THE BIOMECHANICAL EFFECT OF GAIT CHARACTERISTICS JOURNAL OF MECHANICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, 12 >DOI >Link

Yang J, Hao F, Li D, Zhou Y, Ren X, Yang Y, Yang Q. 2012. Effect of RE oxide on growth dynamics of primary austenite grain in hardfacing layer of medium-high carbon steel JOURNAL OF RARE EARTHS, 30 :814-819 >DOI >Link

Zhou YF, Yang YL, Jiang YW, Yang J, Ren XJ, Yang QX. 2012. Fe-24 wt.%Cr-4.1 wt.%C hardfacing alloy: Microstructure and carbide refinement mechanisms with ceria additive MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION, 72 :77-86 >DOI >Link

Zhou YF, Yang YL, Li D, Yang J, Jiang YW, Ren XJ, Yang QX. 2012. Effect of Titanium Content on Microstructure and Wear Resistance of Fe-Cr-C Hardfacing Layers By adding different amounts of ferrotitanium into flux cored wire, a hardfacing layer with good performance was obtained, and the M7C3 carbide refinement mechanism is discussed WELDING JOURNAL, 91 :229S-235S >Link

Zhou Y, Yang Y, Yang J, Hao F, Li D, Ren X, Yang Q. 2012. Effect of Ti additive on (Cr, Fe)(7)C-3 carbide in arc surfacing layer and its refined mechanism APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 258 :6653-6659 >DOI >Link

Qu H, Liao B, Liu L, Li D, Guo J, Ren X, Yang Q. 2012. Precipitation rule of carbides in a new high speed steel for rollers CALPHAD-COMPUTER COUPLING OF PHASE DIAGRAMS AND THERMOCHEMISTRY, 36 :144-150 >DOI >Link

Gu YD, Li JS, Lake MJ, Zeng YJ, Ren XJ, Li ZY. 2011. Image-based midsole insert design and the material effects on heel plantar pressure distribution during simulated walking loads COMPUTER METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 14 :747-753 >DOI >Link

Hao F, Liao B, Li D, Liu L, Dan T, Ren X, Yang Q. 2011. Effects of rare earth oxide on hardfacing metal microstructure of medium carbon steel and its refinement mechanism JOURNAL OF RARE EARTHS, 29 :609-613 >DOI >Link

Gu YD, Ren XJ, Ruan GQ, Zeng YJ, Li JS. 2011. Foot contact surface effect to the metatarsals loading character during inversion landing INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 27 :476-484 >DOI >Link

Hao F, Li D, Dan T, Ren X, Liao B, Yang Q. 2011. Effect of rare earth oxides on the morphology of carbides in hardfacing metal of high chromium cast iron JOURNAL OF RARE EARTHS, 29 :168-172 >DOI >Link

Zhang P, Hu H, Liu Y, Zhang Y, Fang Y, Ren X, Liao B, Yang Q. 2011. Investigation on cracking mechanism of austenite stainless steel during in situ tension in transmission electron microscope MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, 528 :1201-1204 >DOI >Link

Ren XJ, Smith CW, Evans KE, Dooling PJ, Burgess A, Wiechers J, Zahlan N. 2010. Elastic deformation of materials under distributed shear loading Experimental Mechanics, 50 :651-659 >DOI

Gu YD, Li JS, Ruan GQ, Wang YC, Lake MJ, Ren XJ. 2010. Lower Limb Muscles SEMG Activity during High-Heeled Latin Dancing Lim CT, Goh JCH. 6TH WORLD CONGRESS OF BIOMECHANICS (WCB 2010), PTS 1-3, 31 :198-200 >Link

Kamal . 2010. Buffering Capacity of Fast-Growing Species and Curing Time of UF Resin Modified With Zinc Borate and Monoammonium Phosphate American Journal of Applied Sciences, 7 :1079-1082 >DOI

Li JS, Gu YD, Ren XJ, Lake MJ, Zeng YJ. 2010. BIOMECHANICAL EFFECTS OF FOAM INSERTS ON FOREFOOT LOAD DURING THE HIGH-HEELED GAIT: A PILOT STUDY JOURNAL OF MECHANICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, 10 :667-674 >DOI >Link

Liu L, Li Q, Liao B, Gao Y, Wang Y, Ren X, Yang Q. 2010. Stress-Strain Behaviors Simulation of High Chromium Steel at Elevated Temperatures JOURNAL OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND PERFORMANCE, 19 :921-927 >DOI >Link

Gu Y, Li J, Ren X, Lake MJ, Zeng Y. 2010. Heel skin stiffness effect on the hind foot biomechanics during heel strike SKIN RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY, 16 :291-296 >DOI >Link

Gu YD, Ren XJ, Li JS, Lake MJ, Zhang QY, Zeng YJ. 2010. Computer simulation of stress distribution in the metatarsals at different inversion landing angles using the finite element method. Int Orthop, 34 :669-676 >DOI >Link

Krywonos J, Fenwick J, Elkut F, Jenkinson I, Liu YH, Brunt JNH, Scott A, Malik Z, Eswar C, Ren XJ. 2010. MRI image-based FE modelling of the pelvis system and bladder filling. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin, 13 :669-676 >DOI >Link

Li D, Liu L, Zhang Y, Ye C, Ren X, Yang Y, Yang Q. 2009. Phase diagram calculation of high chromium cast irons and influence of its chemical composition MATERIALS & DESIGN, 30 :340-345 >DOI >Link

Li B, Gu YD, English R, Rothwell G, Ren XJ. 2009. Characterisation of nonlinear material parameters of foams based on indentation tests MATERIALS & DESIGN, 30 :2708-2714 >DOI >Link

Kong X, Shi Y, Li B, Rothwell G, English R, Yang Q, Ren X. 2009. Effect of indenter shapes on inverse materials characterization based on the dual indenters method INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH, 100 :950-953 >DOI >Link

Liao B, Zhang C, Wu J, Cai D, Zhao C, Ren X, Yang Q. 2008. Numerical simulation of the stress-strain curve of duplex weathering steel MATERIALS & DESIGN, 29 :562-567 >DOI >Link

Li D, Liao B, Liu L, Zhao C, Zhao X, Ren X, Yang Q. 2008. Process stress simulation of medium-high carbon steel after hard-face-welding during martensite transformation COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE, 44 :280-285 >DOI >Link

Kong X, Yang Q, Li B, Rothwell G, English R, Ren XJ. 2008. Numerical study of strengths of spot-welded joints of steel MATERIALS & DESIGN, 29 :1554-1561 >DOI >Link

Gu YD, Li JS, Lake MJ, Ren XJ, Zen YJ. 2008. The mechanical response of Achilles tendon during different kinds of sports COMMUNICATIONS IN NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING, 24 :2077-2085 >DOI >Link

Liu L, Li Q, Liu X, Gao Y, Ren X, Liao B, Yang Q. 2007. Stress field simulation of carburized specimens with different carbon content during quenching process MATERIALS LETTERS, 61 :1251-1255 >DOI >Link

Ren XJ, Smith CW, Evans KE, Dooling PJ, Burgess A, Wiechers J, Zahlan N. 2006. Experimental and numerical investigations of the deformation of soft materials under tangential loading INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, 43 :2364-2377 >DOI >Link

Yang Q, Ren X, Liu L, Li D, Dong H, Liao B. 2006. Mechanism of cracking resistance of hardfacing specimens of steel 5CrNiMo improved by rare earth oxide JOURNAL OF RARE EARTHS, 24 :471-478 >DOI >Link

Liu L, Li Q, Liao B, Ren X, Yang Q. 2006. Stress field simulation of the specimen with multi-layer phase structure MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, 435 :484-490 >DOI >Link

Yang QX, Ren XJ, Gao YK, Li YL, Zhao YH, Yao M. 2005. Effect of carburization on residual stress field of 20CrMnTi specimen and its numerical simulation MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, 392 :240-247 >DOI >Link

Gaspar N, Ren XJ, Smith CW, Grima JN, Evans KE. 2005. Novel honeycombs with auxetic behaviour ACTA MATERIALIA, 53 :2439-2445 >DOI >Link

Ren XJ, Yang QX, James RD, Wang L. 2004. Cutting temperatures in hard turning chromium hardfacings with PCBN tooling JOURNAL OF MATERIALS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, 147 :38-44 >DOI >Link

Rao L, Liu H, Liu S, Shi Z, Ren XJ, Zhou Y, Yang Q. Interface relationship between TiN and Ti substrate by first-principles calculation Computational Materials Science,

Ren XJ, Li S, Al-Badani K, gu Y, Lake M, Li B, Rothwell G. The Effects of Poisson's Ratio on the Indentation Behaviour of Materials with Embedded System in an Elastic Matrix physica status solidi (b),

Ren XJ, Shi Z, Liu S, Gao Y, Zhou Y, Xing X, Yang Q. The lattice misfit between Y2O3 and TiC low index faces was calculated by the Bramfitt two-dimensional lattice misfit theory in this work. The interface electronic structure, adhesive work and interfacial energy of Y2O3 (111)/TiC(110) interfaces were calculated by the first principles method. The interfacial bonding characters were analyzed by the interface charge density, electron density difference and mulliken populations. The microstructure of the hypereutectic Fe-Cr-C-Ti-Y2O3 coating was observed by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The calculational results show that, the lattice misfit of Y2O3(111)/TiC(110) interface is 8.6%, which meets that Y2O3 acts as medium effective heterogeneous nucleus of TiC. Four interface models have been constructed according to the surficial termination situations and interfacial atomic stacking modes, in which O-TiC2 interface is most stable. Its interface adhesive work is the largest (6.07J/m2) and its interfacial energy is the smallest (-1.22J/m2). And its interfacial bonding is a mixture of polar covalent, metallic and electrovalent bonds, which proves that Y2O3 and TiC can form a stable interface. The experimental results show that, Y2O3 particle exists in the core of the flower-like TiC particle in the hypereutectic Fe-Cr-C-Ti-Y2O3 coating and they are combined tightly, which proves that Y2O3 can act as the heterogeneous nucleus of TiC. Materials Today Communications,

Ren XJ, Liu S, Zhang J, Wang Z, Shi Z, Zhou Y, Yang Q. Refinement and homogenization of M7C3 carbide in hypereutectic Fe-Cr-C coating by Y2O3 and TiC Materials Characterization,

Shudong L, Zhang Y, Gu Y, Lake M, Ren X. EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES AND EFFECTIVE FINITE ELEMENT MODELLING OF FOOT DEFORMATION IN STANDING International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics,

Ren XJ. Movement analysis of lower limb during backward walking with unstable intervention Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering,

Conference publication

Budiarsa N, Norbury A, Su X, Bradley G, Ren X. 2013. Analysis of Indentation Size Effect of Vickers Hardness Tests of Steels Jiang ZY, Liu XH, Jiao SH, Han JT. ADVANCES IN MATERIALS AND MATERIALS PROCESSING, PTS 1-3, 3rd International Conference on Advances in Materials Manufacturing (ICAMMP 2012) 652-654 :1307-1310 >DOI >Link

Li YS, Deng JX, Ebbrell S, Morgan M, Ren XJ. 2012. High speed turning of Ti-6Al-4V alloy with straight cemented carbide and PVD coated carbide tools Key Engineering Materials, 496 :92-97 >Link

Benjarungroj P, Harrison P, Vaughan S, Ren XJ, Morgan MN. 2012. INVESTIGATION OF THERMALLY TREATED RECYLED GLASS AS A VIBRATORY MASS FINISHING MEDIA PRECISION MACHINING VI, 496 :104-109 >DOI >Link

Elkut F, Bradley GR, Krywonos J, Fenwick J, Ren XJ. 2012. Numerical study of the mechanics of indentation bending tests of thin membranes and inverse materials parameters prediction COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE, 52 :123-127 >DOI >Link

Zhang P, Zhang Y, Liu L, Ren X, Zhang Y, Fang Y, Yang Q. 2012. Numerical simulation on the stress field of austenite stainless steel during twin-roll strip casting process COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE, 52 :61-67 >DOI >Link

Gu YD, Ren XJ, Li ZY, Ruan GQ, Yang L. 2011. Slip Fascia Stiffness Effect to the Fifth Metatarsal Movement during Inversion Landing Jiang ZY, Li SQ, Zeng JM, Liao XP, Yang DG. MANUFACTURING PROCESS TECHNOLOGY, PTS 1-5, 2nd International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering 189-193 :472-+ >DOI >Link

Su XX, Gu YD, Ruan GQ, Ren XJ. 2011. Forefoot Plantar Pressure Distribution Character During Inversion Position ADVANCED MATERIALS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE, PTS 1-3, 474-476 :666-668 >DOI >Link

Su XX, Gu YD, Finlay JP, Jenkinson ID, Ren XJ. 2011. Inverse Analysis of Material Parameters of Multiple Foam Layers Based on Artificial Neural Network Jiang ZY, Li SQ, Zeng JM, Liao XP, Yang DG. MANUFACTURING PROCESS TECHNOLOGY, PTS 1-5, 2nd International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering 189-193 :3313-3316 >DOI >Link

Su XX, Gu YD, Finlay JP, Jenkinson ID, Ren XJ. 2010. Rapid Identification of Nonlinear Material Parameters of Foams Based on Neural Network Lim CT, Goh JCH. 6TH WORLD CONGRESS OF BIOMECHANICS (WCB 2010), PTS 1-3, 6th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB 2010) 31 :243-246 >Link

Ren XJ, Smith CW, Evans KE, Dooling PJ, Burgess A, Wiechers J, Zahlan N. 2010. Elastic Deformation of Materials under Distributed Shear Loading EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS, 2nd International Conference on Advanced Computational Engineering and Experimenting 50 :651-659 >DOI >Link

Elkut F, Krywonos J, Fenwick J, Jenkinson I, Ren XJ. 2010. An Experimental and Numerical Program to Study the Properties of Thin Biological Membranes and Water Filling Process IFMBE Proceedings, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Volume 25/4 :2178-2180 >DOI

Krywonos J, Elkut F, Brunt J, Malik Z, Eswar C, Fenwick J, Ren XJ. 2009. Numerical Study of Effects of Bladder Filling on Prostate Positioning In Radiotherapy 4TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR MEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, 22 :2655-2658 >Link

Krywonos J, Elkut F, Ren XJ, Fenwick J, Brunt J, Malik Z, Eswar C. 2009. Numerical Study of Effects of Bladder Filling on Prostate Positioning In Radiotherapy Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering 22 >DOI

Shatil G, Saimoto A, Ren XJ. 2008. Ductile-brittle fatigue and fracture behaviour of aluminium/PMMA bimaterial 3PB specimens ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS, International Conference on Crack Paths 75 :674-681 >DOI >Link

Ren XJ, Wang MZ. 2008. Microstructure and mechanical properties of high density PCBN aggregates Pan W, Gong JH. HIGH-PERFORMANCE CERAMICS V, PTS 1 AND 2, 5th China International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics (CICC-5) 368-372 :1788-+ >DOI >Link

Ren XJ, Silberschmidt VV. 2008. Numerical modelling of low-density cellular materials COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE, 16th International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials 43 :65-74 >DOI >Link

Kong X, Li B, Yang Q, Rothwell G, English R, Ren XJ. 2008. Numerical study of the effect of welding parameters on the strength of spot-welded joints Cheng K, Yao YX, Zhou L. E-ENGINEERING & DIGITAL ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY, 6th International Conference on e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology 10-12 :322-+ >DOI >Link

Ren XJ, Hooper RM, Henshall JL. 2005. Indentation creep in zirconia ceramics under variable loads Pan W, Gong JH, Ge CC, Li JF. HIGH-PERFORMANCE CERAMICS III, PTS 1 AND 2, 3rd China International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics (CICC-3) 280-283 :1009-1012 >DOI >Link

Engagement & Impact

Award:

2013 AWS A. F. Davis Silver Medal Award, The American Welding Society,

Editorial boards:

Int. J. of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics (IJECB) (Associate Editor), Associate Editor

Materials and Design, Editorial Board Member