Back to staff list

Dr Gang Sha

Senior Researcher

Ph: + 61 2 9036 9050
Fax: + 61 2 9351 7682

B.Sc., 1985, Northeastern Uni; M.Sc., 1988, Northeastern Uni.; Ph.D., 2002, Univ. of Oxford


  • 2007 - present: Senior Researcher, ACMM, The University of Sydney. ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals.
  • 2003 - 2007: Rolls-Royce Research Associate, Dept. of Mater., University of Oxford.
  • 2001 - 2003: EPSRC ROPA Research Associate, Dept. of Mater., University of Oxford.
  • 1991 - 1997: Lecturer, Metal Forming Department, Northeastern University.
  • 1988 - 1991: Teaching & Research Assistant, Metal Forming Department, Northeastern University

Research interests

Understanding, predicting and controlling material microstructure evolution and phase transformation for better material properties in service, with an emphasis on technologically important engineering metallic materials with important applications in energy, aerospace and automotive industries.

Application of experimental characterization and computer modelling to bring deep insight into fundamentals dominating microstructure evolution.

Recently, he develops strong research interest in addressing solute distribution in ultrafine grained materials processed by severe plastic deformation.

Selected publications

  1. Sha G., Möller H., Stumpf, W.E. Xia J.H., Govender G., Ringer S.P., “Solute-nanostructures and their strengthening effects in Al-7Si-0.6Mg alloy F357”, Acta Mater. 2012,60:692-71.
  2. Sha G., Marceau R.K.W., Gao X., Muddle B. C., Ringer S. P., ‘Nanostructure of aluminium alloy 2024: Segregation, clustering and precipitation process’ Acta Mater. 2011,59:1659-70.
  3. Marceau R.K.W., Sha G., Ferragut R., Dupasquier A., Ringer S.P. ‘Solute clustering in Al-Cu-Mg alloys during the early stages of elevated temperature ageing’ Acta Mater. 2010, 58;4923-39.
  4. Sha G., Wang Y.B., Liao X.Z., Duan Z.C., Ringer S.P., Langdon T.G., “Influence of equal-channel angular pressing on precipitation in an Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloy’ Acta Mater. 2009, 57:3123.
  5. Sha G., Cerezo A. and Smith G. D. W., ‘Field evaporation behaviour during irradiation with picosecond laser pulses’ Applied Physics Letters, 2008, 92: 043503.
  6. Sha G. and Cerezo A., ‘Kinetic Monte Carlo simulation of clustering in an Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloy (7050)’ Acta Mater. 2005, 53: 907.
  7. Sha G. and Cerezo A., ‘Early-stage precipitation in Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloy (7050)’, Acta Mater., 2004, 52: 4503.
  8. Sha G., O’Reilly K.A.Q, Cantor B., Titchmarsh J.M. and Hamerton R.G. ‘Quasi-peritectic solidification reactions in a 6xxx series wrought Al alloy’, Acta Mater., 2003, 51: 1883.

Back to staff list