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Chuanjie Cui PhD

Marie Curie Research Fellow


Chuanjie Cui is a Marie Curie Research Fellow in the Mechanics of Materials Lab at University of Oxford, led by Prof. Emilio Martínez-Pañeda. Before joining Oxford, he was a Research Associate at Imperial College London.

Chuanjie’s research focuses on understanding the degradation of metallic materials to facilitate a net-zero carbon society and assist in human healthcare. Specifically, he aims at (i) developing reliable stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue models to ensure the safety and durability of infrastructures (e.g., bridges, offshore wind turbines), (ii) predicting the fracture and fatigue of high-strength steels in hydrogen-rich environments (e.g., hydrogen pressure vessels) to accelerate hydrogen energy applications, and (iii) designing optimized biodegradable materials (e.g., PLA/Mg composites) via virtual experiments for guiding medical applications. His groundbreaking work has been featured in leading journals like Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids.

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Research Interests

  • Phase field theory
  • Biodegradable materials
  • Metallic materials
  • Stress corrosion cracking
  • Corrosion fatigue
  • Hydrogen embrittlement

Current Projects

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship: A new generation of phase field-based models to predict the degradation of biomaterials. [NewPhaseBio]