Bai Cui

R. Vernon McBroom Associate Professor
Mechanical and Materials Engineering

W331 Nebraska Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588
(402) 472-5740
  • PhD, Materials, Imperial College London, 2011
  • M. Eng, Materials, Tsinghua University, 2008
  • B. Eng, Materials, Tsinghua University, 2006
Research Interests
  • Materials for extreme environments: high-entropy ceramics, high-entropy alloys, ODS alloys, ultra-high temperature ceramics, MAX phases
  • Advanced Manufacturing: laser shock processing, pulsed electric current sintering/welding process, selective laser sintering, additive manufacturing
  • Corrosion: stress corrosion cracking, high-temperature oxidation
  • Irradiation damage: irradiation defects, irradiation-assisted stress corrosion cracking
  • Microstructural characterizations: in-situ TEM deformation, irradiation, heating, and electrical experiements
Honors and Awards
  • Faculty Research & Creative Activity Award, UNL College of Engineering, 2021
  • International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing: outstanding contribution during 2020
  • Journal of the American Ceramic Society’s top cited articles in Jan 2018 to Dec 2019
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission Faculty Development Grant, 2018
  • Honoree of College of Engineering Research Celebration, UNL, 2018, 2020
  • Richard Brook Prize for Best PhD in Ceramics in the UK, 2012
  • Guastv Eirich Award, European Centre for Refractories, 2012
  • Tony Evans Prize for Best Ceramics Thesis, Imperial College London, 2012
  • Lee Family Scholarship, Imperial College London, 2008-2011
  • Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award, Tsinghua University, 2008
Professional Membership
  • Member: Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS); American Ceramic Society (ACerS); American Nuclear Society (ANS), the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)
  • JOM advisor (2021-2022), Chair (2019-2020), Vice Chair (2017-2018), Corrosion and Environmental Effects Committee, TMS
  • Technical Committee Member in TMS: Corrosion and Environmental Effects, Nuclear Materials, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Additive Manufacturing
  • Co-Chair, Programming Committee, Manufacturing Division, ACerS
Selected Publications

Recent Presentations
  • Materials Science & Technology (MS&T), Oct 4, 2020, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC), Jan 26, 2020, Daytona Beach, FL, USA.
  • MS&T, September 29, 2019, Portland, OR, USA.
  • Nuclear Science & Engineering Seminar, July 31, 2019, Argonne National Laboratory, USA.
  • 3rd Annual Midwest Regional 3D Symposium, June 7, 2019, Kansas City, KS, USA.
  • MSE Seminar, “Mechanisms of Laser Shock Processing of Metal and Ceramic Materials", University of Florida, April 2, 2019, Gainesville, FL, USA.
  • "Laser Shock Peening" Symposium, OSA Laser Applications Conference, November 7, 2018, Boston, MA, USA.
  • "Advanced Laser Processing and Manufacturing II" Symposium, SPIE/COS Photonics Asia 2018, October 13, 2018, Beijing, China.
  • 10th meeting on Recent Developments in the Study of Radiation Effects in Matter, August 6, 2018, Galveston Island, TX, USA.
  • 'Deformation in Irradiated Materials' symposium and ‘Plasticity of Materials under Extreme Conditions’ symposium, 2018 International Conference on Plasticity, Damage and Fracture, Jan 3, 2018, San Juan, PR, USA.
  • Seminar, "Laser Shock Processing of Metals and Ceramics: Preventing Material Failures by Surface Engineering" , Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, Dec 6, 2017, Lincoln, NE, USA.
  • "Environmentally Accelerated Damage and Failure Mechanics " Symposium, ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 11, 2016, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
  • “High Temperature Corrosion of Structural Materials” symposium, MS&T 2016, October 23, 2016, Salt lake city, UT, USA.
  • "Nuclear and Irradiated Materials” symposium at Microscopy and Microanalysis 2016 Meeting, July 24, 2016, Columbus, OH, USA.
  • "Nuclear and Irradiated Materials” symposium at Microscopy and Microanalysis 2016 Meeting, July 24, 2016, Columbus, OH, USA.
  • Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society Summer Meeting, 6 June 2014, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 18 April 2014, Leuven, Belgium.
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 27 March 2014, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
  • Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 7 November 2013, Urbana, Illinois, USA.
  • Gustav Eirich Award Ceremony, 55th International Colloquium on Refractories, 19 September 2012, Aachen, Germany.