Dr Xiaodong Ma

Research Fellow

Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre
Sustainable Minerals Institute
x.ma@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53508

Overview

Dr Xiaodong Ma obtained his Bachelor's Degree in 2006 and a Master Degree in 2009 from Dalian University of Technology, China, then graduated with a PhD in 2012 from The University of Tokyo, Japan, supported by the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship.

Dr Ma joined The University of Queensland in 2012 right after his PhD graduation starting as a postdoctoral research fellow.

Dr Ma is now the acting group leader of the High-Temperature Processing (HTP) group and leading the HTP Program at JKMRC, SMI of UQ. He is an expert in the experimental and modelling research on thermodynamics and kinetics of high-temperature materials processing for ferrous, non-ferrous and advanced materials. He has extensive hands-on experiences in fundamental study and applied research including solar cell silicon purification, ironmaking, steel secondary refining, copper smelting, metal extraction from low-grade complexed ores, and waste treatment, etc. His research activities also extend to the development of high-strength and high-end specials steels by sophisticated control of second phase particles. Along with the research, he is also good at materials characterization by operating the analytical facilities of SEM, EPMA, TEM, XRD, ICP, etc. He is a pyrometallurgical specialist with a strong interest lying in the decarburization of ironmaking and steelmaking with hydrogen metallurgy and lower CO2 emission technologies in the metallurgical sector.

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Tokyo

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Zhang, Peng, Rong, Zhe, Deng, Jianjun, Long, Jie, Pang, Huiyong, Wang, Xiaoshu, Ma, Xiaodong, Wang, Geoff and Zhao, Baojun (2020). The rolling process study and mechanical property of 460mpa class steel plate used for hull structure. 30th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2020, Online, October 11-16, 2020. Mountain View, CA, United States: International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.

  • Wang, Xu, Ma, Xiaodong, Liao, Chunfa and Zhao, Baojun (2020). High temperature processing of tungsten slag. 11th International Symposium on High-Temperature Metallurgical Processing, San Diego, CA, United States, 23-27 February 2020. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-36540-0_26

  • Ma, Xiaodong, Zhang, Peng, Dong, Tingliang, Wang, Feng and Zhao, Baojun (2019). Development of offshore steel for high heat input welding. 10th International Symposium on High-Temperature Metallurgical Processing held at the TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition, 2019, San Antonio, TX, United States, 10-14 March, 2019. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-05955-2_27

  • Ma, Xiaodong, Sun, Yongqi, Zhang, Peng, Liu, Hongbo, Rong, Zhe, Wang, Geoff and Zhao, Baojun (2019). Effects of Ca, Mg and Ti additions on the microstructures of offshore steels for high-heat-input welding. 8th International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Metallurgical Processes in Steelmaking, STEELSIM 2019, Toronto, Canada, 13-15 August 2019. Warrendale, PA United States: Association for Iron and Steel Technology, AISTECH. doi: 10.33313/503/017

  • Ma, X., Marl, J., Lee, H. G., Zhao, B., Huang, Z. and Yao, Z. (2018). Correlation of tensile strength and hardness, and effects of heat treatment and alloying of spring steels. 7th International Congrss on Science and Technology of Steelmaking, Venice, Italy, 13-15 June, 2018. Milano, Italy: Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia.

  • Lyu, S., Ma, X., Wang, G., Zou, J., Lee, H. G., Zhao, B., Huang, Z., Yao, Z. and Jiang, Z. (2018). Critical analysis of non-metallic inclusions in al and Si-deoxidized spring steels. 7th International Congress on Science and Technology of Steelmaking, ICS 2018, Venice, Italy, 13-15 June 2018. Milano, Italy: Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia.

  • Sha, Lv, Huang, Zongzhe, Yao, Zan, Ma, Xiaodong, Wang, Geoff, Zou, Jin and Zhao, Baojun (2017). Formation mechanisms of inclusions in spring steels. 8th International Symposium on High-Temperature Metallurgical Processing, San Diego Ca, 26 February - 2 March 2017. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-51340-9_32

  • Shui, Lang, Ma, Xiaodong, Cui, Zhixiang and Zhao, Baojun (2016). Fluid Dynamics Studies of Bottom Blown Copper Smelting Furnace. Copper 2016, Kobe, Japan, 13-16 November 2016. Kobe, Japan: The Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan.

  • Ma, Xiaodong, Cui, Zhixiang and Zhao, Baojun (2016). Simulation of Copper Matte Settlement in Slags Relevant to Bottom Blown Copper Smelting Furnace. Copper 2016, Kobe, Japan, 13-16 November 2016. Kobe, Japan: The Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan.

  • Ma, Xiaodong, Cui, Zhixiang and Zhao, Baojun (2015). Low Temperature of Smelting Reduction of Nickel Laterite. The 7th High Temperature Processing Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, 2-3 February 2015. Melbourne, Australia: Swinburne University of Technology.

  • Jang, Kyoung-Oh, Ma, Xiaodong, Zhu, Jinming, Xu, Haifa, Wang, Geoff and Zhao, Baojun (2015). Phase equilibria in the “FeO”-CaO-SiO2-Al2O3-MgO system for blast furnace primary slags. The 10th CSM Steel Congress & 6th Baosteel Biennial Academic Conference, Shanghai, China, 21-23 October 2015.

  • Ma, Xiaodong , Xu, Haifa , Zhu, Jinming , Wang, Geoff and Zhao, Baojun (2015). Sulphide Capacity and Sulphur Partition between Blast Furnace Slags and Hot Metal. The 10th CSM Steel Congress & 6th Baosteel Biennial Academic Conference, Shanghai, China, 21-23 October 2015.

  • Morita, Kazuki, Ma, Xiaodong and Yoshikawa, Takeshi (2014). Effective boron removal by calcium silicate slags combined with solvent refining. Solar Cell Silicon Symposium - TMS 2014 143rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition, San Diego, United States, 16-20 February 2014.

  • Ma, Xiaodong, Cui, Zhixiang and Zhao, Baojun (2014). Effects of fluxing conditions on copper smelting slag cleaning. HTP 2014: 6th Annual High Temperature Processing Symposium 2014, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, 3-4 February, 2014. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: High Temperature Processing Group, Faculty of Engineering, Science and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology.

  • Shui, Lang, Cui, Zhixiang, Ma, Xiaodong, Rhamdhani, M. Akbar, Nguyen, Anh and Zhao, Baojun (2014). Flow dynamics study in bottom blown copper smelting furnace. HTP 2014: 6th Annual High Temperature Processing Symposium 2014, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, 3-4 February, 2014. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: High Temperature Processing Group, Faculty of Engineering, Science and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology.

  • Ma, Xiaodong, Wu, Shengli, Zhu, Jinming, Wang, Guoxiong and Zhao, Baojun (2014). Phase equilibria in the CaO-SiO2-Al2O3-MgO system related to iron blast furnace slag. HTP 2014: 6th Annual High Temperature Processing Symposium 2014, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, 3-4 February, 2014. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision