Qing Chen Becomes Adjunct Professor at KTH

Thermo-Calc Software is happy to announce that our own Qing Chen, Senior R&D Scientist and Director of Database Development and Innovation Research at Thermo-Calc Software, is now an Adjunct Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.


Professor Qing Chen

Prof. Qing Chen has been the Director of Database Development and Innovation Research at Thermo-Calc since 2011. During this time, he has built and led the largest corporate CALPHAD team and overseen unprecedented growth in the development of databases of thermodynamic, kinetic, and thermophysical properties for a large spectrum of metallic alloys and oxides. Prof. Chen is also a key developer of several software modules of Thermo-Calc, including the Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA), the Scheil Solidification Module, and the application programming interface TQ-interface. He will continue his work at Thermo-Calc alongside the professorship.

About the Professorship

As Adjunct Professor in Applied Thermodynamic Modeling at KTH, Qing Chen is expected to play a role as a bridge-builder connecting academia and industry. He will bring his expertise and contribute to research and education at KTH, and meanwhile benefit from direct contact with educators and students at the frontier of science, as well as enhance existing and seek new collaborations between Thermo-Calc Software and KTH. 

Education and Research

Prof. Qing Chen received his B.Sc. in Powder Metallurgy in 1984, M.Sc.in Materials Science and Engineering in 1990, and Ph.D. in the same subject in 1995, all from Central South University of China. 

Before joining Thermo-Calc Software, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Professor Bo Sundman’s computational thermodynamics group, and later in Professor Yunzhi Wang’s phase field group at the Ohio State University. Prof. Chen’s main research interests focus on CALPHAD -based modeling of phase diagrams, phase transformations, microstructural evolution, and thermophysical properties. He has authored more than 90 scientific papers.  

Thermo-Calc wishes Prof. Qing Chen good luck with his new professorship and we look forward to future collaborations with KTH.

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