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Xiao Huang

Professor

    Email:xiao.huang@carleton.ca
    Phone:613-520-2600, ext. 5707
    Building:Canal Building, Room 4308
    Department:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Degrees:Ph.D., P. Eng., FASME

    Biography

    Professional Affiliations

    • Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) since 2001
    • ASME member since 2007 and fellow since 2019

     Awards

    • CFI New Opportunities Fund
    • Carleton University Research Award
    • Carleton University Faculty of Engineering Research Award
    • Best Paper Award, The American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Turbo Expo Conference
    • Charles H. Jennings Memorial Award, American Welding Society (AWS)
    • Best Paper Award, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)
    • Capital Educator Award Finalist
    • Service Excellence Award, The American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

     

    Employment

     

    Position Department Institution Date
    Academic  
    Professor Mech. & Aero. Engineering Carleton University 2009 – Present
    Visiting Researcher Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse Université de Toulouse 2016 – 2017  
    Associate Professor Mech. & Aero. Engineering Carleton University 2005 – 2009
    Assistant Professor Mech. & Aero. Engineering Carleton University 2002 – 2005
    Industrial  
    Consultant Various Industrial Partners and Government Agencies 2002-Present  
    Senior Manufacturing Engineer & Project Manager    New Product Development Division JDS Uniphase Corp.

    Ottawa, ON

    2001 – 2002  
    Senior Materials & Manufacturing Engineer Materials and Processes Laboratory Bristol Aerospace Ltd.

    Winnipeg, MB

    1991 – 1998

     

    Education

     

    Degree University Research Subject
    Ph.D. University of Manitoba Electron Beam Welding of Superalloys
    M.Sc. Shanghai Jiao Tong University Fracture of Dual Steels
    B.Sc. Shanghai Jiao Tong University Al/Polymer Composites

     

    Lectures

     Dr. Huang teaches the following courses at Carleton in addition to offering short courses through various external venues:

    Credit courses

    MAAE 2700 – Engineering Materials Science

    AERO 3700 – Aerospace Materials and Manufacturing

    MECH 3700 – Principles of Manufacturing Engineering

    AERO 4609 – Joining of Aerospace Materials

    MAAE 4102 – Fracture and Strength

    MECH 5700 – Surfaces and Coatings

     

    Short courses

    Gas Turbine Coatings

    Brazing of Superalloys

    Repair and Rejuvenation of Gas Turbine Parts

     

    Research Contributions

    Prior to joining Carleton University, Dr. Huang accumulated over 10 years of industrial experience in aerospace material and manufacturing development, electronics manufacturing, as well as production and resource planning.  In the past 19 years at Carleton, Dr. Huang has leveraged her knowledge and experience in aerospace materials and associated manufacturing processes to establish a world class research in advanced Gas Turbine materials and manufacturing process development.  As of 2020, she has attracted over $3M research funding (from CFI , NSERC, CARIC, OCE, CNL, NRC, NRCan, PWC, Kennametal, LTS, Orenda Aerospace, Royal Canadian Mint and many SMEs), trained over 30 Masters, 8 PhDs, 4 PDFs and over 20 summer researchers. Along with her research group, Dr. Huang has published over 200 peer reviewed full-length journals and conference papers, as well as a book on Superalloys. In addition, she holds two USPTO patents and has been an invited speaker at 16 different events. Her current research spans from metal additive manufacturing, welding and rejuvenation of gas turbine components, to polymer and ceramic based composite material design and new superalloy/coating development.  Outside of Carleton, Dr. Huang consults for various industrial partners and federal agencies (National Research Council of Canada, Natural Resources of Canada, Environmental Canada and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories) by providing expert opinions and detailed reviews on immerging technologies.

     

    See ORCID for a list of publications:

    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8055-3745

    Current Research Projects with Graduate Students:

     

    • Additive manufacturing of superalloys using TIG and micro-plasma systems (in collaboration with several industrial partners and government laboratories)
    • Additive manufacturing of high enthalpy high temperature alloys with laser additive manufacturing process (with a BeAm system with dual powder feeders)
    • Ceramic matrix composition and thermal barrier coatings (in collaboration with NRC Aerospace)
    • Boron free braze repair of single crystal superalloys
    • Turbine blade coating removal and rejuvenation with water jet technology (in collaboration with NRC and VLN Technologies Inc.)

     

    Services to Carleton and Engineering Profession

    • College of Reviewers, Ontario Centres of Excellence (2014-present)
    • Expert Reviewer, NSERC Research Tool and Instruments Selection Committee (2015, 2017 and 2018)
    • Member of the Site Visit Committee, NSERC Strategic Grant (2017)
    • NSERC CRD Selection Committee (2020)
    • Chair and Vice-Chair, Manufacturing, Materials and Metallurgy Committee, ASME Turbo Expo (2009 – 2012)
    • Session Organizer: ASME Turbo Expo (2011-2018), ISSCWR (2013, 2015, 2018), 13th IFC (2013)
    • Chair, Department of Mechanical Aerospace Engineering Promotion Committee (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)
    • Chair, Department of Mechanical Aerospace Engineering Tenure Committee (2018, 2019)