Peijun Hou joined Dr. Hahn Choo’s research group as a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), in August 2014. Prior to coming to UTK, Mr. Hou received his Bachelor of Engineering in civil engineering in 2009 and his Master of Science in engineering mechanics in 2014 from Dalian University of Technology, China.
At UTK, Mr. Hou’s research is focused on fluid dynamics modeling of the dynamic recrystallization processes in Mg alloys during friction stir processing. Additionally, he is working on an industrial project involving the investigation of residual stress distribution, texture development, and phase transformation in stainless steel alloys when manufactured by deep drawing process. For this investigation, he is conducting experimental in-situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction experiments at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) and neutron diffraction experiments at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source (SNS).
Mr. Hou has presented his work at the Metals, Minerals, and Materials Society (TMS) Annual Meeting and the International Conference on Textures of Materials (ICOTOM). Mr. Hou was awarded first place in the 2017 poster competition cohosted by the Oak Ridge Chapter of ASM and the Center for Materials Processing.