About ICME-Welding

Welding Engineering is much more than "Arcs and Sparks!" It is a multi-disciplinary engineering field that involves materials science, metallurgy and mechanical engineering.  Computational modeling is an essential science and math skill of welding engineers to develop new products, solve problems, and ensure that welded structures are safe and a benefit to society.

This website highlights the research and other academic activies in the Group for Integrated Computational Materials Engineering for welding led by Dr. Wei Zhang.  He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Welding Engineering Program in The Ohio State University.  He also serves in the steering board of The Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center (SIMCenter).

Prior to coming to OSU in January 2013, he worked as a Senior Researcher at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) from 2008-2012 and as an Engineer Team Leader at the Edison Welding Institute (EWI) from 2004-2008.  He earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in Spring 2004.  His B.S. and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering were both earned at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China.

Dr. Zhang’s research fields at OSU are focused on:

  • Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) for welding and additive manufacturing
  • Material constitutive behavior under extreme deformation and temperature conditions

His google scholar page is here. For additional information, please contact Dr. Wei Zhang at " ".


Dr. Daniel TungMay 2017 - Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Tung who received his Ph.D. diploma in Welding Engineering at the 2017 spring commencement.

Dr. Hyeyun SongDecember 2016 - Congratulations to Dr. Hyeyun Song (right) and Dr. Tyler Borchers (not photoed) who received their Ph.D. diploma in Welding Engineering at the 2016 autumn commencement.

Dr. Daniel FosterAugust 2014 - Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Foster (right) who received his Ph.D. diploma in Welding Engineering at the 2014 summer commencement.

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