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Associate Professor,School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China. Her research is focused on developing new kinds of non-equilibrium materials and applying these novel materials to MEMS/NEMS and biomedical fields.
Phone: +86-10-62796591
E-mail: chennalm@tsinghua.edu.cn

Education Background

2008, Ph. D, Tsinghua University, China
2005, M. S., Tohoku University, Japan
2001, B. S., Tsinghua University, China

Work Resume

2012-, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University, China
2011-2012, Guest Scientist, Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
2010-2013, Assistant Professor, WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University, Japan
2008-2010, Research Associate, WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University, Japan

Research Field

1. New functional nanograined amorphous alloys for coatings, catalysts and electronics.
2. Metallic glasses for micro-devices including micro-mirrors, sensors, et al.
3. Multi-scale hierarchical structural amorphous composites for new functions.

Research Situation

Dr. Chen developed a new approach to synthesis new kinds of non-crystalline materials named nanograined amorphous alloys. Attributed to a combination of nanostructure and amorphous structure, this new class of materials shows unique mechanical, chemical and physical properties. This work provides a model material - nanoglass which moves the predictions of its structure and properties to experimental facts and would trigger intensive research in this field of materials science.

Awards And Honors

2011-2012, Fellowship granted by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
2010-2011, Research fund granted by WPI-AIMR for fusion research
2009-2011, Tohoku University Exploratory Research Program for Young Scientists
2008, Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award of Tsinghua University
2001, Excellent Graduate of Tsinghua University

Academic Achievements


1. Chen N, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Xie GQ, Sharma P, Perepezko JH, Esashi M, Yavari AR, Inoue A. Structural investigation and mechanical properties of a representative of a new class of materials: nanograined metallic glasses. Nanotechnology 2013, 24, 0456101-0456108.
2. Chen N, Shi XT, Takeuchi A, Nakayama KS, Wu HK, Esashi M, Inoue A, Louzguine-Luzgin DV. A representative of a new class of materials: nanograined metallic glasses showing unique properties. AIP conference proceedings 2013, 1518:682-687.
3. Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Hitosugi T, Chen N, Ketov SV, Shluger A, Zadorozhnyy VY, Caron A, Gonzales S, Qin CL, Inoue A. Investigation of transparent magnetic material formed by selective oxidation of a metallic glass. Thin Solid Films 2013, 531:471-475.
4. Ketov SV, Chen N, Caron A, Inoue A, Louzguine-Luzgin DV. Structural features and high quasi-static strain rate sensitivity of Au49Cu26.9Ag5.5Pd2.3Si16.3 bulk metallic glass. Applied Physics letters 2012, 101:2419151-2419154.
5. Liu H, Chen N, Fujinami S, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Nakajima K, Nishi T. Quantitative nanomechanical investigation on deformation of Poly(lactic acid). Macromolecules 2012, 45:8770-8779.
6. Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Chen N, Zadorozhnyy VY, Seki I, Inoue A. Pd40Ni40Si5P15 bulk metallic glass properties variation as a function of sample thickness. Intermetallics 2013, 33:67-72.
7. Takeuchi A, Chen N, Wada T, Zhang W, Yokoyama Y, Inoue A, Yeh J. -W. Alloy design for high-entropy bulk glassy alloys. Procedia Engineering 2012, 36:226-234.
8. Luzguine-Luzgin DV, Georgarakis K, Zadorozhnyy V, Chen N, Nakayama K, Vaughan G, Yavari AR, Inoue A. Atomic structure changes and phase transformation behavior in Pd-Si bulk glass-forming alloy. Intermetallics 2012, 20:135-140.
9. Wang JQ, Liu YH, Imhoff S, Chen N, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Takeuchi A, Chen MW, Kato H, Perepezko JH, Inoue A. Enhance the thermal stability and glass forming ability of Al-based metallic glass by Ca minor-alloying. Intermetallics 2012, 29:35-40.
10. Nakayama K, Yokoyama Y, Wada T, Chen N, Inoue A. Formation of metallic glass nanowires by gas atomization. Nano Letters 2012, 12:2404-2407.
11. Egami T, Ojha M, Nicholson DM, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Chen N, Inoue A. Glass formability and the Al-Au system. Phil. Mag. A 2012, 92:655-665.
12. Chen N, Frank R, Asao N, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Sharma P, Wang JQ, Xie GQ, Ishikawa Y, Hatakeyama N, Lin YC, Esashi M, Yamamoto Y, Inoue A. Formation and properties of Au-based nanograined metallic glasses. Acta Materialia 2011, 59:6433-6440.
13. Lee JW, Lin YC, Chen N, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Esashi M, Gessner T. Development of the large scanning mirror using Fe-based metallic glass ribbon. Journal of Japanese Applied Physics 2011, 50:0873011-0873013.
14. Takeuchi A, Chen N, Wada T, Yokoyama Y, Kato H, Inoue A, Yeh JW. Pd20Pt20Cu20Ni20P20 high-entropy alloy as a bulk metallic glass in the centimeter. Intermetallics 2011, 19:1546-1554.
15. González S, Chen N, Zhang QS, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Perepezko JH, Inoue A. Effect of shear bands initiated in the pre-yield region on the deformation behaviour of Zr-based metallic glasses. Scripta Materialia 2011, 64:713-716.
16. Chen N, Gu L, Xie GQ, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Yavari AR, Vaughan G, S.D. Imhoff, Perepezko JH, Abe T, Inoue A. Flux-induced structural modification and phase transformations in a Pd40Ni40Si4P16 bulk glassy alloy. Acta Materialia 2010, 58:5886-5897.
17. Chen N, Pan D, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Xie GQ, Chen MW, Inoue A. Improved thermal stability and ductility of flux treated Pd40Ni40Si4P16 BMG. Scripta Materialia 2010, 62:17-20.
18. Chen N, Qin CL, Xie GQ, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Inoue A. Investigation of a ductile and corrosion resistant Pd79Au1.5Ag3Si16.5 bulk metallic glass. Journal of Materials Research 2010, 25:1943-1949.
19. Chen N, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Inoue A. Glass formation in the Pd-Si-based alloys. Philosophical Magazine Letters 2010, 90:771-779.
20. Chen N, Yang HA, Caron A, Chen PC, Lin YC, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Yao KF, Esashi M, Inoue A. Glass-forming ability and thermoplastic formability of a Pd40Ni40Si4P16 glassy alloy. Journal of Materials Science 2010, 46:2091-2096.
21. Chen N, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Xie GQ, Wang YC, Yao KF, Inoue A. Structural flexibility of a Pd40Ni40Si5P15 bulk metallic glass. Materials Transaction 2010, 51:553-556.
22. Chen N, Li Yang, Yao KF. Thermal stability and fragility of Pd-Si binary bulk metallic glasses. Journal of alloys and compounds 2010, 504s:s211-s214.
23. Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Suryanarayana C, Saito T, Zhang QS, Chen N, Saida T, Inoue A. Unusual solidification behavior of a Zr-Cu-Ni-Al bulk glassy alloy made from low-purity Zr. Intermetallics 2010, 18:1531-1536.
24. Chen N, Martin L, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Inoue A. Role of alloying additions in glass formation and properties of bulk metallic glasses. Materials 2010, 3:5320-5339 K.
25. Chen N, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Xie GQ, Wada T, Inoue A. Influence of minor Si addition on the glass-forming ability and mechanical properties of Pd40Ni40P20 alloy. Acta Materialia 2009, 57:2775-2780.
26. Chen N, Louzguine-Luzgin DV, Xie GQ, Inoue A. Nanoscale wavy fracture surface of a Pd-based bulk metallic glass. Applied Physics Letters 2009, 94:131906-(1-3). Selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology 2009, 19 (15).
27. Yao KF,Chen N. Pd-Si binary bulk metallic glass. Science in China series G- physics mechanics & astronomy 2008, 51:414-420.
28. Chen N, Yao K F, Louzguine D V, Qiu SB, Ranganathan S, Inoue A. Phase transformations in the rapidly solidified Ti40Zr20Hf20Pd20 alloy. Scripta Materialia 2007, 57:631-634.
29. Chen N, Yao K F, Ruan F, Yang Y Q. The influence of cooling rate on the hardness of Pd-Si binary glassy alloys. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structure 2007, 473:274-278.
30. Chen N, Yao K F, Ruan F. Microstructural features of phase transformation in a binary Pd-Si metallic glass. Philosophical Magzine Letters 2007, 87:677-686.
31. Chen N, Yao K F, Ruan F. Influence of flux treatment on the glass forming ability of Pd-Si binary alloys. Journal of University of Science and Technology Beijing 2007, 14:4-7.
32. Yao KF, Yang YQ, Chen N. Mechanical properties of Pd-Cu-Si bulk metallic glass. Intermetallics 2007, 15:639-643.
33. Wang YC, Chen N, Yao KF. Formation of Pd-Ni based bulk metallic glasses. Chinese Physics Letters 2007, 24:1653-1655.
34. Yao KF, Ruan F, Yang YQ, Chen N. Superductile bulk metallic glass. Applied Physics Letters 2006, 88:122106.
35. Chen N, Louzguine DV, Ranganathan S, Inoue A. Formation ranges of icosahedral, amorphous and crystalline phases in rapidly solidified Ti-Zr-Hf-Ni alloys. Acta Materialia 2005, 53:759-764.
36. Chen N, Louzguine DV, Kubota T, Ranganathan S, Inoue A. Phase transformations in the rapidly solidified Ti40Zr20Hf20Pd20 alloy. Scripta Materialia 2005, 53:213-216.
37. Chen N, Louzguine DV, Ranganathan S, Inoue A. Glassy and icosahedral phases in rapidly solidified Ti-Zr-Hf-(Fe, Co or Ni) alloys. Journal of Non-crystalline Solids 2005, 351:2547-2551.
38. Yang S, Chen N, Liu WJ, Zhong ML. In situ formation of MoSi2/SiC composite coating on pure Al by laser cladding. Materials letter 2003,57:3412-3416.
39. Yang S, Chen N, Liu WJ, Zhong ML, Wang ZJ, Kokawa H. Fabrication of nickel composite coatings reinforced with TiC particles by laser cladding. Surface and coating technology 2004,183:254-260.


1. Chen N, Louzguine DV, Inoue A, Asao N, Yamamoto Y. “A technique to produce nano metallic glasses”. Application date: 2011.06.10, Invention serial number: P20100297, Publication date: 2012.12.28.
2. Yao KF, Chen N, Wang YC. “A technique for fabrication of Pd-Ni-Si-P bulk metallic glasses”, Application number:200710118935.X, Application date: 2007.06.15,Publication number:CN101067191, Publication date: 2007.11.07.

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