Professor Wenyue Zheng

Keywords:corrosion and protection; high temperature alloy materials for nuclear power plants;steel for petroleum


Wenyue Zheng is a Distinguished Chair Professor in the National Center for Materials Service Safety at the University of Science and Technology Beijing. His research areas include service safety of materials in environment, corrosion control, high temperature alloy materials for nuclear and fossil power plants, steel for oil and gas sectors.

lMain Projects

  - Project 1Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission, “Study on service safety of pipelines carrying natural gas mixed with hydrogen”, total fund 4000000 RMB, 2020-2022.

  - Project 2: Sinopec South China Branch:Study on the safety boundary and prevention technology of stress corrosion sensitivity of product oil pipeline”, total fund 480000 RMB, 2019-2020.

  - Project 3Research chair initiation support for scientific research, “Advanced energy materials and manufacturing”, total fund 5000000 RMB, 2017-2022.

  - Project 4“Basic scientific research support of Central Universities”, “Investigation, preparation and analysis of key fusion structural materials”, total fund 400000 RMB, 2019-2019.

  - Project 5:“HBIS Company Limited”, “Research and development of high-performance anticorrosion sucker rod steel”, total fund 700000 RMB, 2019-2022.

  - Project 6: “Research and development of service behavior evaluation technology for heat exchange tube and secondary pipe of nuclear power steam generator”,2018-2020.

 (Between 1995 and 2017, he completed more than 50 projects related to oil and gas pipeline steel, nuclear power materials projects, automotive magnesium alloy projects and fuel cell projects before returning home)

lMain Contributions

       - Contribution 1Member and project leader of ISO tc156 / SC1 full life cycle corrosion control standard committee

       - Contribution 2International Journal: editorial board member of Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science (ASME)

       - Contribution 3Member of Material Performance standards subcommittee of CSTM Standards Committee

       - Contribution 4: Chief scientist of Hegang group (Material Performance)

       - Contribution 5: Consultant of South China branch of Sinopec Sales Co., Ltd

       - Contribution 6: Member of Energy Investment Committee of China Investment Association


1.     British Council Graduate Study Scholarship (1984-1988)

2.     Post-doc Scholarship of University of Toronto (1989)

3.     Ministry of natural resources Achievement Award (2006) 

4.     Department of energy magnesium alloy development achievement award (2006)

5.     Ministry of natural resources Achievement Award (2012) 

6.    Distinguished Chair Professor of Beijing University of Science and Technology (2018)


1.  Guzonas, David ; Novotny, Radek ; Pentilla, S ; Toivonen, Aki ; Zheng, Wenyue*, Materials and water chemistry for supercritical water-cooled reactors , 278 pages, Publication by Elsevier Science, 2017.  ISBN  9780081020494 , 9780081020500  (electronic version)

2.  W. Zheng*, W. Revie, F.A. MacLeod, and O. Dinardo: Low-pH SCC-Environmental Effects on Crack Propagation, Pub. by Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI), Houston, USA, 2000, Category No. L51791E.

3.  J. Villafuerte W. Zheng, Corrosion Protection of Magnesium Alloys by Cold Spray, InTech Monograph , 2011 , 165 (9). Publisher: InTech Publication, date: January 2011.

4.  Book Chapter: Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) in pipelines, in “Stress Corrosion Cracking: Theory and Practice”       W. Zheng, M. Elboujdaini and R. W. Revie, Woodhead Publishing, Edited by V.S. Raja and T. Shoji, ISBN: 978-1-84569-673-3.


1.  Effect of surface mechanical attrition treatment on stainless steel corrosion ,Minrui Ran,Ci Zhang,Lei Wen,Hongyu Zhou,Wenyue Zheng, J. Surface Engineering, july,2020,DOI:10.1080/02670844.2020.1790157 

2.  Microstructure and mechanical behaviors of grinding balls produced by dual matrix structure two-step austempering process, H. Zhou, et al, Journal of Materials Research and Technology, online 3 April 2020,

3.  Effects of Si, Mn on the corrosion behavior of ferritic–martensitic steels in supercritical water (SCW) environments, Ziqiang Dong, et al, Corrosion Science, Volume 166, 15 April 2020, 108432

4.  Mechanical properties evaluation and plastic instabilities of Fe-9%Cr ODS steels,Xu, Shuai; Zhou, Zhangjian; Zheng, Wenyue; Jia, Haodong,FUSION ENGINEERING AND DESIGN,Year: 2019 Volume:149Doi:10.1016/j.

5.  Fabrication of superhydrophobic surfaces for corrosion protection: a review,Ran, Minrui; Zheng, Wenyue; Wang, Huimin,MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY,Year:2019 Volume:35 Issue:3 Page:313-326 Doi:10.1080/02670836.2018.1560985

6.  Stress corrosion cracking susceptibility of thermally-aged Type 310S stainless steels in supercritical water, Jiao, Yinan; Zheng, Wenyue; Kish, Joseph R.,CORROSION SCIENCE, Year: 2018 Volume:135 Page:1-11 Doi:10.1016/j.corsci.2018.01.023

7.  Effect of Thermal Aging on the Intergranular Stress Corrosion Cracking Susceptibility of Type 310S Stainless Steel, Jiao, Y.; Mahmood, J.; Zheng, W.; Singh, P. M.; Kish, J. R. CORROSION, Year:2018, Volume:74 Issue:4 Page:430-443Doi:10.5006/2544

8.  Characterization of oxide layer and micro-crack initiation in alloy 316L stainless steel after 20,000 h exposure to supercritical water at 500 degrees CBehnamian, Yashar; et al, MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION, Year: 2017Volume:131Page:532-543Doi:10.1016/j.matchar.2017.07.029

9. Corrosion behavior of alloy 316L stainless steel after exposure to supercritical water at 500 degrees C for 20,000 h, Behnamian,Yashar;Mostafaei, Amir; Kohandehghan, Alireza;Zahiri, Beniamin;Zheng, Wenyue; et al, JOURNAL OF SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS Year:2017Volume:127Page:191-199Doi:10.1016/j.supflu.2017.03.022

10. Internal oxidation and crack susceptibility of alloy 310S stainless steel after long term exposure to supercritical water at 500 degrees C, Behnamian, Yashar; Mostafaei, Amir; Kohandehghan, Alireza; Amirkhiz, Babak Shalchi; Li, Jian; Zheng, Wenyue; et al, JOURNAL OF SUPERCRITICAL, FLUIDS, 2017 Volume:120 Page:161-172 Doi:10.1016/j.supflu.2016.09.007

11. A comparative study on the oxidation of austenitic alloys 304 and 304-oxide dispersion strengthened steel in supercritical water at 650 degrees C Behnamian, Yashar, et al, JOURNAL OF SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS, Year:2017 Volume:119 Page:245-260Doi:10.1016/j.supflu.2016.10.002

12. Characterization of oxide scales grown on alloy 310S stainless steel after long term exposure to supercritical water at 500 degrees C, Behnamian, Yashar;Mostafaei, et al, MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION, Year:2016 Volume:120 Page:273-284 Doi:10.1016/j.matchar.2016.09.013

13. Stability of Chromia (Cr2O3)-Based Scales Formed During Corrosion of Austenitic Fe-Cr-Ni Alloys in Flowing Oxygenated Supercritical Water Mahboubi, S.;Jiao, Y.;Cook, W.;Zheng, W.;Guzonas, D. A.; CORROSION, Year:2016 Volume:72Issue:9Page:1170-1180Doi:10.5006/1982

14. The reproducibility of corrosion testing in supercritical water-Results of an international interlaboratory comparison exercise Guzonas, D.; Penttila, S.; Cook, W.;Zheng, W.;Novotny, R.; CORROSION SCIENCEYear:2016 Volume:106Page:147-156Doi:10.1016/j.corsci.2016.01.034

15.  A comparative study of oxide scales grown on stainless steel and nickel-based superalloys in ultra-high temperature supercritical water at 800 degrees C Behnamian, Yashar; Mostafaei, Amir; Kohandehghan, Alireza; Amirkhiz, Babak Shalchi; Serate, Dominic; Zheng, Wenyue; .CORROSION SCIENCE Year:2016 Volume:106Page:188-207Doi:10.1016/j.corsci.2016.02.004

16.  Materials Assessment for the Canadian SCWR Core Concept, Zheng, Wenyue; Guzonas, David; Boyle, Kevin P.;Li, Jian; Xu, Su, JOM Year:2016 Volume:68Issue:2Page:456-462Doi:10.1007/s11837-015-1758-0

17.  Microstructure Instability of Candidate Fuel Cladding Alloys: Corrosion and Stress Corrosion Cracking Implications, Jiao, Yinan; Zheng, Wenyue; Guzonas, David;Kish, Joseph JOM, Year:2016 Volume:68Issue:2Page:479-483Doi:10.1007/s11837-015-1739-3

18. Initiation of Stress Corrosion Cracks in X80 and X100 Pipe Steels in Near-Neutral pH Environment, Kang, Jidong; Zheng, Wenyue; Bibby, Darren; Amirkhiz, Babak Shalchi;Li, Jian JOURNAL OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND PERFORMANCEYear:2016Volume:25Issue:1Page:227-240Doi:10.1007/s11665-015-1822-5

19. Effect of thermal treatment on the corrosion resistance of Type 316L stainless steel exposed in supercritical water, Jiao, Y.; Zheng, W.;Guzonas, D. A.; Cook, W. G.; Kish, J. R. JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS, Year:2015 Volume:464Page:356-364Doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2015.04.030

20. Effect of ultrasonic impact peening on the corrosion of ferritic-martensitic steels in supercritical water, Dong, Ziqiang; Liu, Zhe;Li, Ming; Luo, Jing-Li; Chen, Weixing;  JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS, Year:2015 Volume:457 Page:266-272 Doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2014.11.028

21. Microstructure stability of candidate stainless steels for Gen-IV SCWR fuel cladding application,Li, Jian; Zheng, W.; Penttila, S.; Liu, P.; Woo, O. T.;  JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS, Year:2014Volume:454Issue:1-3Page:7-11Doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2014.06.043

22. Stability of MgO-, CeO2- and SiO2-doped Cr2O3 ceramics in high-temperature supercritical water, Wang, Renfei;Dong, Ziqiang;Luo, Jingli;Chen, Weixing;Zheng, Wenyue;   CORROSION SCIENCE, Year:2014 Volume:82 Page:339-346 Doi:10.1016/j.corsci.2014.01.031

23. Effect of surface modification on the corrosion resistance of austenitic stainless steel 316L in supercritical water conditions, Penttila, S.;Toivonen, A.; Li, J.; Zheng, W.Novotny, R. JOURNAL OF SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS, Year:2013 Volume:81 ,Page:157-163 Doi:10.1016/j.supflu.2013.05.002

24. Effect of yttria addition on the stability of porous chromium oxide ceramics in supercritical water,Dong, Ziqiang;Chen, Weixing;Zheng, Wenyue;Guzonas, Dave JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS, Year:2013 Volume:432 Issue:1-3 Page:466-474Doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2012.08.028

25. Corrosion behavior of chromium oxide based ceramics in supercritical water (SCW) environments,Dong, Ziqiang; Chen, Weixing; Zheng, Wenyue; Guzonas, Dave, CORROSION SCIENCE, Year:2012 Volume:65 Page:461-471 Doi:10.1016/j.corsci.2012.08.048

26. Technical Note: Examination of Focused Ion Beam-Sectioned Surface Films Formed on AM60B Mg Alloy in an Aqueous Saline Solution, Kish, J. R.;Hu, Y.;Li, J.; Zheng, W.; McDermid, J. R.,CORROSION Year:2012Volume:68Issue:6Page:468-474Doi:10.5006/i0010-9312-68-6-468

27. Corrosion behavior of porous chromium carbide in supercritical water Dong, Ziqiang; Chen, Weixing; Zheng, Wenyue; Guzonas, Dave, JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS, Year:2012 Volume:420 ,Issue:1-3 Page:320-327 Doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2011.08.038

28. Deposition, characterization and performance evaluation of ceramic coatings on metallic substrates for supercritical water-cooled reactors, Hui, Rob;Cook, William;Sun, Chunwen;Xie, Yongsong;Yao, Peter; Zheng, Wenyue;, SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY,Year:2011 Volume:205 Issue:11 Page:3512-3519Doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2010.12.017

29. Protection of Mg alloys against galvanic and other forms of corrosion Zheng, W Y; Derushie, C;Lo, J, MAGNESIUM - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS, Year:2005Volume:488-489 Page:787-791 Doi:10.4028/

30. Corrosion-resistant rockbolts for underground structures, Ramsingh, RR;Revie, RW;Lortie, L;MacLeod, FA;Zheng, W, MATERIALS PERFORMANCE, Year:2001 Volume:40Issue:1Page:60-64


32. Assessment of Candidate Fuel Cladding Alloys for the Canadian Supercritical Water-Cooled Reactor Concept. D. Guzonas, M. Edwards and W. Zheng, ASME J of Nuclear Rad Sci 2(1), 011016 (Dec 09, 2015) (8 pages), doi: 10.1115/1.4031502.

33. Yinan Jiao, Joseph R. Kish, Graham Steeves, William G. Cook, Wenyue Zheng and David A. Guzonas, Effect of Thermal Pretreatment on the Corrosion of Stainless Steel in Flowing Supercritical Water, ASME J of Nuclear Rad Sci 2(1), 011015 (Dec, 2015) (9 pages); doi: 10.1115/1.4031125.


(For papers published between 1990-2015, please contact the professor.)



1. Hong-yu Zhou, Ya-qiang Li, Jun-you Liu, Wen-yue Zheng. Method for preparing diamond/Al composites by liquid-solid separation process: China, 202010318168.2[P]. 2020-04-22. Invention patent.

2. Wen-yue Zheng, Zhi-min Pan, Hong-yu Zhou. Compound corrosion inhibitor and its preparation method applied to low carbon steel: China, 202010036952.4 [P]. 2020-1-14. Invention patent.

3. Ci Zhang, Wen-yue Zheng, Hong-yu Zhou. High efficiency shot peening cleaning device applied to complex parts: China, 201911157672.2 [P]. 2019-11-20. The utility model.

4. Ci Zhang, Wen-yue Zheng, Hong-yu Zhou. A large size non immersion four point bending fixture with controllable loading: China, 2019218093244 [P]. 2019-10-25. The utility model.


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