Wayne State University

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Lumigen Instrument Center
SEM & TEM Mgr. Profile
Zhi ("Mike") Mei, Ph.D.
Title Research Associate
Location SEM & TEM Core Facility
Lumigen Instrumentation Center
A. Paul Schaap Chemistry Building
Education B.S. Materials Science, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, 1985
M.S. Materials Science, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, 1988
Ph.D. Materials Science, Shanghai Jiao-tong University, 1996
Office Chem 50.2
Phone (313) 577-2604

In 2010 Dr. Mei brought seventeen years of electron microscopy expertise to the Lumigen Instrument Center. As Research Associate of the Electron Microscopy Laboratory, he actively interacts with and trains users so that their images are of the highest quality. Dr. Mei's research interests focus on the relationships between chemical composition, microstructure and physical properties of metals, alloys, and metal matrix composites. At the University of Toronto, he conducted industrial failure analysis and determined the root cause of structural malfunction of C-connectors made of aluminum alloy 6061, crane wire rope, and steel fasteners. Dr. Mei has characterized the microstructure of a novel Ti alloy using optical microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy. He has assisted other industrial clients with metallurgical product development such as improving dental drill bits and aluminum pistons. Though Dr. Mei is an expert in metallurgical applications, he is also very adept at helping our Life Science clients and has initiated and coordinated the purchase of a cryogenic ultra-microtome for the preparation of tissue samples.


Yan, S.L., Young, K.H., Zhao, X., Mei, Z., and Ng, K.Y. Simon, Electron Backscatter Diffraction Studies on the Formation of Superlattice Metal Hydride Alloys, Batteries 2017, 3(4), 40

Ma, X., Lin, R., Ofoli, R. Y., Mei, Z., Jackson, J. E., Structural and morphological evaluation of Ru–Pd bimetallic nanocrystals, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 173(2016) 1-6

Mei, Z., Zhu, Y.H., Lee, W.B., Yue, T.M., Pang, G.K.H., Microstructure investigation of a SiC whisker reinforced eutectoid zinc alloy matrix composite, Composites: Part A, 37 (2006) 1345-1350

Mei, Z., Wang, W.Y., Wang, A.H., Transmission electron microscopy characterization of laser-clad ironbase alloy on Al-Si alloy, Materials Characterization, 56 (2006) 185-191

Mei, Z., Yan, Y. W., Cui, K., Effect of matrix composition on the microstructure of in situ synthesized TiC particulate reinforced iron-based composite, Materials Letters, 57(2003) 3175-3181

Mei, Z., Yue, T. M., Yu, J. K., Electron microscopy study of excimer laser-treated Ti-6Al-4V, Journal of Materials Science Letters, 21(2002) 1907-1920

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