Peng-Wei Chu (GS)

Home Town: Taichung, TaiwanPeng_wei Chu (grad student, Michigan)

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan


  • 2016 MSE Graduate Student Symposium Silver Award
  • 2012 Government Scholarship to Study Abroad by Ministry of Education, Taiwan
  • 2011 Honored member of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society of the Republic of China, Taiwan

Research Area: My main research topic is by combining microstructure characterization (OM, SEM, TEM/STEM) and electrochemical techniques to investigate the corrosion mechanisms of Mg alloys and impacts of alloy microstructure. I’ve also worked on oxidation behavior of Ti and Ti-Al alloys, and precipitation kinetics of Ti3Al phase inside Ti-Al alloys.


  1. P.W. Chu, E.A. Marquis, “Anodic Hydrogen Evolution and Localized Corrosion under Galvanostatic Polarizations on a Peak-Aged Mg-Y-Nd-Zr Alloy”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 163, no. 8, pp. C402-C409, 2016.

  2. P.W. Chu, E.A. Marquis, “Linking the Microstructure of a Heat-Treated WE43 Mg Alloy with its Corrosion Behavior”, Corrosion Science, vol. 101, no. 12, pp. 94-104, 2015.

  3. K.C. Lin, P.W. Chu, C.S. Lin, H.B. Chen, “Galvanizing and Galvannealing Behavior of CMnSiCr Dual-Phase Steels”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, vol. 44, no. 6, pp. 2690-2698, 2013.

  4. P.W. Chu, C.K. Chen, C.S. Lin, H.B. Chen, “Electrochemical Techniques for Interfacial Microstructure Characterization of Hot-Dip Galvanized and Galvannealed Steels”, Galvatech 2011, 2011.

  5. K.C. Lin, P.W. Chu, C.S. Lin, H.B. Chen, “Galvanzing and Galvannealing of CMnSiCr Dual Phase Steels”, Galvatech 2011, 2011.

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Outside of Research: I am tech geek, space geek, and play lots of basketball. I also enjoy travelling with points and miles.