Fei Xue (PD)

Home Town: Anyang, China


  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, China (2007)
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China (2015)

Previous Positions

  • Postdoc, Materials Science & Engineering department, Northwestern University, Evanston, 2018-2020
  • Research Staff, Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate Lab, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2017-2018
  • Research Scholar, Institute I: General Materials Properties, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, 2015-2017


  • Excellent Poster Award, IUMRS-ICAM (2013)
  • International Symposium on Superalloys Scholarship, Superalloys (2012)
  • CITIC-CBMM Nb-bearing Steel Graduate Scholarship (2012)

Research Area: superalloys, microstructure characterization, deformation mechanism, oxidation behavior

Outside of Research: Football, cooking and hiking

Email: [email protected]


  1. F. Xue, E.A. Marquis, Role of diffusion-induced grain boundary migration in the oxidation response of a Ni-30Cr alloy, Acta Materialia, 240 (2022) 118343.
  2. A.J. Egan, F. Xue, Y. Rao, G. Sparks, E.A. Marquis, M. Ghazisaeidi, S. Tin, M.J. Mills, Local phase transformation strengthening at microtwin boundaries in nickel-based superalloys, Acta Materialia, 238 (2022) 118206.
  3. L.S. Feng, A. Egan, F. Xue, E. Marquis, M.J. Mills, Y.Z. Wang, Computation-aided understanding and design of localized phase transformation at stacking faults, MRS communications, (2022), 1-11.
  4. T.L. Barth, P.K. Weber, T. Liu, F. Xue, L. Backman, E. Opila, T.C. Valenza, E.A. Marquis, Grain boundary transport through thermally grown alumina scales on NiAl, Corrosion Science, 209 (2022) 110798.
  5. A. Bezold, N. Volz, F. Xue, M. Göken, S. Neumeier, Anomalous work hardening behavior of a single crystalline Co-base superalloy, Alloy, 3 (2022), 243.
  6. S.I. Baik, Z. Mao, Q. Ren, F. Xue, C.E. Campbell, C. Zhang, B. Zhou, R.D. Noebe, D.N. Seidman, The effects of diffusional couplings on compositional trajectories and interfacial free energies during phase separation in a quaternary Ni-Al-Cr-Re model superalloy, Acta Materialia, 234 (2022) 118020.
  7. H. Xu, Y. Zhang, H. Fu, F. Xue, X. Zhou, J. Xie, Effects of boron or carbon on solidification behavior of Co-Ni-Al-W-based superalloys, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 891 (2022) 161965.
  8. Xue, C.H. Zenk, L.P. Freund, S. Neumeier, M. Göken. “High temperature creep deformation of a Co-base single-crystal superalloy: rafting, precipitate shearing and phase formation.” Philosophical Magazine, 101 (2021): 326-353.
  9. Long, S.I. Baik, D.W. Chung, F. Xue, E.A. Lass, D.N. Seidman, D.C. Dunand. “Microstructure and creep performance of a multicomponent Co-based L12-ordered intermetallic alloy.” Acta Materialia, 196 (2020): 396-408.
  10. Zhai, L. Yang, F. Xue, Y.H. Chen, S. Mao. “Defects and their elemental distributions in a crept Co-Al-W-Ti-Ta single crystal superalloy.” Crystals, 10 (2020): 908.
  11. Wang, F. Xue, X. Li, Y.H. Chen, Q. Deng, A. Li, H. Long, S. Mao, W. Li, L. Yang, Q. Feng, X.D. Han. “Multidimensional microscopic investigation of oxidation-induced hollow cavities in a Co–Al–W–Ti–Ta alloy nanotip by electron tomography.” Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 848 (2020): 156243.
  12. Zhou, H. Fu, F. Xue, Y. Zhang, J. Xie. “Abnormal precipitation of the μ phase during solution treatment of γ′-strengthened Co-Ni-Al-W-based superalloys.” Scripta Materialia, 181 (2020): 30-34.
  13. Bezold, N. Volz, F. Xue, C. H. Zenk, S. Neumeier, M. Göken. “On the precipitation-strengthening contribution of the Ta-containing Co3(Al,W)-phase to the creep properties of γ/γ′ cobalt-base superalloys.” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 51 (2020): 1567–1574.
  14. Li, Y. Zhao, F. Xue, X. Yang, Y.H. Chen, C. Wang, Q. Deng, A. Li, Q. Feng. “In situ oxidation analysis on Co-Al-W-Ti-Ta single-crystal alloy in an environmental TEM.” Corrosion Science, 172 (2020): 108725.
  15. D. Fu, Y.H. Zhang, F. Xue, Y. Zhang, H. Xu, J.X. Xie. “Microstructure and properties evolution of Co-Al-W-Ni-Cr superalloys by molybdenum and niobium substitutions for tungsten.” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 51 (2020): 299–308.
  16. Sun, A.W.Y. Tan, A. Bhowmik, F. Xue, I. Marinescu, E. Liu. “Evaluation of Cold Sprayed Graphene Nanoplates–Inconel 718 Composite Coatings.” Surface and Coatings Technology 378 (2019): 125065.
  17. Chen, F. Xue, C. Wang, X. Li, Q. Deng, X. Yang, H. Long, W. Li, L. Yang, A. Li, Effect of Cr on the microstructure and oxidation properties of Co-Al-W superalloys studied by in situ environmental TEM, Corrosion Science, (2019) 108179.
  18. Sun, A. Bhowmik, A.W.Y. Tan, F. Xue, I. Marinescu, F. Li, E. Liu, Strategy of incorporating Ni-based braze alloy in cold sprayed Inconel 718 coating, Surface and Coatings Technology, 358 (2019) 1006–1012.
  19. Sun, A. Bhowmik, A.W.Y. Tan, R. Li, F. Xue, I. Marinescu, E. Liu, Improving microstructural and mechanical characteristics of cold-sprayed Inconel 718 deposits via local induction heat treatment, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 797 (2019) 1268–1279
  20. J. Zhou, F. Xue, H. Chang, Q. Feng, Effect of Mo on microstructural characteristics and coarsening kinetics of γ’ precipitates in Co-Al-W-Ta-Ti alloys, Journal of Materials Science & Technology, 34 (2018) 799–805.
  21. Xue, C.H. Zenk, L.P. Freund, M. Hoelzel, S. Neumeier, M. Göken, Double minimum creep in the rafting regime of a single-crystal Co-base superalloy, Scripta Materialia, 142 (2018) 129–132.
  22. Y. Wang, F. Xue, Y. Zhang, S.L. Shang, Y. Wang, J.S. Li, X.D. Hui, Q. Feng, Z.K. Liu, Atomic and electronic basis for the solutes strengthened (010) anti-phase boundary of L12 Co3(Al, TM), Acta Materialia, 53 (2018) 1204–1216.
  23. H. Chen, F. Xue, S.C. Mao, H.B. Long, B. Zhang, Q.S. Deng, B. Chen, P. Maguire, H.Z. Zhang, X.D. Han, Q. Feng, Elemental preference and atomic scale site recognition in a Co-Al-W-base superalloy, Scientific Reports, 7 (2017) 17240.
  24. J. Zhou, W.D. Li, F. Xue, H. Chang, Q. Feng, Alloying effects on microstructural stability and γ’ phase nano-hardness in Co-Al-W-Ta-i-base superalloys, Superalloys 2016 (Warrendale, PA: TMS, 2016) 981-990.
  25. Xue, H.J. Zhou, Q.Y. Shi, X.H. Chen, M.L. Wang, X.F. Ding, Q. Feng, Creep behavior in a γ′ strengthened Co-Al-W-Ta-Ti single-crystal alloy at 1000°C, Scripta Materialia, 97 (2015) 37-40.
  26. Xue, H.J. Zhou, Q. Feng, Improved high-temperature microstructural stability and creep property of novel Co-base single-crystal alloys containing Ta and Ti, JOM, 66 (2014) 2486-2494.
  27. Xue, T. Mi, M.L. Wang, X.F. Ding, X.H. Li, Q. Feng, Effects of Ni on microstructural evolution and γ′ dissolution of novel Co-Al-W base alloys, Acta Metallurgica Sinica, 50 (2014) 845-853.
  28. Xue, H.J. Zhou, X.H. Chen, Q.Y. Shi, H. Chang, M.L. Wang, X.F. Ding, Q. Feng, Improved microstructural stability and creep behavior by Ta and Ti in γ/γ′ Co-Al-W-base single crystal superalloys, Eurosuperalloys 2014, (Les Ulis, France: EDP Sciences, 2014) 15002.
  29. F. Ding, T. Mi, F. Xue, H.J. Zhou, M.L. Wang, Microstructure formation in γ-γ’ Co-Al-W-Ti alloys during directional solidification, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 599 (2014) 159-163.
  30. Xue, H.J. Zhou, X.F. Ding, M.L. Wang, Q. Feng, Improved high temperature γ′ stability of Co-Al-W-base alloys containing Ti and Ta, Materials Letters, 112 (2013) 215-218.
  31. Xue, M. Wang, Q. Feng, Alloying effects on heat-treated microstructure in Co-Al-W-base superalloys at 1300°C and 900°C, Superalloys 2012 (Warrendale, PA: TMS, 2012) 813-821.
  32. Xue, M.L. Wang, Q. Feng, Phase equilibria in Co-Rich Co-Al-W alloys at 1300°C and 900°C, Materials Science Forum, 686 (2011) 388-391.
  33. F. Xue, Z.Q. Li, Q. Feng, Mo effect on the microstructure in Co-Al-W-based superalloys, Materials Science Forum, 654-656 (2010) 420-423.


  1. Grain boundary chemistry and mechanical properties of a multicomponent Co-based L12–ordered intermetallic alloy, TMS 2020, San Diego, California United States, February 2020.
  2. Coarsening and creep behavior of Co-Ni-Al-W-Ti-Ta-B superalloy with high γ′ solvus temperature, TMS 2020, San Diego, California United States, February 2020.
  3. Cold Spray Trials of Metal Powders on Cast Iron, ATSC 2018, Singapore, November 2018
  4. Double Minimum Creep of a Ta-containing single crystal Co-base superalloy, TMS 2017, San Diego, California United States, February 2017.
  5. High temperature creep of a Ta-containing cobalt-base superalloy single crystal, 43th International Retreat Symposium, Sattelbogen, Germany, October 2016.
  6. Microstructural evolution and creep behavior of a novel Co-base single crystal superalloy with positive lattice misfit, MES 2016, Darmstadt, Germany, September 2016.
  7. Single crystalline g/g¢ Co-base superalloys, SFB-TR 103 Interaction Week, Irsee, Germany, December 2015.
  8. Influence of Ta and Ti on the Co-base single crystal superalloys, 42th International Retreat Symposium, Sattelbogen, Germany, September 2015.
  9. Improved high temperature microstructural stability and creep behavior by Ta and Ti in γ/γ′ Co-Al-W-base single crystal superalloys, Eurosuperalloys 2014, Giens, France, May 2014.
  10. High temperature tensile properties of a directionally solidified Co-Al-W-Ti alloy. IUMRS-ICAM 2013, Qingdao, China, September 2013.
  11. Alloying effects on microstructure and high γ′ solvus Co-base alloys. Superalloys 2012, Champion, United States, September 2012.
  12. Ta effects on microstructure of Co-Al-W-base alloys. CMC 2011, Beijing, China, May 2011.
  13. Determination of 1300°C isothermal section of the Co-Al-W system. IUMRS-ICA 2010, Qingdao, China, September 2010.