Dr. Jiaqian Qin

.¹ Թ


Position and Contact information:

Researcher, AR-5: Metallurgy and Materials Science Research Institute (MMRI),
Chulalongkorn University, Soi Chula 12, Phayathai Rd., Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330.
Tel: (66) 2218-4242
Fax: (66) 2611-7586

Research Areas of Interest

Metal matrix composites (Macro-/Nano- hard composite/coating)
Nano Functional oxide materials/coatings (Photocatalytic, superhydrophobic, and Supercapacitor)
ab initio calculations

Education and Training

2005  :  BSc (Physics), Xuzhou Normal University, China
2007  :  MSc (Physics), Sichuan University, China
2010  :  PhD (Physics), Sichuan University, China

Honors and Awards

2010  :  JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers
2009  :  Baosteel Outstanding Winners, Baosteel Education Fund
2008  :  CSC, China Scholarship Council
2008  :  CASC Award, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
2006  :  Kwang-Hua Scholarship, Kwang-Hua Education Foundation

Professional Appointments and Research Experiences

2012-Present  :  Researcher, Metallurgy and Materials Science Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University.
2010-2012  :  Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers, Ehime University, Japan.
2008-2009  :  Research Assistant, Sichuan University, Research topic: Study of the strength and residual stress of PDC (Wuhan Kingdream Engineering Tool Co., Ltd.)




J. Ning, X. Zhang, J. Qin, Y. Liu, M. Ma, R. Liu, Phase competition mediated by composition and pressure in Zr2Cu1-xNix system, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 618 (2015) 73-77.



Jiaqian Qin, X. Zhang, Y. Xue, N. Kittiwattanothai, P. Kongsittikul, N. Rodthongkum, S. Limpanart, M. Ma, R. Liu, A facile synthesis of nanorods of ZnO/ Graphene oxide composites with enhanced photocatalytic activity, Applied Surface Science (In press).

Jiaqian Qin, Xinyu Zhang, Yannan Xue, Malay Kumar Das, Adisak Thueploy, Sarintorn Limpanart, Yuttanant Boonyongmaneerat, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, The high concentration and uniform distribution of diamond particles in Ni-diamond composite coatings by sediment co-deposition, Surface and Interface Analysis (In press).

Suhong Zhang, Xinyu Zhang, Yan Zhu, Mingzhen Ma, Jiaqian Qin, Riping Liu, Elastic and thermodynamic properties of Rh and Rh3Zr under pressure from first-principles calculation, Materials Chemistry and Physics (In press).

X. Li, X. Zhang, J. Qin*, S. Zhang, J. Ning, R. Jing, M. Ma, R. Liu, First-principles calculations of structural stability and mechanical properties of tungsten carbide under high pressure, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 75 (2014) 1234-1239.

Xinyu Zhang, Jiaqian Qin*, Yanan Xue, Pengfei Yu, Bing Zhang, Limin Wang, and Riping Liu, Effect of aspect ratio and surface defects on the photocatalytic activity of ZnO nanorods, Scientific Reports 4 (2014) 4596.

Yanan Xue, Jiaqian Qin*, Xinyu Zhang, and Riping Liu, In situ high pressure synthesis of cBN-based composites,  Functional Materials Letters 7 (2014) 1450040.

Suhong Zhang, Xinyu Zhang, Yan Zhu, Na Sun, Jiaqian Qin, Riping Liu, Mechanical and electronic properties of Rh and Rh3Zr from first-principles calculation, Solid State Communications 189 (2014) 43.

Na Sun, Xinyu Zhang, Jiaqian Qin*, Jinliang Ning, Suhong Zhang, Shunxing Liang, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, First principle study of elastic and thermodynamic properties of ZrZn2 and HfZn2 under high pressure, Journal of Applied Physics 115 (2014) 083514.

Jiaqian Qin*, Yanan Xue, Xinyu Zhang, and Riping Liu, Mechanical-assisted preparation and photocatalytic properties of almost-visible light-driven ZnO/ZnFe2O4 nanocomposites, MRS Proceedings 1641 (2014) mrsf13-1641-aa09-48.



Xinyu Zhang*, Jiaqian Qin*,  Jinliang Ning, Xiaowei Sun, Xinting Li, Mingzhen Ma, and Riping Liu* First principle study of elastic and thermodynamic properties of FeB4 under high pressure, Journal of Applied Physics114 (2013) 183517.

Xinyu Zhang*, Jiaqian Qin*,  Xiaowei Sun, Yanan Xue, Mingzhen Ma, and Riping Liu*, First-principles structural design of superhard material of ZrB4, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 (2013) 20894-20899.

Xinyu Zhang*, Jiaqian Qin*,  Yanan Xue, Shiliang Zhang, Qin Jing, Mingzhen Ma, and Riping Liu*, Deformation-induced bonding evolution of iron tetraboride and its electronic origin, Phys. Status Solidi RRL, 7 (2013), 1022-1025.

Xiaowei Sun, Xinyu Zhang, Yan Zhu, Suhong Zhang, Jiaqian Qin, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, First-principles study of ZrC x N1− x alloys with electron concentration modulation, Journal of Materials Science, 48 (2013) 7743-7748.

Jiaqian Qin*, Xinyu Zhang, Yannan Xue, Xinting Li, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, Structure and mechanical properties of tungsten mononitride under high pressure from first-principles calculations, Computational Materials Science, 79 (2013) 456-462.

Jiaqian Qin*, Duanwei He, Phase stability of Ti3SiC2 at high pressure and high temperature, Ceramics International, 39 (2013) 9361-9367.

L. Lei, H. Ohfuji, Jiaqian Qin, X. Zhang, F. Wang, T. Irifune, High-pressure Raman spectroscopy study of LiGaO2, Solid State Communications, 164 (2013) 6-10.



S. Wang, X. Yu, Z. Lin, R. Zhang, D. He, J. Qin, J. Zhu, J. Han, L. Wang, H-K. Mao, J. Zhang, Y. Zhao, "Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Elastic Properties of Novel Tungsten Nitrides", Chem. Mater., 24 (2012) 3023-3028.

L. Lei, H. Ohfuji, T. Irifune, J. Qin, X. Zhang, T. Shinmei. "Disorder-activated Raman Spectra of Cubic Rocksalt-type Li(1-x)/2Ga(1-x)/2MxO (M = Mg, Zn) Alloys", J. Appl. Phys., 112 (2012) 043501.

Jiaqian Qin*, Zhufeng Hou*,Xinyu Zhang*, "Strength and bonding nature of superhard Z-carbon from first-principle study", AIP Advances, 2 (2012) 022160.

Haini Dong, Susannah M. Dorfman, Ying Chen, Haikuo Wang, Jianghua Wang, Jiaqian Qin, Duanwei He,and Thomas S. Duffy, "Compressibility and strength of nanocrystalline tungsten boride under compression to 60 GPa", J. Appl. Phys., 111 (2012) 123514.

Jiaqian Qin*, Norimasa Nishiyama, Hiroaki Ohfuji, Toru Shinmei, Li Lei, Duanwei He, Tetsuo Irifune, "Polycrystalline γ-boron: As hard as polycrystalline cubic boron nitride", Script Materialia, 67 (2012) 257.

Jiaqian Qin*, TetsuIrifune, Haruhiko Dekura, Hiroaki Ohfuji, Norimasa Nishiyama, Li Lei, Toru Shinmei, "Phase relations in boron at pressures up to 18 GPa and temperatures up to 2200oC", Phys.Rev. B85 (2012) 014107.



Ying Chen, Duanwei He*, Jiaqian Qin, Zili Kou, Yan Bi, "Ultrasonic and hardness measurements for ultrahigh pressure prepared WB ceramics", International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 29 (2011) 329-331.

Pei An, Z. He, Jiaqian Qin, Ziyang Li, Yongjun Li, Zili Kou, Duanwei He, "Stability of titanium-aluminium nitride (Ti2AlN) at high pressure and high temperature", Journal of Wuhan University of Technology(Materials Science), 26(5), (2011),914-919.

Shanmin Wang, Zhao Wang, Jiaqian Qin, Wendan Wang, Wenyong Li, Duanwei He, "Nanocrystalline MoS2 through Directional Growth along the (002) Crystal Plane under High Pressure", Materials Chemistry and Physics., 130 (2011) 170-174.

Chenji Liu, Fang Peng*, Ning Tan, Jing Liu, Fengjiao Li, Jiaqian Qin, JianghuaWang, QimingWang and Duanwei He, "Low-compressibility of tungsten tetraboride: a high pressure X-ray diffraction study", High Pressure Research. ,31 (2) (2011) 275-282.



Kai He, Duanwei He*, Li Lei, YongtaoZou, Jiaqian Qin, Shanmin Wang, "Synthesis of low density α-Al2O3 from high density γ-Al2O3 in the presence of LiBO2 melt under high pressure", Solid State Communications, 150 (2010) 21062108.

Z. Wang, D. He, W. Zhang, W. Li, W. Li, Jiaqian Qin, L. Lei, Y. Zou, X. Yang, "Protable high pressure sapphire anvil cell for gas hydrates research", Review of Scientific Instruments, 81 (2010) 085102

Z. Li, Z. Kou, P. An, Jiaqian Qin, "Thermal stability of Ti3AlC2 at static high pressure", CailiaoYanjiuXuebao/ Chinese Journal of Materials Research, 24 (2010) 368-372.

Ying Chen, Duanwei He, Jiaqian Qin, Zili Kou, Shanmin Wang, Jianghua Wang, "Ultrahigh pressure densification of nanocrystalline WB ceramics", Journal of Material Research, 25 (2010) 637-640.

Qaunsheng Song, Jiaqian Qin*,Hongju Wang, Zili Kou, "A Study of Stress in Polycrystalline Diamond Compact (PDC) Using X-Ray Diffraction", J. At. Mol. Phys., 27(3) (2010)

Pei An, Zili Kou, Ziyang Li, Jiaqian Qin, "Thermal stability ofTi2AlN/Al under high pressure",Journal of high pressure physics, 24 (2010), 71-75.)



Jiaqian Qin, Duanwei He, Li Lei, Pei An, Leiming Fang, Yongjun Li, Fulong Wang, and Zili Kou, "Differential thermal analysis study of phase segregation of Ti2AlC under high pressure and high temperature", Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 476(2009) L8-L10.

Li Lei, Duanwei He, Kai He, Jiaqian Qin, Shanmin Wang, "Pressure-induced coordinationchanges in LiBO2", Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 182(2009) 3041-3048.

Yongfang Zhang, Zili Kou, Yongjun Li, Jian Zhang, Jiaqian Qin, Leiming Fang, "High pressure and high temperature sintering of fine-grained PCD using bi-layered assembly", High pressure Research, 29(2009) 325-334.



Jiaqian Qin, Duanwei He, Jianghua Wang, Leiming Fang, Li Lei, Yongjun Li, Juan Hu, Zili Kou, and Yan Bi, "Is rhenium diboride a superhard material?", Advanced Materials, 20 (2008) 4780-4783.

Jiaqian Qin, Duanwei He, Chao Chen, Jianghua Wang, Juan Hu, and Binwei Yang, "Phase segregation of titanium-aluminium carbide (Ti2AlC) at high pressure and high temperature", Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 462 (2008) L24-L27.

Jiaqian Qin, Zhao Wang, Leiming Fang, Fulong Wang, Li Lei, Yongjun Li, Jianghua Wang, Zili Kou, and Duanwei He, "In situ electrical resistance study of Ti2AlC to 6 GPa", Solid state communications, 148 (2008) 431-434.

Yongjun Li, Sicheng Li, Ran Lv, Jiaqian Qin,Jian Zhang, Jianghua Wang, Fulong Wang, Zili Kou, and Duanwei He, "Study of high pressure sintering behavior of cBN composites starting with cBN-Al mixtures", Journal of Material Research ,23 (2008) 2366-2372.

Li Yongjun, Chen Jinlan, Qin Jiaqian, Zhang Jian, Zhang Yongfang, Wu Hongru, Wang Fulong, Chen Xiaofang, Li Wenyong, Kou Zili, "Effect of Al content in the starting mixture on the sintering behaviour of cBN-based compacts", Diamond & Abrasives Engineering, 169 (2009) 71-74.

Zhang Yongfang, Zhang Jian, Lv Ran, Fang Leiming, Li Yongjun, Qin Jiaqian, Kou Zili, "Discussion on the sintering problem of fine grain PCD", Diamond & Abrasives Engineering, 168(2008), 61-64.


Xinyu Zhang, Jiaqian Qin, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, Methods for high hardness of NiW-diamond composite coatings, China Patent pending, No. 201410508115.1, 28 September 2014.

Xinyu Zhang, Jiaqian Qin, Mingzheng Ma, Riping Liu Method of preparation of carbon-doped ZnO nanorod, China Patent pending, No. 2014104016051, August 2014.

Zhao Wang, Duanwei He, Wei Zhang, Wenqiang Li, Wenyong Li, Li Lei, Jiaqian Qin, Yang Cao, Guan Li, "Protable high-pressure and gas hydrate experimental device", Patent  No.: CN 101458245

Conference Proceedings



MS&T 2014, October 12-16, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA, Title:"Effect of Deposition Parameters on Ni-diamond Monolayer Coatings by Sediment Co-deposition"

MS&T 2014, October 12-16, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA, Title:" Phase relations in boron at high pressure and high temperature" (Invited)

2014 NRU summit III, August 1, 2014, Central Word, Bangkok, Thailand Title:" A facile synthesis of nanorods of ZnO/Graphene oxide composites with enhanced photocatalytic activity"



2013 MRS Fall Meeting, December 1-6, 2013, Boston, US Title:"Mechanical-assisted preparation and photocatalytic properties of visible light-driven ZnO nanorods"

International Conference on Traditional and Advanced Ceramics (ICTA2013), September 11-13, 2013, BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand Title:"In Situ Synthesis of cBN-bansed Composites"

Joint Seminar between Metallurgy and Materials Science research Institute, Chulalongkorn University and Advanced Materials Research Centre (AMREC), September 1-4, 2013, AMREC, SIRIM, Penang, Malaysia Title:"Diamond and Related Materials"



The 6th Thailand Metallurgy Conference, December 5-7, Holiday Inn, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Title: Superhard Composite: cBN-Ti3SiC2 Composite

Joint 2012 COMPRES ANNUAL MEETING and High-Pressure Mineral Physics Seminar-8, July 9-13, 2012, Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge, Lake Tahoe, CA, United States, Title: Synthesis and mechanical properties of polycrystalline gamma-boron



XXII Congress and General Assembly International Union of Crystallography , IUCr2011 Madrid, Spain, 22-30 August 2011, Madrid, Spain, Title: Phase stability of boron relative to beta-boron under high pressure and high temperature

GL-GRC Inter-institutional Science Symposium (at Geophysical Laboratory of The Carnegie Institution of Waashington),18-19 September 2011, Washington, USA, Title: Phase relations inboron at high pressure and high temperature

Symposium Materials synthesis under high pressure, 14-15 October 2011, Matsuyama, Japan, Title: Synthesis of gamma- and tetragonal-boron at high pressure

52th The High Pressure Conference of Japan, Okinawa, Japan, 9-12 November 2011, Okinawa, Japan, Title: Synthesis and Characterization of gamma-boron



The 2nd TANDEM, Global-COE symposium on Deep Earth Mineralogy, 4-7 November 2010, Wuhan, China, Title: Synthesis of superhard gamma-boron under high pressure and temperature.



The 14th high pressure symposium in China, 2-6 November 2008, Beijing, China, Title: Synthesis of ReB2 under high pressure and high temperature

Metallurgy and Materials Science Research Institute (MMRI)
Chulalongkorn University, Soi Chula 12, Phyatai Rd., Pathumwan
Bangkok, Thailand 10330.