Cai Shu

School of Materials Science and Engineering

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Brief Introduction

Areas of research interest

Processing and properties of oxide ceramics and composite ceramics; 
Biomaterials for orthopedic application;
Sodium-ion battery


Structural Ceramics, Processing Techniques for Advanced Ceramics

Research projects

1. Preparation of hybrid coating on magnesium alloys and its deformation mechanism and biodegradation behavior, Funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Jan. 2016-Dec. 2019.

2. The interface adhesion, degradation and biological properties of bioglass-ceramic coated magnesium alloys, Funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Jan. 2014-Dec. 2017.

3. The effects of bone trace elements on the structure, mechanical properties and biological functions of calcium phosphate glass ceramics, Funded by National Natural Science Funds, Jan. 2011-Dec. 2013

4. Study on the nano-calcium phosphate bioglass ceramics for bone regeneration and drug delivery, Funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Jan. 2008-Dec. 2010.

5. Study on the ordered growth of Co-doped nano hydroxyapatite and its composite materials, Funded by Tianjin Natural Science Foundation, April 2011-Dec. 2014.

6. Porous bioceramics strengthened by hydroxyapatite nanofiber in-situ growth, Funded by Tianjin Natural Science Foundation. April 2006-Dec. 2008.

7. Zirconia toughened composite ceramic plunger for pumps used in heavy oil absorption with steam flooding, National High Technology Research and Development (863) Programme, Jan. 2002- Dec. 2005 (2002AA332080)

Selected publications(Journal articles, patents and books)

About 70 papers published in Chinese journals and in international journals. 11 patents authorized. 

• Shu Cai*, Ying Dou, Kai Huang, et al. Nanoporous 45S5 Glass-Ceramics/Crosslinked Gelatin Coated Magnesium Alloy with Improved Corrosion Resistance and Apatite Forming Ability. Science of Advanced Materials. 5:1-9, 2013.

• Kai Huang, Shu Cai*, Guohua Xu, et al. Sol-gel derived mesoporous 58S bioactive glass coatings on AZ31magnesium alloy and in vitro degradation behavior. Surface & Coatings Technology. 240:137-144, 2014.

• Mengguo Ren, Shu Cai*, Tielong Liu, et al. Calcium phosphate glass/MgF2 double layered composite coating for improving the corrosion resistance of magnesium alloy. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 591: 34-40, 2014.

• Ruiyue Zhang, Shu Cai*, Guohua Xu, et al. Crack self-healing of phytic acid conversion coating on AZ31magnesium alloy by heat treatment and the corrosion resistance. Applied Surface Science 313:896-904, 2014.

• Ye Xinyu, *Cai Shu, Xu Guohua, Dou Ying, Hu Hongtao, et al., The Influence of Mesopores on the Corrosion Resistance of Hydroxyapatite Coated AZ31 Mg Alloy, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 161 (3) C1-C6,2014.

• Sibo Shen, *Cai Shu, Guohua Xu, et al., Bond strength and corrosion resistance of bioglass coated magnesium alloy fabricated by uniaxial pressing and microwave hybrid heating, Materials and Design, 86:610-615, 2015.

• Sibo Shen, *Cai Shu , Guohua Xu, et al., Influence of heat treatment on bond strength and corrosion resistance of sol-gel derived bioglass-ceramic coatings on magnesium alloy, Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials, 45:166-174 , 2015.

• Zhao Huan, *Cai Shu, Zetao Ding, et al., A simple method for the preparation of magnesium phosphate conversion coatings on a AZ31 magnesium alloy with improved corrosion resistance. RSC Adv, 5:24586,2015.

Education Background
  • Master’s Degree| Tianjin University| 1992
  • Bachelor’s Degree| Hunan University| 1987
  • Doctoral degree| Tianjin University| 2000
Research Interests
  • Structural ceramics; Biomaterials for orthopedic application
Positions & Employments
  • 2007.9-2008.2

     Oxford University | Visiting scholar, 
  • 1992.3-2019.12

     Tianjin University | Lecturer,Associate professor, Professor 
Academic Achievements