Baojun Zhao is Fangyuan Fellow and group leader of high temperature process at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He received his B.Sc. in 1986 and M.Sc. in 1989 from Peking University in chemistry and his Ph.D. in 1999 from The University of Queensland in metallurgy. After receiving his Ph.D., he started his postdoctoral research fellow at The University of Queensland. He was a senior research fellow before he took the current position at The University of Queensland.
His primary fields of research are experimental investigation of physiochemical properties of high temperature melts, i.e., phase equilibria and viscosity of ceramics and metallurgical slags. He has developed a number of novel research techniques to accurately determine phase equilibria and viscosity of complex ceramics and metallurgical slag systems. Dr. Zhao is the author or coauthor of 1 book chapter, 87 referee’s papers and 16 conference papers and presentations.
He has received Billiton Gold Medal from Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK (2009) and Non-Ferrous Pyrometallurgy Best Paper Award from Metallurgical Society of CIM, Canada (2009).
His current research interests are fundamental investigations of phase equilibria and viscosity for complex oxide melts through high temperature reaction, quenching and electron probe X-ray microanalysis. The reliable and accurate data will be applied in optimization and development of metal and ceramics processing.