Hatem ZurobAssociate Professor and Chair B.Eng., Ph.D. (McMaster), P. Eng.JHE 357D
Research Areas Include:
Microstructural evolution in engineering materials and the effect of microstructure on mechanical properties.
Modeling the clustering of Mg and Si atoms in automotive Al-Mg-Si alloys during natural aging.
Grain refinement of microalloyed steels by thermomechanical processing.
Modeling the nucleation of recrystallization and the interaction between recovery and recrystallization.
Investigation of the interfacial conditions during the decomposition of austenite in Fe-C-X using traditional precipitation experiments as well as controlled decarburization.
Development of functionally graded steels and “steel-steel” composites.
Selected Journal Publications
- c) Journal Articles
 C. Qiu, H.S. Zurob, C.R. Hutchinson, 2015, The Coupled Solute Drag Effect during Ferrite Growth in Fe-C-Mn-Si Alloys Using Controlled Decarburization, Acta Materialia, 100, 333.
 F. Jiang, H.S. Zurob, G.R. Purdy, H. Zhang, 2015, Static softening following multistage hot deformation of 7150 aluminum alloy: Experiment and modeling, Materials Science and Engineering A, 648, 164.
 A.G. Kostryzhev, H. Zurob, E.V. Pereloma, Hot deformation behaviour of Ni-30Fe-C and Ni-30Fe-Nb-C model alloys, 2015, Materials Science and Engineering A, 641, 160.
 M. Goune, F. Danoix, J. Agren, Y. Brechet, C.R. Hutchinson, M. Militzer, G. Purdy, S. van der Zwaag, H. Zurob, 2015, Overview of the current issues in austenite to ferrite transformation, Materials Science and Engineering R, 92, 1.
 D. Panahi, H. Van Landeghem, C.R. Hutchinson, G. Purdy, H.S. Zurob, 2015, New Insights into the Limit for Non-Partitioning Ferrite Growth, Acta Materialia, 86, 286.
 M. Guo D. Panahi, H. Van Landeghem, CR Hutchinson, G Purdy, HS Zurob, 2015, A Comparison of Ferrite Growth Kinetics under Denitriding and Decarburizing Conditions, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 46, 2449.
 T. Zhou, HS Zurob, R O’Malley, K Rehman, 2015, Model Fe-Al Steel with Exceptional Resistance to High Temperature Coarsening. Part I: Coarsening Mechanism and Particle Pinning Effects, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 46, 178.
 T. Zhou, P. Zhang, R. O’Malley, HS Zurob, M Subramanian, 2015, Model Fe-Al Steel with Exceptional Resistance to High Temperature Coarsening. Part II: Experimental Validation and Applications, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 46, 190.
 H Hu, HS Zurob, G. Xu, D Embury, G. Purdy, 2015, New insights to the effects of ausforming on the bainitic transformation, Materials Science and Engineering A, 626, 34.
 M Fraser, H Zurob, P Wu, O Bouaziz, 2014, Analytical Model of the Unbending Behavior of
Corrugated Reinforcements, Advanced Engineering Materials, 16, 872.
 MJ Rahman, HS Zurob, JJ Hoyt, 2014, A comprehensive molecular dynamics study of low angle grain boundary mobility in pure aluminum system, Acta Materialia, 74, 39.
 M Militzer, JJ Hoyt, N Provatas, J Rottler, CW Sinclair, HS Zurob, 2014, Multiscale Modeling of Phase Transformations in Steels, JOM, 66, 740.
 JP Masse, B Chehab, H Zurob, D Embury, X Wang, O Bouaziz, 2014, An Original Way for Producing a 2.4 GPa Strength Ductile Steel by Rolling of Martensite, ISIJ international, 54, 235.
 X Zhang, G Xu, X Wang, D Embury, O Bouaziz, GR Purdy and HS Zurob, 2014, Mechanical Behavior of Carbide-free Medium Carbon Bainitic Steels, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 45, 1352.
 O. Bouaziz, H. Zurob and M. Huang, 2013, Driving force and logic of development of advanced high strength steels for automotive applications, Steel Res. Int., 84, 937.
 R. Roumina, D. Embury, O. Bouaziz and H. S. Zurob, 2013, Mechanical behavior of a compositionally graded 300M steel, Mater. Sci. Eng. A, 578, 140.
 C. Qiu, H.S. Zurob, D. Panahi, Y.J. Brechet, G. R. Purdy, C. R. Hutchinson, 2013, Quantifying the solute drag effect on ferrite growth in Fe-C-X alloys using controlled decarburization experiments, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 44, 3472.
 H. S. Zurob, D. Panahi, C. R. Hutchinson, Y. Brechet and G. R. Purdy, 2013, Self-consistent model for planar ferrite growth in Fe-C-X alloys, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 44, 3456.
 T. Furuhara, J-F. Nie, W. Zhang, J.M. Howe, S. Babu, H.S. Zurob, 2013, Foreword: Atomistic effects in migrating interphase interfaces – Recent progress and future study, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 44, 3434.
 Md. K. Rehman, H. S. Zurob, 2013, A novel approach to model static recrystallization of austenite during hot rolling of Nb microalloyed steel. Part I: Precipitate-free case, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 44, 1862.
 X. Wang, H. S. Zurob, G. Xu, Q. Ye, O. Bouaziz, D. Embury, 2013, Influence of microstructural length scale on the strength and annealing behavior of pearlite, bainite, and martensite, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 44, 1454.
 R. Cicoria, B. Chehab, H. S. Zurob, 2013, Diffusion as a method for producing architectured materials, Scripta Materialia, 68, 17.
 R. Wei, M. Enomoto, R. Hadian, H. S. Zurob, G. R. Purdy, 2013, Growth of austenite from as-quenched martensite during intercritical annealing in an Fe-0.1C-3Mn-1.5Si alloy, Acta Materialia, 61, 697.
 T. H. Zhou, A. E. Gheribi, H.S. Zurob, 2013, Austenite particle coarsening and delta-ferrite grain growth in model Fe-Al alloy, Can. Metall. Quarterly, 52, 90.
 M.D.H. Lay, H.S. Zurob, C.R. Hutchinson, T.J. Bastow and A.J. Hill, 2012, Vacancy Behavior and Solute Cluster Growth During Natural Aging of an Al-Mg-Si Alloy, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 43, 4507.
 D.G. Cram, X.Y. Fang, H.S. Zurob, Y.J.M. Brechet and C.R. Hutchinson, 2012, The effect of solute on discontinuous dynamic recrystallization, Acta Mater., 60, 6390.
 C. L. Miao, C. Shang, H. S. Zurob, G. D. Zhang and S. V. Subramanian, 2012, Recrystallization, precipitation and refinement of austenite grains in high Mn, high Nb steel, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 43, 665.
 T. Zhou, H. Zurob, E. Essadiqi and B. Voyzelle, 2011, Kinetics of Delta-Ferrite to Austenite Phase Transformation in a Two-phase Fe-Al-C Alloy, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 42, 3349.
 J. McDermid, H.S. Zurob, Y. Bian, 2011, Stability of Retained Austenite in High-Al, Low-Si TRIP Steels Processed via Continuous Galvanizing Heat Treatments, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 42, 3627.
 T. Zhou, H. S. Zurob, 2011, Abnormal and Post-abnormal Austenite Grain Growth Kinetics in Nb-Ti Microalloyed Steels, Can. Metall. Quarterly., 50, 389.
 G. Purdy, J. Agren, A. Borgenstam, Y. Brechet, M. Enomoto, T. Furuhara, E. Gamsjager, M. Goune, M. Hillert, C. Hutchinson, M. Militzer, H. Zurob, 2011, ALEMI a ten-year history and a prognosis, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 42, 3703.
 O. Bouaziz, H. Zurob, B. Chehab, J.D. Embury, S. Allain and M. Huang, 2011, A Global Description of the Mechanical Behaviour of Twinning Induced Plasticity Steels as a Function of the Chemical Composition, Mater. Sci. Tech., 27, 707.
 C. R. Hutchinson and H. S. Zurob, 2010, Mesoscale simulations of the kinetics of solid–solid phase transformations: Selecting the relevant interfacial compositions for shape-preserved growth, Comptes Rendus Physique, 11, 257-264. Invited
 B. Chehab, X. Wang, J-P Masse, O Bouaziz, H Zurob and D Embury, 2010, Bulk Nano-scale Steel Products, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 240, 012135.
 B.A. Bouwhuis, B. Chehab, O. Bouaziz, D. Embury, H. Zurob, G.D. Hibbard, 2010, Deformation Twinning as a Strengthening Mechanisms in Microtruss Cellular Materials, Scripta Mater., 63, 609-612.
 C-L Miao, C-J Shang, G-D Zhang, G-H Zhu, H. Zurob, S. Subramanian, 2010, Studies on softening kinetics of niobium microalloyed steel using stress-relaxation technique, Front. Mater. Sci. China, 4, 197-201. Invited
 T. Zhou, R. O’Malley and H. S. Zurob, 2010, Study of Grain Growth Kinetics in Delta ferrite and Austenite with Application to Thin-Slab Cast Direct-Rolling (TSCDR) Microalloyed Steels, Metall. Mater. Trans. A., 41, 2112-2120.
 X. Wang, H. S. Zurob, J. D. Embury, X. Ren and I. Yakubtsov, 2010, Microstructural Features controlling the Deformation and Recrystallization Behaviour Fe-30%Mn and Fe-30%Mn-0.5%C, Mater. Sci, Eng. A., 527, 3785-3791.
 B. Chéhab, H. Zurob, D. Embury, O. Bouaziz and Y. Brechet, 2009, Compositionally Graded Steels: A Strategy for Materials Development, Adv. Eng. Mater., 11, 992-999.
 B. K. Dhindaw, D. P. Guru, G. Purdy, H. S. Zurob, 2009, Decarburization as a tool to explore parallels between solid-solid and liquid solid transformations: Fe-C-Mn-Si steels, Trans. Indian Inst. Metals, 62, 255-260.
 Y. Brechet, H. S. Zurob, C. R. Hutchinson, 2009, On the Effect of Pre-Recovery on Subsequent Recrystallization, Inter. J. Mater. Res., 100, 1446-1449.
 D.G. Cram*, H.S. Zurob, Y.J.M. Brechet and C.R. Hutchinson, 2009, Modelling Discontinuous Dynamic Recrystallization Using a Physically-based Model for Nucleation, Acta Mater., 57, 5218-5228.
 F. Lefevre-Schlick, Y. Brechet, H. S. Zurob, G. Purdy and D. Embury, 2009, On the Activation of Recrystallization Nucleation Sites in Cu and Fe, Mater. Sci. Eng. A, 502, 70-78.
 X. Liang, W. Wang and H. S. Zurob, 2009, Microstructural characterization of transformable Fe–Mn alloys at different length scales, Mater. Char., 60, 1224-1231.
 X. Liang, J.R. McDermid, O. Bouaziz, X. Wang, J.D. Embury and H.S. Zurob, 2009, Microstructural evolution and strain hardening of Fe–24Mn and Fe–30Mn alloys during tensile deformation, Acta Mater., 57, 3978-3988.
 H. Seyedrezaei, D. Grebennikov, P. Mascher and H. S. Zurob, 2009, Study of The Early Stages of Clustering in Al-Mg-Si Alloys Using The Electrical Resistivity Measurements, Mater. Sci. Eng. A, 525, 186-191.
 H. S. Zurob and H. Seyedrezaei, 2009, A Model for the Growth of Solute Clusters Based on Vacancy Trapping, Scr. Mater., 61, 141-144.
 H. S. Zurob, C. R. Hutchinson, Y. Brechet, H. Seyedrezaei and G. R. Purdy, 2009, Kinetic transitions during non-partitioned ferrite growth in Fe–C–X alloys, Acta Mater., 57, 2781-2792.
 H. S. Zurob, C. R. Hutchinson, A. Beche, G. R. Purdy and Y. J. M. Brechet, 2008, A transition from local equilibrium to paraequilibrium kinetics for ferrite growth in Fe–C–Mn: A possible role of interfacial segregation, Acta Mater., 56, 2203-2211.
 C. R. Hutchinson, H. S. Zurob, C. W. Sinclair and Y. J. M. Brechet, 2008, The comparative effectiveness of Nb solute and NbC precipitates at impeding grain-boundary motion in Nb steels, Scr. Mater., 59, 635-637.
 A. Beche, H. S. Zurob, C. R. Hutchinson, 2007, Quantifying the Solute Drag Effect of Cr on Ferrite Growth using Controlled Decarburization Experiments, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 38, 2950-2955.
 Y.J.M. Brechet, C.R. Hutchinson, H.S. Zurob and C.W. Sinclair, Effect of Nb on Recrystallization and Austenite Decomposition in Microalloyed Steels, 2007, Steel Res. Inter., 78, 210-215.
 H. S. Zurob, Y. Brechet and J. Dunlop, 2006, Quantitative Criterion for Recrystallization Nucleation in Single Phase Materials: Prediction of Critical Strain and Incubation Time, Acta Mater., 54, 3983-3990.
 J. W. Dunlop, Y. J. M. Brechet, L. Legras and H. S. Zurob, 2006, Modelling isothermal and non-isothermal recrystallization kinetics, J. Nucl. Mater., 366, 178-186.
 H. S. Zurob, J. Nakano, G. R. Purdy, 2006, Modelling of the Dynamics of Transient Liquid Film Migration in Ternary Systems, J. Phase Equil. Diff., 27, 699-706.
 C. R. Hutchinson, H. S. Zurob and Y. Brechet, 2006, The Growth of Ferrite in Fe-C-X: the Role of Thermodynamics, Diffusion and Interfacial Conditions, Metal. Mater. Trans. A, 37, 1711-1720.
 H. S. Zurob, Y. Brechet, 2005, Effect of Structure on the Creep of Open-Cell Nickel foams, J. Mater. Sci., 40, 5893-5901.
 H. S. Zurob, G. Zhu, S. V. Subramanian, G. R. Purdy, C. R. Hutchinson, Y. Brechet, 2005, Effect of Mn on Recrystallization in High Nb Steels: Example of Alloy & Process Design, ISIJ Int., 45, 713-722.
 H. S. Zurob, C. R. Hutchinson, Y. Brechet and G. R. Purdy, 2004, Rationalization of the Softening and Recrystallization Behavior of Microalloyed Steels Using Mechanism Maps, Mater. Sci. Eng. A, 382, 64-81.
 C.R. Hutchinson, A. Fuchsmann, H.S. Zurob and Y. Brechet, 2004, A Novel Experimental Approach to Identifying Kinetic Transition in Solid State Phase Transformations, Scr. Mater., 50, 285-289.
 A. Phillion, H. S. Zurob, C. R. Hutchinson, H. Guo, D. V. Malakhov, J. Nakano and G. R. Purdy, 2004, Studies of the Influence of Alloying Elements on the Growth of Ferrite from Austenite under Decarburization Conditions: Fe-C-Ni Alloys, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 35, 1237-1242.
 H. S. Zurob, C. R. Hutchinson, Y. Brechet and G. Purdy, 2002, Modeling recrystallization of microalloyed austenite: effect of coupling recovery, precipitation and recrystallization, Acta Mater., 50, 3075-3092.
 J. Wang and H. S. Zurob, 2002, The precipitation of NbC on dislocations in austenite, App. Phys. A, 74 [Suppl.] S1213-S1215.
 H. S. Zurob, Y. Brechet and G. Purdy, 2001, A Model for the Competition of precipitation and recrystallization in deformed austenite, Acta Mater., 49, 4183-4190.