Kevin Tan

Former member


Kevin Tan
Centre for Advanced Materials Joining
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo

Harbin Institute of Technology
Harbin, China, 150001

Contact Information

Phone: (519)-888-4567, ext. 38579
Office: E2-4403

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario  N2L 3G1

Biographical Information

2009: MASc, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin institute of Technology, People's Republic of China. MASc thesis title: Research on welding characteristics of EH36 steel by using double-sided arc welding

2007: BASc, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jiamusi University, People's Republic of China

Research Interests

  • Laser welding-brazing of dissimilar materials, such as Mg/Fe, Mg/Ti
  • Laser-MIG hybrid welding of thick plates

Selected Publications

  • Caiwang Tan, Liqun Li, Yanbin Chen, “Characteristics of fiber laser and CO2 laser welding of AZ31B magnesium alloys”, Chinese Journal of Lasers, 2011
  • Liqun Li, Caiwang Tan, Yanbin Chen et al., “Comparative study on microstructure and mechanical properties of laser welded-brazed Mg/mild steel and Mg/stainless steel joints”, Materials and design, 2013, 59-65
  • Liqun Li, Caiwang Tan, Yanbin Chen, “Dissimilar metal joining of magnesium alloy to zinc coated steel by laser welding-brazing process”, 30th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, ICALEO 2011, p 350-356
  • Liqun Li, Caiwang Tan, Yanbin Chen et al., “Influence of Zn coating on interfacial reactions and mechanical properties during laser welding-brazing Mg to Steel”, Metallurgical and Materials Transaction A. DOI: 10.1007/s11661-012-1266-6
  • Lei Zhenglong, Tan Caiwang, Chen Yanbin et al., “Microstructure and mechanical properties of fiber laser-MAG hybrid weld of X80 pipeline steel”, Transactions of ASME-Journal of Pressure Vessel and Technology, 2012
  • Liu Dianbao, Li Fuquan, Tan Caiwang, Chen Yanbin, Zhao Yumei, “Microstructure and performance of backing weld joint of EH36 steel thick plate by double-sided arc welding”, Transactions of The China Welding Institution. 2011, 32(1):81-84
  • Tan Caiwang, Mei Changxin, Li Liqun, Dai Jingmin, Guo wei, “Single and Dual Beam Laser Welding-Brazing Characteristics of Mg/Zinc-coated Steel Dissimilar Alloys”, The Chinese Journal of Nonferrous Metals, 2012
  • Liqun Li, Wei Guo, Caiwang Tan, “Welding characteristics of AZ31B magnesium alloy/stainless steel dissimilar alloys by dual beam laser welding-brazing process”, Chinese Journal of Lasers, 2012

Thesis Supervisor(s)

  • Professor Liqun Li
  • Professor Norman Zhou
  • Professor Yanbin Chen