Zhongyuan (Zack) Qian

Senior Consultant / Ph.D., P.E. / Houston


Dr. Qian is licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and has over ten years of combined research and engineering experience in materials science and engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University, where he studied renewable energy materials and materials behaviors under static and dynamic conditions.

Dr. Qian’s area of expertise includes materials failure analysis, corrosion analysis & prevention, physical metallurgy, materials selection, materials characterization & development, Finite Element Modeling (FEA), and fitness for service analysis. He has extensive experience in materials failure analysis and consultation for clients in oil & gas, petrochemical, construction, power & utility and automotive industries. He has specialty in steels, non-ferrous metals as well as plastics.

Education and Registrations

  • Materials Science and Engineering, Ph.D.: Iowa State University
  • Material Science and Engineering, B.S.: Shanghai JiaoTong University
  • Registered Professional Engineer: Texas