Jun Cui


Materials Science and Engineering


2220 Hoover
528 Bissell Rd.
Ames, IA 500111096


Dr. Cui joined Iowa State University in July 2015. He also holds a Faculty Scientist position at Ames National Laboratory. His research focuses on ferroic materials including ferromagnetic, ferroelectric and ferroelastic for energy efficient and renewable energy applications. Example projects include magnetocaloric materials for hydrogen liquefaction, non-rare earth permanent magnets, high silicon steel for EV motor applications, shape memory metal for heat pump applications, etc. He also plays a major role in the field of combinatorial materials science by pioneer various high throughput bulk materials synthesis and characterization method. Before he joined ISU, he worked for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory from 2010 to 2015 and GE Global Research Center from 2005 to 2010. Dr. Cui has 10 patents granted, 90 peer reviewed papers and 18 conference papers and technical reports.


Selected Publications (10/90) https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=T6dJOeUAAAAJ&hl=en

  1. J. Cui, Early Efforts on Elastocaloric Cooling (2002 to 2014). Shap. Mem. Superelasticity (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40830-024-00475-z
  2. Pan, K.S. Phadke, Z. Li, G. Ouyang, T. Kim, L. Zhou, J. Slaughter, B. Bellaire, S. Ren, and J. Cui. “Sprayable copper and copper–zinc nanowires inks for antiviral surface coating.” RSC Advances 12 (2022) 6093-6098.
  3. Cui, Ormerod, J., Parker, D., Ott, R., Palasyuk, A., Mccall, S., Paranthaman, M. P., Kesler, M., McGuire, M., Nlebedim, I. C., Pan, C., Lograsso, T., 2022, Manufacturing Processes for Permanent Magnets: Part I – Sintering and Casting, JOM, 74 (2022) 1279-1295.
  4. Mohapatra, D.D. Johnson, J. Cui, X. Tan, Effect of electric hysteresis on fatigue behavior in antiferroelectric bulk ceramics under bipolar loading, J. Mater. Chem. C. 9 (2021) 15542–15551.
  5. Khakurel, M.F.N. Taufique, A. Roy, G. Balasubramanian, G. Ouyang, J. Cui, D.D. Johnson, R. Devanathan, Machine learning assisted prediction of the Young’s modulus of compositionally complex alloys, Scientific Reports. 11 (2021) 17149.
  6. Ouyang, B. Jensen, W. Tang, J. Schlagel, B. Hilliard, C. Pan, B. Cui, K. Dennis, D. Jiles, T. Monson, I. Anderson, M.J. Kramer, J. Cui, Near net shape fabrication of anisotropic Fe-6.5%Si soft magnetic materials, Acta Materialia. 201 (2020) 209–216.
  7. Cui, M. Kramer, L. Zhou, F. Liu, A. Gabay, G. Hadjipanayis, B. Balasubramanian, D. Sellmyer, Current progress and future challenges in rare-earth-free permanent magnets, Acta Materialia. 158 (2018) 118–137.
  8. Cui, J.-P. Choi, E. Polikarpov, M.E. Bowden, W. Xie, G. Li, Z. Nie, N. Zarkevich, M.J. Kramer, D. Johnson, Effect of composition and heat treatment on MnBi magnetic materials, Acta Materialia. 79 (2014) 374–381.
  9. Cui, Y. Wu, J. Muehlbauer, Y. Hwang, R. Radermacher, S. Fackler, M. Wuttig, I. Takeuchi, Demonstration of high efficiency elastocaloric cooling with large ΔT using NiTi wires, Applied Physics Letters. 101 (2012) 073904.
  10. Cui, Y.S. Chu, O.O. Famodu, Y. Furuya, J. Hattrick-Simpers, R.D. James, A. Ludwig, S. Thienhaus, M. Wuttig, Z. Zhang, I. Takeuchi, Combinatorial search of thermoelastic shape-memory alloys with extremely small hysteresis width, Nature Materials. 5 (2006) 286–290.

Primary Strategic Research Area

Advanced Materials & Manufacturing