Oscar Zambrano

Roles and responsibilities

Research Council Officer

Current research and/or projects

  • Corrosion studies in CO2 capture systems: Part I (Internal).
  • Corrosion studies in CO2 capture systems: Part II (Internal).
  • Development and characterization of a novel alloy produced by 3D printing (New beginnings).
  • Corrosion studies related to CO2 capture systems (with Clients).

Education

  • PostDoc, Mechanical Engineering, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. 2019.
  • Ph.D. (Hons.) Materials Engineering, Universidad del Valle, Colombia. 2018.
  • MSc.  Mechanical Engineering, Universidad del Valle, Colombia. 2013.
  • B.Sc. Materials Engineering, Universidad del Valle, Colombia.2011.

Awards

  1. Award: NRC EME Excellence Award: Rising Star, May 4, 2023.
  2. Award: NRC EME Excellence Award: Outstanding Team, May 4 2023.
  3. Oscar Zambrano is listed among the World’s Top 2% of Scientists, as published by Stanford University in 2023, updated data October 2023 (https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/6 ).
  4. Latin American Center for Interdisciplinary Training (CELFI) (Fellowship by the International Center for Advanced Studies (ICAS), the Max Planck Liason Office for Latin America and the Latin American Center for Interdisciplinary Training (CELFI, Argentina), AR).2016.
  5. IBERO-AMERICA Santander Grants-Young Lecturers and Researchers (from Spain), BR). 2014-08 to 2014-12

Inventions and patents

  • Form 1/Patent: USA Application no. 18/384,406 - Title: Joining of Wear Resistant and Base Materials on October 27, 2023.

Key publications

  • Zambrano, O.A., K.Y. Tufa, and J. Jiang, Slurry Jet Erosion Resistance of VC-Containing Tool Steels: the Role of the Carbide Volume Fraction. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 2023.
  • Zambrano, O.A. and J. Jiang, The effect of VC content on the scouring erosion resistance of tool steels. Wear, 2023. 520-521: p. 204669.
  • Zambrano, O.A., J. Gholipour, P. Wanjara, and J. Jiang, Linear Friction Welding of Abrasion Resistant CPM 15V Tool Steel to an Alloyed Carbon Shovel-Tooth Steel. Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing, 2023. 7(2): p. 51.
  • Rodríguez, J.S., J.F. Duran, Y. Aguilar, G.A.P. Alcazar, A. Toro, and O.A. Zambrano, Effect of Al content on the low-stress abrasive wear behaviour of Fe-18Mn-xAl-0.7C alloys. Tribology International, 2023. 180: p. 108286.
  • Rodriguez, J.S., J.F. Duran, Y. Aguilar, G.A.P. Alcazar, R.M. Souza, and O.A. Zambrano, Effect of Aluminum Content on the Dynamic Recrystallization of Fe18MnxAl0.74C Steels During Hot-Forging Treatments. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 2022. 53(8): p. 2961-2976.
  • Zambrano, O.A., A Review on the Effect of Impact Toughness and Fracture Toughness on Impact-Abrasion Wear. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 2021. 30(10): p. 7101-7116.
  • Durán, J.F., G.A. Pérez, J.S. Rodríguez, Y. Aguilar, R.E. Logé, and O.A. Zambrano, Microstructural Evolution Study of Fe–Mn–Al–C Steels Through Variable Thermomechanical Treatments. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 2021. 52(11): p. 4785-4799.
  • Castañeda, J.A., O.A. Zambrano, G.A. Alcázar, S.A. Rodríguez, and J.J. Coronado, Stacking Fault Energy Determination in Fe-Mn-Al-C Austenitic Steels by X-ray Diffraction. Metals, 2021. 11(11): p. 1701.
  • Zambrano, O.A., G. Tressia, and R.M. Souza, Failure analysis of a crossing rail made of Hadfield steel after severe plastic deformation induced by wheel-rail interaction. Engineering Failure Analysis, 2020. 115: p. 104621.
  • Zambrano, O.A., E.C. Muñoz, S.A. Rodríguez, and J.J. Coronado, Running-in period for the abrasive wear of austenitic steels. Wear, 2020. 452-453: p. 203298.
  • Rodríguez, J.S., J.F. Duran, Y. Aguilar, G.A.P. Alcázar, and O.A. Zambrano, Failure analysis in sugar cane cutter base blades. Engineering Failure Analysis, 2020. 112: p. 104503.
  • Zambrano, O.A., J. Valdés, L.A. Rodriguez, D. Reyes, E. Snoeck, S.A. Rodríguez, and J.J. Coronado, Elucidating the role of κ-carbides in Fe Mn Al C alloys on abrasion wear. Tribology International, 2019. 135: p. 421-431.
  • Zambrano, O.A. and R.E. Logé, Dynamic recrystallization study of a Fe-Mn-Si based shape memory alloy in constant and variable thermomechanical conditions. Materials Characterization, 2019. 152: p. 151-161.
  • Zambrano, O.A., J.A. Gómez, J.J. Coronado, and S.A. Rodríguez, The sliding wear behaviour of steels with the same hardness. Wear, 2019. 418-419: p. 201-207.
  • Zambrano, O.A., D.S. García, S.A. Rodríguez, and J.J. Coronado, The Mild-Severe Wear Transition in Erosion Wear. Tribology Letters, 2018. 66(3): p. 95.
  • Zambrano, O.A., J.A. Castañeda, and M. Camargo. Towards the comprehension of the Staking Fault Energy in Fe-Mn-Al-C steels. in 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 6) (Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems). 2018. Glasgow, United Kindom: International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineerin (CIMNE) Barcelona, Spain.
  • Zambrano, O.A., A general perspective of Fe–Mn–Al–C steels. Journal of Materials Science, 2018. 53(20): p. 14003-14062.
  • Zambrano, O.A., J. Valdés, Y. Aguilar, J.J. Coronado, S.A. Rodríguez, and R.E. Logé, Hot deformation of a Fe-Mn-Al-C steel susceptible of κ-carbide precipitation. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 2017. 689: p. 269-285.
  • Zambrano, O.A., K.F. Gallardo, D.M. Polania, S.A. Rodríguez, and J.J. Coronado, The Role of the Counterbody’s Oxide on the Wear Behavior of HSS and Hi-Cr. Tribology Letters, 2017. 66(1): p. 1.
  • Zambrano, O.A., Y. Aguilar, J. Valdés, S.A. Rodríguez, and J.J. Coronado, Effect of normal load on abrasive wear resistance and wear micromechanisms in FeMnAlC alloy and other austenitic steels. Wear, 2016. 348-349: p. 61-68.
  • Zambrano, O.A., Stacking Fault Energy Maps of Fe–Mn–Al–C–Si Steels: Effect of Temperature, Grain Size, and Variations in Compositions. Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 2016. 138(4).
  • Zambrano, O.A., J.J. Coronado, and S.A. Rodríguez, Tempering Temperature Effect on Sliding Wear at High Temperatures in Mottled Cast Iron. Tribology Letters, 2015. 57(2): p. 19.
  • Zambrano, O.A., J.J. Coronado, and S.A. Rodríguez, Mechanical properties and phases determination of low carbon steel oxide scales formed at 1200°C in air. Surface and Coatings Technology, 2015. 282: p. 155-162.
  • Zambrano, O.A., J.J. Coronado, and S.A. Rodríguez, Failure analysis of a bridge crane shaft. Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis, 2014. 2(1): p. 25-32.

International experience and/or work

  • Posdoctoral Researcher (Mechanical Engineering (University of Sao Paulo)).
  • Invited researcher. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Neuchatel, CH), Switzerland. 2018-01 to 2018-03.
  • Invited researcher. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Neuchatel, CH), Switzerland. 2015-07 to 2015-12.
  • Invited researcher through the IBERO-AMERICA Santander Grants-Young Lecturers and Researchers (from Spain), in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. 2014-08 to 2014-12
Oscar Zambrano

Oscar Zambrano

Research Council Officer
Clean Energy Innovation
4250 Westbrook Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1W5
Preferred language: English
Telephone: 604-221-3145

Expertise

Materials, Engineered materials, Microscopy, Minerals and Metals, Corrosion, Materials, Metallurgy, Metals, Transformation, Rolling