Dr Shouxun Ji is currently a Reader at Brunel University London. He is focusing on the development and understanding the fundamental mechanisms of lightweight materials and structures for the automotive industry and other industrial sectors, including purpose developed aluminium and magnesium alloys with improved ductility, strength (at ambience and elevated temperatures), modulus and thermal conductivity, and the hybrid structures using different materials and different joining techniques. He is also working on new materials and structures for aerospace application, such as materials for explosive cords and high strength casting materials for aircraft. Recently, he worked with world leading company to develop magnesium alloys for engine application in powered tools, which requires improved strength and thermal conductivity at room temperature and at elevated temperatures. Dr. Ji have experience on semi-solid metal processing of rheo-die casting, rheo-extrusion and rheo-twin roll casting. His previous works also included cast irons (spheroidal graphite cast iron and austempered ductile iron) and copper alloys. Dr Ji has published more than 140 papers in the peer-reviewed scientific Journals and more than 20 international patents. Dr. Ji is the member of three ISO technical committee and one BSI technical committee. He is also the editorial member of three scientific journals. He received the innovation award from CMF UK in 2017.