Alloy Design Lab MEMBER


Trang Thi Thanh Tram (T. T. T. Trang)

Research interest

Medium Mn Steels

Alloy Design

Microstructures and Properties Correlation

In-situ Tensile and Heating Experiments


  • 2023.03-present

Post-doc. in Graduate Institute of Ferrous and Energy Materials Technology, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea

  • 2019.02-2023.02

Ph.D. in Graduate Institute of Ferrous and Energy Materials Technology, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea

  • 2010.09-2012.08

M.S. in Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea

  • 2005-2010

B.E. in Materials Technology, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology (HCMUT), Vietnam


  • T.T.T. Trang, Yoon-Uk Heo*, Transmission electron microscopy study on the phase transformation of metastable precipitates to stable phases, Microscopy, dfad043 (2023).
  • Chang_Gon Jeong, T.T.T. Trang, Youngyun Woo, Eun Yoo Yoon, Youngseon Lee, Yoon-Uk Heo*,Effect of cooling rate on the final microstructure and tensile property in an Fe–Mn–Si–C-based multiphase TRIP steel, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 887(6), 145696 (2023).
  • T.T.T. Trang, Dognwon Lee, Yoon-Uk Heo*, Direct observation of the ledge-typed twin boundary in a martensitic steel, Acta Materialia, 119285 (2023).
  • Dongwon Lee, T.T.T. Trang, Yoon-Uk Heo*, Role of Dislocation Climb on Twin Boundary and Antiphase Boundary Formations in inverse-spinel MnAl2O4, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 170526 (2023).
  • Yoon‑Uk Heo*, Chang‑Gon Jeong, Soo‑Hyun Kim, Gun‑Young Yoon, T. T. T. Trang, Youngyun Woo, Eun Yoo Yoon, Young‑Seon Lee, "EPMA quantification on the chemical composition of retained austenite in a Fe-Mn-Si-C-based multi-phase steel", Applied Microscopy, 52(14), (2022).
  • T.T.T. Trang, Chang-Gon Jeong, Dongwon Lee, Yoon-Uk Heo*, Nano‐sized Lamellar Structures and Tensile Properties of Intercritical‐annealed Medium Mn Steels Containing Multi‐phases. steel research international, steel research international, 2200233 (2022).
  • T.T.T. Trang, Soo-Yeon Lee, Yoon-Uk Heo*, Myeong-Hun Kang, Dong-Ho Lee, Jae Sang Lee, Chang Hee Yim, Improved hot ductility of an as-cast high Mn TWIP steel by direct implementation of an MnS-containing master alloy, Scripta Materialia, 215, 114685 (2022).
  • T.T.T. Trang, Yoon-Uk Heo, The role of austenite stability on the change of fracture mode in a dual-phase medium Mn steel having a lamellar microstructure, Materials Characterization, 16, 111264 (2021).
  • T.T.T. Trang, Yoon-Uk Heo, Effect of solution treatment temperature on microstructure evolution and tensile property of a medium Mn steel having a lamellar structure, Materials Science and Engineering: A 805, 140578 (2021).
  • A. Zargaran, T.T.T. Trang, Gyeongbae Park, Nack J. Kim. κ-Carbide assisted nucleation of B2: A novel pathway to develop high specific strength steels, Acta Materialia 220, 117349 (2021).
  • J.H. Hwang, T.T.T.Trang, O.Lee, Gyeongbae Park, A. Zargaran, Nack J. Kim. Improvement of strength–ductility balance of B2-strengthened lightweight steel, Acta Materialia 191, p. 1-12 (2020).
  • Yunik Kwon, Ji Hyun Hwang, Hee Chae Choi, T.T.T. Trang, Byoungkoo Kim, A. Zargaran, Nack J. Kim. Microstructure and Tensile Properties of Ferritic Lightweight Steel Produced by Twin-Roll Casting, Metals and Materials International 26, 75-82 (2020).
  • Jae H Kim, Byeong-Chan Suh, TTT Trang, Ji Hyun Hwang, Nack J Kim. Orientations of dynamically recrystallized grains nucleated at double twins in Mg-4Zn-1Sn alloy, Scripta Materialia 170, 11-15 (2019).
  • T.T.T. Trang, J.H. Zhang, J.H. Kim, A. Zargaran, J.H. Hwang, B-C Suh, N.J. Kim. Designing a magnesium alloy with high strength and high formability, Nature Communications 9, 2522 (2018).
  • S. Van Petegem, J. Wagner, T. Panzner, M.V. Upadhyay, T.T.T. Trang, H. Van Swygenhoven, In-situ neutron diffraction during biaxial deformation, Acta Materialia 105, 404-416 (2016).
  • B Kim, T.T.T. Trang, N. J. Kim, Deformation behavior of ferrite-austenite duplex high nitrogen steel, Metals and Materials International 20 (1), 35-39 (2014).


  • 2021 한국현미경학회 춘계학술대회 우수발표상(대학원생부문), "Influence of austenite stability on fracture mode in a dual-phase lamellar medium Mn steel"