Dr Amit Das
Senior Lecturer
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 602031
Room: Academic Office - A206
Second
Engineering East
Bay Campus

Publications

  1. (2017). Role of Zinc Content on Solidification and Interfacial Nucleation of Sn-Cu Solder Alloy by Experiments and Phase-field Simulation. Presented at Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing,
  2. (2017). Understanding the Ultrasonic Influence on Solidification of Light Metals and Alloys. Presented at Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing,
  3. & On the microstructural refinement in commercial purity Al and Al-10 wt% Cu alloy under ultrasonication during solidification. Materials & Design 132, 266-274.
  4. & Modification of solidification microstructure in hypo- and hyper-eutectic Al–Si alloys under high-intensity ultrasonic irradiation. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 620, 1-4.
  5. & Effect of high-intensity ultrasonic irradiation on the modification of solidification microstructure in a Si-rich hypoeutectic Al–Si alloy. Materials Chemistry and Physics 125(3), 853-859.

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Teaching

  • EG-280 Microstructure Evolution and Control in Metallic Materials

    This module considers the most important solidification and solid-state phase transformations that can occur in metallic materials and how these transformations determine microstructural evolution. The kinetics of phase transformations are discussed and procedures for controlling microstructures, and hence mechanical properties, detailed by reference to the processing of commercially significant alloys.

  • EG-282 Computational Materials 1

    The course builds on knowledge gained in Year 1 mathematics-related courses. The course will provide students with the opportunity to construct programmes that solve more advanced numerical problems and also simulate some real physical phenomena that are important in engineering. The course finishes when students synthesize mathematical, numerical and fundamental metallurgical principles into a fully operational diffusion simulation. Module Aims: familiarization with field-based numerical methods and their application and limitations when applied to computational materials problems.

  • EG-286 Materials Practicals 2a: Microstructure Development in Alloy Systems

    This module is concerned with the microscopic examination, measurement and interpretation of the microstructures of metals. This involves the development skills in the microstructural characterisation of metals and the development of sound microstructural measurement methodologies. This is then reinforced by logical reasoning based on an understanding of binary phase diagrams of the nature of the phase transformations occurring in metals and of the influence of processing on microstructure. This module also details the mathematical descriptions necessary for the solution of a variety of critical engineering problems, with an emphasis on materials processing.

  • EG-D06 MSc Dissertation - Materials Engineering

    The module aims to develop fundamental research skills. It comprises the development of supervised research work leading to a dissertation in the field of the Master's degree programme. The specific research topic will be chosen by the student following consultation with academic staff.

  • EG-M109 Advanced Metallurgy

    The module will provide a deeper understanding of the physical principles underlying the processing and surface treatment of metallic materials. The material covered will cross cut the engineering disciplines of advanced manufacturing technology and metallurgy to broaden the technical and industrial context of advanced metallurgy. Within this context the resulting phase transformations in metals and alloys can be demonstrated through the control of judicious choice of processing route and conditions.

  • EGA113 Materials Case Studies

    This module is based around four separate case studies in Materials and Sports Materials. Each case study will focus on a particular engineering material, component or structure. Within each case study, students will be presented with some initial material, along with suggested links to further information. Students will then undertake independent study either individually or in groups, with a final report presented on the findings. In some case studies, presentations will be part of the assessment. The specific case studies will include engineering design, materials selection for engineering applications, failure analysis, materials characterisation techniques and investigation of material for solar cell.

  • EGTM05B MRes Project Thesis

    The project will be selected following discussions with the Course Coordinator. Original research will be carried out, implementing the work necessary to achieve the milestones, objectives and deliverables outlined in the Project Plan. Following approval of the Project Plan and completion of mandatory safety training and documentation, the student will begin the research programme and subsequently comply with the following. Attendance of progress meetings with supervisor(s), as required: Submission and approval of supervisor(s) of an interim research progress report; Short oral presentation of project progress; Submission of thesis, according to University Regulations, with a target date of September 30th. Not available to visiting or exchange students.

Supervision

  • Improving the performance of cobalt based alloys that are submerged in molten zinc through material selection and surface treatment (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr David Penney
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Soran Birosca
  • Will be reviewed once student fills the section. But the following title is suggested based on the work that has gone in the thesis.«br /»«br /»«br /» «br /»«br /»«br /» The effect of hot and cold bending on the mechanical properties, geometry and surface quality of steel hollow sections (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr David Penney
  • 'Measurement and data visualisation of meniscus stability in the continuous casting mould' (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Steve Brown
  • 'Electrolytic Codeposition of a Luminescent Nickel Composite for Coin Security' (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Steve Brown
  • Development of high-strength steel packaging. (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Cameron Pleydell-Pearce
  • Development of novel coating solutions to improve pre and post heat-treatment performance properties of carbon steel conveyance tubes. (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr David Penney
  • Effect of shear strain on metal deformation and microstructural evolution (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Leo Prakash
  • Ultra-High Strength Steels for Roll Formed Automotive Body in White Applications (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Cameron Pleydell-Pearce
  • Insights on microstructure and texture evolution in hexagonal metals (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Leo Prakash
  • Texture development in high silicon non-oriented electrical steels «br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Soran Birosca
  • Galvanised Ultra High Strength Steel for Cold Formed Body In White Application (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr David Penney
  • ''Investigation of gauge measurement errors for Hartlepool Tube material'' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Steve Brown
  • 'Effects of cleanliness and additions on the tensile and fatigue performance of AHSS & UHSS steels for automotive applications' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof George Fourlaris
  • 'The use of a novel time- lapse microscopy technique to study the corrosion effects of zinc magnesium aluminium alloys in aqueous salt solutions' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof James Sullivan