Dr Leo Prakash
Senior Lecturer
Telephone: (01792) 602573
Room: Academic Office - A209
Engineering East
Bay Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Microstructure and Texture Evolution
  • Deformation Mechanisms
  • Thermomechanical Processing
  • Phase Transformation
  • Structure/Property Relationship
  • Light Metals (Ti and Mg)
  • Nuclear Materials (GEN-III and GEN-IV)
  • EBSD
  • Crystal Plasticity Finite Element Modelling
  • Neutron and Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction


  1. & LiOtBu Promoted 5-Exo-dig Cyclization of Propargyl Alcohols and Isocyanates for the Synthesis of Multisubstituted 3H-Oxazol-2-ones and Oxazolidin-2-ones. ChemistrySelect 1(9), 2035-2039.
  2. & The effect of loading direction and Sn alloying on the deformation modes of Zr: An in-situ neutron diffraction study. Materials Science and Engineering: A 650, 497-509.
  3. & The effect of aluminium on twinning in binary alpha-titanium. Acta Materialia 103, 341-351.
  4. & Microstructure and texture evolution during thermomechanical processing of β-quenched Zr. Acta Materialia 88, 389-401.
  5. Influence of Sn on deformation mechanisms during room temperature compression of binary Zr-Sn alloys. ASTM Special Technical Publication, ASTM International STP 1543, 138-158.

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  • EG-391 Microstructure and Characterisation

    This module provides an in-depth coverage of quantitative metallographic techniques, and how they can be applied to characterise the microstructures in advanced metallic alloys.

  • EGA320 High Performance Materials and Selection

    This module aims to increase the depth of knowledge and understanding of material selection for various engineering applications. This also outline the range of high performance materials currently employed for various structural applications, mainly within the aerospace industry.


  • 'Determination of the Self-Healing Potential and Capabilities of an Aluminium, Tin and Silicon Carbide Metal Matrix Composite' (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Sathiskumar Jothi
  • The role of crystallographic orientation on the biocompatibility of hexagonal metals (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
  • Insights on microstructure and texture evolution in hexagonal metals (current)

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

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Amit Das
  • Microstructure and microtexture developments in grain-oriented electrical steels  (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Soran Birosca