Professor Cameron Pleydell-Pearce

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Academic Office - A217
Second Floor
Engineering East
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision

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TATA Steel Chair
Director SUSTAIN EPSRC Future Steel Manufacturing Research Hub
Co-Director of Advanced Imaging of Materials (AIM) Facility

I am currently a TATA Steel sponsored Professor having previously worked as a post-doctoral research officer in the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Materials specialising in material characterisation and mechanical metallurgy. I have a long history of interfacing with industry and significant experience of managing industry / academic research collaborations and relationships.

I am Deputy Director of the EPSRC funded SUSTAIN Future Steel Manufacturing Hub which aims to deliver cutting edge science and the engineering research required to create carbon neutral, resource-efficient UK steel supply chains. I established the Advanced Imaging of Materials facility and played a leading role in the establishment of the Steel and Metals Institute at Swansea University to which TATA Steel have already committed 30 industrial researchers and £9m of research equipment.

My current research spans a broad range of topics supporting innovation in the steel industry from product development to process innovation and optimisation of steel making and extractive metallurgy methods. This includes optimisation of ferrous raw material processing, characterisation of refractory materials and rapid alloy development.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Ferrous Process Metallurgy
  • Raw Materials Processing
  • Materials Characterisation
  • Mechanical Metallurgy
  • Refractory Materials

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

I currently deliver courses in solution thermodynamics for metallic systems, mechanical metallurgy and lifing correlations. Previously, I developed and delivered a courses on electrical steels with Associate Professor Soran Birosca in partnership with industry.

EGSM00 Structural Integrity of Aerospace Metals
This module aims to instil a detailed understanding of the mechanism of failure that can occur in service with aerospace metals, how they can be predicted through lifetime modelling, how they can be monitored and how they can be prevented by changes to material structure and processing. The module covers a wide range of content from fundamental deformation mechanisms at the atomic scale to the design and maintenance of large engineering structures.

Research Award Highlights