Dr Leo Prakash
Senior Lecturer
Telephone: (01792) 602573
Room: Academic Office - A209
Second Floor
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. Savarimuthu, S., Prakash, D., Thomas, S., Gandhi, T., Prakash, L. DBU‐Mediated Intermolecular 5‐exo‐dig Cyclization of PropargylAlcohols and Carbon Disulfide to [1,3]‐Oxathiole‐2‐thiones ChemistrySelect 3 46 13087 13090
  2. Savarimuthu, S., Thankappan, H., Thomas, S., Prakash, D., Prakash, L. Sodium Tertiary Pentoxide: A Mild and Efficient Base to Make C-C Bond between Acetylenes and Aldehydes (or) Ketones Producing Propargyl Alcohols ChemistrySelect 3 29 8479 8482
  3. Savarimuthu, S., Thomas, S., Prakash, D., Gandhi, T., Prakash, L. 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
  4. Mani Krishna, K., Leo Prakash, D., Timár, G., Fitzner, A., Srivastava, D., Saibaba, N., Quinta da Fonseca, J., Dey, G., Preuss, M., Prakash, L. 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
  5. Fitzner, A., Prakash, D., da Fonseca, J., Thomas, M., Zhang, S., Kelleher, J., Manuel, P., Preuss, M., Prakash, L. The effect of aluminium on twinning in binary alpha-titanium Acta Materialia 103 341 351

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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. The module also outlines the range of high performance materials currently employed for various structural applications, mainly within the aerospace industry.


  • Microstructure Evolutin of Ti-6A1-4V During Hot Rolling and Low Temperature Annealing (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Amit Das
  • Investigation of the effects of powder characteristics, processing parameters and post manufacture heat treatment on processabiity, mechanical properties and microstructural evolution of nickel based superalloys produced by SLM. (current)

    Other supervisor: Prof Steve Brown
  • Microstructure evolution during shear deformation in metallic systems (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Amit Das
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    Other supervisor: Dr Soran Birosca
  • The role of preferred texture on the electrochemical activity of HCP metals (awarded 2020)

    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
  • 'Determination of the Self-Healing Potential and Capabilities of an Aluminium, Tin and Silicon Carbide Metal Matrix Composite' (awarded 2018)

    Other supervisor: Dr Sathiskumar Jothi