Areas of Expertise

  • SEM
  • EBSD
  • EDX
  • Light Microscopy
  • Polarised Light Microscopy
  • X-Ray CT
  • In-situ micromechanical testing

Publications

  1. & Effects of heat treatment on microstructure and creep properties of a laser powder bed fused nickel superalloy. Materials & Design 159, 39-46.
  2. & Microstructure evolution in flow formed IN 718 products and subsequent fatigue crack growth properties. Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures
  3. & Microstructural mechanisms and advanced characterization of long and small fatigue crack growth in cast A356-T61 aluminum alloys. International Journal of Fatigue 97, 202-213.
  4. & Interrelated chemical-microstructural-nanomechanical variations in the structural units of the cuttlebone of Sepia officinalis. APL Materials 5(11), 116103
  5. & Deformation mechanisms of IN713C nickel based superalloy during Small Punch Testing. Materials Science and Engineering: A 650, 422-431.

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Teaching

  • EG-180 Introduction to Materials Engineering

    The module aims to introduce year 1 Engineering students to the understanding of key concepts relating to materials selection and applications. Following completion of this module the student should be able to demonstrate an appreciation of materials selection in relation to the structure/mechanical and physical properties/applications of metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials.

  • EGA113 Case Studies in Materials

    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.

Supervision

  • The effect of heating & cooling rates during heat treatment on the microstructure of non-oriented electrical (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Cameron Pleydell-Pearce
  • Examine the role of different precipitates within packaging steels (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Soran Birosca
  • High Grade steels For Sections (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Cameron Pleydell-Pearce
  • Optimisation of £/tls value in use of Refractory SEN «br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Cameron Pleydell-Pearce
  • Passivation layers on U-AHSS and HSS (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Soran Birosca
  • Development of High Modulus, High Strength Hollow Sections Using Novel Cooling and Chemistry (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Cameron Pleydell-Pearce
  • Weldline Charpy impact toughness improvements on high frequency induction (HFI) welded pipes (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Cameron Pleydell-Pearce
  • The use of Nitriding to maximise strength in packaging steels (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Cameron Pleydell-Pearce
  • Mechanical and Microstructural Characterisations of IN713C Nickel Based Superalloys (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Soran Birosca