Areas of Expertise

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

Publications

  1. Spangenberger, A., Lados, D., Coleman, M., Birosca, S., Hardy, M. 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
  2. Randle, V., Coleman, M., Coleman, M. Grain Growth Control in Grain Boundary Engineered Microstructures
  3. Randle, V., Coleman, M., Owen, G., Coleman, M. Fundamentals of Deformation and Annealing
  4. Randle, V., Coleman, M. Grain boundary plane populations in minerals: the example of wet NaCl after low strain deformation Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
  5. Randle, V., Coleman, M. Grain boundary reorientation in copper Journal of Materials Science

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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)

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

    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Soran Birosca
  • Optimisation of High Yield Steel Coil Processing Characteristics MSc (current)

    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Elizabeth Sackett
  • Optimisation of The Value in-use of The Refractory Submerge Entry Nozzle; Implication of preheat failures arising from both supplier and steel user«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /» (current)

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

    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Soran Birosca
  • The Optimisation of Advanced Packaging Steels via Ammonia-gas Nitrogenization and Process Control. (current)

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

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Cameron Pleydell-Pearce
  • Development of High Modulus, High Strength Hollow Sections Using Novel Cooling and Chemistry (current)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Cameron Pleydell-Pearce
  • High Grade steels For Sections (awarded 2019)

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

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Soran Birosca