Dr Mark Coleman is a Senior Lecturer in Metallurgy in the Department of Engineering, Swansea University. Mark teaches Materials Science and Engineering to most of the first-year engineering students and plays an active role in public engagement, outreach activities and recruitment. Dr Coleman is the Materials Engineering Admissions tutor and public engagement and outreach coordinator as well as the Materials first year coordinator.
As a materials scientist and researcher Dr Coleman runs a small research group of Masters, PhD and EngD students that use high resolution analytical tools, such as scanning electron microscopes (SEM's), Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM’s) and X-Ray Micro CT to characterize materials at the Micro and sometimes Nano scale. Mark has a background of collaborating with industry to analyse failure mechanisms of components and optimizing materials processing routes to enhance materials properties. Mark is particularly interested in the idea of tailoring materials microstructures to optimize the final required mechanical properties of a component.