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Personal Statement

I am Director of Knowledge Exchange located within the DMEM Department, University of Strathclyde. I am Chair of the Technical Board of the Advanced Forming Research Centre and as such am reponsible for the delivery of the £1.8m pa core research programme. I am also Principal Investigator for a range of CR&D projects collectively worth about £3m. My background consists of a mixture of industrial and commercial research with particular areas of expertise around metallurgy and manufacturing. 

I have worked in both industrial (Doncasters Forgemasters, Mettis Aerospace) and commercial (QinetiQ) research as well as previously spending time in academia at the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in High Performance Materials at the University of Birmingham. I joined the University of Strathclyde in 2010. 

My research interests focus on the interaction of materials processing conditions, microstructure and final properties. To support this I am a specialist in materials characterisation and work extensively with process modelling. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham

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Projects 2010 2021

DIRF 263

Blackwell, P.

University of Sheffield

Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)Knowledge Exchange (Services / Consultancy)

Research Output 2013 2018

A review of integrated phase change materials for evacuated tube solar collector system

Abdalla, F., Tuohy, P., Evans, D. & Blackwell, P., 2 Nov 2018. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Phase change materials
Solar collectors
Heat storage
Latent heat

Industrial validation of strain in cold roll forming of UHSS

Tsang, K. S., Ion, W., Blackwell, P. & English, M., 11 Aug 2018, 15, p. 788-795 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
High strength steel
Finite element method


β-recrystallisation characteristics of α + β titanium alloys for aerospace applications

Author: Allan, M., 1 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Ion, W. (Supervisor) & Blackwell, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2013 2018

Board for triennial ICSAM COnference (External organisation)

Paul Blackwell (Advisor)
Sep 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of board

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) (External organisation)

Paul Blackwell (Advisor)
2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee


Manufacture and application of ultrafine grained metals

Andrzej Rosochowski (Participant), Malgorzata Rosochowska (Participant), Lech Olejnik (Participant), Paul Wood (Participant), Paul Blackwell (Participant), Evgenia Yakushina (Participant), Muhammad Jawad Qarni (Participant), Michal Gzyl (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce