Projects per year
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 (AFRC). The Technical Board is responsible for the definition and governance 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 (IRC) 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. I have many years of experience in working with titanium and nickel based alloys in particular. My PhD was on the mechanisms of superplasticity in aluminium alloy and I have retained an active involvement in the technology / science of superplasticity having run several major CR&D projects on the high temperature forming of titanium.
For three years I was the Engineering Director of the AFRC and played a major role in building and leading the (then) 80 strong research and engineering team.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Oxford
2005 → 2008
Award Date: 30 Jul 2008
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham
1991 → 1996
Award Date: 1 Jun 1996
Bachelor of Science, University of Wolverhampton
1981 → 1985
Award Date: 28 Jun 1985
1/01/19 → 30/09/22
Project: Internally funded project
Smith, E., Semple, G., Evans, D., McRae, K. & Blackwell, P., 10 Jul 2020, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. Industrial and Everyday Life Applications: 12th International Conference, VAMR 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 19–24, 2020, Proceedings, Part II. Chen, J. Y. C. & Fragomeni, G. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 166-177 12 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 12191).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Effect of edge conditions on the formability of commercially pure titanium sheet (Grade 2) at room temperatureKwame, J. S., Yakushina, E. & Blackwell, P., 12 Oct 2020, In : MATEC Web of Conferences. 321, 7 p., 04027.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Conference ContributionOpen AccessFile23 Downloads (Pure)
Paul Blackwell (Examiner)23 Jun 2020
Activity: Examination types › Examination
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 Portal › Economic and commerce