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My research focusses on design and manufacture using advanced metals and alloys. I apply fundamental materials science and engineering to help broaden our understanding of how these materials behave during various manufacturing stages and in service as structural components.

The deformation behaviour and environmental resistance of engineering alloys are my particular scientific interests, and my research focusses on studying and improving these properties. This requires an understanding across all length scales - from atoms to components. For this reason, sophisticated materials characterisation techniques and computer simulations of materials are the staple methods in my research.


Short Bio:

I am a Lecturer in the Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management (DMEM), appointed in 2018 under the Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellowship scheme.

My previous post was as a research fellow in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London. The post was jointly funded by Rolls-Royce plc and the college. During this fellowship, I studied the high-temperature deformation of new cobalt-based superalloys, which can help improve the efficiency of aero engines and gas turbines. Prior to this, I worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the same university, working on a variety of alloys used in aerospace, biomedical, defence and nuclear applications.

I received my PhD degree from the University of Cambridge at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy. The research topic of my dissertation was the development and experimental verification of a computer model for high-temperature deformation of nickel-based superalloys used to make turbine blades in jet engines. My undergraduate MEng degree is from the Department of Materials at Imperial College London.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Phase field modelling of dislocations in Ni-based superalloys, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 19 May 2012

Master of Engineering, Imperial College London

Award Date: 1 Aug 2007


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