Dr Meurig Thomas
MEng PhD ARSM
University Teacher in Metallurgy
+44 114 222 5946
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Meurig was appointed as a University Teacher in Metallurgy in January 2019 following a period as post-doctoral research associate in advanced metals manufacturing in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering.
After graduating with an MEng in Materials Science & Engineering from Imperial College London, Meurig undertook his doctoral studies at the University of Sheffield where he investigated the effect of shot peening on the microstructural stability of titanium alloys following prolonged thermal exposure.
- 2019 – Present: University Teacher in Metallurgy
- 2012 – 2018: Post-doctoral Research Associate in Metals Processing, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield.
- 2011 – 2012: University of Sheffield/EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship.
- 2011 – Technical Lead, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing, University of Sheffield.
- 2007 – 2011: PhD Researcher, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Sheffield
- 2003 – 2007: MEng, Materials Science and Engineering, Imperial College London.
- Normalised model-based processing diagrams for additive layer manufacture of engineering alloys. Acta Materialia, 108, 26-35. View this article in WRRO
- Dimensional accuracy of Electron Beam Melting (EBM) additive manufacture with regard to weight optimized truss structures. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 229, 128-138. View this article in WRRO
- The use of high-entropy alloys in additive manufacturing. Scripta Materialia, 99, 93-96.
- The role of temperature and alloy chemistry on subsurface deformation mechanisms during shot peening of titanium alloys. Scripta Materialia, 66(12), 1065-1068.
- The effect of shot peening on the microstructure and properties of a near-alpha titanium alloy following high temperature exposure. Acta Materialia, 60(13-14), 5040-5048.
- Focused ion beam-SIMS oxygen assay of the surface of titanium alloys prepared by the shot peening process. Surface and Interface Analysis.
- Microstructural damage during high-speed milling of titanium alloys. SCRIPTA MATER, 62(5), 250-253.
- The microstructural response of a peened near-alpha titanium alloy to thermal exposure. SCRIPTA MATER, 60(2), 108-111.
- A low-cost machinability approach to accelerate titanium alloy development. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 095440542093786-095440542093786.
- Microstructure and Mechanical Property Relationships in Electron Beam Melted Titanium Alloys, Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Titanium (pp. 1459-1464). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Sub-Surface Plastic and Elastic Strain Fields and Fatigue Performance Of Drilled Titanium Plates, Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Titanium (pp. 1035-1040). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Conference proceedings papers
- High cycle fatigue properties of Ti-834 following prolonged thermal exposure in air. Ti 2011 - Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Titanium, Vol. 3 (pp 1872-1876)
- High performance machining of Ti-834: Mechanisms of microstructural damage. Ti 2011 - Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Titanium, Vol. 2 (pp 1607-1611)
- Teaching interests
Meurig’s teaching interests include the fatigue and fracture of engineering materials, joining technologies and non-destructive inspection methods. He teaches on the following Undergraduate Degree modules:
- MAT2350 Materials Selection and Fracture Mechanics
- MAT2600 Materials for Structural Engineering
- MAT3334 Advanced Materials Manufacturing
- MAT3333 Engineering Alloys