Professor Martin Jackson
MEng PhD DIC
Professor of Advanced Metals Processing
Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 5474
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 5943
Address: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD
After obtaining an M.Eng (First) from The University of Sheffield, Martin Jackson initially followed an aerospace materials career working for Rolls-Royce before studying for his PhD at Imperial College London – "predicting microstructural evolution during forging of Ti alloys (EPSRC/QinetiQ)".
Between 2001 and 2005 he worked as a Research Associate at Imperial on projects such as "high strain rate superplasticity in Al alloys (EPSRC)" and "the production of Ti Alloys via the FFC Cambridge process (ONR/DARPA)". In 2005 he was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering/EPSRC Research Fellowship and moved back to the department in 2008. Martin was appointed to Senior Lecturer in 2011, Reader in Metals Processing in 2017, Professor in 2019 and is UK representative on the World Titanium Committee.
Having both worked in and carried out metallurgy research with the aerospace industry for 20 years, his expertise and teaching centres around the metallurgy of advanced light alloys and associated manufacturing for the aerospace and automotive sectors, with module structures that aim to provide engineering students with applied industrial experience of metals manufacturing.
Martin has written three book chapters on titanium alloys for both undergraduates and postgraduates studying the disciplines of aerospace, materials and automotive engineering.
He is module leader for Aerospace Metals, Industrial Training Programme #3: Aerospace Materials; Advanced Metals Manufacturing parts 1 and 2. He has designed and delivered a number of Industrial Training Programmes (ITPs) to enable both Aerospace and Materials Science and Engineering undergraduates to work with key industries such as Rolls-Royce and their engineers on technically challenging metals manufacturing projects.
Martin's research centres on the effect of solid state processes from upstream extraction technologies through to downstream finishing processes on microstructural evolution and mechanical properties in light alloys, and in particular titanium alloys.
A major research interest is to provide a step change in the economics of titanium based alloys through the development of non-melt consolidation routes such as the FFC Process, FAST-Forge and continuous rotary extrusion.
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