Dr Dikai Guan

BEng, MEng, PhD

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

A portrait of Dr Dikai Guan
dikai.guan@sheffield.ac.uk

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Dr Dikai Guan
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Profile

Dr Dikai Guan joined the Henry Royce Institute, Sheffield in July 2019. He completed his PhD at the University of Sheffield in November 2015 and focused on magnesium research area as a postdoc in Sheffield from 2015. His current role involves the operation and research competencies for materials characterisation using the JSM-7900F SEM/EBSD/EDX and another JXA-8530F Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA).

Qualifications

07/2019- 06/2020 Henry Royce Institute Experimental Officer, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield

05/2015- 07/2019  Postdoctoral Research Associate in Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield

10/2011- 11/2015 PhD, the University of Sheffield, UK

09/2008- 06/2011 M. Eng. Central South University, China

09/2004-06/2008 B. Eng. Central South University, China

Research interests

My research interests are to develop novel high performance light alloys (e.g., Mg, Al, Ti) and novel characterisation methods for several industrial sectors where light weighting is urgently required.

  1. Design alloys containing low-cost alloying elements only with high potential of high performance, reducing reliance on strategic metals and minimising waste in metal production.
  2. Develop 2-3 novel less-challenging severe plastic deformation (SPD) techniques integrated with multi-scale materials modelling to reduce grain size of light alloys
  3. Design simple section methods to acquire large volume of 3D microstructure information.
Publications

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

Professional activities

Scientific Organiser of Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) EBSD 2020

Organiser of Royce@Sheffield Electron Microscope Research Kit Workshop

Organising Committee of MATERIALS SCIENCE – 2020, Milan, Italy