Professor Iain Todd

BEng, PhD, FIMMM

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Professor of Metallurgy

Director, MAPP EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub

GKN/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair Additive Manufacturing

Professor Iain Todd
iain.todd@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 6011

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Professor Iain Todd
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Profile

Iain Todd joined the department in 2003 from the National Centre for Metals Research (CENIM) in Madrid, Spain. He obtained both his BEng and PhD at Sheffield and has held postdoctoral appointments at Sheffield, the Netherlands Institute for Metals Research (NIMR) at TU-Delft and CENIM in Madrid.

Research interests

New and Emerging Metallic Materials: Bulk Metallic Glasses, High Entropy Alloys, Self Healing Metallic Composites and Super-Elastic Alloys: their structure; the thermodynamic and kinetic factors influencing their formation; thermal stability; Structural and Functional (e.g. magnetic) properties.

Net Shape Manufacture and behaviour of complex materials and components: Additive Layer Manufacture using Laser and Electron Beam processes; Metal Injection Moulding; Spark Plasma Sintering; Aerosol Jet Technologies for Direct Write; manufacture of microtrusses; development of bio-inspired structural components; development of Rapid manufacturing technologies for aerospace and biomedical structures.

His group is interested both in the development of new alloys and the development of new processes to enable engineering structures to be manufactured from them. Understanding the mechanisms driving the evolution of microstructure during processing is essential to developing new manufacturing processes that are fit for purpose. Our manufacturing research is conducted on the near-industrial scale and much of it is focused on detailed investigations of novel manufacturing routes based on the use of alloy powders and is conducted in close collaboration with industry. Fundamental research on emerging metallic materials concentrates on structural control and the development of new functional and structural properties.

Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Roulet M, Atkins C, Hugot E, Snell R, van de Vorst B, Morris K, Marcos M, Todd I, Miller C, Dufils J , Farkas S et al (2020) Use of 3D printing in astronomical mirror fabrication. 3D Printed Optics and Additive Photonic Manufacturing II, Vol. 11349, 6 April 2020 - 10 April 2020. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Boig C, Burkinshaw M & Todd I (2018) The application of additive manufacturing to turbomachinery. Institution of Mechanical Engineers - 13th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging 2018 (pp 261-269) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Thompson A, Tammas-Williams S, Senin N, Todd I & Leach R (2018) Correlating volume and surface features in additively manufactured metal parts. Proceedings - 2018 ASPE and euspen Summer Topical Meeting: Advancing Precision in Additive Manufacturing (pp 116-120) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gilbert M, Smith C, He L, Todd I & Pritchard T (2017) Optimization-driven conceptual design tool for AM components. Simulation for Additive Manufacturing 2017, Sinam 2017, Vol. 2017-October (pp 173-174) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cornide J, Calvo-Dahlborg M, Chambreland S, Asensio Dominguez L, Leong Z, Dahlborg U, Cunliffe A, Goodall R & Todd I (2015) Combined Atom Probe Tomography and TEM Investigations of CoCrFeNi, CoCrFeNi-Pdx(x=0.5, 1.0, 1.5) and CoCrFeNi-Sn. Acta Physica Polonica A, Vol. 128(4) (pp 557-561) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dahlborg U, Cornide J, Calvo-Dahlborg M, Hansen TC, Leong Z, Asensio Dominguez L, Chambreland S, Cunliffe A, Goodall R & Todd I (2015) Crystalline Structures of Some High Entropy Alloys Obtained by Neutron and X-Ray Diffraction. Acta Physica Polonica A, Vol. 128(4) (pp 552-557) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sidambe AT, Todd I & Hatton PV (2015) Effects of build orientationinduced surface modifications on thein-vitro biocompatibility of electron beam melted Ti-6Al-4V. Proceedings Euro PM 2015: International Power Metallurgy Congress and Exhibition RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cornide J, Dahlborg U, Leong Z, Dominguez LA, Juraszek J, Jouen S, Hansen T, Wunderlich R, Chambreland S, Todd I , Goodall R et al (2015) Structure and Properties of Some CoCrFeNi-Based High Entropy Alloys (pp 1147-1155) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hnatkova E, Bleyan D, Hausnerova B, Hales A, Jiranek L, Derguti F & Todd I (2014) Comparative study of partially water-soluble metal injection moulding feedstock based on inconel 718: The effect of polyethylene glycol molecular weight on rheology and debinding. Euro PM 2014 Congress and Exhibition, Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sidambe AT, Derguti F & Todd I (2013) Characteristics of IN718 parts produced by Metal Injection Moulding. Euro PM2013 Congress & Exhibition 2013, Vol. Volume 1 (pp 427-432). Shewsbury, United Kingdom, 15 September 2013 - 18 September 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Smith C, Todd I & Gilbert M (2013) Utilizing additive techniques to fabricate weight optimized components designed using structural optimization methods. 24th Annual Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (pp 879-894). Austin, Texas RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sidambe AT, Derguti F & Todd I (2012) Metal Injection Moulding of Low Interstitial Titanium. Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 520 (pp 145-152). Switzerland, 5 December 2011 - 7 December 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sidambe AT, Figueroa IA, Hamilton H, Todd I & IOP (2011) Improved Processing of Titanium Alloys by Metal Injection Moulding. TRENDS IN AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING 2009 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, Vol. 26 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sidambe AT, Figueroa IA, Ismail MH, Hamilton H & Todd I (2009) Effects of boron addition on microstructure and mechanical properties of Ti-6Al-4V metal injection moulding components using a water soluble binder.. EuroPM 2009 Powder Metallurgy World Congress, Vol. Vol. 2 (pp 35-40). Shewsbury, 12 October 2009 - 14 October 2009. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Figueroa IA, Zhao H, Gonzalez S, Davies HA & Todd I (2008) Bulk glass formability for Cu-Hf-Zr-Ag and Cu-Zr-Ag-Si alloys. JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS, Vol. 354(47-51) (pp 5181-5183) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Damonte LC, Pasquevich AF, Mendoza-Zelis LA, Vargas IAF, Davies HA & Todd I (2007) Structural and thermal properties of Cu-Hf-Ti ternary metallic glasses. PHYSICA B-CONDENSED MATTER, Vol. 398(2) (pp 480-483) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Figueroa IA, Davies HA & Todd I (2007) Formation of Cu-Hf-Ti bulk metallic glasses. JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, Vol. 434 (pp 164-166) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Figueroa IA, Rawal R, Stewart P, Carroll PA, Davies HA, Jones H & Todd I (2007) Bulk glass formation and mechanical properties for Cu-Hf-Ti-M (M = B,Y) alloys. JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS, Vol. 353(8-10) (pp 839-841) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pawlik P, Pawlik K, Davies HA, Kaszuwara W, Wyslocki JJ, Harrison N & Todd I (2006) Directly quenched bulk nanocrystalline (Pr, Dy)-(Fe, Co)-B-Zr-Ti hard magnets. JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, Vol. 423(1-2) (pp 99-101) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Faraji M, Todd I & Jones H (2006) The effect of casting variables on the structure of hypereutectic Al-Si alloys. ALUMINIUM ALLOYS 2006, PTS 1 AND 2, Vol. 519-521 (pp 1741-1746) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Iqbal Y, Davies HA, Gibbs MRJ, Woodcock TR, Todd I & Major RV (2002) Nanocrystalline powder cores for high frequency applications. JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS, Vol. 242 (pp 282-284) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanlon DN, Todd I, Peekstok E, Rainforth WM & van der Zwaag S (2001) The application of laser scanning confocal microscopy to tribological research. WEAR, Vol. 250 (pp 1159-1168) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Borrego JM, Conde A, Todd I, Frost M, Davies HA, Gibbs MRJ, Garitaonandia JS, Barandiaran JM & Greneche JM (2001) Nanocrystallite compositions for Al- and Mo-containing Finemet-type alloys. JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS, Vol. 287(1-3) (pp 125-129) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Minguez P, Davies HA, Todd I, Gibbs MRJ, Garcia-Arribas A & Gutierrez J (2001) The magnetoelastic properties of as-quenched and annealed Fe73.5-xAlxSi13.5B9Cu1Mo3 (x=0, 2,4, 6) alloys. JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS, Vol. 287(1-3) (pp 428-431) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Todd I, Tate BJ, Davies HA, Gibbs MRJ, Kendall D & Major RV (2000) Magnetic properties of ultrasoft-nanocomposite FeAlSiBNbCu alloys. JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS, Vol. 215 (pp 272-275) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Atalay S, Squire PT, Todd I, Davies HA & Gibbs MRJ (2000) Magnetoelastic properties of Al-substituted finemet alloys. Digests of the Intermag Conference RIS download Bibtex download
  • Frost M, Todd I, Davies HA, Gibbs MRJ & Major RV (1999) Evolution of structure and magnetic properties with annealing temperature in novel Al-containing alloys based on Finemet. JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS, Vol. 203 (pp 85-87) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Todd I, Davies HA, Gibbs MRJ, Leccabue F & Watts BE (1999) The effect of ambient gases on surface quality and related properties of nanocrystalline soft magnetic ribbons produced by melt spinning. JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS, Vol. 197 (pp 196-198) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Todd I, Davies HA, Gibbs MRJ, Kendall D & Major RV (1999) Soft magnetic properties and structure of nanocrystalline alloys based on Finemet. ADVANCED HARD AND SOFT MAGNETIC MATERIALS, Vol. 577 (pp 493-498) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Tate BJ, Parmar BS, Todd I, Davies HA, Gibbs MRJ & Major RV (1998) Soft magnetic properties and structures of nanocrystalline Fe-Al-Si-B-Cu-Nb alloy ribbons. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, Vol. 83(11) (pp 6335-6337) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Todd I & Jones H (1996) The effect of cumulative alloying additions on intermetallic phase selection in alloys based on A1-0.5 wt%Fe. ALUMINIUM ALLOYS: THEIR PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, PTS 1-3, Vol. 217 (pp 201-206) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sidambe AT, Todd I & Hatton P () Effect of Processing Parameters on the Properties of Metal Injection Moulded Titanium Dental Implants. Materials Science Forum, Vol. 828-829 (pp 145-151) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chlup Z, Todd I, Garcia Escorial A, Lieblich M, Chlupová A & O'Dwyer JG () Bulk Nanostructured Aluminium Alloy Al93Fe3Cr2Ti2: Processing and Characterisation. Materials Science Forum, Vol. 426-432 (pp 2417-2422) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Tate BJ, Parmar BS, Todd I, Davies HA, Gibbs MRJ & Major RV () Soft Magnetic Properties and Structures of Nanocrystalline Fe-Al-Si-B-Cu-Nb Alloy Ribbons. 7th Joint MMM-Intermag Conference. Abstracts (Cat. No.98CH36275) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jiranek L, Sidambe AT, Derguti F, Latham D & Todd I () Sinter Joining of Metal Injection Moulded Superalloy Components. EuroPM 2012 Powder Metallurgy World Congress. Basel, Switzerland, 16 September 2012 - 19 September 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hamilton GC, Sidambe AT, Rowsell L, Conway C, Marsh P, Ashworth M, Davernport AJ, Ward M, Todd I, van der Lingen E & Chown LH () Improved Titanium Powder Metal Injection Molding Using Platinum Group Metals. Powder Processing, Consolidation and Metallurgy of Titanium. Brisbane, Australia, 5 December 2011 - 7 December 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ismail MH, Sidambe AT, Figueroa I, Davies HA & Todd I () Effect of Powder Loading on Rheology and Dimensional Variability of Porous, Pseudo-Elastic Niti Alloy Produced by Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) Using a Partly Water Soluble Binder. EuroPM 2010 Powder Metallurgy World Congress. Florence, Italy, 10 October 2010 - 14 October 2010. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sidambe AT, Xu W, Figueroa IA, Hamilton H & Todd I () Rapid debinding of a Titanium injection moulded component.. EuroPM 2008 Powder Metallurgy World Congress, Vol. Vol. 2 (pp 275-280). 2008, 28 September 2008 - 1 October 2008. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sidambe AT, Figueroa IA, Hamilton H & Todd I () Sintering study of CP-Ti and Ti6V4Al metal injection moulding parts using Taguchi method.. Euro PM 2009 Proceedings, Vol. Vol. 2 (pp 67-72). Copenhagen, 12 October 2009 - 14 October 2009. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sidambe AT, Figueroa IA, Hamiltom H & Todd I () Improved Processing of Titanium Alloys by Metal Injection Moulding.. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 26(1). Rotherham, 9 September 2009 - 10 September 2009. RIS download Bibtex download

Patents

  • Todd I & Lambourne A (2017) Method of manufacturing a magnetically graded material. US20170169945A1 (US). Appl. 15 Jun 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Todd I () Additive layer manufacturing method. US20140367367A1 (US). Appl. 01 Jan 1970. RIS download Bibtex download
Professional activities
  • Secretary of IOM3 committee on Integrated Manufacturing Processes
  • Member of IOM3 Nanotechnology and nanomaterials committee
  • Member of Sheffield Metallurgical and Engineering Association council
  • Co-organiser of Solidification Processing 2007 Sheffield, July 2007