Professor Martin Jackson
MEng PhD DIC
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Professor of Advanced Metals Processing
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
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.
- Research interests
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.
- Novel non-melt consolidation methods for Ti powder and Ni superalloy powders
- Recycling of Ti swarf and production of low-cost wire feedstocks for additive manufacturing
- Hot forging and near net shape FAST-forging of aerospace Ti and Ni alloys and emerging automotive alloys
- Machinability of aerospace Ti alloys and Ni superalloys
- The role of surface conditioning on fatigue life, residual stress and crack initiation in Ti alloys
- Solid state modeling (DEFORM) and thermodynamical modeling (Thermo-Calc DICTRA) of titanium alloy solid state processing
- *Dr Ben Thomas – Simulation and characterisation of FAST process for metals
- *Dr Nick Weston – development of FAST-forge process for recycling of titanium alloys
- *Dr Jacob Pope - development of FAST-forge process for recycling of titanium alloys
- *Daniel Suarez Fernandez – high speed machining / fatigue of aerospace titanium alloys
- On the mechanism of crater wear in a high strength metastable β titanium alloy. Wear, 484-485, 203998-203998.
- Mobilities of Ti and Fe in disordered TiFe-BCC assessed from new experimental data. Calphad, 74, 102300-102300.
- Deformation behaviour of a FAST diffusion bond processed from dissimilar titanium alloy powders. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 52, 3064-3082. View this article in WRRO
- A novel method for investigating drilling machinability of titanium alloys using velocity force maps. Advances in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, 100043.
- The influence of finish machining depth and hot isostatic pressing on defect distribution and fatigue behaviour of selective electron beam melted Ti-6Al-4V. International Journal of Fatigue, 106169.
- The effect of forging texture and machining parameters on the fatigue performance of titanium alloy disc components. International Journal of Fatigue, 142, 105949-105949.
- Direct electrochemical production of pseudo-binary Ti–Fe alloys from mixtures of synthetic rutile and iron(III) oxide. Journal of Materials Science, 55(33), 15988-16001.
- Machinability maps – Towards a mechanistic understanding of the machining of TI-6AL-4V and TIMETAL 407. Advances in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, 1, 100003-100003.
- PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF BILLET PROCESSING ROUTE ON MICROSTRUCTURE, TEXTURE AND FATIGUE RESPONSE OF Ti834 FORGED DISC PRODUCTS. MATEC Web of Conferences, 321, 11031.
- Using machining force feedback to quantify grain size in beta titanium. Materialia, 13, 100856-100856.
- FAST-forge of titanium alloy swarf: A solid-state closed-loop recycling approach for aerospace machining waste. Metals, 10(2). View this article in WRRO
- Exploitation of field assisted sintering technology (FAST) for titanium alloys. MATEC Web of Conferences, 321, 02006-02006.
- The effect of Titanium Alloy Composition and Tool Coating on Drilling Machinability. MATEC Web of Conferences, 321, 13002-13002.
- A Novel Technique to Assess the Effect of Machining and Subsurface Microstructure on the Fatigue Performance of Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-6Mo. MATEC Web of Conferences, 321, 04012-04012.
- Recycling of titanium alloy swarf directly into wire using the ConformTM continuous extrusion process. MATEC Web of Conferences, 321, 03028-03028.
- FAST-forge of novel Ti-6Al-4V/Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo bonded, near net shape forgings from surplus AM powder. MATEC Web of Conferences, 321, 03010-03010.
- A Method for the Production of Titanium-Tantalum Binary Alloys Using the Metalysis-FFC Process. MATEC Web of Conferences, 321, 07012-07012.
- Synthetic rutile derived titanium alloy development utilising the Metalysis Process and field assisted sintering technology. MATEC Web of Conferences, 321, 07001-07001.
- FAST-DB: A novel solid-state approach for diffusion bonding dissimilar titanium alloy powders for next generation critical components. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 269, 200-207. View this article in WRRO
- The effect of machining and induced surface deformation on the fatigue performance of a high strength metastable β titanium alloy. International Journal of Fatigue, 124, 26-33. View this article in WRRO
- Processing metal powders via field assisted sintering technology (FAST): a critical review. Materials Science and Technology, 35(11), 1306-1328.
- Novel high strength titanium-titanium composites produced using field-assisted sintering technology (FAST). Scripta Materialia, 159, 51-57. View this article in WRRO
- The effect of titanium alloy chemistry on machining induced tool crater wear characteristics. Wear, 408-409, 200-207.
- Thermomechanical processing of a high strength metastable beta titanium alloy powder, consolidated using the low-cost FAST- forge process. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 254, 158-170.
- Measurements of residual stress and microstructural evolution in electron beam welded Ti-6Al-4V using multiple techniques. Materials Characterization, 132, 10-19.
- On a Testing Methodology for the Mechanical Property Assessment of a New Low-Cost Titanium Alloy Derived from Synthetic Rutile. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 48(11), 5228-5232. View this article in WRRO
- Continuous extrusion of a commercially pure titanium powder via the Conform process. Materials Science and Technology, 33(7), 899-903. View this article in WRRO
- FAST-forge − a new cost-effective hybrid processing route for consolidating titanium powder into near net shape forged components. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 243, 335-346. View this article in WRRO
- On the mechanism of tool crater wear during titanium alloy machining. Wear, 374-375, 15-20.
- Direct reduction of synthetic rutile using the FFC process to produce low-cost novel titanium alloys. Journal of Materials Science, 51(9), 4250-4261. View this article in WRRO
- Spark plasma sintering of commercial and development titanium alloy powders. Journal of Materials Science, 50(14), 4860-4878. View this article in WRRO
- The modelling of ring tests at elevated temperatures for the determination of friction in Ti-6Al-4V forgings. Computer Methods in Materials Science, 15(1), 150-155.
- Optimising design and performance of engineering components. Ironmaking and Steelmaking, 40(4), 243-251.
- Subsurface deformation during precision turning of a near-alpha titanium alloy. Scripta Materialia.
- 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.
- The role of temperature and alloy chemistry on subsurface deformation mechanisms during shot peening of titanium alloys. Scripta Materialia, 66(12), 1065-1068.
- Superplastic forming and diffusion bonding of titanium alloys, 227-246.
- On mechanism of flow softening in Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr. MATER SCI TECH-LOND, 27(6), 1025-1032.
- Titanium stands trial. Materials World, 19(2), 25-26.
- Advances in metal manufacturing technologies. Ironmaking and Steelmaking, 38(4), 241-249.
- Characterisation of Conform (TM) and conventionally extruded Al-4Mg-1Zr. Effect of extrusion route on superplasticity. J MATER SCI, 45(15), 4188-4195.
- Development of microstructure and properties during the multiple extrusion and consolidation of Al-4Mg-1Zr. MAT SCI ENG A-STRUCT, 527(15), 3358-3364.
- Microstructural damage during high-speed milling of titanium alloys. SCRIPTA MATER, 62(5), 250-253.
- Influence of subsequent cold work on the superplastic properties of a friction stir welded (FSW) aluminium alloy. MAT SCI ENG A-STRUCT, 527(4-5), 1022-1026.
- The development of superplastic magnesium alloy sheet. Key Engineering Materials, 433, 273-279.
- Characterisation of Conform™ and conventionally extruded Al-4Mg-1Zr. Effect of extrusion route on superplasticity. Journal of Materials Science, 1-8.
- Characterization of the FFC Cambridge Process for NiTi Production Using In Situ X-Ray Synchrotron Diffraction. J ELECTROCHEM SOC, 157(4), E57-E63.
- NiTi Production via the FFC Cambridge Process: Refinement of Process Parameters. J ELECTROCHEM SOC, 157(3), E36-E43.
- Direct extrusion of titanium alloy powder. MATER TECHNOL, 24(3), 174-179.
- The Flow Behavior and Microstructural Evolution of Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr during Subtransus Isothermal Forging. METALL MATER TRANS A, 40A(8), 1944-1954.
- beta Phase decomposition in Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr. ACTA MATER, 57(13), 3830-3839.
- Compositional variability in gum metal. SCRIPTA MATER, 60(11), 1000-1003.
- Development of chevron-shaped alpha precipitates in Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr. SCRIPTA MATER, 60(7), 571-573.
- Effect of initial microstructure on plastic flow behaviour during isothermal forging of Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al. MAT SCI ENG A-STRUCT, 501(1-2), 248-254.
- On the mechanism of superelasticity in Gum metal. ACTA MATER, 57(4), 1188-1198.
- Multiple extrusion and consolidation of Al-4Mg-1Zr. TMS Annual Meeting, 31-36.
- Light metals in the steel city. Materials Technology, 24(3), 136-138.
- The microstructural response of a peened near-alpha titanium alloy to thermal exposure. SCRIPTA MATER, 60(2), 108-111.
- Production of Ti-W Alloys from Mixed Oxide Precursors via the FFC Cambridge Process. J ELECTROCHEM SOC, 156(1), E1-E7.
- Determination of (C-11-C-12) in Ti-36Nb-2Ta-3Zr-0.3O (wt.%) (Gum metal). SCRIPTA MATER, 59(6), 669-672.
- Thermomechanical processing of Ti-5A1-5Mo-5V-3Cr. MAT SCI ENG A-STRUCT, 490(1-2), 369-377.
- The evolution of microtexture and macrotexture during subtransus forging of Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al. MAT SCI ENG A-STRUCT, 488(1-2), 8-15.
- The manufacture of superplastic magnesium alloy sheet. MATERIALWISS WERKST, 39(4-5), 340-342.
- The production of Ti-Mo alloys from mixed oxide precursors via the FFC cambridge process. J ELECTROCHEM SOC, 155(6), E63-E69.
- Optimization of the FFC Cambridge process for NiTi production. ECS Transactions, 16(49), 211-219.
- Production of NiTi via the FFC Cambridge Process. J ELECTROCHEM SOC, 155(12), E171-E177.
- Micromechanics of Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al: In situ synchrotron characterisation and modelling. ACTA MATER, 55(20), 6861-6872.
- Dynamic recrystallisation and superplasticity in pure aluminium with zirconium addition. MAT SCI ENG A-STRUCT, 444(1-2), 291-297.
- Titanium - 21st century metal in transition. Materials World, 15(5), 32-34.
- Direct electrochemical production of Ti-10W alloys from mixed oxide preform precursors. J ALLOY COMPD, 419(1-2), 103-109.
- Materials perspective - A review of advances in processing and metallurgy of titanium alloys. MATER SCI TECH-LOND, 22(8), 881-887.
- The microstructural evolution of near beta alloy Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al during subtransus forging. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 36(10), 2871-2871.
- The microstructural evolution of near beta alloy Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al during subtransus forging. METALL MATER TRANS A, 36A(5), 1317-1327.
- Direct electrochemical production of beta titanium alloys. Advanced Materials and Processes, 163(4), 32.
- Application of novel technique to examine thermomechanical processing of near ss alloy Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al. MATER SCI TECH SER, 16(11-12), 1437-1444.
- 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.
- Near Net Shape Manufacture of Titanium Alloy Components from Powder and Wire: A Review of State-of-the-Art Process Routes. Metals, 9(6), 689-689.
- FAST-forge of Diffusion Bonded Dissimilar Titanium Alloys: A Novel Hybrid Processing Approach for Next Generation Near-Net Shape Components. Metals, 9(6), 654-654.
- Determining a Flow Stress Model for High Temperature Deformation of Ti-6Al-4V. Materials Science Forum, 828-829, 441-446. View this article in WRRO
- Titanium alloy microstructure fingerprint plots from in-process machining. Materials Science and Engineering: A.
- Recycling of Titanium Alloy Powders and Swarf through Continuous Extrusion (ConformTM) into Affordable Wire for Additive Manufacturing. Metals, 10(6), 843-843.
- Superplastic forming and diffusion bonding of titanium alloys, Superplastic Forming of Advanced Metallic Materials (pp. 227-246). Elsevier
- Superplastic forming and diffusion bonding of titanium alloys, Superplastic forming of advanced metallic materials: Methods and applications (pp. 227-246). Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing Ltd..
- The Determination of Residual Stress in Extruded Ti-6Al-4V by Contour Method and Finite Element Analysis, Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Titanium (pp. 305-310). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Solid State Extraction and Consolidation of Titanium Alloys Direct from Synthetic Rutile, Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Titanium (pp. 71-76). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Influence of Aluminium Content on the Machinability and Subsurface Deformation Of Titanium Alloys, Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Titanium (pp. 923-928). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Crack Initiation and Propagation in Ti-6Al-4V Alpha-Case, Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Titanium (pp. 1515-1520). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Linking Machining Response of Titanium Billet to Upstream Thermomechanical Processing, Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Titanium (pp. 1649-1654). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- The Effect of Finish Milling on the Surface Integrity and Subsurface Microstructure in Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr, Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Titanium (pp. 299-304). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Continuous Extrusion of Titanium Particulates, Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Titanium (pp. 107-115). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Titanium Research Developments in the United Kingdom, Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Titanium (pp. 1-12). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Automotive Applications for Titanium (pp. 1-15). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
- The Application of a Novel Technique to Examine Sub-β Transus Isothermal Forging of Titanium Alloys, Lightweight Alloys for Aerospace Application (pp. 229-239). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Titanium and its alloys: processing, fabrication and mechanical properties In Blockley R & Shyy W (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering (pp. 2117-2132). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Conference proceedings papers
- Surface roughness response to drilling of Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr using Ti-Al-N PVD coated and uncoated WC/Co tools. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 87 (pp 170-175). Mondragón, Spain, 1 June 2020 - 5 June 2020. View this article in WRRO
- Surface and sub-surface integrity of Ti-6Al-4V components produced by selective electron beam melting with post-build finish machining. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 87 (pp 309-314). Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain, 1 June 2020 - 5 June 2020. View this article in WRRO
- Development of titanium alloy powders produced via the metalysis process. Proceedings Euro PM 2017: International Powder Metallurgy Congress and Exhibition
- Predicting Chemical Wear in Machining Titanium Alloys Via a Novel Low Cost Diffusion Couple Method. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 45 (pp 219-222)
- High performance machining of Ti-834: Mechanisms of microstructural damage. Ti 2011 - Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Titanium, Vol. 3 (pp 1607-1611)
- Understanding the behaviour of Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr during subtransus isothermal forging. Ti 2011 - Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Titanium, Vol. 1 (pp 226-230)
- 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)
- 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)
- Advances in titanium research and technology in the UK. Ti 2011 - Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Titanium, Vol. 1 (pp 3-9)
- Multiple extrusion and consolidation of Al-4Mg-1Zr. ALUMINUM ALLOYS: FABRICATION, CHARACTERIZATION AND APPLICATIONS II (pp 31-36)
- IN SITU OBSERVATION OF TEXTURE EVOLUTION IN Ti-10-2-3. APPLICATIONS OF TEXTURE ANALYSIS, Vol. 201 (pp 65-72)
- Development of the ffc cambridge process for the production of titanium and its alloys. Innovations in Titanium Technology (pp 49-58)
- Development of superplastic properties in quasi single phase alloys. Superplasticity in Advanced Materials, Vol. 551-552 (pp 357-364)
- Electrochemical deoxidation mechanisms of titanium oxides. COST-AFFORDABLE TITANIUM (pp 95-102)
- Progress towards high superplastic strain rate aluminium alloys. SUPERPLASTICITY IN ADVANCED MATERIALS, Vol. 447-4 (pp 213-219)
- Thermomechanical processing of titanium alloys: the application of a novel technique to examine sub-beta transits isothermal forging of Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-6Mo. TITANIUM ALLOYS AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURE: STRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE BEHAVIOUR, Vol. 755(4) (pp 89-101)
- Exploitation of Spark Plasma Sintering and One-Step Forging for Cost-Effective Processing of Titanium Alloy Powders (pp 123-128)
- Exploitation of Field-Assisted Sintering Technology (FAST) to Produce Pre-Forged Billets from Metastable Beta Titanium Alloy Powder. Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 716 (pp 800-816)
- Hot compression deformation flow behaviour analysis of α+β Ti 6Al-2Sn-4Zr-6Mo Titanium Alloy. the 12 World Conference on Titanium. Beijing, China, 19 June 2011 - 24 June 2011.
Theses / Dissertations
- Research group
- *Sarah Smythe – continuous extrusion of swarf and new titanium powder feedstocks
- *Chris Dredge – development of small-scale machining tests for titanium alloys
- *Alex Graves – development of mechanistic approach to drilling of titanium alloys
- *Oliver Levano – development of FAST-forge for dissimilar titanium alloy powders
- *Simon Graham – development and processing of novel high iron content titanium alloys
- *Thomas Childerhouse – precision machining of titanium near net shape components
- *James Pepper - Simulation and characterisation of FAST process for titanium powders
- *Sam Lister – development of FAST-forge of titanium alloys for aerospace applications
- *Cameron Barrie - development of AM and FAST for next generation titanium components
- Teaching interests
Having worked in - and carried out metallurgy research with - the aerospace industry for 20 years, Martin's 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.
- Professional activities
- UK (IoM3) representative on Titanium Conference International Organisation Committee
- Member of the IoM3 Light Metals Committee
- Member of the IoM3 Advanced Sheet Metal Forming Committee
- Council Member of the Sheffield Metallurgical and Engineering Association
- Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship (2005 - 2010)
- IoM3 Titanium Prize 2003