Research interests are in the design and development of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys and composites for the energy, transport and aerospace industries and for biomedical applications via process-microstructure-property studies. Materials processing under equilibrium and non-equilibrium conditions is also researched as part of the alloy development. The emphasis of the research is on establishing (i) the effects of processing on the microstructure and properties of structural engineering materials and (ii) how processing can be tailored to particular engineering requirements for desirable microstructures and properties. Currently, alloys of Fe, Mo, Nb and Zr are under investigation.
- Alloy Development: Intermetallics, Exotics, Nb Alloys, Mo Alloys
- Study of the roles of heterogeneities, in-homogeneities and non-uniformities in materials processing and phase transformations
- Study of Alloying Related Phenomena at the Electronic Level
- Non-Equilibrium Processing of Alloys
- Dr Claire Utton
- Mr Amir Nanpazi
- Mr Jack Nelson
- Miss Eleftheria Karagianni
- Miss Ofelia Hernandez-Negrete
- Mr Andrew Tweddle
- Mr Gary Bywater
- Miss Zheng Xu
- Mr Boniface Anazodo
- Mr Conor McCaughey
- Mr Ioannis Papadimitriou
- Mrs Monica Balboa Garcia
- Mr Jiang Zhao
- Mr Mohammad Hossein Ghadyani
- Mr Edward Gallagher Project student
- Mr Arthur Resende Visiting academic staff
- Professor Armando Cirilo De Souza
- M Nurbanasari, P Tsakiropoulos, E J Palmiere, Influence of High Temperature Deformation and Double Tempering on the Microstructure of a H21 Tool Steel, Materials Science and Engineering A, 570(2013) 92-101
- Zifu Li, P Tsakiropoulos, The microstructures of Nb-18Si-5Ge-5Al and Nb-24Ti-18Si-5Ge-5Al in situ composites, J Alloys and Compounds, 550 (2013) 553-560
- I Grammenos, P Tsakiropoulos, Study of the role of Hf, Mo and W additions in the microstructure of Nb-20Si silicide base alloys, Intermetallics 19 (2011) 1612-1621
- Zifu Li, P Tsakiropoulos, Study of the effects of Ti and Ge in the microstructure of Nb-24Ti-18Si-5Ge in-situ composite, Intermetallics 19 (2011) 1291-1297
- P Tsakiropoulos, Beyond Nickel – Based Superalloys, in Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, R Blockley and Wei Shyy (eds), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2010, pp 2345-2354
- Zifu Li, P Tsakiropoulos, Study of the effects of Ge addition on the microstructure of Nb-18Si in situ composites, Intermetallics 18 (2010) 1072-1078
- I Grammenos, P Tsakiropoulos, Study of the role of Al, Cr and Ti additions in the microstructure of Nb-18Si-5Hf base alloys, Intermetallics, 18 (2010), 242-253.
- N Vellios, P Tsakiropoulos, The role of Fe and Ti additions in the microstructure of Nb-18Si-5Sn silicide base alloys, Intermetallics, 15 (2007), 1529-1537.
- J Geng, P Tsakiropoulos, A Study of the microstructures and oxidation of Nb-Si-Cr-Al-Mo in situ composites with additions of Ti, Hf and Sn, Intermetallics, 15 (2007) pp382-395.
- S Diplas, P Tsakiropoulos, G Shao, J F Watts and J A D Matthew, A Study of Alloying Behaviour in the Ti-Al-V System, Acta Materialia, 2002, 50, 1951-1960.
- Y Q Liu, G Shao and P Tsakiropoulos, On the Oxidation Behaviour of MoSi2, Intermetallics, 2001, 9, 125-136.
- G Shao and P Tsakiropoulos, The Aluminium Effect on Omega Phase Stability in Cr-Al and Ti-Cr-Al Alloys, Acta Materialia, 2000, 48, 3671-3685.
- A Stergiou, P Tsakiropoulos and A Brown, "The Intermediate and High-Temperature Oxidation Behaviour of Mo(Si1-xAlx)2 Intermetallic Alloys", Intermetallics, 1997, 5, pp69-81.
- G Shao and P Tsakiropoulos “Prediction of Metastable Phase Formation during Rapid Solidification by Time Dependent Nucleation Theory”, Acta metal. mater., 1994, 42, 2937-2942.