Cohorts

Projects list arranged by cohort.

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2020 cohort
Student name Project title Lead supervisor Industrial partner
Alex Hanson Understanding the Effect of Strain on Microstructure Properties and Environmental Degradation of AGR Fuel Cladding (PDF, 100KB) Dirk Engleberg NNL
Emre Aydemir Bio-inspired antifouling strategies for metallic surfaces Ahu Dumanli-Parry BP-ICAM
Callum Andrew Effect of vanadium and copper on defect structure generation during neutron irradiation of zirconium-based materials (PDF, 427KB) Philipp Frankel Westinghouse
Cameron Grant Integrated Computational-Experimental Study of Microstructurally Short Crack Propagation in AA7xxx alloys Pratheek Shanthraj Airbus
Emilios Leonidas Development of Innovative Instrumentation and Modelling for 21st Century CNC Machining (PDF, 533KB) Jon Wilmott AMRC
Enn Veikesaar The evolution of microstructure and toughness in multipass welds that contain acicular ferrite John Francis Framatome
Fran Synnott Developing high Co-containing Ni-based superalloys with improved oxidation behaviour for future jet-engine applications Kathy Christofidou Rolls Royce
Henry Boyle Development of new innovative materials and CNC processing routes Martin Jackson Sandvik
Jake Larkin Irradiation damage and recovery of zirconium-based alloys Chris Race Westinghouse
Jamie McGregor Quantification of damage in heavy metals as investigated through X-ray CT Tim Burnett AWE
Joshua Berry Material and process design for additive manufacturing of hard metals Kathy Christofidou Oerlikon
Laura Gonzalez Crystal Plasticity and Microstructure Modelling for Rolled Aluminium Sheet (PDF, 580KB) Joe Robson Novelis
Molly Cao Understanding the interaction of galling and oxidation in hard facing materials (PDF, 147KB) Fabio Scenini Rolls Royce
Natasha Sweeney Fort Powder Metallurgical Processing For Graded Alloy Microstructures Richard Thackray Johnson Matthey
Oluwawunmi Olukoya Understanding the interacion between automative silver tracks and lead-free solders (PDF, 32KB) Russell Goodall Johnson Matthey
Patrick Curran Understanding micro-texture heterogeneity effects on the micromechanical behaviour of Ti aerospace forgings (PDF, 134KB) Joao Fonseca Airbus
Sulayman Khan Development of Advanced High Modulus Steels for Automotive Applications (PDF, 98KB) Eric Palmiere VW
Alison Clarke 3D printing of continuous stainless steel wire composite parts (PDF, 31KB) Denis Dowling Bekaret
Conor Shehan Comparison between the material and mechanical properties of tantalum and titanium alloy printed by additive manufacturing (PDF, 44KB) Denis Dowling Croom Precision
Mark Swayne Anticorrosive and anti-fouling surface modification of Pulsed Electric Field electrodes using laser processing (ProStainless) (PDF, 393KB) Demot Brabazon Pro Stainless
Federico Mazzanti Development of novel numerical methods for analysing metal forming of high-strength steels (PDF, 80KB) Philip Cardiff Bekaret
Tins Hashemi Osteoinduction Augmented Magnesium Medical Implants for Skeletal Repair Nicolas Dunne PBC Biomed
2019 cohort
Student name Project title Lead supervisor Industrial partner
Guy Bowker Modelling the microstructure evolution during hot working of Ti alloys Pratheek Santhraj Airbus
Paul Hawkens Advancing Gear Oil Insights - tribofilm and subsurface correlation focusing on ashless versus organometallic chemistries Allan Matthews BP
Mike White Developing a "microstructural fingerprint" of titanium alloys - metallurgy in the information age Chris Race Rolls Royce
Huda Al-Jurani Surface Modification of Metallic Reaction Vessels to Resist Scaling by Calcium Salts David Lewis BP
Sakina Rehman Modelling environmentally assisted cracking in Ni-based superalloys Pratheek Santhraj Rolls Royce
Josh Collins A Comparison of Steels for Nuclear Bolting Applications Ed Pickering Rolls Royce
Vincent Kan Through Process Modelling for Sustainable Aluminium Joe Robson Innoval
Ashley Scarlett Small Scale Laboratory to Large Scale Component Manufacture - Scaling of Heat Treatment Behaviour of Low Alloy Steels Eric Palmiere Rolls Royce
Elizabeth Davis-Fowell Development of novel permanent magnet designs for electric vehicle motors Russell Goodall VW
Frances Livera Brazing for Additive Manufacture and Additive Manufacture for Brazing Russell Goodall UKAEA
Lucy Farquhar Development of Laser Powder Bed Fusion process for Complex Concentrated Alloys Russell Goodall Boeing
Sam Lister Development of hybrid advanced manufacturing FAST-forge route for next generation aerospace components Martin Jackson Rolls Royce
Xavier Morrel Development of Novel Nickel Brazing Filler Metals Based on High Entropy Alloys Russell Goodall VBC Group
Kavi Sharma Cladding behaviour of high enrichment and high burn-up nuclear fuel: determining the impact of radiation damage on storage and corrosion Amy Gandy NNL 
Anesu Nyabadza Development of high concentration magnesium composite and elemental production, for process quality control and targeted application Mercedes Vazques Oriel
Bryan Naab Fatigue Performance of Additively Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V Material Denis Dowling Stryker
Gearoid Manning Investigation of the Physical, Chemical and Material Properties of TiAl6V4 Powders Used in Additive Manufacturing Processes Denis Dowling Stryker
Josiah Chekotu Additive Manufacturing (AM) and characterisation of heat exchange component Dermot Brabazon Exergyn
Nikoletta Sargioti 3D Printed Medical-Grade Metal-based Microneedles as a Modular Platform for Minimally Invasive Therapeutic Delivery Nicholas Dunne pHion
2018 cohort
Student name Project title Lead supervisor Industrial partner
Kirstie Bruce Heat Treatment Optimisation of Electron Beam Welded Reactor Pressure Vessel Steels Ed Pickering Rolls Royce
Elliot Cooksey-Nash Tailored Properties in Aluminium Automotive Body Sheet Phil Prangnell Primetals
Ryan Euesden The EAC initiation behavior of 7xxx series aluminium alloys Tim Burnett Airbus
Francesco Guarracino The Effect of Accelerated Ageing of Hybrid-Hot Formed Aluminium Automotive Panels on Corrosion Resistance Joe Robson Impression Technologies
Wayne Heatman The effects of microstructure on the ductility of aerospace titanium alloys Joao Fonseca Rolls Royce
Niall Hughes Novel Aluminium Alloys for Defence Applications Joe Robson DSTL
Daniel Jensen Microstructural Engineering for Ultra High Strength Wire Mark Rainforth British Steel
Omer Koc Irradiation damage in Zr alloys Michael Preuss  
Elaine Livera Defect Identification and Characterization in Blown Powder Additively Manufactured Parts Iain Todd GKN Aerospace
Ziyu Ma Dynamic Precipitation of Aluminum Alloy during Warm Forming Joe Robson Constellium
James Pepper Computational investigation into SPS for Ti and additional complex alloys for potential use in the aerospace and biomedical sector Martin Jackson DSTL 
Paul Stavroulakis Investigation of the elastic properties of Cu-Ni and β-Ti systems using DFT Russell Goodall Volkswagen
Mark Taylor The Performance of Novel Ultra-High-Strength Steels for Future Aerospace Applications  Tim Burnett Rolls Royce
Paul Twine The Stability of Triple Junctions Chris Race  
Tongyu Wang Modelling for Advanced Steel Manufacture Eric Palmiere Sheffield Forgemasters
Adam Wilby Predictive Rail Investigation for Damage Evaluation David Fletcher  British Steel
Yichao Yao The modelling of alloy element diffusion between oxides layer and matrix in 7xxx al alloys Pratheek Shanthraj Airbus
2017 cohort
Student name Project title Lead supervisor Industrial partner
Florian Buschek Tailoring of Material Properties via Microstructure control during Metallic Additive Manufacturing Iain Todd GKN Aerospace
Louise Chan Processing Beta Titanium Alloys in Powder-Based Additive Manufacturing Iain Todd GKN Aerospace
Simon Graham Ore-to-More: Creating new markets for novel low-cost titanium alloys from synthetic rutile Martin Jackson Metalysis
Athanasios Gredis Environmental effect on the integrity of 316 stainless steel in AGR coolant Fabio Scenini EDF
Callum Hunt Chromium-coated Zirconium alloys for Accident Tolerant Fuel Cladding Michael Preuss Westinghouse
Philip Kearns An investigation on the degradation mechanism and optimization design of high temperature abradable coatings Xiaorong Zhou Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials
Oliver Levano Blanch Development of a hybrid solid state joining process – FAST-weld – for next generation aerospace components using dissimilar titanium alloy powders Martin Jackson Rolls Royce
Pablo Rodriguez Lago Evaluation of weld deposited novel iron based hard facings Mark Rainforth Rolls Royce
Pawel Stuglik Developing novel iron-based hard-facing alloys for nuclear applications Michael Preuss Rolls Royce
Alex Wilson Environmentally assisted cracking (EAC) of Ultra-High Strength Steels Fabio Scenini Airbus
Ben Wilson Understanding the Role of Hy Joe Robson Airbus
2016 cohort
Student name Project title Lead supervisor Industrial partner
Sam Armson The importance of grain nucleation versus growth in the evolution of oxides in Zr alloys  Philipp Frankel Rolls Royce
Ioannis Bellos Understanding the Effects of Banded Microstructures in Material Addition Repairs for Aerospace Components Phil Prangnell Rolls Royce
Beatriz Fernandez Silva Investigating the effect of thermomechanical processing on microtexture in Ti834 compressor disc alloy Martin Jackson  Rolls Royce
Alex Garrett Simulation of precipitate formation under irradiation in low-alloy pressure vessel steels via novel manufacturing Chris Race Rolls Royce
Liam Hardwick Development of Novel Nickel Brazing Alloys Russell Goodall VBC Group
Alistair Lyle Printability Maps for Additive Manufacture of Nickel Aerospace Component Iain Todd GKN Aerospace
Chris Martin The Effect of Thermomechanical Processing on the Microstructural Evolution of Ni-Based Alloys Grace Burke Rolls Royce
Dhinisa Patel High entropy alloys for fusion: Exploration of novel processing routes and HEA stability in extreme environments Amy Gandy CCFE
Daniel Suarez Fernandez Effect of variation in machining-induced damage in aeroengine high performance materials Martin Jackson Rolls Royce
2015 cohort
Student name Project title Lead supervisor Industrial partner
Alessandro Cattivelli Mechanisms of underclad intergranular cracking in a reactor pressure vessel steel after post-weld heat treatment John Francis Areva
Claudius Dichtl The role of microstructure on strain localization in near-alpha titanium alloy Michael Preuss Rolls Royce and Timet
Shaun Earl Surface degradation mechanisms in rail steels Mark Rainforth British Steel
Robert Howell Tantalum-based alloys for high heat flux environments Brad Wynne Metalysis
Benjamin Jones The influence of composition and wire drawing on the microstructure and properties of high strength wire rod steels Mark Rainforth British Steel
Marta Muniz Mangas Welding of bainitic rail steels Eric Palmiere British Steel
Zaheen Shah Characterising and modelling precipitation in zirconium alloys Joe Robson Westinghouse and Sandvik
Sarah Smyth Low cost titanium wire for additive manufacturing of defence equipment Martin Jackson DSTL
Emmanouil Stavroulakis Functionally graded components for nuclear applications Michael Preuss Rolls Royce
Thomas Woodward Understanding environment-induced degradation of steels using novel in-situ analytical transmission electron microscopy techniques Grace Burke BP
2014 cohort
Student name Project title Lead supervisor Industrial partner
Michael Atkinson Reverse loading in aero-engine relevant alloys João Quinta da Fonseca Rolls Royce
Charlotte Boig Selective laser melting of nickel-base superalloys for turbocharger applications  Iain Todd Cummins Turbo Technologies
Emily Davison Processing of material addition repairs for aerospace components Iain Todd Rolls Royce
Joseph Fixter Aluminium alloy development for large scale additive manufacturing of aerospace components  Phil Prangnell Constellium
Rebecca Jones The effect of niobium on the microstructural evolution of Zr alloys during proton irradiation Philipp Frankel Rolls Royce
Michael Kenyon Effect of chromium containing dispersoids on microstructure evolution of Al-Mg-Si alloys Joe Robson Novelis
Jacob Pop Investigation into the HOLLOFORM hybrid manufacturing process to produce cylindrical components from dissimilar titanium alloys Martin Jackson  
Bhushan Rakshe Precipitation and recrystallisation behaviour in microalloyed steels containing dilute Nb additions Eric Palmiere CBMM
Nicolas Tankov Processing of Nb-silicide based alloys Panos Tsakiropoulos Rolls Royce
Rhys Thomas Delayed hydride cracking of Zr LWR cladding with proton irradiation Philipp Frankel Rolls Royce
Petit Wiringgalih The role of oxygen in mitigating pellet-cladding interaction in zirconium alloys Philipp Frankel  
2013 cohort
Student name Project title Lead supervisor Industrial partner
Joseph Adebogun Wear forensics Phil Withers BP Castrol
Jake Andrews Corrosion fatigue cracking in CO2/H2S environments under biaxial stress loading Bob Akid BP
Felicity Baxter The effect of proton irradiation on the corrosion of Zr LWR cladding Philipp Frankel Rolls Royce
Lyndsey Benson Ore-to-More: Creating new markets for novel low-cost titanium alloys from natural and synthetic rutile Martin Jackson Metalysis
Urslaan Chohan Hydrogen embrittlement in next generation nuclear reactor steels under irradiation Enrique Jimenez Melero  
Alec Davis High performance magnesium alloys for aerospace applications Joe Robson Magnesium Elektron
Edward Gallagher Processing of Nb-silicide based alloys Panos Tsakiropoulos Rolls Royce
Matthew Goodall Control of cosmetic corrosion in aluminium automotive alloys Xiaorong Zhou AkzoNobel
Michael Howson Heat treatment aspects in the production of large forgings Brad Wynne Sheffield Forgemasters and Rolls Royce
Rory Hulse Modelling the interaction of alloying elements with irradiation in zirconium nuclear fuel cladding Chris Race Rolls Royce
Faris Karouni Modelling for high quality heat treatment of large forgings Brad Wynne Sheffield Forgemasters
Melissa Keogh Predicting damage in corrosion resistant alloys (CRAs) under combined effects of stress and corrosion Bob Akid BP
Jared Kitchen Rapid prototyping of new materials and heat treatments for large scale forgings by undertaking microstructure/mechanical property assessment at the correct length scale Brad Wynne Sheffield Forgemasters
Sarah Morrish Manufacture testing and validation of hybrid ALM components Iain Todd GKN Aerospace
John Nutter Direct observation of the movement of the austenite-ferrite interface in steels Mark Rainforth  
Jamie Pennington The effect of hot working and heat treatment parameters on the microstructure and properties of ZERON 100 super duplex stainless steel forgings Brad Wynne NeoNickel
Maria Yankova Understanding the oxidation of zirconium alloys with atomistic simulation Chris Race  
2012 cohort
Student name Project title Lead supervisor Industrial partner
Catherine Ainsworth Metallic nanostructures for printed electronics applications Brian Derby  
David Bowden Cobalt free hard facing materials for nuclear applications Michael Preuss Rolls Royce
Michael Brown Performance characterisation of a new generation nickel-base alloy for oil & gas well environment applications Dirk Engelberg Special Metals
Tomas Brownsmith Thermomechanical Processing of Magnesium Alloy Elektron 43 Joe Robson Magnesium Elektron
Karyn Cooper Elucidating sour corrosion scales Rob Lindsay BP
Huw Dawson Radiation-induced microstructural evolution of ODS steel welds for next generation nuclear reactors Enrique Jimenez Melero TWI
Velissarios Demetriou The effect of microstructure on the performance of nickel-based alloys for use in oil and gas applications Joe Robson BP
Lee Farren Organic finishes on coil-coated steel: surface treatments and cut edges Stuart Lyon AkzoNobel
Alex Mackie Development of new magnetic materials using high throughput approaches Russell Goodall European Space Agency
Kamal Miah Industrial symbiosis within the steel industry Richard Thackray Tata Steel
James Pollard Modelling of hot titanium extrusions for enhanced shape, microstructure and crystallographic texture control Brad Wynne Alcoa
Matthew Topping Breakaway growth in neutron and proton irradiated Zr alloys Michael Preuss National Nuclear Laboratory
2011 cohort
Student name Project title Lead supervisor Industrial partner
Muhammad Afzal The supply and recovery of strategically important steel alloying elements Richard Thackray Tata
Choen Chan Development of the mechanistic understanding of pond corrosion of AGR cladding  Dirk Engelberg NNL
Jefri Draup Advanced Aluminium Alloy 2139 for Armour Applications Joe Robson DSTL
Christopher Evans Understanding the pit-crack transition in offshore structural materials Bob Akid BP
Matthew Hand Deposition and properties of nickel-based superalloys by electron beam additive layer manufacture Iain Todd  
Allan Harte A comparison of neutron, ion and proton irradiation on the microstructure evolution of zirconium alloys Michael Preuss Rolls Royce
Philip Mahoney Processing and Testing for the Rapid Discovery of New Alloys Russell Goodall ESA
Kudzanai Mukahiwa Microstructural and fractographic characterisation of air and environmentally-assisted fatigue (corrosion fatigue) in 304SS (Serco) Fabio Scenini Serco Assurance
Matthew Murphy Characterising dental implant osseointegration: Surface modification and properties Rob Lindsay  
Benjamin Rodgers Application of Taper-Rolling to the Near-Net Shape Production of Aluminium Wing Skins Phil Prangnell Siemens
Thomas Seymour Irradiation induced growth in Zr alloys  Phil Prangnell  
Mark Todd Controlled martensite phase transformation for ultrahigh strength press hardened steel design for automotive structural components Mark Rainforth ArcelorMittal
Ioannis Violatos Integration of Computational Materials Engineering with Aerospace Structures Brad Wynne Boeing
Richard Watson Excessive grain coarsening in IN718 engine disc forgings Michael Preuss Otto-Fuchs
Matthew Webb Deformation mechanisms in nanostructured materials Brian Derby  
Nicholas Weston Direct particle rolling of novel titanium alloy feedstocks and chemistries for the next generation of armour and defence applications Martin Jackson DSTL
Hao Wu Microstructure evolution and mechanical properties evalaution in stationary shoulder friction stir welding of high strength aluminium alloy Phil Prangnell  
Hao Zhou Microstructure Simulation and In-situ Measurement of ALM Processes Phil Prangnell EADS
2010 cohort
Student name Project title Lead supervisor Industrial partner
Bryony Clifford Novel Shape Memory Alloys Mark Rainforth  
Faye Thompson The development of aluminium foams with tailored mesostructure for enhanced heat transfer Russell Goodall Alcan
Emma Pyle Microstructure modelling and property prediction of nickel based superalloys for aerospace applications Karl Travis Firth Rixson
Ben Thomas Solid state processing of novel metastable beta titanium alloys Martin Jackson Boei/ Metalysis
Conor McCaughey Solidification Processing of Nb Silicide Based Alloys For Next Generation Gas Turbines Panos Tsakiropoulos Rolls Royce
Janette Harris Environmentally friendly novel coatings for aerospace alloys Xiaorong Zhou Airbus
David Griffiths Understanding Texture Weakening in Magnesium Rare Earth Alloys Joe Robson Magnesium Elektron
Gaurav Joshi Elucidating sweet and sour corrosion scales Rob Lindsay BP
Sam Tammas-Williams Development of material deposition strategies and lifting models for structural aerospace metallic components Phil Prangnell Rolls Royce
Ross Nolan Microstructure formability relationships in new generation high strength aluminium automotive alloys Joao Fonseca Alcan
David Lunt The effect of macrozones on crack initiation and propagation in titanium alloys Michael Preuss Rolls Royce
Liam Dwyer Particle Effects on Local Deformation, Recovery, and Stored Energy in Aluminium Alloys by Measurement and Simulation Joe Robson Novelis
Christopher Smith Structural optimisation of components for additive manufacture Iain Todd  
Alistair Garner Investigating the effect of oxide texture on the corrosion performance of Zirconium alloys Michael Preuss Rolls Royce
2009 cohort
Student name Project title Lead supervisor Industrial partner
Gary Bywater Development of oxidation resistant coatings for Niobium-Silicide based alloys Panos Tsakiropoulos Rolls Royce
Alfone Chamisa Development of ultra high strength steels for reduced carbon emissions in automotive vehicles Mark Rainforth Corus
Paul Enderson Deformation mechanisms in nickel-based superalloys Joao Fonseca Rolls Royce
Samuel Gascoyne Assessment of the stationary shoulder FSW technique for producing T-joints Brad Wynne TWI
Lucy Johnson Microstructural Characterisation and Performance of Steels used in Structural Bolting Assemblies in Fire Eric Palmiere  
Andrew Tweddle Development of new alloys for next generation gas turbines Panos Tsakiropoulos Rolls Royce
Mahomoud Ahmed Probing metal oxide-electrolyte interfaces at the nanoscale: Enabling science for corrosion control Rob Lindsay  
Peter Bernes In-situ studies of Corrosion Fatigue of High Strength Steel for Offshore Oil and Gas Applications Stuart Lyon Capcis
Chatri Boonchareon The relationship between processing, recrystallization and texture in Zr-alloys Michael Preuss Westinghouse
Alexander Cassell Controlling corrosion and hydrogen evolution in magnesium alloys for biomedical applications Julie Gough  
John Lindsay Performance of Lean 7000 Alloys George Thompson Alcan
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