The groups’ broad research interest/area is on “mechanical behaviour of advanced metallic materials in bulk and porous forms”. The main research focus within this is to develop or design new metallic alloy systems through the microstructure – property optimization route for various structural and biological applications.

The research groups’ primary aim is two-fold:

i) To exploit in situ phase transformations in microstructures, triggered by mechanical and/or

thermal means to enhance the mechanical properties;

ii) To achieve microstructure modifications through various methods leading to grain refinement,

precipitation, phase change (in terms of structure, morphology and fraction), fibrous architecture variation (in porous materials), etc., to accomplish mechanical property improvements.

Current interest of the group is in High entropy alloys (HEAs); a+β, β Titanium alloys; Powerplant materials (T91, Super 304H, Inconel); TRIP/TWIP/Stainless steels and Ti-, Ni- and Fe- based: shape memory alloys, stochastic fibre networks, auxetic (i.e. negative Poisson’s ratio) materials/composites.

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