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Institute for Frontier Materials


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Lead Investigators

Prof Matthew Barnett Professor Matthew Barnett
ARC Future Fellow
Chair in Metallurgy
Professor Peter Hodgson
an image of nicole stanford Associate Professor Nicole Stanford

Dr Daniel Fabijanic
Senior Research Fellow

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Senior Research Fellow
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Senior Research Fellow
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Dr Thomas Dorin
Research Fellow

Visiting Professor

an image of bevis hutchinson Professor Bevis Hutchinson

Research Team

Pavel Cizek Dr Pavel Cizek
Senior Research Fellow
an image of Peter Lynch Dr Peter Lynch
Senior Research Fellow
an image of Dr Alireza Ghaderi Dr Alireza Ghaderi
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
an image of Ross Marceau Dr Ross Marceau
Research Fellow (Atom Probe)
an image of Zohreh Keshavarz Dr Zohreh Keshavarz
Research Fellow
an image of Sitarama Raju Kada Dr Sitarama Raju Kada
Associate Research Fellow
Mohan Setty Mr Mohan Setty
Research Engineer
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Manager, Electron Microscope Facility
an image of Mark Nave Dr Mark Nave
Electron Microscopy Manager
an image of Huaying Yin Dr Huaying Yin
Technical Officer
Metallography and Optical Microscopy
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Electron Microscopy Manager
Mr Alex Orokity Mr Alex Orokity
Technical Officer
Lynton Leigh Mr Lynton Leigh
Technical Officer
John Vella Mr John Vella
Technical Officer



Name Research Topic Contact
Ajay Kumar Mahato The effect of aluminium on solid solution strengthening in magnesium-based alloys
Arwa Faraj Tawfeeq Deformation damage of brazed and machined pyramidal micro-trusses
Desinghe Shiromani Gangoda The roll forming of magnesium sheet for automotive applications
Ehsan Bahrami Motlagh Precipitate-twin interactions in Mg alloy
Gourab Saha Role of work hardening on the wear of digger teeth used in mining sites
Hassan Ramadan Faraj Zaid The influence of Nb addition on the annealing and mechanical properties of high Mn-TWIP steels
Makoto Atake Influences of warm rolling temperature, carbon and silicon levels on the deformation and recrystallisation textures of steel sheets
Paul Souza Optimization of hot deformation behaviour of Ti6Al4V alloy
Steven Babaniaris The role of processing parameters and alloy chemistry on the strength of extruded Al-Mg-Si alloys
Ting Ting Guo Effect of alloying on twinning stresses
Yiping Wu Study of twin fractions as a function of orientation and stress for extruded Mg alloy
Rameshkumar Ramkaran Varma To produce low-cost thermo-electric material
Qi Chao Grain refinement of titanium alloys through novel thermomechanical processing
Balaji Trichy Narayanaswamy Tribological studies on low temperature bainite
Khushboo Rakha The role of thermo-mechanical processing on nanobainitic phase transformation characteristics
Vadim Shterner Temperature and grain orientation dependence of mechanical twinning in a high Manganese TWIP steel
Debasis Poddar The interaction between the precipitation and dislocation substructure during multipass deformation in an austenitic Fe-30Ni-0.1C-).1Nb model alloy
Shahriar Reza Nano-scale precipitation in high-strength steels
Mahendra Ramajayam The behaviour of solutes during the strip casting of low carbon steels containing vanadium
Roudhah Othoman Strip casting of TWIP steels  
Ajesh Antony Cryogenic treatment of tool steels for improved wear resistance

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27th July 2015