Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials


Our People

Lead Investigators

Prof Matthew Barnett Professor Matthew Barnett
ARC Future Fellow
Chair in Metallurgy
Dr Aiden Beer Dr Aiden Beer
Senior Research Fellow
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Senior Research Fellow

Visiting Professor

an image of bevis hutchinson Professor Bevis Hutchinson

Research Team

Pavel Cizek Dr Pavel Cizek
Senior Research Fellow
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Senior Research Fellow
an image of Dr Alireza Ghaderi Dr Alireza Ghaderi
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
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Research Fellow (Atom Probe)
an image of Zohreh Keshavarz Dr Zohreh Keshavarz
Research Fellow
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Associate Research Fellow
Mohan Setty Mr Mohan Setty
Research Engineer
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Manager, Electron Microscope Facility
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Electron Microscopy Manager
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Technical Officer
Metallography and Optical Microscopy
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Electron Microscopy Manager
Mr Alex Orokity Mr Alex Orokity
Technical Officer
Mr David Gray Mr David Gray
Technical Officer
John Vella Mr John Vella
Technical Officer
Lynton Leigh Mr Lynton Leigh
Technical Officer

Visiting Student

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Tomas Brownsmith

  • PhD researcher in Metallurgy, The University of Manchester
  • Research topic: Extrusion of magnesium (Elektron 43)
  • Supervisor: Dr Aiden Beer
  • Students

    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
    Rupinder Kaur Sian Fatigue crack propagation rates in rolled magnesium alloy
    Sahar Naghashian Characterisation and modelling the actuation of shape memory alloy-composites for shape morphing applications
    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

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    22nd July 2014