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Institute for Frontier Materials


Our People

Lead Investigators

an image of Dr Matthias Weiss Dr Matthias Weiss
Research Fellow
an image of professor peter hodgson Professor Peter Hodgson
Australian Laureate Fellow
an image of Associate Professor Bernard Rolfe Associate Professor Bernard Rolfe

Professor John Duncan

Professor John Duncan


Research Fellows

  Name Research Topic Contact
Dr Erik Pavlina Dr Erik Pavlina
Research Fellow
Physical and mechanical metallurgy of AHSS
Akbar Abvabi

Dr Armin Abvabi
Associate Research Fellow


Advanced manufacturing of high strength sheet materials to automotive components
Buddhika Abeyrathna Dr Buddhika Nuwan Abeyrathna
Associate Research Fellow
Variable depth flexible roll forming of ultra-high strength steel
Ossama Badr Dr Ossama Mamdouh Mohamed Badr Hot stamping of high strength steel with tailored properties


  Name Research Topic Contact
Jingsi Jiao Jingsi Jiao The development of an analytical model to predict web warping in the flexible roll forming of AHSS
Ahmad Moghadam Ahmad Erfani Moghadam Compressive instability analysis of variable depth flexible roll forming
Desinghe Desinghe Shiromani Gangoda The roll forming of magnesium sheet for automotive applications
Andreas Kupke Andreas Kupke Microstructure effects on the forming characteristics of multi-phase steel
Kongalage Nishchitha Indivarie Ubhayaratne Effective and efficient signal extraction techniques for wireless condition monitoring
Akbar Mostaani Akbar Mostaani Numerical simulation of galling in sheet metal forming
Amir Abdollahpoor Amir Abdollahpoor Crashworthiness behaviour of hot stamped components with tailored mechanical properties


  Name Institution Contact
  Christoph Mueller RWTH Aachen University
  Anne Katrin Mester RWTH Aachen University

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22nd July 2015