People and publications

Meet the Institute for Frontier Materials’ dedicated alloy design and processing team.

Our team

Lead Investigators

Interim Director, Institute for Frontier Materials
Professor Matthew Barnett
Emeritus Professor
John Duncan
Associate Professor Research
Dr Rimma Lapovok

Senior Research Fellows

Senior Research Fellow
Dr Hossein Beladi
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Pavel Cizek
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Dan Fabijanic
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Peter Lynch 
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Ilana Timokhina
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Matthias Weiss
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Ross Marceau

Research Fellows

Research Fellow
Dr Buddhika Nuwan Abeyrathna
Research Fellow
Dr Thomas Dorin
Research Fellow
Dr Alireza Ghaderi
Research Fellow
Dr Sitarama Raju Kada
Research Fellow
Armin Abvabi
Research Fellow
Dr Ossama Mamdouh Mohamed Badr


Murugesan Annasamy Dynamic recrystallisation and texture analysis of high entropy alloys
Makoto Atake Influences of warm rolling temperature, carbon and silicon levels on the deformation and recrystallisation textures of steel sheets
Steven BabaniarisThe role of processing parameters and alloy chemistry on the strength of extruded Al-Mg-Si alloys
Jun Cheng The effect of temperature on nano-indentation of magnesium
Jerome Cornu Phase transformations in nanobainitic steels during strip casting
Aditya Deole Roll forming of materials with high anisotrope
Sharmistha Dhara Precipitation hardening behaviour in Ti-Mg microalloyed steel
Ahmad Erfani Moghadam Flexible roll forming of variable depth
Desinghege Gangoda Role of deformation modes on the bending of AZ31 magnesium sheet
Tingting Guo Initiation of plasticity by nano-indentation in Mg alloys
Mahmoud Ghandehari Effect of RE-containing and Mg17Al12 together on Mg-Al-RE alloys
Nima Haghdadi Dynamic and post-dynamic recrystallisation of dual phase stainless steels
Lu Jiang Influence of Mo on precipitation in strip casting containing Nb
Jithin Joseph Process-structure-property relationship for AlxCoCrFeNi HEA
Hui KongQuenching and partitioning of tailor welding during hot stamping
Andreas Kupke Microstructure effects on the forming characteristics of multi-phase steel
Bao Lin Novel porous de-alloyed metal membrane desalination by membrane evaporation
Ajay Kumar Mahato The effect of composition and temperature on the deformation behaviour of Mg-Al binary alloys
Gopinatha Manjaiah Diffusion chromising of austenitic stainless
Amritpreet Kaur Minhas Novel approach towards biorefinery process of selected micro-algal biomass for energy and food security
Seyed Hadi Mohamadi Azghandi Effect of precipitation in Mg alloys on dynamic recrystallisation
Balaji Trichy Narayanaswamy Tribological studies on low temperature bainite
Kyle Nicholson Hydrogen storage in Mg re-alloys processed by severe plastic deformation
Raudhah Othman Strip casting of advanced high strength steels
Divija Pandel The effect of heat treatment on Mg-Sn-Si based thermoelectrics
Jonathan Partington Smart design methods for composite components
Shahriar Reza Nano-scale precipitation in high-strength steels
Gourab Saha Role of work hardening on the wear of digger teeth used in mining sites
Paul Souza Optimisation of hot deformation parameters of Ti6Al4V alloy
Arun Thandassery Nanomaterials synthesis for photovoltaics, optical purification and energy storage applications
Alireza Vahidgolpayegani The biodegradable and biocompatible Mg/Mg alloy foam for bone implant material
Rameshkumar Ramkaran Varma To produce low-cost thermo-electric material
Jun Wang A new paradigm for creating fatigue-resistant Mg alloys
Hassan Ramadan Faraj ZaidThe influence of Nb addition on the annealing and mechanical properties of high Mn-TWIP steels
Peng Zhang Investigation of advanced model and processing technology of micro-rolling

Research support staff

Research Engineer
Mohan Setty
Manager, Electron Microscope Facility
Dr Andrew Sullivan
Manager, Electron Microscopy (Fib)
Dr Mark Nave
Manager, Electron Microscopy (Tem)
Rosey Van Driel
Technical Officer, Metallography and Optical Microscopy
Dr Huaying Yin
Technical Officer (Workshop)
Alex Orokity
Technical Officer
John Vella