Dr Chinnapat Panwisawas FIMMM FInstP FIMechE

Dr Chinnapat Panwisawas' research has been concentrated, over the last 13 years, on advanced process science and engineering of investment casting, laser fusion welding and powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing, particularly for establishing a multi-scale multi-physics approach to understand the process-structure-property-performance relationship of advanced metallic materials for aerospace, energy and biomedical applications.

Associate Professor in Digital Manufacturing
Associate Director of NISCO UK Research Centre 
EPSRC UKRI Innovation Fellow

Dr Chinnapat Panwisawas

NISCO UK Research Centre
School of Engineering

University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH
t: +44(0)116 252 5692
e: chinnapat.panwisawas@leicester.ac.uk

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Dr Panwisawas obtained his PhD in Metallurgy and Materials from University of Birmingham, UK (2009 - 2013), and his BSc (First Class Honours) in Physics (Honours Programme) from Department of Physics, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (2004 - 2008).
After the conferment of his PhD, Dr Panwisawas has joined University of Birmingham from June 2013 to May 2018 as Research Fellow.
In June 2018, he has awarded EPSRC UKRI Innovation Fellowship and became Senior Fellow at Department of Materials, University of Oxford.
Dr Panwisawas joins University of Leicester as NISCO Associate Professor in Digital Manufacturing at NISCO UK Research Centre, School of Engineering on January 2020.

Academic career

  • Associate Professor in Digital Manufacturing & EPSRC UKRI Innovation Fellow, NISCO UK Research Centre, School of Engineering, University of Leicester, UK (Jan 2020 – present)
  • Academic Visitor, Department of Materials, University of Oxford, UK (Jan 2020 – present)
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Next Generation TATARA Co-creation Centre, Shimane University, Japan (Sep 2019 – present)
  • EPSRC College Member, Peer Reviewer to evaluate the diverse range of EPSRC applications received each year (Aug 2019 - present)
  • Ideas to Impact (I2I) Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (Jan 2019 - present)
  • Consultant, Next Generation TATARA Co-creation Centre, Shimane University, Japan (Oct 2018 – Dec 2019)
  • Senior Fellow, Department of Materials, University of Oxford, UK (Jun 2018 – Dec 2019)
  • Research Fellow, Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre, University of Birmingham, UK (Jun 2013 – May 2018)
Professional Qualifications
  • Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK (FIMMM), 2019
  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics, UK (FInstP), 2020
  • Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, UK (FIMechE), 2021
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng), Engineering Council , UK, 2016
  • EPSRC UKRI Innovation Fellowship: From Industry 3.0 to Industry 4.0: Additive Manufacturability, funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) (EP/S000828/1 and EP/S000828/2: 29 June 2018 - 1 March 2023, £478k) (Principal Investigator)
  • Industry Academia Partnership Programme - Thailand 17/18: Additive manufacturing of Titanium-based metallic glass for biomedical applications, funded by Royal Academy of Engineering under Newton Fund Programme (IAAP1/100163: March 2018 – March 2020, £50k) (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Next Generation TATARA Co-creation Centre: One of the seven Japanese national projects funded for development of advanced materials for aerospace and motor applications, funded by Government of Japan, Shimane University, Hitachi Metals and several Japanese companies (October 2018 – April 2023, £42m) (Consultant)
  • Royal Academy of Engineering - Transforming Systems through Partnership - Thailand 2020-2021: Novel titanium alloys for biomedical application (TSP2021\100052: 19 Apr 2021 - 18 Apr 2023, £111k) (UK Principal Investigator)
  • Royal Academy of Engineering - Transforming Systems through Partnership - Thailand 2020-2021:  Digital Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing for helping patients on bespoke 3D-printed implants (TSP2021\100366: 30 Apr 2021-31 Apr 2023, £90k) (UK Principal Investigator)

Selected Publications

  • Shinjo, J., Panwisawas, C.* (2021) Digital materials design by thermal-fluid science for multi-metal additive manufacturingActa Materialia, 210:116825. (DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2021.116825)
  • Ren, N., Panwisawas, C., Li, J., Xia, M.X., Dong, H.B., Li, J.G. (2021) Solute enrichment induced dendritic fragmentation in directional solidification of nickel-based superalloys. Acta Materialia, 215:117043. (DOI:10.1016/j.actamat.2021.117043)
  • Ren, N., Li, J., Panwisawas, C., Xia, M.X., Dong, H.B., Li, J.G. (2021) Thermal-solutal-fluid flow of channel segregation during directional solidification of single-crystal nickel-based superalloysActa Materialia. 206:116620. (DOI:10.1016/j.actamat.2020.116620)
  • Tang, Y.T., D’Souza, N., Roebuck, B., Karamched, P., Panwisawas, C., Collins, D.M. (2021) Ultra high-temperature deformation in a single crystal superalloy: Meso-scale process simulation and micro-mechanismsActa Materialia. 203:116468 (DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2020.11.010)
  • Tang, Y.T., Panwisawas, C., Ghoussoub, J., Gong, Y.,  Clark, J., Németh, A., McCartney, D.G., Reed, R.C. (2021) Alloys-By-Design: Application to New Superalloys for Additive ManufacturingActa Materialia. 202:417-436. (DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2020.09.023)
  • Collins, D.M., D'Souza, N., Panwisawas, C., Papadaki, C., West, G.D., Kontis, P. (2020) Spinodal decomposition versus classical gamma-prime nucleation in a nickel-base superalloy powder: An in-situ neutron diffraction and atomic-scale analysisActa Materialia, 200:959-970. (DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2020.09.055)
  • Strickland, J., Nenchev, B., Perry, S., Tassenberg, K., Gill, S., Panwisawas, C., Dong, H.B., D’Souza, N., Irwin, S. (2020) On the nature of hexagonality within the solidification structure of single crystal alloys: Mechanisms and applicationsActa Materialia, 200:417-431. (DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2020.09.019)
  • Panwisawas, C.*, Tang, Y.T., Reed, R.C. (2020) Metal 3D printing as a disruptive technology for superalloys. Nature Communications, 11: 2327. (DOI:10.1038/s41467-020-16188-7)
  • Basoalto, H.C.*, Panwisawas, C., Sovani, Y., Anderson, M.J., Turner, R.P., Saunders, B., Brooks, J.W. (2018) A computational study on the three-dimensional printability of precipitate-strengthened nickel-based superalloys, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 474 (2220):20180295. (DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2018.0295)
  • Anderson, M.J.*, Panwisawas, C., Sovani, Y., Turner, R.P., Brooks, J.W., Basoalto, H.C. (2018) Mean-field modelling of the intermetallic precipitate phases during heat treatment and additive manufacture of Inconel 718, Acta Materialia, 156:432-445. (DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2018.07.002)
  • Flint, T.F.*, Panwisawas, C.*, Sovani, Y., Smith, M.C., Basoalto, H.C. (2018), Prediction of grain structure evolution during rapid solidification of high energy density beam induced re-melting, Materials and Design 147:200-210. (DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2018.03.036)
  • Panwisawas, C.*, Sovani, Y., Turner, R.P., Brooks, J.W., Basoalto, H.C., Choquet, I. (2018), Modelling of thermal fluid dynamics for fusion weldingJournal of Materials Processing Technology 252:176-182. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2017.09.019)
  • Panwisawas, C.*, D'Souza, N., Collins, D.M., Bhowmik, A. (2017), The contrasting roles of creep and stress relaxation in the time dependent deformation during in-situ cooling of a nickel-base single crystal superalloy, Scientific Reports, 7:11145. (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-10091-w)
  • Mathur, H.N., Panwisawas, C., Jones, C.N., Reed, R.C., Rae, C.M.F.* (2017), Nucleation of Recrystallisation in  Castings of Single Crystal Ni-based Superalloys, Acta Materialia, 129:112-123. (DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2017.02.058)
  • Collins, D.M., D'Souza, N., Panwisawas, C.* (2017) In-situ Neutron Diffraction during Stress Relaxation of a Single Crystal Nickel-Base Superalloy, Scripta Materialia. 131:103-107. (DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2017.01.002)
  • Panwisawas, C.*, Perumal, B., Ward, R.M., Turner, N., Turner, R.P., Brooks, J.W., Basoalto, H.C. (2017) Keyhole Formation and Thermal Fluid Flow-Induced Porosity during Laser Fusion Welding in Titanium Alloys: Experimental and Modelling, Acta Materialia, 126:251-263. (DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2016.12.062)
  • Panwisawas, C.*, Qiu, C.L., Anderson, M.J., Sovani, Y., Turner, R.P., Attallah, M.M.,  Brooks, J.W., Basoalto, H.C. (2017) Mesoscale Modelling of Selective Laser Melting: Thermal Fluid Dynamics and Microstructural Evolution, Computational Materials Science, 126:479-490. (DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2016.10.011)
  • D'Souza, N., Kelleher, J., Qiu, C.L., Zhang, S.-Y., Gardner, S.,  Jones, R.E., Putman, D., Panwisawas, C.* (2016) The Role of Stress Relaxation and Creep during High Temperature Deformation in Ni-base Single Crystal Superalloys - Implications to Strain build-up during Directional Solidification, Acta Materialia, 106:322-332. (DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2016.01.032)
  • Qiu, C.*, Panwisawas, C., Ward, R.M., Basoalto, H.C., Brooks, J.W., Attallah, M.M. (2015), On the Role of Melt Flow into the Surface Structure and Porosity Development During Selective Laser MeltingActa Materialia, 96:72-79. (DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2015.06.004)
  • Panwisawas, C.*, Qiu, C., Sovani, Y., Brooks, J.W., Attallah, M.M., Basoalto, H.C. (2015), On the Role of Thermal Fluid Dynamics into the Evolution of Porosity During Selective Laser Melting. Scripta Materialia. 105:14-17. (DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2015.04.016)
  • Panwisawas, C., Mathur, H., Gebelin, J.-C., Putman, D.C., Rae, C.M.F., Reed, R.C.* (2013), Prediction of Recrystallisation in Investment Cast Single Crystal SuperalloysActa Materialia, 61(1):51-66. (DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2012.09.013)

A full list of publications are available on Google Scholar and Research Gate

I am also lecturing at Leicester International Institute, Dalian University of Technology for the course:

  • EG3112 Heat Transfer and Energy Systems (BEng Mechanical Engineering)

Supervision and Mentoring
Doctoral students:
1. Mr Peitong Li, PhD candidate in School of Engineering, University of Leicester, Sep 2021 - present

1. Ms Raeita Mehraban Teymouri, PhD Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering on "Digital Twin of Metal Additive Manufacturing", University of California at Davis, May 2020 - present
2. Ms Huayue Zhang, PhD candidate on "Selective Electron Beam Melting of Bearing Steels", School of Engineering, University of Leicester, Sep 2020 - present
3. Mr Samuel Perry, PhD candidate on "Recrystallisation in superalloys", School of Engineering, University of Leicester, Sep 2019 - present
4. Ms Aakifa Farooq, PhD candidate in School of Engineering, University of Leicester, Sep 2021 - present

Master students:
1. Ms SandhyaYeleti, MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Industry, University of Leicester, May 2020 - present
2. Mr Benjamin M. Dunn, MEng Mechanical Engineering, University of Leicester, Oct 2020 - present

1. Mr Sagar Beldar, MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Industry, University of Leicester, May 2020 - present

Postdoctoral researchers:
1. Dr Yuanbo (Tony) Tang, University of Oxford, Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

1. Dr Bogdan Nenchev, University of Leicester, Oct 2020 - present

Visiting PhDs
1. Mr Chengming Fuyang, PhD student at School of Mechanical and Power Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, China
2. Mr Chaoyu Han, PhD student at State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
3. Mr Yang Shen, PhD student at School of Metallurgy, Northeastern University, China

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