Mr Vinay Patel

Experimental Officer - Mechanics of Materials Laboratory & Consultancy Manager - Advanced Microscopy Centre
Contact Details

Mechanics of Materials Research Group

Engineering Building | Young's Mezzanine
University Road | Leicester | LE1 7RH | UK

t: +44 (0)116 229 7330

Brief Biography

Vinay is the Experimental Officer for the Mechanics of Materials Laboratory and Advanced Microscopy Center Consultancy Manager in the Department of Engineering. Vinay obtained his bachelor’s degree in Forensic Engineering in 2010 at Sheffield Hallam University. He started working at the Materials Engineering Research Institute in 2007 for 7 years as a Senior Analytical Officer supporting various Advanced Analytical equipment and engaging in various consultancy activities. In 2014 he joined the University of Leicester’s Department of Engineering. Since 2007 Vinay has worked on over 300 consultancy jobs for a wide range of industrial partners, saving or generating millions of pounds for those companies. Vinay is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a  member of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining.

  • Scanning electron microscopy and focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy
  • Elemental analysis using energy dispersive x-ray analysis (EDX)
  • XRF analysis
  • Macro, micro and nano hardness measurements
  • Mechanical testing
  • Wear testing
  • Surface characterization
  • Optical profilometry - 3D optical colour profiling of microscopic surface features
  • Materials characterisation of Steels and Alloys
  • Metallurgy
  • Failure analysis and consultancy
  • Mechanics of Materials Research Group Laboratory Manager
  • Advanced Microscopy Centre Manager
  • Materials Integration Centre Manager
  • Departmental Radiation Protection Officer
  • Departmental High Value Contract Manager
  • Enterprise Fellow
Selected Publications

B.Saleem.,H.B. Dong.,V.Patel., Effect of Aging on the Strength of Corrosion-Resistant Incoloy Alloys 945 and 945X: A Microstructural Perspective, Materials Volume 748, 4 March 2019, Pages 327-336

Luo, Q., Kitchen, M., Patel, V., Magowan, S.,Owens, D., Partial-Isothermally-Treated Low Alloy Ultrahigh Strength Steel with Martensitic/Bainitic Microstructure, Conference Proceedings of Offshore Engineering Steels 2015, 23-25 November 2015.

Salim, H.I., Patel, V., Abbas, A., Walls, J.M., Dharmadasa, I.M., Electrodeposition of CdTe thin films using nitrate precursor for applications in solar cells, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 2015 (26), p. 3119-3128.

Olusola,O., Patel, V., Dharmadasa, I.M., Optimisation of PH for electrodeposition of n-CdS Thin Films for applications in photovoltaic devices, 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, September 2014.

Luo, Q., Kitchen, M., Patel, V., Magowan, S., Carbon partitioning and structure evolution in the hardening treatments of high strength steel, 20th Congress of International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering, Beijing, China, 23-25 October 2012.

Diso, D.G., Muftah, G.E.A., Patel, V., Dharmadasa, I.M., Growth of Cds layers to Develop All-Electrodeposited Cds/CdTe Thin-Film Solar Cells, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 2010 (157), p. 647-651.

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