Mechanics of Materials PhD and MPhil Supervisors


Dr Hongbiao Dong

  • Structural Evolution and Defect Formation during Processing of Superalloys
  • Numerical Modelling of Solidification
  • Measurement and Calculation of Materials Properties for Processing of Ti and Mg Alloys
  • Materials Thermodynamics and Novel Methods for in situ Characterization of Materials Processing

Dr Simon Gill

  • Modelling of Microstructural Evolution in Engineering Materials
  • Multiscale Modelling of Diffusional Processes

Professor Jingzhe Pan

  • Finite Element Analysis of Materials and Structures
  • Computational Nanoscience and Micromechanics
  • Sintering Science and Technology
  • Modelling the Degradation of Biodegradable Polymers

Dr Csaba Sinka

  • Mechanics of Granular and Porous Materials
  • Constitutive Model Development for Powder Compaction
  • Instrumented Die Compaction and Triaxial Testing
  • Powder Flow and Die Fill
  • Modelling Heat and Mass Transport in Porous Media

Dr Rob Thornton

  • Tribological, mechanical and materials characterisation of engineering materials.
  • Investigating and modelling the effects of cryogenic treatments on engineering alloys.
  • Manufacturing processes.

Dr Mateusz Bocian

  • Structural dynamics
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Human-structure interaction (bridges, grandstands and floors subjected to human-induced vibrations)
  • Stability and control of human gait
  • Crowd dynamics

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