Engineering Alloy Design Group

Overview

This group aims to advance the alloy design and processing for specific applications based on the fundamental understanding of solute atoms interactions, strengthening mechanisms, control of phase transformations and texture.

The group specialises in advanced materials characterisation techniques:

Analytical transmission electron microscopy; Atom probe tomography; Scanning electron microscopy and Electron back scattering diffraction.

The group also uses Gleeble thermo-mechanical simulator, X-ray texture goniometer, mechanical testing facilities and modelling.

Current research areas

Design of new thermo-mechanical processing schedules for HSLA, TRIP, strip-cast steels and Ti alloys.

Optimisation of micro-alloying and utilisation of clustering phenomena for properties improvement in steels; application of atom probe tomography.

Development of advanced high strength steels for automotive applications.

Phase transformations and mechanical behaviour.

Texture control in annealed steels and Ti alloys (bulk texture studies and electron back scattering diffraction).

Structural analysis for assessment and control of hydrogen damage in structural steels.


Collaborators

National

Australian National Science Technology Organisation

Deakin University

Monash University

The University of Sydney 

International

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

RWTH-Aachen, Germany

CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, India

Indian Institute of Technology-Chennai, India

Indian Institute of Technology-Mumbai, India

National Academy of Ukraine, Ukraine

Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA