Imperial College London

Dr Minh-Son (Son) Pham

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Engineering Alloys Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 9529son.pham Website




B301FBessemer BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Minh-Son (Son) Pham is an academic in the department of Materials: Materials-academic. Previously, he was a Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon University from Jan. 2013 to Dec. 2015. He was also a Guest Researcher at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from 2013-2015. He obtained a Doctor of Science degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in 2013 with distinction (the ETH Medal 2013 for excellent intellectual merit).

He currently leads a research group in Novel Manufacturing of Metals and Alloys. His research focuses on alloy design and novel lattice design by/for additive manufacturing, on microstructures and metal forming of lightweight metals and alloys in automobile, aerospace and power plants.

More detail about his research, please visit:  Pham personal webpage

Openings: One funded PhD studentship is currently available for talented and motivated students. Detailed information: . Note: Fund is available only for UK/EU students, overseas students need to secure their own financial support.

Prospective students/postdocs who want to work with him in additive manufacturing, metal forming, microstructures, constitutive modelling and mechanical performance, please do not hesitate to contact him at  


- MSE 203 Mechanical Behaviour: Fracture of Materials

- MSE204 Microstructure Evolution

-MSE 307 Welding and Additive Manufacturing



Piglione A, Dovgyy B, Liu C, et al., 2018, Printability and microstructure of the CoCrFeMnNi high-entropy alloy fabricated by laser powder bed fusion, Materials Letters, Vol:224, ISSN:0167-577X, Pages:22-25

Li M, Minh-Son P, Peng Z, et al., 2018, Creep deformation mechanisms and CPFE modelling of a nickel-base superalloy, Materials Science and Engineering A-structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing, Vol:718, ISSN:0921-5093, Pages:147-156

Pham MS, Dovgyy B, Hooper PA, 2017, Twinning induced plasticity in austenitic stainless steel 316L made by additive manufacturing, Materials Science and Engineering A-structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing, Vol:704, ISSN:0921-5093, Pages:102-111


Dovgyy B, Pham MS, 2018, Epitaxial growth in 316L steel and CoCrFeMnNi high entropy alloy made by powder-bed laser melting, ISSN:0094-243X

Xu WY, Peng ZC, Li MZ, et al., 2018, Microstructure analysis and creep behaviour modelling of powder metallurgy superalloy, Pages:134-140, ISSN:0255-5476

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