Son Pham is a Lecturer (equiv. to Assistant Professor in USA) in the department of Materials. Previously, he was a Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon University and a Guest Researcher at NIST from 2013-2015. He obtained a Doctor of Science degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich with distinction - ETH Medal. His research has been published in Nature, J. of Mech. and Phys. of Solids, Int. J. of Plasticity, etc. He has delivered > 15 invited lectures at international conferences (ICMAT2019, Thermec, TMS etc.)
He currently leads a research group of 8 PhD students and 1 postdoc in Materials Design for Advanced Manufacturing. His research focuses on assessing the printability of alloys, additive manufacturing, microstructure, mechanical integrity, meta-materials and machine learning. More detail about his research, please visit: Pham personal webpage
He teaches multiple subjects at Imperial: Failures of Materials, Additive Manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing), Microstructure of Steels. He is a placement coordinator and career adviser in the department of Materials, looking after the exchange programmes in Materials and Nuclear Engineering between Imperial and other universities including MIT, Purdue, etc.
03/2019: Dr. Pham was recently awarded a competitive grant: Excellent Funds for Frontier Research that supports breakthrough research at Imperial.
01/2019: One of his recent studies "Damage-tolerant architected materials inspired by crystal microstructure, Nature, 565, 305-311 (2019)" presents a transformative approach to combine the science of metals with 3D printing to generate extraordinarily tough and lightweight meta-materials with desired properties, holding great potential for a variety of applications. The study has been highlighted by Nature's Editorial - 3D printing mimics metals and by Expert's Analysis in Nature's issue #7739. An editor of Nature Communications also offers their thoughts on this groundbreaking study. The study is featured in > 15 media channels (in English, Dutch, Korean): Imperial College's webpage, Physics World, Chemical & Engineering News, Dutch Newspaper NRC, Science News, EurekAlert, Nature Korea, University of Sheffield, & many more
PhD study positions:
- Imperial President Scholarship 2020 https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/scholarships/presidents-phd-scholarships/: If you wish to have my consideration for a nomination for the scholarship, you need to contact me before:1st November 2019 for Round 1, 23rd Dec 2019 for Round 2 and 1st March 2020 for Round 3.
- Oct 2020: meta-materials containing multiscale hierarchical lattice structures. Note: this studentship is available only for UK/EU students, overseas students need to secure their own financial support.
Postdoc positions: One 3-year position is currently available. To apply, please visit: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/ENG00804/research-associate-architected-materials-containing-hierarchical-crystals-across-multiple/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- MSE 203: Mechanical Behaviour - Fracture of Materials
- MSE204: Microstructure Evolution
-MSE 307: Welding and Additive Manufacturing,
- MSE 307: Microstructure of Steels
et al., 2019, Crystal plasticity analysis of deformation anisotropy of lamellar TiAl alloy: 3D microstructure-based modelling and in-situ micro-compression, International Journal of Plasticity, Vol:119, ISSN:0749-6419, Pages:344-360
et al., 2019, Damage-tolerant architected materials inspired by crystal microstructure, Nature, Vol:565, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:305-311+
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
et al., 2016, Roles of texture and latent hardening on plastic anisotropy of face-centered-cubic materials during multi-axial loading, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol:99, ISSN:0022-5096, Pages:50-69
et al., 2015, Thermally-activated constitutive model including dislocation interactions, aging and recovery for strain path dependence of solid solution strengthened alloys: Application to AA5754-0, International Journal of Plasticity, Vol:75, ISSN:0749-6419, Pages:226-243
et al., 2013, Cyclic deformation response of AISI 316L at room temperature: Mechanical behaviour, microstructural evolution, physically-based evolutionary constitutive modelling, International Journal of Plasticity, Vol:47, ISSN:0749-6419, Pages:143-164
Pham MS, Holdsworth SR, 2013, Role of microstructural condition on fatigue damage development of AISI 316L at 20 and 300 degrees C, International Journal of Fatigue, Vol:51, ISSN:0142-1123, Pages:36-48
Pham MS, Holdsworth SR, 2012, Dynamic strain ageing of AISI 316L during cyclic loading at 300 degrees C: Mechanism, evolution, and its effects, Materials Science and Engineering A - Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing, Vol:556, ISSN:0921-5093, Pages:122-133