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



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

Pham MS, Creuziger A, Iadicola M, et al., 2017, 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

Jeong Y, Minh-Son P, Iadicola M, et al., 2016, Forming limit prediction using a self-consistent crystal plasticity framework: a case study for body-centered cubic materials, Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, Vol:24, ISSN:0965-0393

Pham MS, Iadicola M, Creuziger A, 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-O, International Journal of Plasticity, Vol:75, ISSN:0749-6419, Pages:226-243


Minh-Son P, Rollett AD, Creuziger A, et al., 2016, Crystal Plasticity Analysis of Constitutive Behavior of 5754 Aluminum Sheet, 19th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming (ESAFORM), AMER INST PHYSICS, ISSN:0094-243X

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