Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

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Research Interests

  • Material modelling
  • Micromechanics
  • Crystal plasticity 
  • Discrete Dislocation Plasticity
  • Nano-indentation
  • Nano-sliding
  • Nano-fretting
  • Multi-scale modelling
  • Size effect
  • XFEM
  • Crack initiation and propagation
  • Fatigue
  • Creep

Current Project

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  • Multi-scale coupling between crystal plasticity and discrete dislocation plasticity 
  • A multi-disciplinary platform for future tribological modelling 
  • Heterogeneous Mechanics in Hexagonal Alloys across Length and Time Scales
  • Multi-scale modelling of fatigue of Nickel alloys
  • High Reliability Interconnects: New Methodologies for Lead-free Solders