Engineering of novel primarily metallic materials with hierarchical structures architected from nano to micro to meso and macro scales. Present research projects are focused on:
(i) design of Magnesium alloys for biomedical and light-weight mobility applications as well as unravelling the effects of texture, grain and precipitate structures on structural properties along with (bio-)degradation performance;
(ii) understanding mechanics and optimising multi-scale architected structures with topological control of their heterogeneity, e.g. ‘harmonic-structure’ materials; and
(iii) development of correlative multi-modal characterisation techniques including in situ X-ray and neutron imaging, diffraction (scattering) and spectroscopy as well as laboratory-scale electron microscopy and mechanical testing combined with in situ optical microscopy and acoustic emission monitoring.