Bradken Pty Ltd has joined the mineAlloy training centre as a new industrial partner. Bradken specialise in wear solutions for mining equipment, including GET, crawler systems, mill liners, crusher liners, wear monitoring systems and service support.
The research projects will cover a wide range of exciting topics, including: optimisation of alloy compositions and heat treatments, development of novel alloys for cast products and for hardfacing applications, improved wear testing methods, advanced modelling techniques and analysis of field performance data.
The addition of Bradken strengthens the mineAlloy Centre and expands the research and training opportunities for our HDR students and postdoctoral fellows.
A team of researchers from University of Queensland attended an industrial trial at Weir Minerals’ facilities in Artarmon. The trial aimed to validate some of the findings made by UQ’s researchers on white cast irons and to upscale the methods. The team also took the opportunity to review the progress and plan the next steps of their research projects.
Mohammad Sharear Kabir has recently joined the mineAlloy team at Deakin University as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mechanics of Wear.
Kabir obtained his bachelor’s degree in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). After his graduation, he worked as a Research Assistant in projects involving aluminium alloys for automotive sector and lead-free solder alloys for high temperature applications, in collaboration with Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR, Bangladesh).
Kabir conducted his PhD at The University of New South Wales (UNSW, Sydney). His research focused on investigating the structure-property relationships in hard wear-resistant coatings. During his PhD, he gained experience in advanced material characterization techniques (FIB, TEM, SEM, AFM, XRD and XPS). Subsequently, Kabir worked as a post-doc at UNSW, investigating the structure-property relationships, scratch adhesion and tribological behaviour of multilayer diamond like carbon (DLC) coatings.