Researchers from Monash University attended the IUMRS-ICA conference in Perth, between 22nd and 26th September 2019. Xiaohan Weng and Chunkit Sit presented their work on “Advanced steel design for abrasive wear resistance” and “Direct laser deposition of WC/Co cermets as wear resistant coatings” respectively, in the session dedicated to Advanced Structured Materials chaired by Prof Chris Hutchinson (Monash University), Ma Qian (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) and Michael Ferry (University of New South Wales). Matthew Barnett, from Deakin University, also attended the event to deliver an invited talk on Advanced Metallurgy.
Vadim Zolotarevskiy recently joined the mineAlloy team at Deakin University as a postdoctoral research fellow in FEA and DEM modelling. Vadim received his MSc and PhD degrees from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. During his Master’s Vadim investigated the effect of tangential loading on tribological phenomena in elastic-plastic spherical contact. Vadim’s PhD focused on heat transport in low-dimensional model and mechanisms of energy diffusion leading to normal heat conductivity.
After completing his PhD, Vadim worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Bournemouth University (United Kingdom) in collaboration with SKF Engineering and Research Centre (Netherlands). The project focused on finite element modelling and analysis of lubricated silicon nitride rolling elements with surface imperfections. In parallel, Vadim also worked as simulation software developer in a Knowledge Transfer Partnerships programme between Bournemouth University and BEASY Ltd.
Prof Yves Brechet, member of the French Academy of Sciences, visited Monash University for a few weeks as part of a growing international collaboration with Prof Chris Hutchinson. Yves’ research interests span the fields of physical metallurgy, thermodynamics, microstructures, phase transformations, plasticity, fracture micromechanics, material selection, structural materials design, biointerfaces, structural biomimetics. In his recent visit to Australia, Yves also spent a day at Deakin Waurn Ponds discussing the research projects with mineAlloy students and researchers.