Postdoc in Advanced Characterisation

Dr Jiangting Wang is a research fellow and FIB-SEM manager at the Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University. He is specialised in advanced material characterisation, such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD), focused-ion beam (FIB), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and atom probe tomography (APT). His previous research focused on understanding the microstructure and mechanical behaviours of high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steels, twinning-induced plasticity (TWIP) steels, and magnesium alloys, using advanced characterisation techniques.

He joined the mineAlloy team in February 2020, to investigate the nano-scale microstructures and fundamental strengthening mechanisms of mining alloys using EBSD, FIB, TEM, and APT techniques. His focus will be on the precipitation-hardened Hadfield steels, high chromium cast iron, and high-strength bainitic steels. He will also be involved in characterising additively manufactured mining alloys.

More details about his research areas and publications can be found in the following link.

Running DEM simulations at the National Computational Infrastructure

The researchers of mineAlloy, Vadim Zolotarevskiy and Michael Pereira, have been recently granted with access to the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI). The NCI facility operates Gadi – the most powerful Australian supercomputer. Gadi, that was launched in the beginning of 2020 and already ranked as 24th in the TOP500 list of the global supercomputers, makes it possible to conduct fast computations that rely on high-end CPU as well as GPU performance with the latest available hardware. Such an opportunity addresses the challenges of mineAlloy especially in the field of Discrete Element Method modelling, where time-efficient yet accurate simulations of complex multi-particle systems are of the top priorities.

Design, modelling and characterisation of wear-resistant steels

Yuxiang Wu is currently a research fellow in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Monash University. His work involves quantitative studies of microstructure development with both experimental and modelling components. He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Monash University in 2019. In the mineAlloy training centre, Yuxiang will provide support on the design, modelling and characterisation of wear-resistant steels.