Dr Ehsan Farabi has recently joined the mineAlloy team at Deakin University. Ehsan is a physical metallurgist with interest in developing processing-structure-property links for advanced structural materials, mainly steels and titanium alloys. He has expertise in state-of-the-art characterisation techniques, such as electron microscopy (SEM), electron backscattered and transmission diffraction (EBSD and TKD), focused-ion beam (FIB), transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Ehsan specialises in the analysis of complex microstructures, combining experimental results with physical and metallurgical principles. His research is focused on the development of new alloys for advanced manufacturing. This includes understanding and predicting material behaviour, phase transformations, and microstructure evolution during material processing. Ehsan’s current project involves a fundamental study of the process-structure-property relationship of advanced steels during friction stir additive manufacturing (FSAM).