10 episodes

Dr Lewis Owen brings together a diverse panel of experts and aspiring materials scientists to discuss and explore the work, achievements and discoveries that happen within the Advanced Materials Processing research area of the Henry Royce Institute based at the University of Sheffield.

Materials Unlocked Royce at the University of Sheffield

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Dr Lewis Owen brings together a diverse panel of experts and aspiring materials scientists to discuss and explore the work, achievements and discoveries that happen within the Advanced Materials Processing research area of the Henry Royce Institute based at the University of Sheffield.

    Special: Unlocking STEM in Schools

    Special: Unlocking STEM in Schools

    Welcome to the first of our two series one specials.Lewis welcomes Beverly Maloney to this special episode. Beverly was awarded the IOM3 Sir Colin Humphreys Education Award in 2023 (at the same time as Lewis received the Silver Medal in Contribution to Knowledge). Also in the studio is Annabel Lau, a final year Materials Science and Engineering MEng student who loves all things metal. Her dissertation is in collaboration with Howmet Aerospace. During her time at the University of Sheffield sh...

    • 35 min
    Unlocking the Big Picture; Recycling, sustainability and storage.

    Unlocking the Big Picture; Recycling, sustainability and storage.

    PhD researcher Durga Tilak is Lewis's co-host in this final episode of the series. They talk all things recycling, sustainability and long term storage in the world of materials science with expert Dr. Richard Thackray. Durga is in the second year of her PhD in eddy current reduction in automotive permanent magnets in collaboration with Volkswagen. She also sits on the Engineering PGR Students' Committee at the University. A former Rhodes national finalist from India, Durga is a recreational ...

    • 54 min
    Unlocking Sample Testing

    Unlocking Sample Testing

    Lewis, alongside student co-host Lucy Farquhar, discuss sample testing with expert Prof. Russell Goodall. Lucy researches the development of refractory high entropy alloys for additive manufacturing. She's a runner and plays netball a lot, aswel as being an avid baker. Asking her to choose a favourite cake is like asking a parent to pick their favourite child!Russell spends his time at work studying metals and thinks that the periodic table is the best map ever created. Outside of work h...

    • 58 min
    Unlocking Characterisation

    Unlocking Characterisation

    In this episode we shake things up a bit as we enter into Dr Lewis Owen's specialist field. So we welcome back Dr Kathy Christofidou, this time in the role of host as Dr Lewis Owen sits in the 'expert' seat, and they're joined by doctoral researcher Frances Synnott. Frances is a PhD researcher at the University of Sheffield with the Advanced Metallic Systems Centre for Doctoral Training. Her research is sponsored by Rolls-Royce and involves developing superalloys to improve future jet-engine ...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Unlocking Advanced Manufacture

    Unlocking Advanced Manufacture

    In this episode Lewis welcomes student co-hosts; Ben Jolly and Jacob Whittle to talk all things Advanced Manufacturing with expert Dr Felicity Freeman.Ben and Jacob are both in the third year of their PhD research with the AMSCDT. Ben is currently researching the local structural behaviours of multi-component alloys via Neutron Total Scattering experiments. Encompassing a number of specialised materials of potential significance to nuclear and aerospace industries. He initially graduated with...

    • 1 hr
    Unlocking Materials Sample Making

    Unlocking Materials Sample Making

    In this episode Lewis cohosts with PhD student Wunmi Olukoya and they discuss how and why we produce material samples with Dr. Yunus Azakli and Dr. Will Pulfrey from the Royce team at the University of Sheffield. Wunmi is a researcher from the AMSCDT investigating the interaction between silver and lead-free solders in order to develop new solder alloys. Yunus is the Engineering Lead in Materials Discovery & Prototyping, primarily based at the Royce Discovery Centre at the Unive...

    • 1 hr 1 min

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