Materials Unlocked

Unlocking the Materials Design Cycle; an overview of materials science

January 05, 2024 Season 1 Episode 1
Materials Unlocked
Unlocking the Materials Design Cycle; an overview of materials science
Show Notes

Lewis is joined by two student co-hosts, Kavi Shama and Matt Turton, to discuss what Materials Science is with this month's expert, Dr Kathy Christofidou.

Kavi is a final year PhD student with the AMSCDT and is researching the cladding behaviour of high enrichment and high burn-up nuclear fuel: determining the impact of radiation damage on storage and corrosion. Kavi admits he is not the biggest cake fan, and instead would rather reach for a KitKat Chunky.
Matt  is a second-year PhD student, he graduated from the University of Sheffield with an MEng in Materials Science and Engineering in 2022. Matt is currently investigating the local structure of high entropy alloy with the aim of linking this to any properties of interest for nuclear fusion first shield wall applications. In his spare time, Matt enjoys playing rugby and going climbing, and says a Jam Roly-Poly is his favourite cake.
They're both members of Lewis and Kathy's research group; Modern AlChEME (see link below).

Kathy is a Senior Lecturer in Metallurgy at the University of Sheffield, Technology Platform Lead for the Henry Royce Institute in Materials Discovery and Prototyping, co-leads the Modern AlChEME research group, and is Admissions Tutor. In lieu of a more traditional cake, Kathy's favourite dessert is Profiteroles. 

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