Dr Shwe Soe

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  • Qualifications:BE(Mech), MSc(Dist), PhD, CEng, MIMechE
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Digital Manufacturing
  • Department:FET - Engineering, Design and Mathematics
  • Telephone:+4411732 87545
  • Email:Shwe.Soe@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I am a Senior Lecturer & Wallscourt Fellow in Digital Manufacturing within the department of Engineering, Design and Mathematics. Prior to this role I was a Senior Research Fellow, ASTUTE Senior Project Officer and Additive Manufacturing Technical Manager at the Cardiff University. I am a Chartered Engineer (CEng), and a member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE).  I have 20 years' experience in Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) and am expert at developing new and novel uses of this evolving technology.

Area of expertise

Dr Soe has wide range of research interest in the field of Additive Manufacturing and beyond including further development of AM processes, mechanical characterization of AM materials for FEA structural optimization, developing energy absorption materials and structures, and new software development to generate unique conformal cellular structures. His current IP aims to exploit multi-functional materials and functionally graded structures via AM process innovation for a wide range of industrial applications. 

Present Research Activities in the field of Additive Manufacturing and Design 

  • Presently developing low and high impact energy absorption structure utilising the state of the art cellular lattice structure software, topology optimisation methods, evaluation and development of new AM materials and their characterisations, and material modelling within Multiphysics FEA applications
  • Supervise PhD and several undergraduate student projects covering the development of functionally graded structure and multi-functional materials – metals, plastics and elastomers - for impact applications
  • Development of Maura-ori "C3" cellular structure in SLS/FDM elastomers specifically for sport helmet via NFL funding in collaboration with Cardiff University and Cambridge University
  • Investigating high strain rate mechanical properties of SLM/EBM/SLS/FDM materials and FEA material modelling and analysis with Sao Paulo University (Brazil)
  • Mathematical modelling and 3D heart printing with Glasgow University (Polyjet/FDM)
  • Non-Manifold Topology (NMT) conformal sheet-based cellular design software development with Cardiff University (Engineering & Architecture)
  • Evaluating AM Crystallographic Structure Performance with Cardiff University (Engineering & Chemistry)
  • Registered International Patent (WO2017/009646): multi material deposition of channelled closed cell structures for energy absorption applications (FDM)

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