Dr Zak Abdallah

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About me

A materials scientist with 1 Doctorate degree, 2 Master degrees, 1 Bachelor degree and more than 12 years experience with leading UK industries, e.g. Rolls-Royce plc, McLaren, Tata Steel alongside others. A fellow of the UK higher Education Academy (HEA). A materials technologist with more than 17 publications in internationally-recognised peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. An Editor-in-Chief of 3 books internationally published in Materials Science and Hydrogen Technology. An enthusiastic materials engineer being one of the scientists who developed the Rolls-Royce Ultrafan® aeroengine. A supervisor of undergraduate and postgraduate students in materials science and sustainability. An expert of Titanium, Nickel and Steel alloys. A competent in composite materials manufacturing, testing and modelling. A consultant of fatigue, creep and fracture mechanics. An expert in metal casting, rolling and forging. A key team leader with expertise in Tribology and Joining Techniques (Metals and Composites). An expert in surface engineering and coating technologies. A highly capable research and development project manager. A multi-tasking individual who is keen to learn and excel in any field related to materials science and sustainability.

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I am open to any opportunities related to PhD students supervision, acting as an external examiner, moderator, assessor as well as any collaborative work and funding proposal in my areas of expertise. 

Area of expertise

Materials Science; Steel; Titanium; Nickel Superalloys; Gas Turbine Aeroengines; Composite Materials; Fatigue and Fracture; Creep Deformation; Casting and Forging; Tribology; Metal Joining; Hydrogen Embrittlement; Hydrogen Storage; Additive Manufacturing; Meta-Materials; Image Processing; Microscopy; Surface Engineering; MATLAB; Finite Element (FE) Modelling


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