Richard completed his PhD on additive manufacturing of nickel Superalloys at the University of Manchester in 2010 and then as a PDRA he worked on low temperature transformation welding materials. In 2011 he moved to The Open University where he was appointed lecturer in Materials Engineering. His research interests include Neutron Diffraction, Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction, Welding, Residual stress analysis and Metallurgy.
Richard’s research interests hinge around the use of diffraction techniques to develop understanding of residual stress, phase transformations or mechanical behavior of metallic materials. This work often involves the use of large scale national and international research facilities such as ISIS and Diamond in Oxfordshire and the ILL and ESRF in Grenoble, France.
As well as Diffraction techniques, Richard regularly uses the Open University characterization facilities, such as EBSD and digital image correlation to support his research.
Richard’s teaching activities are varied and include personal development planning and the softer skills required for engineers as well a structural integrity assesment:
T176 – Engineering: professions, practice and skills 1
T276 – Engineering: professions, practice and skills 2
T357 – Structural integrity: Designing against failure
TXR120 – Engineering: an active intro
TXR220 – Engineering in action
T450 – The Engineering Project
T198 – Engineering at work
Richard is also an AL on T375 – Structural integrity: Designing against failure.
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