Current & Past Events
Awards, Travel opportunities,
Research Collaborations, Presentations
SIM3P welcomes 4 new members to the lab! Welcome to Stefan Heugenhauser (Postdoctoral Fellow), Zhen Li (PhD student), and Undergraduate Summer Students Pengfei Fu and Kelly Lau.
Celebrating the start of the holidays with a party! Enjoying the festivities together with fellow students from the Department of Materials Science & Engineering.
Yi Feng visits The National Center for Scientific Research and Université de Lorraine's L'Institut Jean Lamour - Laboratoire de Recherche en Science des Matériaux in Nancy, France as part of a McMaster funded collaborative initiative to develop a multi-physics model.
Yi (center) is pictured here with a group of postdocs, students, engineers, technicians, trainees and researchers from the institute.
Yi Feng presents her work on "3D Meso-scale Modelling of Solidification: Application to Advanced High Strength Steels" at the Materials Science and Engineering graduate students seminar held in CIBC Hall at McMaster University.
Dr. Phillion spearheaded the creation of the “Educating the Engineer of 2025 (EtE-25)” funding awards to facilitate innovation in engineering education. The winners of the Educating the Engineer 2025 competition are announced.
Welcome to Farheen Ahmed (new MASc student). Farheen will study the selective laser melting of a beta titanium alloy using in-situ X-ray radiography and X-ray diffraction techniques.
Welcome also to Khaled Abu Smak (new Post-doc). Khaled will develop heat treatments to optimize the mechanical properties of additively manufactured Ti-185.
Dr. Phillion presented research on 4D imaging of paper at the Progress in Paper Physics Seminar in Lodz, Poland September 23-27.
Dr. Phillion is awarded funding from McMaster University to initiate collaboration with Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) at l’Institut Jean Lamour at the Université de Lorraine in Nancy, France on the topic of : “Multi-scale modelling of solidification during metal additive manufacturing”.
Additive Manufacturing at Beamline I13 at the Diamond Light Source.
Farheen Ahmed and Dr. Phillion, joined by the research team of Dr. Peter Lee, performed synchrotron x-ray radiography (s-XRR) at the Diamond Light Source in Didcot, UK. Using s-XRR, they visualized the solidification of elemental Ti, Fe and alloyed Al-V powders to printed Ti-185 material using a Selective Laser Melting (SLM) simulator.
Featured (from left to right): Gowthram Soundarapandiyan, Alex Leung, Lulia Elizarova, Yunhui Chen, Lorna Sinclair, Farheen Ahmed and André Phillion
Dr. Phillion is awarded Ontario Centres of Excellence Voucher for Innovation and Productivity II (OCE VIP II) funding to collaborate with UTC Aerospace Systems (Oakville ON) to develop new alloys for metal AM, “Additive Manufacturing of a Novel Low-Cost Titanium Alloy: Enhancement of Processing and Properties for Aerospace Applications”.
Dr. Phillion is named as associate chair for undergraduate studies in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Dr. Phillion is named a Faculty Leadership Fellow to develop a multi-disciplinary capstone engineering project for the Faculty of Engineering.
Yi participated in an international Solidification Course held in Les Diablerets, Switzerland, organized by Calcom ESI, in collaboration with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
Yi is featured in this photo with other participants and renowned lecturers from Swiss, French, Austrian, Canadian and US Universities, who gave talks during this course.
Dr. Phillion is awarded Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund (CFI-JELF) to study solidification mechanisms in engineering metals, “Liquid Metal Engineering of High Strength Low Alloy steels and Aluminum-Zinc alloys”.
Phillion Lab members took part in a Casting Workshop organized by the McMaster Materials Student Technical. They were training on casting simulating softwares: SOLIDCast™ for solidification defects; FLOWCast™ for metal flow related defects and OPTICast™ to optimize metal yield % and process parameters automatically, by David Schmidt from Finite Solutions Inc. (USA) and François Audet from Foundry Solutions Metallurgical Services Inc. (technical support for Canada).
Welcome to Niloufar Khodaei (new MASc student) to McMaster University and the research group. Niloufar will compare multi-scale models of hot tearing in aluminum alloys.
Welcome to Pardis Mohammadpour (new PhD student) to McMaster University and the research group. Pardis will develop new techniques to predict the selection of solidification microstructure during metal additive manufacturing.
Welcome Mohammad H. Ghoncheh (new PhD student) to McMaster University and the research group. Mohammad will work on measurement of the high temperature constitutive behaviour of Advanced High Strength Steel alloys in the near-solidus region.
Dr. Phillion is awarded funding from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Voucher for Innovation and Productivity I (VIP I) and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Engage grant to collaborate with Exco Engineering (Newmarket, ON) on additive manufacturing research, “Optimization of Selective Laser Melting for Application to Automotive Tooling.
Welcome Yi Feng (new PhD student) to McMaster University and the research group. Yi will work on modelling of hot tearing in Advanced High Strength Steel Alloys.
Current & Past Events
Awards, Travel Opportunities, Research Collaborations, Presentations