Current & Past Events
Awards, Travel opportunities,
Research Collaborations, Presentations
Congratulations to Dr. Phillion for being awarded 2020 Brimacombe Medal from The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society. The award, presented at the TMS Annual Meeting in San Diego, recognizes “For substantial and sustained contributions to alloy meso-scale modeling and in-situ 3D characterization”
Welcome to Kaamil Shilby, who will study nozzle clogging during continuous casting of steel. Also, welcome back Niloufar, who has returned to McMaster after completing a 4-month co-op at Stackpole International in Ancaster, ON.
Dr. Phillion is named McMaster’s ArcelorMittal Dofasco chair in Ferrous Metallury
Congratulations to Pardis for passing her Proposal Exam; a critical milestone in the life of a PhD student.
Congratulations to Mohammad for successfully defending his MASc thesis entitled “High-Temperature Physico-Mechanical Properties of As-Received Structures in Dual-Phase Adavanced High-Strength Steels” on September 13, 2019.
Three new group-members! Welcome to Coleton Parks, Prabhakar Pal, and Ruifeng Dou, who will study powder brazing via X-ray micro-tomography, microstructure modelling of additive manufacturing, and process modelling of continuous casting.
Kelly and Pengfei had a great time presenting their summer research through the undergraduate student research in engineering (USRE) showcase held in the John Hodgins Engineering building at McMaster University on July 30th.
The group’s summer retreat was held on July 25th. The morning focused on work – learning about emerging areas-of-research in science and engineering. The afternoon focused on team-building through a canoe trip down the Grand River.
Niloufar presented her work at the CMSC 2019 Conference in Vancouver, BC and won the best oral presentation award in the category of computational materials science for her talk entitled “Multi-scale Modelling of Hot Tearing in Direct Chill Casting of Aluminum Alloys” .
Yi and Dr. Phillion participated in the 2019 ICASP conference in Saltzburg Austria; Yi gave a keynote presentation entitled "A 3d Discrete-Element Model For Simulating Liquid Feeding During Dendritic Solidification Of Steel".
Pardis visited L'Institut Jean Lamour (IJL) - Laboratoire de Recherche en Science des Matériaux in Nancy, France as part of a McMaster funded collaborative initiative in solidification modeling. Pardis had several meetings with professors, postdocs, students, engineers and researchers and gave a talk entitled "Developing Solidification Microstructure Selection Maps in the frame of Additive Manufacturing".
Pardis participated in the 28th annual Solidification Course, organized by Calcom ESI in collaboration with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and held in Les Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland. Pardis 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.
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