Phillion Lab members:
Understanding Metallurgical Processes
& Developing Industry Leading Solutions
André Phillion is an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. His research interests focus on mathematical modelling of materials and processes and 3D imaging and image analysis. The main focus of the research is to experimentally investigate and numerically simulate solidification across multiple length scales in order to develop new relationships linking heat transfer and fluid flow at the macro-scale with microstructure and defects. Dr. Phillion received his PhD from the Department of Materials Engineering at The University of British Columbia in 2007, where he combined high temperature experimental methods with multi-scale modelling to investigate solidification processes and casting defects. He also worked at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (2008-2009), and UBC’s Okanagan campus (2010-2015). In 2014, he was awarded the Brimacombe Award by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.
Yi is a PhD candidate whose research focuses on improving the process quality of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) fabricated through continuous casting. Her main research interests include solidification simulation related to hot tearing, finite element analysis, in-situ solidification investigation and phasefield simulation. Yi received her Bachelor’s in metallurgical engineering in Northeastern University, China, in 2014. She worked as a research assistant in the Lab of Continuous Casting in Northeastern University since 2014, and received her Master’s degree in 2016.
Mohammad is a second year graduate student who works on identifying hot tearing susceptibility of Dual-Phase Advanced High Strength Steel (DP AHSS) during continuous casting. In his research, he manipulates both experiments and modelling in order to minimize the hot tearing tendency of steel at mushy state, which is one of the most complex defects in steel products. His background has been focused in solidification of aluminum alloys and their Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs), and additive manufacturing of steel tools.
Mohammad H. Ghoncheh
Zhen is a first year PhD student whose research interests include additive manufacturing and modeling of processes. Zhen received his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Beihang University, China. His Master’s research mainly focused on welding of copper alloy and Finite Element Modeling of this process.
Farheen is a first-year MASc student studying the additive manufacturing of Ti-1Al-8V-5Fe (Ti-185). She is using synchrotron X-Ray Radiography and real-time X-Ray Diffraction to understand the solidification process of Ti-185. She is investigating how the process and resulting microstructure are influenced by different processing parameters and the starting powder composition.
Kelly is a second year undergraduate materials engineering student who is assisting in research to improve the material properties obtained when Selective Laser Melting (SLM) Inconel 625, a nickel superalloy used in the aerospace industry."
Ben Stubina (Undergraduate Student)
Ryan Prager (Undergraduate Student)
Hamid Azizi (Research Associate)
Robert Cicoria (PostDoc)
Reza Ghiaasiaan (PostDoc)
Kohei Furumai (Visitor; JFE Steel)
Pengfei is a first year engineering student whose research focuses on extending binary alloys to ternary alloys by computing the element’s models. He computes the data using Java and C++ and interfaces the results to Thermo Calc.
Niloufar is an MASc student. Her research focuses on Multi-scale modeling of hot tearing during Direct Chill casting of Al-Mg alloys using finite element methods.
Pardis is a PhD student whose research topic deals with Solidification Fundamentals and Microstructure Evolution in Additive Manufacturing: Experimental and Modelling. Her present research focus is how to develop Microstructure Processing and Selection Maps in additive manufacturing applications.
Stefan is a Postdoctoral Fellow whose work focuses on Additive Manufacturing of β-Ti alloys. His research interests revolve around the development and optimization of manufacturing processes with a special focus on foundry processes and numerical process simulation. Stefan received his PhD from the Chair of Casting Research at the University of Leoben, Austria, in 2018, where he investigated the compound formation of different aluminum alloys during compound casting. He worked as a research associate and technical consultant at the Austrian Foundry Research Institute since 2012 before joining SIM3P in April 2019.
Khaled’s research investigates the use of the Selective Laser Melting (SLM) route to manufacture non-castable β-Ti alloys for landing gear applications. Printing near-net-shaped components is especially beneficial in this field to fabricate complex shapes with minimal waste.
Khaled Abu Samk
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Phillion Lab Members:
Metallurgical Processes &