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.
Mohammad H. Ghoncheh (Graduate Student)
Pengfei Fu (Undergraduate Student)
Kelly Lau (Undergraduate Student)
Ben Stubina (Undergraduate Student)
Ryan Prager (Undergraduate Student)
Hamid Azizi (Research Associate)
Robert Cicoria (PostDoc)
Reza Ghiaasiaan (PostDoc)
Kohei Furumai (Visitor; JFE Steel)
Prabhakar completed his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. His research interest include modelling and simulation, scientific computing, solidification and additive manufacturing.
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.
Farheen is an 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.
Kaamil is a PhD candidate whose research focuses on developing a model to simulate nozzle clogging in a submerged entry nozzle used in continuous casting. His main research interests include solidification simulation, computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis. Kaamil received his Master’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia in 2015 and his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong in 2012.
Kaamil Ur Rahman Mohamed Shibly
Angshuman is a PhD student who is working currently on modelling of inclusions in Si-Mn killed steel. He completed his undergraduate studies in Jadavpur University and obtained his Masters from IIT Bombay. His research interests include modelling and analysis, thermodynamics and steel metallurgy.
Coleton’s PhD research focuses on the brazing of nickel superalloys as a means to repair cracks and defects in turbine blades. He is using differential scanning calorimetry as well as 3D X-ray tomography to characterize and analyze the morphology evolution of the alloy during the brazing process.
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.
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.
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.
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 is a Postdoctoral Fellow whose 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
Ruifeng Dou is an Associate Professor in University of Science and Technology Beijing, China. And now he is a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Material Science and Engineering at McMaster University. His research interests mainly focus on the heat & mass transfer experimentation and simulation in steel heat treatment process. From 2015, in the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus, he started to study hot tearing prediction in DC casting. And now in McMaster, he continues this work, and pays more attention on the building of digital twin model of continuous casting of steel plate.
Discussions, celebrations & analysis to accelerate materials & process development
Phillion Lab Members:
Metallurgical Processes &