MY BLOG

February 7, 2020

It was a pleasure to be at the Diamond Light Source earlier this week with colleague from CNRS PIMM, Paris, and University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. We were conducting measurements for residual stress on the synchatron at the above facility. 

The project is focused on Las...

February 2, 2020

It was a pleasure to attend the Medici Enterprise Training program on 15th and 16th January 2020.

The Medici Enterprise Programme is for academics staff and researchers that have interest in developing their business and enterprise skills, grow their capacity to engage...

November 26, 2019

It is nice to have this issue finally delivered through the post. Hoping it is a good read for researchers and the editorial board of the journal. 

The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles (open acess for selected time) and free to publish, on a range of contact and...

September 20, 2019

I am visiting the University of Malta (Malta) this week to attend a research seminar and give an invited talk on Peening Metals and Ceramics by Laser Induced Shock-waves. It was a great pleasure to present my recent findings to an enthusiastic audience at the Departme...

August 21, 2019

It was nice to see Xiaojun Shen's article feature in the latest issue of the Laser User Magazine. He is a PhD scholar at Coventry University undertaking a PhD in mechanical and biological effects of laser peening titanium alloys for medical applications. The article fo...

June 18, 2019

Congratulations to Xiaojun Shen (Coventry University) for publishing some of his PhD work in the Journal of Alloys and Compound. This work is entitled: Altering the wetting properties of orthopaedic titanium alloy (Ti–6Al–7Nb) using laser shock peening. The work is not...

April 7, 2019

It has been a busy few weeks with ILAS 2019 on 20th and 21st March, where I presented a talk on “Toughening Ceramics with Laser Shock Peening”. The time spent at the conference was quite useful with several key links reignited and new prospects for research coming thro...

March 9, 2019

A multi-institutional paper with authors from India, UK and the USA, focuses on laser shock peening without coating a high strength ultrafine bainitic steel to mitigating the fatigue failures for automotive and structural engineering applications. Laser pulse density o...

February 19, 2019

I was delighted to be interviewed few weeks ago by the Association of Industrial Laser User’s (AILU) executive director - Dave MacLellan.

The interview was focused on some of our research in the Laser Engineering and Manufacturing Group at Coventry University, a brief i...

February 15, 2019

It was another productive week with a long-awaited installation of our 4th laser. This time it was a high energy 2.7J, ND: YAG laser, featuring multi-wavelengths and short pulse duration, at low rep rate to deliver plasma driven shock-waves - ideal for traditionally st...

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