MY BLOG

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...

January 30, 2019

Please to have this paper published in the Material & Design journal. The paper is entitled “Shock- Wave Induced Compressive Stress on Alumina Ceramics by Laser Peening”.  

This paper establishes a new mechanistic understanding of laser peening ceramics such as Alumina...

January 20, 2019

It was a busy week last week with pressure of reaching both coursework marking and journal paper submission deadlines, plus a key presentation to prepare and deliver, as I was one of the finalists for a University wide enterprenarial competition below. 

A day later, I w...

January 12, 2019

We had a productive couple of days installing and setting up our new 100W CW CO2 laser. It is a markering system with a state-of-the-art 3-D scan-head, but it is capable of doing much, much more! Looking forward to working on laser processing of some key applications u...

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