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July 17, 2020

I am pleased to share this new research paper by Xioajun Shen who recently completed his PhD with me. The paper is focused on laser peening induced residual stress fields in orthopaedic Ti-6Al-7Nb alloy, characterized by incremental hole drilling and predicted by artif...

May 14, 2020

A fully-funded PhD studentship is available in "Development of Novel Low Energy Laser Shock Peening" at Coventry University and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore (A*STAR).

Further details can be found on the link below:

https://www.findaphd.com...

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...

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