MY BLOG

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...

December 9, 2018

Congratulations to the leading author Subramaniyan Prabhakaran from Vellore Institution of Technology, Tamil Nadu for publishing his research paper on “Strengthening mechanisms of graphene reinforced aluminum alloy nanocomposites modified via low energy laser shock pee...

November 5, 2018

Congratulations to Subramaniyan Prabhakaran from Vellore Institution of Technology, Tamil Nadu for publishing his research paper on “Residual Stress, Phase, Microstructure and Mechanical Property Enhancement of Ultrafine Bainitic Steel through Laser Shock Processing” i...

November 5, 2018

New Journal Paper to be Published: “Laser Cleaning of Grey Cast Iron Automotive Brake Disc: Rust Removal and Improvement in Surface Integrity”. Well done to Yerowo Flavour Ogbekene for completing this work with me. Further invetigation to extend this is in progress, ho...

November 5, 2018

New Journal

"Laser Shock Peening of Orthopaedic Ti-6Al7Nb: Evaluation of Topography, Wetting Characteristics, Microstructure and Residual Stress"

This is the Abstract:

This paper is focused on a study of wetting characteristics post laser shock peening (LSP) of orthopaedi...

November 5, 2018

After much grafting, it again brings a real satisfaction to have compiled the 2nd Issue (Vol 1) of the International Journal of Peening Science and Technology. This will be published online by the end of Novmeber 2018. The Journal is focused on wide range of peening te...

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