October 28, 2018

I have just created a new YouTube Channel displaying some of my recent and past work in Laser Materials Processing. Many more short videos to be uploaded, although the chanel is still underconstrcution, please watch this space:

June 30, 2018

It was great to have spent some time at STFC, Rutherford and Appleton Laboratory at the Central Laser Facility (in the first two weeks of June 2018) to undertake Laser Shock peening experiments with Xiaojun Shen (Coventry University) and various research scientists.


June 24, 2018

Laser Shock Peening Conference, Singapore, June 2018.

It gives me a real pleasure to have been a part of an organising committee to that hosted the 7th International Conference on Laser Peening and Related Phenomena (LSP 2018).

This series returned to Asia from previousl...

May 1, 2018


The half day laser safety workshop was a very educational to attended. The mini-workshop was held at TRUMPF, Airport Executive Park, Luton.

The event comprised of discussions of the latest challenges to the safe use of laser machinery such as eye-s...

April 26, 2018

It is a great pleasure, to see the following paper now published:

“Enhanced surface and mechanical properties of bioinspired nanolaminate graphene-aluminium alloy nanocomposites through laser shock processing for biomedical implant and engineering applications”


April 1, 2018

Innovation to Commercialisation of Universcity Research (ICURe) was a fantastic journey for me, travelling 32294 miles across 3 continents, to contact experts from 12 different countries to conduct a broad and rigorous market survey as well as new product validation.


March 30, 2018

My recent article can be found in "The Laser User" Issue 87, 2018 Winter edition. It focused on Laser Shock Peening of Metals and Ceramics that we are doing at Coventry University. Thanks to Dr. Subhasisa Nath and Xiojun Shen from Coventry University for your contribut...

January 6, 2018

It is a pleasure to finally announce the publication of the first volume, first issue of the International Journal of Peening Science and Technology. The Journal is focused on the wide range of peening techniques for strengthening conventional and new materials from th...

January 6, 2018

It was a busy start to the year already! On 4th January 2018, Dr Pratik Shukla and colleague Dr. Subhasisa Nath, Xiaojun Shen from Coventry University and Osama Alkhawaldeh (Loughborough University) attended and presented at the “Advances in Science, Engineering and Te...

December 15, 2017

2017 was a difficult year, but it was a real joy to have heard the following news just before the close of play:

“I am writing to you to confirm that your application for ICURe Innovation to Commercialisation (funded by BEIS through Innovate UK) has been successful and...

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