Dr Mohammed Azeem

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)


School/Department: Engineering, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 229 7422


Address: Michael Atiyah building Room 207 School of Engineering


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PhD students

Aakifa Farookh: Aaakifa is working on undestanding hot cracking and cracking of large FCC grains during deformaiton in semi-solid regime. The motivation for Aakifa's work is derived from brittle-like cracking (Liquation Cracking) that was observed in large AlCu crystals at very low loads during indentation in semi-solid regime. Understanding the mechanisms of crackign in these regimes is pivotal for understanding refinement of microstrcture and cracking of large dendritic grains during thermo-mechanical processing at very high temperatures. As part of her PhD project, Aakifa has designed a high temperature mechanical deformaiton systems and she uses following advanced characterization techniques for her project; X-ray Computed Tomography at national and international synchrotron facilites, Diffraction Contrast Tomography (DCT), Electron Back Scatter Diffraction (EBSD) and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS). 

Mei Ding: Cast irons are unique materials that have the ability to dampen large loads. They are used in cyclic loading environments, such as the hubs of wind turbines and in high temperature regions of large diesel engines such as those used in maritime applications. The distribuition of graphite patterns and their morphology is key to damping capacity and fatigue life of cast iron. Mei is using high energy X-ray synchrotron sources to capture the formation, evolution and interaction of graphite nodules in cast iron alloys. Interaction of nodules and their co-growth with Fe dendrites is also coptured and is being quantified. The rich data on nucleation, buoyancy, growth and interactions of graphite patterns will provide a representative quantitative data which can be incorporated into solidificaiton models for large casting, which can sometimes weigh as much as 300 tonnes!! 



Currently, I teach following modules

EG2121 - Materials Processing

EG3422 - Aerospace Materials and Structures

Advanced Characterization techniques


In the past I have delivered following modules

EG1101 - Mechanical Engineering

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