Professor Peter D. Lee joined The University of Manchester in 2011 as Professor of Materials Imaging and Co-Director, with Phil Withers, of the Manchester Xray Imaging Facility (MXIF). He moved from Imperial College, where he had worked at Prof. of Materials Science, as the Professor in the metals and Advanced Alloys area. He joined Imperial in 1994 after completing his D.Phil. in Materials Science from the University of Oxford.
Prof. Lee has worked in the area of x-ray imaging of materials for over 25 years, both in academia and industry. Working in Industry, as a Research Scientist at Alcan International's Kingston R&D Laboratory, he helped establish their Modelling of Shape Castings Programme, both developing analysis software and applying it to the design of many automotive castings. He is Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers. He holds a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science and M.A.Sc. in Materials from the University of Toronto, with his undergraduate and master's thesis focussing on the simulation of ferrous metallurgical processes.