Dr Mazher Ahmed Yar

(Former)

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Overview

Materials engineer adapt in R&D/project management with key interests in development and establishing 'processing-structure-properties' relationship of edvanced engineering or functional/nanostructured materials, with aim to study their behavious and environmental reliability at various length scales ranging from nano to bulk material.

- Ageing, degradation and failure analysis

- Materials' surface/bulk analysis & characterisation

* Aerospace, automobile, wind/O&G/nuclear energy, applied electronics (NEMS/MEMS) - wear, corrosion, oxidation resistant refractory materials

Biography

Mazher Ahmed Yar graduated from the Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering of University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore, Pakistan in 2003. After working as materials engineer for 4 years, he moved Sweden to pursue PhD and obtained a Doctoral degree (Doktorsexamen) from The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm in Materials Sc./chemistry with specialisatiion in Nano sciences and technology. His thesis, entitled 'Development of Nanostructured Tungsten Based Composites for Energy Applications' was focused on ODS-W composites development, charactreisation and evaluation for plasma facing component (PFC), to be applied as firts wall material in extreme conditions (high temperature and radiation) of fusion reactor.

Afterwards, he joined DTU (Denmark Technical University, Copenhagen) as post doctorate researcher and worked on 'Environmental reliability and Electronic corrosion of devices and components' for global wind energy industries and locomotive manufacturer (Bombardier). Based on his resaearch experience in corrosion and materials' degradation studies, he secured a Research Associate position at The University of Manchester. At UoM, initially his efforts were focused on cosmetic corrosion and ageing of automotive materials using X-ray CT and electron microscopy in a 'Programme for Simulation Innovation (PSi)' and later he performed a leading role as project manager. 

Areas of expertise

  • Q Science (General) - Materials Science, Corrosion, Electrochemistry, Physical metallurgy- metal & alloys
  • TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy - Material development, degradation and ageing. 3D X-ray CT , Microstructure characterisation and properties relationship, Electron microscopy, FIB. Hard/refractory materials, Composites, High temperature and radiation , Aerospace & automotive

Education / academic qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Doctor of Science KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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