Current research projects

  • Mitigation of Stress Relaxation Cracking in 347 Stainless Steel Weldments
  • Custom Titanium Alloys for Laser Wire Directed Energy Deposition to Attain Isotropic Properties
  • Development of Welding Procedure for Joining of ATP Coiled Tubing
  • High Entropy Alloy Filler Design for Dissimilar Joining of Al Alloys to Steels
  • Multi-Principal Element Alloy Interlayer for Manufacturing of Multi-Material Structures
  • Control of Liquid Metal Embrittlement in Galvannealed Advanced High Strength Steel Weldments by Resistance Spot Welding
  • AI-Enabled Robots for Automated Nondestructive Evaluation and Solid-State Repair of Power Plant Boilers

Physical Metallurgy in Welding

  • Effect of Post-weld Heat Treatment on External Attachment Welds
  • Laser Weld Parameter Optimization of Nickel-based Alloys
  • Laser Weld Parameter Optimization of Automotive Grade Sheet Steel Alloys

Consumable Development

  • Development of Low Transformation Temperature Welding Consumables for GMAW
  • Development of Low Transformation Temperature Welding Consumables for SAW

Additive Manufacturing

  • Development of Metal Matrix Composite Powder Cored Wires for Additive Manufacturing
  • Laser Freeform Fabrication of Stainless Steel and Nickel Alloys
  • Weldability of AM Components
  • Weld Repair of AM Components

Brazing and Soldering

  • High Temperature Braze Repair of Nickel Superalloy Gas Turbines
  • Active Metal to Ceramic Brazing
  • Laser Assisted Brazing
  • Intermetallic Growth of Soldered Printed Circuit Boards

Non-Destructive Evaluation

  • SCC Crack Detection of Nuclear Waste Containment Vessels in a Marine environment
  • Ultrasonic Modelling of Stainless Steel Stress corrosion Crack Tip


  • SCC Testing of Austenitc Stainless Steels for Nuclear Fuel Casks
Past Research


  • Effect of Nickel on Toughening Mechanisms of HSLA Submerged Arc Welds
  • Hot Cracking Susceptilbity of High Nitrogen Austenitic Stainless Steels
  • Characterization of Nitrogen and Mechanical properties of Heterogeneous Microstructure Laser Welds
  • Investigation of Hydrogen Ingress during processing of consumables and Reduction of Hydrogen in Welding consumables
  • Low Transformation Temperature Welding Consumables–Corrosion
  • Low Transformation Temperature Welding Consumables–Modelling
  • Implant Testing of Line Pipe Steel Weldments

Brazing and Soldering

  • Spreadability testing of Nickel-based Superalloy Braze Powders

Additive Manufacturing

  • Alloy Replenishment in Freeform Fabricated Ti-6-4 and Al 6061 Structures
  • Grain Refinement of Ti-6-4 Freeform Fabricated Structures

Non-Destructive Evaluation

  • Ultrasonic Testing of Nuclear Grade Materials