Research Fellows Directory
Professor Hongbiao Dong
University of Leicester
He is a Professor of Materials Engineering at the University of Leicester (www.le.ac.uk/eg/hd38),
the Director of EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Innovative Metal Processing (impact.ac.uk), coordinated a major EU-FP7 project on modelling of metal processing, a Key Reader for MMTA, a member of ISIS User Committee and the Steering Committee of EuMaT, a recipient of the Metrology for World Class Manufacturing award and a Royal Society Industry Fellow at Rolls-Royce Plc.
The research in Prof Dong’s team aims to bring knowledge-inspired decision making to the production routes of high value-added components, such as single crystal aero-engine turbine components, deep-sea oil and gas transport systems. He has expertise in experiential and modelling study of structure evolution and defect formation during casting and welding, a leading figure in manufacturing informatics. His experimental expertise includes industrial scale casting, welding, and the application of synchrotron and neutron diffraction/imaging of structure and stress during metal process; his modelling expertise ranges from atomistic-scale materials modelling to macro-scale casting and welding prediction.
Prof. Dong has collaborated extensively with industry, working with Rolls-Royce, Tata Steel, TWI Ltd, NPL and Doncasters. Current projects focus on single crystal casting, welding and heat treatment of deep sea gas and oil transportation system, is currently leading an EU FP7 consortium (Mintweld) on modelling of Interfaces for Materials Design and processing. An integrated suite of modelling software has been developed and validated in the FP7 project, is able to describe the key phenomena of metal process at all relevant length scales.