Materials Engineering Group

Research Group Summary

The Materials Engineering Group has a diverse range of interests covering many topics within the field of Materials, including ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy, fracture and failure mechanisms, ceramics, polymers and composites. It has a history of providing a service both in research, failure analysis and routine testing to the materials industry in New Zealand and is continuing to develop this role.

Current and recent research include:
- Three Dimensional Analysis of Creep Voids in Hydrogen Reformer Tubes
- Porous Biomaterials Research for Tissue Engineering
- Wear Testing of Biomaterials
- Wear Testing of Seal Components in a Novel IC Engine Design
- Magnesium Alloy Development for Fatigue Resistance
- Recrystallisation of Mg Alloys
- Influence of Alloying on Cold Rolling and Extrusion of Mg Alloys
- EBSD of Intermetallic Phases in Structural Materials
- Squeeze Casting of Al-Si Alloys
- Pb-free Solder Materials
- Cellulose-reinforced Composites
- Extraction of Cellulose from NZ Flax and Hemp
- Elastic Properties of Wood

Key Contact

Members - UC Staff

Members - Non-UC Staff

  • Leslie Andrew Erasmus: Associate; N/A
  • Frank William Fahy: Associate; N/A

Associated Projects

Subject Area: Disciplines