LightForm associated post-doctoral research associate Dr Alec E Davis has recently been awarded a lectureship in the Department of Materials at the University of Manchester. Alec obtained his PhD in Materials Engineering through the Advanced Metallics CDT at the University of Manchester, where he worked on the design of precipitation-hardenable wrought magnesium alloys. His post-doctoral research with the Open Architecture Additive Manufacturing (OAAM) and NEWAM projects has focused primarily on the development of high-deposition-rate additive manufacturing (AM) processes, and materials characterisation, development, and design of bespoke AM titanium aerospace components. This includes development of alloy-alloy composite parts, where multi-alloy AM technologies are utilised to deposited dissimilar alloys in different component locations for site-specific and tailored mechanical properties.

Alec began his lectureship in metallurgy and materials characterisation earlier this month, and everyone at LightForm wishes him all the best with his career!