Dr Christopher Stuart Daniel recently obtained his EngD from the University of Manchester with a thesis on the development of crystallographic orientations (textures) during hot-rolling of dual-phase zirconium alloys. In LightForm, Christopher leads the in-situ characterisation of light alloys and is working to develop in-situ characterisation capabilities for studying the micro-mechanics of deformation at elevated and hot and warm forming temperatures in Ti, Al and Mg alloys, including the development and building of bespoke rigs for use with synchrotron diffraction, neutron diffraction and electron microscopy. Christopher’s work is intended to broaden knowledge of the dynamic mechanisms, active during forming, that contribute to the microstructural evolution and precipitate formation during forming of advanced light alloys.