Phil Prangnell has a long history of promoting the efficient application of light alloys in the Transport Sector, through more intelligent metallurgical engineering of semi-finished products.

He was recently appointed to an Airbus – RAEng research chair in Metallurgical Excellence.

His interests in LightForm include:

  • Microstructure and texture engineering during forming operations
  • Novel forming processes for aerospace components
  • Lower cost precision processing of Ti forgings
  • Property tailoring
  • Novel hybrid microstructure engineering and near-net-shaping process (e.g. additive manufacturing with deformation)

Research profile