Henry R Boyle


PhD Student

Research Area

Machining Science


I graduated from Lancaster University in 2020 after completing my MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering. As part of my qualification, I chose to study advanced manufacturing and alloy design modules, and I was also involved in some industrial placement projects with manufacturing companies. These experiences made me realise that I wanted to pursue a career in manufacturing research and development.

Current Research

My current project, sponsored by Sandvik, is set to investigate the machinability of Nickel-based superalloys used extensively in the hottest components of jet engines. The overall aim is to gain a greater understanding of the characteristics of tool wear in turning operations and relate this to the composition of the machined alloy. This research will be used to help improve current finishing techniques, as surface finish is a critical property for all applications where parts are subjected to extreme operating conditions