Samuel Lister

Position:
EngD student

Research Area:
FAST-forge

I graduated from my MEng Aerospace Engineering degree at The University of Sheffield in 2019. During my degree I specialised in the Materials and Manufacturing stream, this led to my previous work with the STAR group during my master’s final year project where I developed a small-scale testing methodology to emulate the industrial drilling of Titanium Alloys.

I have since joined the Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems (EPSRC and SFI funded) at The University of Sheffield to complete an EngD project sponsored by Rolls-Royce.

Current Research

The use of Field Assisted Sintering Technology (FAST) to consolidate Titanium powders and particulates has been developed over recent years at The University of Sheffield. It has been demonstrated that the process can produce fully dense consolidated parts with a subsequent one-step forging stage (FAST-forge) to enhance the properties. It has also been demonstrated that FAST has the potential to provide excellent diffusion bonding between dissimilar alloys (FAST-DB), allowing the production of components with multi-alloy regions.

During my EngD project I will aim to exploit and further understand the characteristics of FAST-DB and FAST-forge through a variety of experimental, simulation and modelling techniques.