Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Department of Materials


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Duncan Putman  

After studying for my undergraduate degree in Materials Engineering within the Department, staying on to do a PhD seemed like the natural continuation of a very successful final year project, which had developed my interest in materials research.

The topic of my PhD was the modelling of microstructural evolution in austempered ductile iron. The PhD gave me an excellent technical base for further career development, as well as the backing of a postgraduate research qualification from a highly respected research-intensive university.

In my current role at Rolls-Royce, I develop methods of modelling manufacturing processes based on the FEA method. These models are used to support new part introduction processes and process improvements for use during the design and development of components. Examples include investment and structural casting, forging, forming, heat treatment and microstructural modelling. As a global team we operate across all the five main businesses of Rolls-Royce. I also work closely with a number of different universities, supervising research programmes related to Materials and Process Modelling. The challenges and variety of working on a range of complex problems and processes is something I particularly enjoy.


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