Department of Materials


Dr Simon Hogg BEng, PhD

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Senior Lecturer

PGT Director of Studies


Simon obtained his BEng from Sheffield Hallam University and PhD from The University of Sheffield, Department of Engineering Materials. He has held postdoctoral appointments at Sheffield University working on feasibility studies in semi-solid metal processing and Oxford University working on Al-Li alloys for airframe applications. Simon joined the Department of Materials as a lecturer in metallurgy in 2006 and became PGT Director of Studies in 2021.


  • BEng, Sheffield Hallam
  • PhD, Sheffield
  • Associate Member IoM3
  • Fellow Royal Microscopical Society


Outline of main research interests:

Focus is the use of advanced processing and characterisation to understand microstructural development and properties in complex, novel alloys. Presently the main focus of research includes:
Ultra high strength nano-quasicrystalline and nano-fibril alloys and composites.
Processing and characterisation of Al-Fe-Cr-Ti-(Nb) alloys and FCC-BCC metal-metal fibril composites produced using non-equilibrium processing. 
Use of large central synchrotron and neutron facilities applied to metallurgical problems.

Use of x-ray synchrotron (diffraction and spectroscopy) and neutron based techniques to investigate surface and bulk microstructure and local chemical structure in novel alloys.

Grants and contracts:

  • Recyclable Ultra Light Mixed Material, Automotive Platform, TSB via Oxford, 2010-2010         
  • Material Component Performance Driven Solutions for Long Term Efficiency Increase in Ultra Supercritical Power Plants 2010-2014


Current teaching responsibilities:

  • MMF500 Foundation Year Engineering
  • MPB101 Processing and Structure of Metals and Ceramics
  • MMB700 Sports Technology and Materials
  • MPC014 Materials in Service
  • MPP031 Automotive Materials - An Overview
  • MPP131 Automotive Materials – An Overview
  • MPP137 Overview of Packaging Materials
  • MPP244 Metals: Processing and Properties

Current administrative responsibilities:

  • Undergraduate Admissions Tutor
  • Member of Teaching and Learning committee (undergraduate)
  • Member of Examination Scrutiny Committee
  • Materials Engineering Social Society Staff Representative


Hu, J., Green, G., Hogg, S., Higginson, R., Cocks, A. (2020) Effect of microstructure evolution on the creep properties of a polycrystalline 316H austenitic stainless steel. Materials Science and Engineering A, 772. 10.1016/j.msea.2019.138787

Liotti, E., Kirk, C.A., Todd, I., Knight, K.S., Hogg, S.C. (2019) Synchrotron X-ray and neutron investigation of the structure and thermal expansion of the monoclinic Al13Cr2 phase. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 781. 10.1016/j.jallcom.2018.12.132

Di Martino, S.F., Faulkner, R.G., Hogg, S.C. (2017) High-temperature microstructural evolution and quantification for alloys IN740 and IN740H: comparative study. Materials Science and Technology (United Kingdom), 33(1). 10.1080/02670836.2016.1159002

Faulkner, R.G., Vujic, S., Di Martino, F., Hogg, S.C. (2017) Modelling of creep and fracture properties of nickel based alloys. Materials Science and Technology (United Kingdom), 33(1). 10.1080/02670836.2016.1164959

Green, G., Higginson, R., Hogg, S., Spindler, S., Hamm, C., Najorka, J. (2015) Analysis of ferrite formed in 321 grade austenitic stainless steel. Materials Science and Technology (United Kingdom), 31(4). 10.1179/1743284714Y.0000000564

Di Martino, S.F., Faulkner, R.G., Hogg, S.C., Vujic, S., Tassa, O. (2014) Characterisation of microstructure and creep properties of alloy 617 for high-temperature applications. Materials Science and Engineering A, 619. 10.1016/j.msea.2014.09.046

Green, G., Higginson, R., Hogg, S., Spindler, S., Hamm, C. (2014) Evolution of sigma phase in 321 grade austenitic stainless steel parent and weld metal with duplex microstructure. Materials Science and Technology (United Kingdom), 30(12). 10.1179/1743284713Y.0000000452

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External Collaborators: 

  • Oxford University

External roles and appointments:

  • Committee member East Midlands Materials Society