Department of Materials


Dr YauYau Tse BEng, PhD

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Senior Lecturer in Metallurgy

Departmental Seminar Coordinator

LCMP Tutor


Y.Y. Tse obtained her PhD degree for studying the recrystallisation texture of interstitial-free steels in Hong Kong. Since then she has worked as a research fellow in the nanotechnology field and on advanced structural materials in both France (University of Poitiers) and the UK (University of Birmingham). She has worked extensively on microstructural characterisation of defects and interfaces using electron beams. She began her current appointment in 2010.


  • BEng
  • PhD (University of Hong Kong)
  • Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society (FRMS)

Key awards:

  • Croucher Foundation Fellowship

Outline of main research interests:

  • Microstructure characterisation and microanalysis of advanced structural and functional materials
  • Additive manufacturing of light metals
  • Titanium alloy recycling using low temperature solid state consolidation method.
  • Texture development of bulk metallic system and thin films
  • Defect analysis of Photovoltaic and multilayer magnetic thin films

Grants and contracts:

  • Aluminium Lattice Structure via Additive Manufacturing, TSB, 2013-2015
  • Recycling of titanium alloys using back pressure assisted equal channel angular pressing, Loughborough University (EPSRC) Pilot Project, 2012-2013


Current teaching responsibilities:

  • MPC120 – Vehicle and component design
  • MPD101 – MEng group project work
  • MPP244/322 – Metals processing and properties
  • MPP242 – Microscopy




Ma, S., Tang, Q., Han, X., Feng, Q., Song, J., Setchi, R., Liu, Y., Liu, Y., Goulas, A., Engstrøm, D.S., Tse, Y.Y., Zhen, N. (2020) Manufacturability, Mechanical Properties, Mass-Transport Properties and Biocompatibility of Triply Periodic Minimal Surface (TPMS) Porous Scaffolds Fabricated by Selective Laser Melting. Materials and Design, 195. 10.1016/j.matdes.2020.109034

Simonelli, M., McCartney, D.G., Barriobero-Vila, P., Aboulkhair, N.T., Tse, Y.Y., Clare, A., Hague, R. (2020) The Influence of Iron in Minimizing the Microstructural Anisotropy of Ti-6Al-4V Produced by Laser Powder-Bed Fusion. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 51(5). 10.1007/s11661-020-05692-6

Shi, Q., Tse, Y.Y., Higginson, R.L. (2020) Microstructure Evolution and Microhardness Analysis of Metastable Beta Titanium Alloy Ti-15V-3Cr-3Al-3Sn Consolidated Using Equal-Channel Angular Pressing from Machining Chips. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 29(6). 10.1007/s11665-020-04913-8

Shi, Q., Tse, Y.Y., Higginson, R.L. (2019) Microstructure and texture development during solid consolidation recycling of Ti-6Al-4V. Materials Characterization, 147. 10.1016/j.matchar.2018.10.020

Shi, Q., Tse, Y.Y., Higginson, R.L. (2016) Effects of processing parameters on relative density, microhardness and microstructure of recycled Ti-6Al-4V from machining chips produced by equal channel angular pressing. Materials Science and Engineering A, 651. 10.1016/j.msea.2015.11.002

Simonelli, M., Tse, Y.Y., Tuck, C. (2014) Effect of the build orientation on the mechanical properties and fracture modes of SLM Ti-6Al-4V. Materials Science and Engineering A, 616. 10.1016/j.msea.2014.07.086

Simonelli, M., Tse, Y.Y., Tuck, C. (2014) On the texture formation of selective laser melted Ti-6Al-4V. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 45(6). 10.1007/s11661-014-2218-0

External Collaborators: 

  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Nottingham
  • TWI
  • Delphi
  • Axon Automotive
  • Renishaw
  • TianHe

External roles and appointments:

  • Royal Microscopy Society: Committee Member of Electron Microscopy Section
  • Midlands Microanalysis Users Group: Regional Committee Member
  • External examiner (PhD, EngD, MPhil): The University of Birmingham, The University of New South Wales