Minghua Cao is a PhD student at Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University.
Prior to this, she studied at Loughborough University as an undergraduate visiting student in Mechanical Engineering (2019-2020) and obtained her BEng degree in Transportation (Automotive Application Engineering) in China (2020). Educated in mechanical engineering, Minghua obtained her MSc at Loughborough University in 2021. 

Title of thesis: Microstructure and thermomechanical properties of modern cast irons

Through microstructural analysis, advanced mechanical testing, numerical simulations and statistical analysis of microstructural features, researching the main mechanisms of deformation and fracture and the link between the microstructure and mechanical properties of advanced cast irons. The research could contribute to controlling the manufacturing process of modern cast iron products more precisely and improving the quality of cast iron products.