Professor Moataz Attallah holds a chair in advanced materials processing. He received his PhD in metallurgy and materials science from the University of Birmingham (2007), BSc (highest honours) and MSc degrees from the American University in Cairo (AUC) Egypt, in mechanical engineering, and materials/manufacturing engineering respectively.
Following his PhD, Moataz worked as a research fellow at the University of Manchester Materials Science Centre from January 2007, prior to his appointment as a lecturer at the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham in June 2010.
His research portfolio over the past 16 years has been focused on studying the phase transformations, microstructure-property and structural integrity development in friction-based welding technologies, netshape powder hot isostatic pressing, and additive laser fabrication technologies (blown powder and laser powder bed) in aluminium, titanium, ferrous, and nickel-base superalloys, through research partnerships with Safran Group (MicroTurbo, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, Hispano Suiza), MBDA, European Space Agency (ESA), Rolls-Royce plc, ITP, BAE Systems, TWI, Meggitt, and Guangdong Academy of Sciences (GDAS).
He co-authored over 50 journal and 30 conference papers, 2 book chapters, and contributed to 4 patent applications.
His current grant portfolio as a PI includes projects funded by FP7, H2020, Innovate-UK, and the industry. in addition to being a Co-I on other projects funded by EPSRC, Dstl, and ERDF. In total, Moataz has been involved in projects in excess of £10 M. Moataz also serves as the academic leader for netshape manufacturing theme at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).
Podcast: 3D printing – the future of construction? – Dr Moataz Attallah