Abdelmoez Hussein has a PhD in material science, from the University of Oviedo, Spain, March 2017. His research has focused on magnetic materials and their applications in magnetic refrigeration and magnetic sensing.
In December 2017, he joined the University of Birmingham, school of Metallurgy and Materials as a research fellow in the advanced materials processing lab (AMPLab) until present. In the postdoctoral research, his research area and knowledge have been widened to include the development of near netshape manufactured magnetic prototypes using additive manufacturing 3D printing techniques where, it has been a great challenge to compromise additive manufacturing capabilities of producing complex geometries and the functionality of magnetic alloys, producing dense complex shape magnetic devices with high accuracy. The research is focusing on understanding the relationship between the additive manufacturing route and parameters and the microstructural, magnetic, electrical and mechanical properties of the magnetic device.
The researcher has led and participated in the development of several 3D printed magnetic devices such as magnetic shielding prototypes for quantum gravity sensors. The device is made of Ni-Fe-Mo soft magnet alloy with highly controlled crystallographic and magnetic anisotropy in the easy axis magnetisation that help to achieve a magnetic shielding factor of ≈1050, exceeding the minimum shielding factor required by applications and in shielded rooms (Magnetic shielding promotion via the control of magnetic anisotropy and thermal Post processing in laser powder bed fusion processed NiFeMo-based soft magnet and Microstructure-magnetic shielding development in additively manufactured Ni-Fe-Mo soft magnet alloy in the as fabricated and post-processed conditions).
Another device developed by Dr Hussein and the group is the magnetic refrigerant media. In this research, they managed to increase the magnetic refrigeration efficiency of La-Fe-Si magnetic refrigerant medium by producing accurate porous structure with high surface area to volume (Enabling high efficiency magnetic refrigeration using laser powder bed fusion of porous LaCe(Fe,Mn,Si)13 structures). This is in addition to other investigations which are in progress such as NdFeB permanent magnets, NbTi superconductors and shape memory alloys.
Other research areas
Dr Hussein is interested in other additive manufacturing research activities and alloys such as Invar-36 for wave guild filter applications and cobalt superalloys for aerospace applications.