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 over the past 17 years focuses on developing a metallurgical understanding of the material-process interaction in advanced manufacturing processes (additive manufacturing, powder processing, friction joining, and superplastic forming) of metallic materials, focusing on the process impact on the microstructure and structural integrity development. His research is conducted through research partnerships with Rolls-Royce plc, MBDA, European Space Agency (ESA), ITP, Aero Engine Controls, Johnson-Matthey, BAE Systems, TWI, Safran group companies (Safran Power Units/MicroTurbo and Safran Landing Systems/Messier-Bugatti Dowty), Meggitt, Honda R&D, IHI Corporation, Prima Power (Italy), M&I Materials, Magnetic Shields Limited, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), and Guangdong Academy of Sciences (GDAS).
He co-authored over 100 journal and conference papers, 2 book chapters, and is a co-inventor on 8 patent applications.
His current grant portfolio as a PI includes 2 EU/H2020 projects, 5 industrial projects (with Safran Group, Honda R&D, MBDA, European Space Agency, and GDAS/China), 1 EPSRC, in addition to being a Co-I on 4 EPSRC projects, and previously leading 4 FP7, 1 KTP, and 3 industrial projects, with a career total grant income of £ 8M as a PI. He has published over 90 journal and conference papers and 2 book chapters (h-index: 23), in addition to being a co-inventor for 7 patent applications. He has given keynote and invited talks in conferences, universities, and research centres in the USA, Japan, Germany, China, Italy, Finland, Australia, Singapore, Mexico, and Egypt. His awards include the UK Ministry of Defence and the French Delegation Generale pour l’Armement Award in 2013, and the Safran Group Innovation Prize in 2014.
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