Dr Amanda Cruchley BEng, PhD, CEng, MIMMM

School of Metallurgy and Materials
Assistant Professor Materials Education

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Metallurgy and Materials
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Amanda Cruchley is an Assistant Professor in Materials Education in the School of Metallurgy & Materials. Amanda obtained her PhD from the University of Birmingham in metal additive manufacturing.

She has since worked to develop metal additive manufacturing solutions for industries including space and nuclear. She has an interest in widening participation in STEM within both academia and industry.


  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • PhD in Metallurgy & Materials, University of Birmingham, 2020
  • BEng in Materials Science & Technology, 2015


Amanda Cruchley qualified with a BEng in Materials Science & Technology from the University of Birmingham in 2015. She then went on to complete a PhD at the University of Birmingham between 2015 and 2020 on ‘Laser Powderbed Fusion (LPBF) of tungsten and tungsten alloys for nuclear fusion applications’ sponsored by the UK Atomic Energy Authority.

Following this Amanda worked for Siemens Energy as an R&D Engineer in metal additive manufacturing for gas turbine applications. She joined the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in 2021 working in the Additive Manufacturing team focussed on metal additive manufacturing technologies.

Amanda joined the university in 2022 as a part time academic member of staff in addition to her ongoing work with the MTC.


Field, A.C., Carter, L.N., Adkins, N.J.E., Attallah, M.M., Gorley, M.J., Strangwood, M. (2020), The Effect of Powder Characteristics on Build Quality of High-Purity Tungsten Produced via Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF). Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 51: 1367-1378.

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