Malik Degri qualified with a BEng (Hons) degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Birmingham. He then studied an MRes focusing on FeCo metal matrix composites for high speed machines.
He went on to study a PhD in the processing and characterisation of recycled NdFeB-type sintered magnets under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Williams, Dr. Allan Walton and Professor Rex Harris. Malik has since worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Magnetic Materials Group at the University of Birmingham on EU funded projects.
REMANENCE (Agreement Number 310240). focusing on identifying NdFeB magnets in waste scrap streams, re-processing and re-sintering.
REProMag (Agreement Number 636881). focus of the project was working on producing economically efficient production of net-shape magnetic parts with complex structures and geometries using material from recycled NdFeB magnets. The project was published by the European Commission as a Success Story in EU funded research and innovation.
NEOHIRE (Agreement Number 720838). The focus of the project is to using hydrogen processing techniques to change the microstructure and magnetic properties of primary and secondary Nd-Fe-B alloys to produce bonded magnets for wind turbine applications.