Professor Paul Withey's Inaugural Lecture

Wednesday 26 June 2019, 17:30 - 18:30
Venue: GC13, Metallurgy and Materials (G6 on campus map - PDF)

A View from the Boundary

Casting is widely perceived as being old fashioned and low technology. Professor Paul Withey will explain how casting is the only process which can produce parts for the newest of jet engines and will show how modern casting knowledge allows materials to be used to the limits of their design capability.

Paul joined the School of Metallurgy and Materials in 2018 after a career in Rolls-Royce, culminating as the Engineering Associate Fellow in Casting Technology. This has limited the number of refereed papers to just over thirty, but this has been balanced by fourteen published patents.

Paul’s interests involve investment casting with a focus on the casting of aerospace components. Much of his industrial career has been spent developing the processes, and understanding of the single crystal casting of turbine components. The fundamental link between the materials chosen for casting, processing to form the desired shape, and the properties achieved through processing will form the basis of his ongoing research.

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Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be served at the drinks reception following the event. Alcoholic drinks will only be served to those who are aged 18 or over.

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