Researcher

Dr Kevin James Laws

My Expertise

Design, development and characterisation of application-specific alloys, compositionally complex and multicomponent alloy materials. Design of coloured alloys and intermetallic compounds. Design of metallic glasses for structural and functional applications, amorphous alloy matrix composites. Die-casting, strip casting, continuous casting, hot and cold forging, thermo-mechanical and post-production processing of alloy materials.

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

ABOUT ME

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Project Manager, ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals, 2009-
Postdoctoral Fellowship, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW, 2008-
Visiting Scientist, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland, 2010
Visiting Scientist, United States Air Force Research Laboratories, Dayton, Ohio, USA, 2011

RESEARCH

RESEARCH CONTRIBUTION

Most significant contributions are in the...view more

ABOUT ME

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Project Manager, ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals, 2009-
Postdoctoral Fellowship, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW, 2008-
Visiting Scientist, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland, 2010
Visiting Scientist, United States Air Force Research Laboratories, Dayton, Ohio, USA, 2011

RESEARCH

RESEARCH CONTRIBUTION

Most significant contributions are in the design, discovery and development of amorphous alloys (bulk metallic glasses) and their associated processing, thermal and mechanical properties. Areas of research focus include design and development of Mg- and Al-based metallic glasses for structural and functional applications, amorphous alloy matrix composites, die-casting, strip casting and post production processing of bulk metallic glasses. Recognition of this research includes: 30+ papers in refereed international journals, ~$100k research and infrastructure funding since 2008 and have co-supervised 10 honours and 6 PhD students in the past 4 years.

TEACHING & OUTREACH

TEACHING CONTRIBUTIONS

Current course co-ordinator for Welding and Joining Processes, guest lecturer for polymer engineering and demonstrator for foundry casting, rolling and mechanical testing. Also contribute to honours and PhD student thesis supervision.

AWARDS AND MEMBERSHIPS

ARC Centre of Excellence Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2007-
Invited Research Position; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 2010
Invited Research Position; US Air Force Research Laboratory, 2011
Member of Institute of Engineers, Australia 2003-
Member of Society of Automotive Engineers-International 2001-

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Location

School of Materials Science and Engineering
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052
Hilmer Building; (E10)
Level 3; Office 301.


Contact

+61 2 9385 5234
+61 2 9385 6565