Christopher Gourlay

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Dr Chris Gourlay

Dr Christopher Gourlay

Deputy Postgraduate Admissions Tutor, Lecturer
Telephone Number: 
020 7594 8707
Telephone Extension: 
48 707
Office/Location: 
Materials
Research Interests: 
The Solidification Processing of alloys
Biography
Biography: 

Christopher Gourlay is a Lecturer and RAEng/EPSRC Research Fellow. He read metallurgy at the University of Oxford (MEng, 2002) and the University of Queensland (PhD, 2007), where he worked within the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Cast Metals Manufacturing. He was then a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for design in light metals (2007-08). He joined the Materials Department at Imperial College in 2008 on a RAEng/EPSRC Research Fellowship.

Research focuses on the fundamentals of alloy solidification and their application in casting and soldering with interests including: Mushy-zone mechanics; X-ray imaging of solidification phenomena; Eutectics; Intermetallic crystal growth; Pb-free soldering; and High-pressure die casting.

Recent Publications:

Nogita K, Gourlay CM, McDonald SD, et al., 2013, XRD study of the kinetics of transformations in tin, Philosophical Magazine, Vol:93, ISSN:1478-6435, Pages:3627-3647 DOI Author Web Link

Nagira T, Yokota H, Morita S, et al., 2013, Characterization of Shear Deformation Based on In-situ Observation of Deformation in Semi-solid Al-Cu Alloys and Water-particle Mixture, ISIJ International, Vol:53, ISSN:0915-1559, Pages:1195-1201 DOI Author Web Link

Fonseca J, O'Sullivan C, Nagira T, et al., 2013, In situ study of granular micromechanics in semi-solid carbon steels, Acta Materialia, Vol:61, ISSN:1359-6454, Pages:4169-4179 DOI Author Web Link

Belyakov SA, Gourlay CM, 2013, Role of Fe impurities in the nucleation of metastable NiSn4, Intermetallics, Vol:37, ISSN:0966-9795, Pages:32-41 DOI Author Web Link

Nagira T, Yokota H, Morita S, et al., 2013, Characterization of Shear Deformation Based on In-situ Observation of Deformation in Semi-Solid Al-Cu Alloys and Water-Particle Mixture, Tetsu To Hagane-Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan, Vol:99, ISSN:0021-1575, Pages:141-148 DOI Author Web Link

Memberships : 

Member, Institute of Cast Metals Engineers

Member, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)

Member, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

 

Teaching
Teaching: 

Metal Processing - MSE 305