The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present an Innovation Speaker Series talk by Dr. Kumar Sadayappan, Dr. James Chen, and Dr. Babak Shalchi from CanmetMATERIALS (CMAT).
In-Person in QNC 1501!
Research on Critical Material at Canmet MATERIALS
CanmetMATERIALS (CMAT) is the leading federal materials research lab focusing on materials and manufacturing for more than seven decades. The presentation will provide introduction to research capabilities and current R&D activities on materials. This is followed with the recent focus on Critical Minerals research. A detailed analysis of laser processing capabilities and projects using this facility will follow.
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Dr. Kumar Sadayappan received his doctoral degree from Indian Institute of Science in 1994 and joined CMAT in 1996 as a research scientist. His research interest includes non-ferrous process metallurgy, manufacturing processes and structure-property correlations. Dr. Sadayappan has published more than 50 papers and presented in many conferences and international forums. He is also an adjunct professor at McMaster and Western universities and currently managing the Critical Minerals program at CMAT.
Dr. James Chen is a senior research scientist since 2012 at CMAT and an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo and McMaster University. Dr. Chen received Ph.D. from Zhejiang University in China and continued his academic career as a visiting professor at the Joining and Welding Research Institute of Osaka University, Japan. Later, he worked at Siemens Energy from 2007 to 2011 on laser additive manufacturing. His current research at CMAT is in laser materials processing, advanced welding, and joining. He has more than 100 publications and 5 patents. He is a Professional Engineer and an International Welding Engineer.
After obtaining his PhD degree from University of Alberta in 2011 and a year of postdoctoral fellowship on energy materials spent at NINT (now Nanotechnology Research Centre), Shalchi joined CanmetMATERIALS lab (Natural Resources Canada) in Hamilton as a Research Scientist. His core expertise includes advanced materials and use of transmission electron microscopy in materials science. Having obtained his master’s degree from Sharif University of Technology on welding metallurgy, he has collaborated on a range of materials welding and joining projects from line-pipe steel welds to friction stir welding. He is an Adjunct professor with university of Waterloo and the University of New Brunswick, where he has been collaborating on aluminum alloys and additive manufacturing related research topics. Shalchi has contributed to more than 100 publications on a broad range of materials science topics.
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