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Adrian Gerlich

Associate Professor

Contact InformationAdrian Gerlich

Phone: 519-888-4567 x38560
Location: E5 3036

Biography Summary

Adrian Gerlich is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering and part of the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research at the university. He is affiliated with the Canadian Welding Association, American Welding Society, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Canada.

Professor Gerlich’s research interests are in the physical metallurgy of welded components, friction stir welding and processing, roll bonding, overlay welding, and material characterization of light alloys, steels, and metal matrix composites using quantitative electron microscopy.

His current efforts focus mainly on welding metallurgy of high strength steels, and dissimilar metal joining for transportation applications. To-date he has published over 60 journal papers, and 25 conference papers.

Research Interests

  • Physical Metallurgy Of Welded Components
  • Mechanical Properties Of Pipeline Welds
  • Friction Stir Welding Of Dissimilar Materials
  • Materials Characterization Using Quantitative Electron Microscopy
  • Roll Bonding
  • Overlay Welding

Education

  • 2007, Doctorate, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto
  • 2003, Bachelor's, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

Courses

  • ME 230 - Control of Properties of Materials
  • ME 632 - Experimental Methods in Materials Engineering
  • ME 115 - Structure and Properties of Materials

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Farshidianfar, Mohammad H and Khajepour, Amir and Gerlich, Adrian, Real-time control of microstructure in laser additive manufacturing, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 82(5-8), 2016, 1173 - 1186
  • Marques, LFN and Santos, EBF and Gerlich, AP and Braga, EM, Fatigue life assessment of weld joints manufactured by GMAW and CW-GMAW processes, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, 2016, 1 - 10
  • Shen, Z and Ding, Y and Chen, J and Gerlich, AP, Comparison of fatigue behavior in Mg/Mg similar and Mg/steel dissimilar refill friction stir spot welds, International Journal of Fatigue, 92, 2016, 78 - 86
  • Khodabakhshi, F and Simchi, A and Kokabi, AH and Gerlich, AP, Similar and dissimilar friction-stir welding of an PM aluminum-matrix hybrid nanocomposite and commercial pure aluminum: Microstructure and mechanical properties, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 666, 2016, 225 - 237
  • Harooni, Arshad and Nasiri, Ali M and Gerlich, Adrian P and Khajepour, Amir and Khalifa, Ahmed and King, J Mitch, Processing window development for laser cladding of zirconium on zirconium alloy, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 230, 2016, 263 - 271
  • Hiscocks, J and Diak, BJ and Gerlich, AP and Daymond, MR, Influence of magnesium AZ80 friction stir weld texture on tensile strain localisation, Materials Science and Technology, 2016, 1 - 11
  • Huda, Nazmul and Midawi, Abdelbaset RH and Gianetto, James and Lazor, Robert and Gerlich, Adrian P, Influence of martensite-austenite (MA) on impact toughness of X80 line pipe steels, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 662, 2016, 481 - 491
  • Farshidianfar, Mohammad H and Khajepour, Amir and Gerlich, Adrian P, Effect of real-time cooling rate on microstructure in Laser Additive Manufacturing, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 231, 2016, 468 - 478
  • Saha, Dulal Chandra and Biro, Elliot and Gerlich, Adrian P and Zhou, Norman Y, Fusion zone microstructure evolution of fiber laser welded press-hardened steels, Scripta Materialia, 121, 2016, 18 - 22
  • Saha, DC and Biro, E and Gerlich, AP and Zhou, YN, Fiber Laser Welding of AlSiCoated PressHardened Steel, Welding Journal, 2016
  • Shen, Z and Chen, Y and Haghshenas, M and Gerlich, AP, Role of welding parameters on interfacial bonding in dissimilar steel/aluminum friction stir welds, Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal, 18(2), 2015, 270 - 277
  • Shen, Z and Chen, Y and Haghshenas, M and Nguyen, T and Galloway, J and Gerlich, AP, Interfacial microstructure and properties of copper clad steel produced using friction stir welding versus gas metal arc welding, Materials Characterization, 104, 2015, 1 - 9
  • Chen, Y and Chen, J and Shalchi Amirkhiz, B and Worswick, MJ and Gerlich, AP, Microstructures and properties of Mg alloy/DP600 steel dissimilar refill friction stir spot welds, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, 20(6), 2015, 494 - 501
  • Khodabakhshi, F and Gerlich, AP and Simchi, A and Kokabi, AH, Hot deformation behavior of an aluminum-matrix hybrid nanocomposite fabricated by friction stir processing, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 626, 2015, 458 - 466
  • Mohammadi, J and Behnamian, Y and Mostafaei, A and Gerlich, AP, Tool geometry, rotation and travel speeds effects on the properties of dissimilar magnesium/aluminum friction stir welded lap joints, Materials & Design, 75, 2015, 95 - 112
  • Sahraeinejad, S and Izadi, H and Haghshenas, M and Gerlich, AP, Fabrication of metal matrix composites by friction stir processing with different particles and processing parameters, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 626, 2015, 505 - 513
  • Khodabakhshi, F and Simchi, A and Kokabi, AH and Gerlich, AP, Friction stir processing of an aluminum-magnesium alloy with pre-placing elemental titanium powder: In-situ formation of an Al 3 Ti-reinforced nanocomposite and materials characterization, Materials Characterization, 108, 2015, 102 - 114
  • Agarwal, Arvind and Ahmed, Rehan and Berndt, Christopher C and Hyland, Margaret M and Lau, Yuk-Chiu and Lima, Rogerio S and Mauer, Georg and McDonald, André and Toma, Filofteia-Laura and Vardelle, Armelle and others, Thanks to Our Guest Editors and Reviewers for Their Critical Contributions in 2014, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 24(4), 2015
  • Khodabakhshi, F and Gerlich, AP and Simchi, A and Kokabi, AH, Cryogenic friction-stir processing of ultrafine-grained Al--Mg--TiO 2 nanocomposites, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 620, 2015, 471 - 482
  • Midawi, Abdelbaset RH and Santos, EBF and Huda, Nazmul and Sinha, AK and Lazor, R and Gerlich, AP, Microstructures and mechanical properties in two X80 weld metals produced using similar heat input, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 226, 2015, 272 - 279
  • Shen, Z and Chen, Y and Hou, JSC and Yang, X and Gerlich, AP, Influence of processing parameters on microstructure and mechanical performance of refill friction stir spot welded 7075-T6 aluminium alloy, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, 20(1), 2015, 48 - 57
  • Khodabakhshi, F and Simchi, A and Kokabi, AH and Gerlich, AP and Nosko, M, Effects of stored strain energy on restoration mechanisms and texture components in an aluminum--magnesium alloy prepared by friction stir processing, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 642, 2015, 204 - 214
  • de Oliveira Miranda, Antonio Carlos and Gerlich, Adrian and Walbridge, Scott, Aluminum friction stir welds: Review of fatigue parameter data and probabilistic fracture mechanics analysis, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 147, 2015, 243 - 260
  • Khodabakhshi, F and Simchi, A and Kokabi, AH and Sadeghahmadi, M and Gerlich, AP, Reactive friction stir processing of AA 5052--TiO2 nanocomposite: process--microstructure--mechanical characteristics, Materials Science and Technology, 31(4), 2015, 426 - 435
  • Mohammadi, J and Behnamian, Y and Mostafaei, A and Izadi, H and Saeid, T and Kokabi, AH and Gerlich, AP, Friction stir welding joint of dissimilar materials between AZ31B magnesium and 6061 aluminum alloys: Microstructure studies and mechanical characterizations, Materials Characterization, 101, 2015, 189 - 207
  • Peng, Peng and Hu, Anming and Gerlich, Adrian P and Zou, Guisheng and Liu, Lei and Zhou, Y Norman, Joining of silver nanomaterials at low temperatures: processes, properties, and applications, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 7(23), 2015, 12597 - 12618
  • Khodabakhshi, F and Simchi, A and Kokabi, AH and Švec, P and Simančík, F and Gerlich, AP, Effects of nanometric inclusions on the microstructural characteristics and strengthening of a friction-stir processed aluminum--magnesium alloy, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 642, 2015, 215 - 229
  • Peng, Peng and Hu, Anming and Gerlich, Adrian P and Liu, Yangai and Zhou, Y Norman, Self-generated Local Heating Induced Nanojoining for Room Temperature Pressureless Flexible Electronic Packaging, Scientific reports, 5, 2015
  • Shafiei-Zarghani, Aziz and Kashani-Bozorg, Seyed Farshid and Gerlich, Adrian P, Strengthening analyses and mechanical assessment of Ti/Al 2 O 3 nano-composites produced by friction stir processing, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 631, 2015, 75 - 85
  • Rahbar-kelishami, A and Abdollah-zadeh, A and Hadavi, MM and Banerji, A and Alpas, A and Gerlich, AP, Effects of friction stir processing on wear properties of WC--12% Co sprayed on 52100 steel, Materials & Design, 86, 2015, 98 - 104
  • Saha, DC and Westerbaan, D and Nayak, SS and Biro, E and Gerlich, AP and Zhou, Y, Microstructure-properties correlation in fiber laser welding of dual-phase and HSLA steels, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 607, 2014, 445 - 453
  • Gerlich, AP and Izadi, H and Bundy, J and Mendez, PF, Characterization of High-Strength Weld Metal Containing Mg-Bearing Inclusions: Microstructural analysis of flux cored welds using a 4% Ni steel consumable exhibits both high strength and toughness, Welding journal, 93(1), 2014
  • Saha, Dulal Chandra and Nayak, Sashank S and Biro, Elliot and Gerlich, Adrian P and Zhou, Y, Mechanism of secondary hardening in rapid tempering of dual-phase steel, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 45(13), 2014, 6153 - 6162
  • Khodabakhshi, F and Simchi, A and Kokabi, AH and Gerlich, AP and Nosko, M, Effects of post-annealing on the microstructure and mechanical properties of friction stir processed Al--Mg--TiO 2 nanocomposites, Materials & Design, 63, 2014, 30 - 41
  • Fallu, J and Izadi, H and Gerlich, AP, Friction stir welding of co-cast aluminium clad sheet, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, 19(1), 2014, 9 - 14
  • Izadi, Hossein and Sandstrom, Rolf and Gerlich, Adrian P, Grain growth behavior and Hall--Petch strengthening in friction stir processed Al 5059, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 45(12), 2014, 5635 - 5644
  • Penner, P and Liu, L and Gerlich, A and Zhou, Y and Penner, P and Liu, L and Gerlich, A and Zhou, Y, Dissimilar resistance spot welding of aluminum to magnesium with Zn-coated steel interlayers, Welding Journal, 93(6), 2014
  • Rahbar-Kelishami, A and Abdollah-Zadeh, A and Hadavi, MM and Seraj, RA and Gerlich, AP, Improvement of wear resistance of sprayed layer on 52100 steel by friction stir processing, Applied Surface Science, 316, 2014, 501 - 507
  • Haghshenas, M and Abdel-Gwad, A and Omran, AM and Gökçe, B and Sahraeinejad, S and Gerlich, AP, Friction stir weld assisted diffusion bonding of 5754 aluminum alloy to coated high strength steels, Materials & Design, 55, 2014, 442 - 449
  • Khodabakhshi, F and Haghshenas, M and Sahraeinejad, S and Chen, J and Shalchi, B and Li, J and Gerlich, AP, Microstructure-property characterization of a friction-stir welded joint between AA5059 aluminum alloy and high density polyethylene, Materials Characterization, 98, 2014, 73 - 82
  • Gao, Shuai and Nakashin, Hirotaka and Yamamoto, Motomichi and Shinozaki, Kenji and Kadoi, Kota and Watanabe, Hiroshi and Kanazawa, Tatsunori and Gerlich, AP, Development of WC Hard-facing Welding Process using Pulse Heated Hot-wire Gas Tungsten Arc Welding System, 溶接学会論文集, 31(4), 2013
  • Khan, MI and Kuntz, ML and Su, P and Gerlich, A and North, T and Zhou, Y, Resistance and friction stir spot welding of DP600: a comparative study, Science and Technology of Welding & Joining, 2013
  • Dewar, Matthew P and Gerlich, Adrian P, Correlation between experimental and calculated phase fractions in aged 20Cr32Ni1Nb austenitic stainless steels containing nitrogen, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 44(2), 2013, 627 - 639
  • Su, P and Gerlich, A and North, TH and Bendzsak, GJ, Energy utilisation and generation during friction stir spot welding, Science and Technology of Welding & Joining, 2013
  • Agarwal, Arvind and Hyland, Margaret M and Lau, Yuk-Chiu and Li, Chang-Jiu and Lima, Rogerio S and Marple, Basil R and McDonald, André and Meillot, Erick and Abdel-Mottaleb, Mohamed Sabry and Ahmed, Rehan and others, Thanks to Our Guest Editors and Reviewers for Their Critical Contributions in 2012, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 22(4), 2013
  • Izadi, H and Nolting, A and Munro, C and Bishop, DP and Plucknett, KP and Gerlich, AP, Friction stir processing of Al/SiC composites fabricated by powder metallurgy, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 213(11), 2013, 1900 - 1907
  • IZADI, H and GERLICH, AP, EFFECT OF FRICTION STIR PROCESSING PARAMETERS ON, Trends in Welding Research 2012: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference, 2013
  • Izadi, H and Fallu, J and Abdel-Gwad, A and Liyanage, T and Gerlich, AP, Analysis of tool geometry in dissimilar Al alloy friction stir welds using optical microscopy and serial sectioning, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, 18(4), 2013, 307 - 313
  • Peng, Peng and Liu, Lei and Gerlich, Adrian P and Hu, Anming and Zhou, Y Norman, Self-Oriented Nanojoining of Silver Nanowires via Surface Selective Activation, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 30(5), 2013, 420 - 426
  • Tello, Karem E and Gerlich, Adrian P and Mendez, Patricio F, Constants for hot deformation constitutive models for recent experimental data, Science and Technology of Welding & Joining, 2013
  • Su, P and Gerlich, A and North, TH and Bendzsak, GJ, Material flow during friction stir spot welding, Science and Technology of Welding & Joining, 2013
  • Penner, P and Liu, L and Gerlich, A and Zhou, Y, Feasibility study of resistance spot welding of dissimilar Al/Mg combinations with Ni based interlayers, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, 18(7), 2013, 541 - 550
  • Sun, N and Yin, YH and Gerlich, AP and North, TH, Tool design and stir zone grain size in AZ31 friction stir spot welds, Science and Technology of Welding & Joining, 2013
  • Dewar, MP and McDonald, AG and Gerlich, AP, Interfacial heating during low-pressure cold-gas dynamic spraying of aluminum coatings, Journal of Materials Science, 47(1), 2012, 184 - 198
  • Peng, Peng and Hu, Anming and Zhao, Boxin and Gerlich, Adrian P and Zhou, Y Norman, Reinforcement of Ag nanoparticle paste with nanowires for low temperature pressureless bonding, Journal of Materials Science, 47(19), 2012, 6801 - 6811
  • Hodder, KJ and Izadi, H and McDonald, AG and Gerlich, AP, Fabrication of aluminum--alumina metal matrix composites via cold gas dynamic spraying at low pressure followed by friction stir processing, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 556, 2012, 114 - 121
  • Izadi, Hossein and GERLICH, AP, Effect of Friction Stir Processing Parameters on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of AL 5059, 9th International Conference on Trends in Welding Research, 2012
  • Peng, Peng and Huang, Hong and Hu, Anming and Gerlich, Adrian P and Zhou, Y Norman, Functionalization of silver nanowire surfaces with copper oxide for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopic bio-sensing, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22(31), 2012, 15495 - 15499
  • Liyanage, T and Fisher, G and Gerlich, AP, Microstructures and abrasive wear performance of PTAW deposited Ni--WC overlays using different Ni-alloy chemistries, Wear, 274, 2012, 345 - 354
  • Izadi, Hossein and Gerlich, Adrian P, Distribution and stability of carbon nanotubes during multi-pass friction stir processing of carbon nanotube/aluminum composites, Carbon, 50(12), 2012, 4744 - 4749
  • Abramov, Valery and Adler, Laszlo and Agren, John and Alloyeau, Damien and Al-Samman, Talal and Amoros, Jaime and Andersen, Sigmund and Ashkenazy, Y and Askeroglu, Iskender and Babu, Sudarsanam and others, Thanks to 2011 Reviewers, Philosophical Magazine Letters, 92(7), 2012, 305 - 307
  • Fisher, Gary and Wolfe, Tonya and Yarmuch, Matthew and Gerlich, Adrian and Mendez, Patricio, The use of protective weld overlays in oil sands mining, Australasian Welding Journal, 57(2), 2012, 12 - 14
  • Borle, S and Izadi, H and Gerlich, AP, Influence of welding parameters on stir zone microstructures during friction stir welding of magnesium alloys, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 51(3), 2012, 262 - 268
  • Midawi, ARH and Santos, EBF and Gerlich, AP and Pistor, R and Haghshenas, M, Comparison of Hardness and Microstructures Produced Using GMAW and Hot-Wire TIG Mechanized Welding of High Strength Steels, ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, January 2014