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DR. MARK WHITTAKER


Position: RCUK Research Fellow in Materials Engineering


Dr Whittaker joined Swansea University in 2003 and he has produced over 30 publications including an invited book chapter and 23 papers in leading international journals on topics including High Temperature Lifing, Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue and Modern Creep Lifing Approaches. He is also a Board Member of the IOM3 Structure and Properties of Materials Committee.


Current research programmes involve sponsorship from Rolls-Royce, EPSRC and TIMET UK. Mark has over 10 years of experience in a wide range of alloys. He is also heavily involved in creep lifing of alloys for the power generation/aerospace sectors, with particular expertise in property extrapolation using the recently developed 'Wilshire equations'.


Expertise:


• Mechanical testing and characterisation of high performance alloys, in particular titanium and nickel
• Fatigue and creep testing of materials at different temperatures and under different environments