Bradley J. Diak, Ph.D., P. Eng.

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Associate Professor

Room: 328C, Nicol Hall
Tel: (613) 533-3180
Fax: (613) 533-6610

Research Interests

  • Microstructural Phenomena in Metals and Alloys
  • Materials for Transportation Applications
  • X-ray/Electron Scattering Techniques
  • Metal Physics

Current Projects

  • Structural and Mechanical Behaviour of Dissimilar FSW Al Alloy Joints
  • AUTO21 - Tailor-Welded-Blank Based Mg Alloy Manufacturing for Structural Automotive Parts (P.I.)
  • NSERC - Deformation Response of Oriented Crystalline Aggregates: Experiment and Theory
  • CFI - Facility to Prototype Designer Crystalline Materials with Preferred Shape and Orientation

Past Projects

  • The Role of Interface Region on Texture Development in Clad Aluminum Sheet Products - Novelis/NSERC CRD
  • Micro-indentation studies of the local ductility of Zr-2.5Nb CANDU pressure tubes - NSERC
  • Wrought Magnesium for Automobiles - AUTO21
  • Temperature Dependence of the Rate Sensitivity of Wrought Mg Alloys - CAMM
  • Formability Enhancement In Light Weight Structural Materials -NSERC

Positions Available

  • Ph.D. Student, X-ray microscope and application to deformation fragmentation mechanisms (Fall 2015 start)
  • Ph.D. Student, Origin of surface patterning and instabilities in crystalline solids (Fall 2015 start)
  • Summer Research Student 2015,  hi-temp PSC channel device assembly and calibration.