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
Email: diak@me.queensu.ca

 

Research Interests

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

Current Projects

  • AUTO21 - Tailor-Welded-Blank Based Mg Alloy Manufacturing for Structural Automotive Parts
  • NSERC - Deformation Response of Oriented Crystalline Aggregates: Experiment and Theory
  • CFI - Facility to Prototype Designer Crystalline Materials with Preferred Shape and Orientation


Past Projects

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

Positions Available

  • Ph.D. Student, X-ray microscope and application to deformation fragmentation mechanisms (Fall 2014 start)
  • Ph.D. Student, Origin of surface patterning and instabilities in crystalline solids (Fall 2014 start)  
  • Summer Research Students, (i) modeling of plastic deformation, (ii) hi-temp PSC channel device assembly and calibration.

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