Dr. Indika De Silva, a senior lecturer in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has gone for a one-year fellowship at the Electron Microscopy Centre (EMC), University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia. Active members of his research group are Prof. E. Pereloma and Dr. A. G. Azdiar. Their research topic is “Characterisation of Transformation and Twinning Induced Plasticity (TRIP-TWIP) steels via X-ray diffraction”.
High manganese TRIP-TWIP steels become one of the most attractive and potential materials for manufacturing automobile components due to their superior combination of high strength (>1100 MPa) and ductility (≥ 55%). This research focuses on the microstructural evolutions during the isochronal annealing of 42% cold rolled TRIP-TWIP steel. Dr. Indika’s fellowship will be ended in February 2017.