ADVANCED METALS PROCESSING

Providing the aerospace, automotive and biomedical industries with new, premium and differentiated products

as well as reducing the cost of production of existing processes.

The Advanced Metals Processing team conducts fundamental and applied research in areas involving advanced metals and alloy systems such as novel steels, magnesium, aluminium and titanium. The team has led multiple national research networks (most recently MagNet) and hosts the Advanced Metals Processing centre of excellence at UBC. Metals Processing is an immense scientific challenge, defined today by our ability to develop the digital models of massively complex physical processes. The research agenda is more urgent than ever before, driven by the imperative to develop lightweight, energy efficient solutions for the automotive and aerospace sectors.

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Advanced Metals Processing Centre of Excellence

The Advanced Metals Processing research group conducts applied and fundamental research in many areas dealing with advanced metal alloys and their processing. We particularly focus upon light metal alloys intended for critical applications in the automotive and aerospace sectors.

Key Impact Areas

  • Material Characterization
  • Die and Tool Life
  • Novel Casting Processes
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Thermal Processes
  • Residual Stress
  • Virtual Manufacturing
  • Cast Product Performance

AMPEL

Hosted by the University of British Columbia, the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL) brings together top level basic and applied research groups working in a synergistic manner on leading edge research of materials, devices and processing sciences in a collaborative environment sharing both their expertise and the most advanced research facilities.

AMPEL is the primary research home for approximately 20 UBC faculty members from the departments of Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics & Astronomy. We are also home to some key materials-related facilities used by a broader range of researchers from UBC and beyond. These include the Surface and Interface Analysis Laboratory, a High Head Laboratory, a Nano/Microfabrication Facility, and a recently completed Laboratory for Atomic Imaging.

OUR TEAM

Matthias Militzer

Director

Warren Poole

Professor

Steve Cockcroft

Professor

Daan Maijer

Professor

Chad Sinclair

Associate Professor

Joerg Rottler

Associate Professor

Dan Bizzotto

Professor

Frank Ko

Associate Professor

WHAT WE DO

We conduct applied and fundamental research in many areas dealing with advanced metal alloys and their processing.

We particularly focus upon metal alloys intended for critical applications in the automotive and aerospace sectors

High Strength Steels
Precision Titanium
Magnesium Alloys
Advanced Aluminum Alloys
Microstructure evolution & engineering
Mechanical behaviour of two-phase materials
Physical Metallurgy
Laser Ultrasonics
Characterization of Nanostructured Materials