Professor Graham Schaffer

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: 304
  • Building: Mechanical Engineering
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Computational design of materials
  • Heuristics for the development of new materials (and other engineered components and systems)
  • Knowledge flow in engineering teams

Biography

Biography
Graham Schaffer is Professor of Materials and Design in the School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He was previously Executive Dean for Engineering, Architecture and IT at The University of Queensland and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Science, Health and Engineering at La Trobe University. The alloys he has designed are in service in automotive engines and the nanomaterials processing methods he has pioneered are used to produce the active ingredient in commercial sunscreens. He has more than 200 publications with 5 patents and 133 refereed journal papers, including a paper in Science. Professor Schaffer has BSc and MSc degrees from the University of Cape Town and a PhD from the University of Birmingham. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Institution of Engineers Australia and the American Powder Metallurgy Institute International.

Recent publications

  1. Yuan XN, Aminossadati SM, Schaffer G, Qian M. CFD modelling of nitrogen gas flow pattern during sintering of Al-7Zn-2.5Mg-1Cu alloy and its effect on distortion. POWDER METALLURGY. Carfax Publishing. 2015, Vol. 58, Issue 2.
  2. Yuan XN, Huo SH, Schaffer G, Qian M. Distortion in a 7xxx Aluminum Alloy during Liquid Phase Sintering. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A-PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE. Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. 2014, Vol. 45A, Issue 2.
  3. Li XP, Wang JQ, Yan M, Ji G, Schaffer G, Qian M. Formation of anomalously large Al single crystals at triple points during pulsed electric current sintering (PECS) of Al86Ni6Y4.5Co2La1.5 metallic glass. MATERIALS LETTERS. Elsevier Science, North Holland. 2014, Vol. 132.
  4. Luo SD, Yang YF, Schaffer G, Qian M. Warm die compaction and sintering of titanium and titanium alloy powders. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY. Elsevier Science. 2014, Vol. 214, Issue 3.
  5. Li XP, Yan M, Schaffer G, Qian M. Abnormal crystallization in Al86Ni6Y4.5Co2La1.5 metallic glass induced by spark plasma sintering. INTERMETALLICS. Elsevier Science. 2013, Vol. 39.
  6. Luo SD, Yang YF, Schaffer G, Qian M. Calibration of Temperature Measurement by Infrared Pyrometry in Microwave Heating of Powder Materials: an Exothermic Reaction Based Approach. JOURNAL OF MICROWAVE POWER AND ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY. International Microwave Power Institute. 2013, Vol. 47, Issue 1.
  7. Xia Y, Yu R, Schaffer G, Qian M. Cobalt-doped Ti-48Al-2Cr-2Nb alloy fabricated by cold compaction and pressureless sintering. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING. Elsevier Science. 2013, Vol. 574.
  8. Li XP, Yan M, Imai H, Kondoh K, Wang JQ, Schaffer G, Qian M. Fabrication of 10 mm diameter fully dense Al86Ni6Y4.5Co2La1.5 bulk metallic glass with high fracture strength. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING. Elsevier Science. 2013, Vol. 568.
  9. Yan M, Luo SD, Schaffer G, Qian M. Impurity (Fe, Cl, and P)-Induced Grain Boundary and Secondary Phases in Commercially Pure Titanium (CP-Ti). METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A-PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE. Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. 2013, Vol. 44A, Issue 8.
  10. Yang YF, Luo SD, Schaffer G, Qian M. Impurity scavenging, microstructural refinement and mechanical properties of powder metallurgy titanium and titanium alloys by a small addition of cerium silicide. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING. Elsevier Science. 2013, Vol. 573.
  11. Yan M, Liu Y, Schaffer G, Qian M. In situ synchrotron radiation to understand the pathways for the scavenging of oxygen in commercially pure Ti and Ti-6Al-4V by yttrium hydride. SCRIPTA MATERIALIA. Pergamon. 2013, Vol. 68, Issue 1.
  12. Luo SD, Guan CL, Yang YF, Schaffer G, Qian M. Microwave Heating, Isothermal Sintering, and Mechanical Properties of Powder Metallurgy Titanium and Titanium Alloys. METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A-PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE. Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. 2013, Vol. 44A, Issue 4.
  13. Yang YF, Yan M, Luo SD, Schaffer G, Qian M. Modification of the alpha-Ti laths to near equiaxed alpha-Ti grains in as-sintered titanium and titanium alloys by a small addition of boron. JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS. Elsevier BV. 2013, Vol. 579.
  14. Luo SD, Yang YF, Schaffer G, Qian M. Novel fabrication of titanium by pure microwave radiation of titanium hydride powder. SCRIPTA MATERIALIA. Pergamon. 2013, Vol. 69, Issue 1.
  15. Balog M, Krizik R, Yan M, Simancik F, Schaffer G, Qian M. SAP-like ultrafine-grained Al composites dispersion strengthened with nanometric AlN. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING. Elsevier Science. 2013, Vol. 588.

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