Prof. David Gawne

Prof. David Gawne

Professor of Engineering Materials

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    Engineering / Mechanical Engineering and Design

David obtained a BSc and PhD in materials science and engineering at Liverpool University. He then worked at the British Steel Research Centre as Principal Research Officer before moving to Brunel University as Reader in Materials Engineering. He is a former Chairman of the Industrial and Technical Committee of the Institute of Materials Finishing.

Materials Science and Engineering.

His work is directed at undertaking research to create and characterise new materials and coatings. Much of the work focuses on understanding and modelling the mechanisms of deposition and materials formation together with their relationship with structure and properties. This includes materials and process modelling to design new materials, process equipment and hybrid technologies. Equipment available includes robotically controlled plasma spraying, specialised combustion spray units, high-energy infrared, sol-gel processing, property evaluation techniques, nanoindentation and microstructural characterisation facilities.

Most recent publications

Serio, L and Gawne, DT and Bao, Y Effect of tin fluoride content on the structure and properties of phosphate glass – polyamide 11 hybrids. European Polymer Journal, DOI

Paspali, A and Bao, Y and Gawne, DT and Piestert, F Effect of composition on the mechanical properties of 3d printed polymer nanocomposites. In: 25th Annual International Conference on Composite/Nano Engineering (ICCE 25), 16 July - 22 July 2017, Rome, Italy.

Hu, X and Bao, Y and Gawne, DT and Zhang, T Process control for thermal-spray deposition of thermoset coatings using computer simulation. Progress in Organic Coatings, 101. 407 - 415. DOI 10.1016/j.porgcoat.2016.09.008

Gao, J and Bao, Y and Gawne, DT Microporosity and delamination mechanisms in thermally sprayed borosilicate glass coatings. Surface & Coatings Technology, 304. 195 - 202. DOI 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2016.07.008

More publications at LSBU Research Open


Member of EPSRC Peer Review College.

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