Associate Professor (Tenure Track) Hemantha Yeddu

E-mail: Hemantha.Yeddu@lut.fi
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6432-7844 (Go to ORCID profile)

Current Organisation
Laboratory of Production Engineering (Superior organisation: LUT Mechanical Engineering)

Biography
Education:

2012: PhD in Materials Science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

2004: Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

2002: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nagarjuna University, India.


Work experience:

Apr 2016 - May 2021: Lecturer / Assistant Professor, Newcastle University, UK.

2015 - 2016: Senior Researcher, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.

2012 - 2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, USA.

2004 - 2005: Research Engineer, Outokumpu Stainless AB, Avesta, Sweden.


Areas of expertise:

Computational Materials Engineering

Phase-field method

Metallurgy

Multi-length scale modeling

Modeling of microstructure, phase transformations and plasticity

Predicting the processing-structure-property-performance relations of engineering materials

Research Interest
Research expertise: Modeling of microstructure evolution in engineering materials; Solid-state phase transformations, especially martensitic transformations; Effect of plasticity on phase transformations and microstructure; Phase-field modeling.

Areas of interest: Metallurgy; Materials processing; Plasticity; Solidification; Computational materials engineering; Modeling of fracture and fatigue properties of engineering components, e.g. gears.

Materials of interest: Steels and metallic alloys based on zirconium, titanium, aluminium, nickel; shape memory alloys; ceramics.

Materials processing methods of interest: Continuous Casting, heat treatments, novel thermo-mechanical processes, additive manufacturing, shock and high pressure deformations.

Modeling approaches: Phase-field method, crystal plasticity approaches, combining phase-field and crystal plasticity approaches, Finite Element Modeling, Phenomenological modeling. Multi-length scale modeling by coupling approaches at various length scales, starting from the electronic level up to the macroscale.

Teaching Experience
Undergraduate courses:
2017-2021: Course leader for Bachelor's degree course (Materials Science II) at Newcastle University, UK.
2020-2021: Course teacher for Bachelor's degree course (Properties & Behaviour of Engineering Materials) at Newcastle University, UK.

MSc courses:
2017-2020: Course leader for Masters degree course (Manufacturing, Materials and Processes) at Newcastle University, UK.

Project supervision:
2016-2021: Supervised numerous BSc, MSc and PhD student projects at Newcastle University, UK.

Publications
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Martensite formation during heating from cryogenic temperatures – A phase-field study (2021)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Yeddu H.K., Somers M.A.J.
Computational Materials Science
Modeling of Reversed Austenite Formation and Its Effect on Performance of Stainless Steel Components (2021)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Green Sadie Louise, Yeddu Hemantha Kumar
Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology
Multi-length scale modeling of carburization, martensitic microstructure evolution and fatigue properties of steel gears (2020)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
O'Brien Edward Charles Henry Crawford, Yeddu Hemantha Kumar
Journal of Materials Science and Technology
Effect of carbon on elastic properties and microstructure of maraging steel: First-principles and phase-field study (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Razumovskiy Vsevolod I., Yeddu Hemantha Kumar, Spitaler Jürgen
Computational Materials Science
Phase-field modeling of austenite grain size effect on martensitic transformation in stainless steels (2018)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Yeddu Hemantha Kumar
Computational Materials Science
Effect of thermal cycling on martensitic transformation and mechanical strengthening of stainless steels - A phase-field study (2017)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Yeddu Hemantha Kumar, Shaw Brian A., Somers Marcel A. J.
Materials Science and Engineering: A
Alpha - omega and omega - alpha phase transformations in zirconium under hydrostatic pressure: A 3D mesoscale study (2016)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Yeddu Hemantha Kumar, Zong Hongxiang, Lookman Turab
Acta Materialia
Phase-field modeling of the beta to omega phase transformation in Zr-Nb alloys (2015)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Yeddu Hemantha Kumar, Lookman Turab
Materials Science and Engineering: A
Martensite formation in stainless steels under transient loading (2014)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Yeddu Hemantha Kumar, Lookman Turab, Borgenstam Annika, et al.
Materials Science and Engineering: A
Reverse phase transformation of martensite to austenite in stainless steels: a 3D phase-field study (2014)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Yeddu Hemantha Kumar, Lookman Turab, Saxena Avadh
Journal of Materials Science



Keywords
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Metals
Microstructure
Phase transformations
Solid State and Materials
Steels

Last updated on 2021-25-06 at 04:04