Associate Professor (Tenure Track) Hemantha Yeddu

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ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6432-7844 (Go to ORCID profile)

Current Organisation

Academic position in LUT: Associate / Assistant Professor, tenure



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


Multi-length scale modeling

Modeling of microstructure, phase transformations and plasticity

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

Research Interests
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.

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  • Metals
  • Microstructure
  • Phase transformations
  • Solid State and Materials
  • Steels

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