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Mr Wen Hao Kan

Position
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Wear Resistant Materials

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Qualifications
Doctorate degree in the development of ferrous metal matrix composites for use in the mining and mineral processing industry
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil, honours I) and Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) – 2012


Background
Wen Hao graduated from The University of Sydney with an Honours in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics at the end of 2012. He then proceeded to pursue a PhD project with A/Prof Gwénaëlle Proust and Prof. Julie Cairney in collaboration with Weir Minerals Australia Ltd., with the aim of developing new materials that could potentially be used in the mining and mineral processing industry.


Research Project
Wen Hao is working with Prof. Julie Cairney (Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis) and A/Prof. Gwenaelle Proust (School of Civil Engineering) on the development of wear resistant materials for mining and mineral processing applications in collaboration with Weir Minerals Australia Ltd.


Other research interests

  • Characterisation of materials using electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) and advanced electron microscopy techniques.
  • Understanding the relationship between the properties and microstructure of materials subjected to harsh service environments.
  • Development of industrially relevant mechanical testing techniques.
  • Development of advanced ceramics that can be used as reinforcements for metal matrix composites



Selected publications

  1. Kan, W. H., Ye, Z. J., Zhu, Y., Bhatia, V. K., Dolman, K., Lucey, T., Tang, X., Proust, G., & Cairney, J. (2016). Fabrication and characterization of microstructure of stainless steel matrix composites containing up to 25vol% NbC. Materials Characterization, 119, 65-74.
  2. Hanaor, D. A. H., Hu, L., Kan, W. H., Proust, G., Foley, M., Karaman, I., & Radovic, M. (2016). Compressive performance and crack propagation in Al alloy/Ti 2 AlC composites. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 672, 247-256.
  3. Benitez, R., Kan, W. H., Gao, H., O'Neal, M., Proust, G., & Radovic, M. (2016). Room temperature stress-strain hysteresis in Ti 2 AlC revisited. Acta Materialia, 105, 294-305.

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