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Dr Jayesh Patel
Head of Technology Applications

Gardiner Building 104


Dr. Jayesh Patel joined BCAST as a post doctoral research fellow in 2006.

In 1999, Jayesh did a 12-month industrial placement at Corus Group Plc., Welsh Technology Centre, UK, in Steel Metallurgy section where, he was involved in an on-going research project, “The development of high strength steels via a cheaper, quicker and flexible processing technology in order to increase the product range for the automotive industry”. Based on his performance during industrial training at Corus Group Plc. he received a sponsorship award of £1500 for his final year graduate study. In 2001, he graduated at Brunel University with a 1st Class BEng. (Hons.) in Materials Engineering with Management. He performed an investigation into the fabrication of a metal foam reinforced ceramic composite (Al/Al2O3) as his final year research project and got nominated for the A T Green Award of The Institute of Materials for best ceramic graduate in UK. During his final year of graduate study, he was offered a PhD Scholarship from Prof. Zhongyun Fan to research on “Aluminium alloy design for semi-solid metal processing”. In 2005, he successfully completed his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Yuqin Liu and Dr. Amitabha Das.

Jayesh is currently, the Head of Technology Applications at BCAST, with 4 years of industrial, 9 years of academic and 2 years of managerial experience. His key research and technical expertise are in metallurgy of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, physical and chemical grain refinement of light alloys, advanced solidification research by application of intensive melt shearing, high pressure die-casting, twin-roll casting and direct-chill casting. Over the years he has been involved in various UK and EU government and industrial funded projects researching on physical and chemical grain refinement of non-ferrous metals such as Aluminium, Magnesium, Zinc and Copper. In the recent years, his main focus has been in preparing the high shear melt conditioning technologies developed at BCAST, for commercial applications especially for the automotive and recycling industry. He regularly attends various international conferences and industrial meetings to promote the R&D portfolio of BCAST. He has an academic track record of over 60 publications, with a h-index of 15 and a total of 740 citations. He has been involved in various collaborative R&D projects with some well-known organisations such as; Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Constellium, Luxfer MEL, Arconic, Mahle, Grainger and Worrall, Aeromet, Chinalco and MQP-STNM.

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Research project management, supervising PhD students and assisting in research operations.