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Shiv Sharma

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Student Project;
Optimising residual stresses for structural integrity using neutron diffraction.

Academic supervisors; Dr. M. Fitzpatrick, Dr. M. Rist


Shiv Sharma



I am Shiv Sharma. I belong to Indian state of Punjab. I have been educated to Bachelor of Engineering from Punjab Technical University , Jalandhar.

Before joining the Open University, I was working as an engineer at UGC-DAE consortium for scientific research, Mumbai. ( I was working with a team of physicists engaged in condensed matter research using neutrons and other techniques. My responsibilities were to design and develop the scientific instrumentation necessary for condensed matter research with neutrons and other techniques. I participated in the neutron beamline project pursued by CSR. I participated in the design and development of a double ellipsoidal mirror furnace for neutron powder diffractometer.

Introducing my PhD 

During my PhD research I was working with Dr. Mike Fitzpatrick and Dr. Martin Rist, and was also collaborating with Dr. Mark Turski from the University of Manchester .

I was working on austenitic stainless steel weld metal. I performed experiments at ISIS, FRM II and ILL. I performed in-situ tension and compression experiments in the neutron beam. I also performed texture measurements using EBSD. I was also doing self consistent elasto-plastic modelling.




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