Dr Oliver Hatt
I embarked on my EngD journey in July 2012 which investigated tool wear in titanium alloy machining. It was co-sponsored by EPSRC and Sandvik Coromant and was supervised by Dr Martin Jackson in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and was lucky enough to work with some great people.
I was able to conduct my experimental machining trials at the AMRC and carry out most of my characterisation work at the University. My final thesis resulted in numerous publications, and I was also fortunate enough to present my work at international conferences. The IDC is also a great environment for networking as you have the opportunity to mix with people from both industry and academia.
The University and the AMRC are always highly supportive with provision of funds and materials etc. I was never unable to get the things I needed in order to achieve the project deliverables.