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Dr Richard Moat joined The Open University in 2011 where he was appointed lecturer in Materials Engineering. His research interests include Neutron Diffraction, Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction, Welding, Residual stress analysis and Metallurgy.

Dr Richard Moat completed his PhD on additive manufacturing of nickel Superalloys at the University of Manchester in 2010 and then as a PDRA he worked on low temperature transformation welding materials.

Research interests

Richard’s research interests hinge around the use of diffraction techniques to develop understanding of residual stress, phase transformations or mechanical behavior of metallic materials. This work often involves the use of large scale national and international research facilities such as ISIS and Diamond in Oxfordshire and the ILL and ESRF in Grenoble, France.

As well as Diffraction techniques, Richard regularly uses the Open University characterization facilities, such as EBSD and digital image correlation to support his research.

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