Processing-structure-property-performance (PSPP) of Materials


Interaction with industry and other research and development laboratories nationally or internationally have been and will be an integral part of our research efforts.

The nature of our research is highly interdisciplinary and we believe in team effort and individual excellence.

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Solomon Boakye-Yiadom, PhD, PEng

  • Associate Professor
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering, York University, Toronto, Canada (2017-Present)
  • NSERC Post Doctoral Fellow
    • Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada (2015-2017)
  • MSc, PhD, Materials Science
    • University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada (2010-2015)
  • BSC, Aerospace Engineering
    • University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (2004-2008)

The Processing-structure-property-performance (PSPP) relationship of materials research group at the Mechanical Engineering Department,York University (Toronto-Canada), is focused on the use of advanced manufacturing processes (e.g metal additive manufacturing-Laser Powder Bed Fusion techniques coupled with in-situ process monitoring), high strain rate/ballistic testing techniques (e.g. Direct Impact Hopkinson pressure bars coupled with infra-red thermal and 2D/3D DIC system), and advanced electron microscopy/micro-analysis techniques (e.g. transmission electron microscopy) to study the effect of alloy combinations/compositions, processing routes/parameters, and post-processing treatment (e.g. heat treatment) on the microstructural evolution and dynamic/shock-loading deformation and damage response of materials.

The outcome of the research is to develop advanced materials such as complex concentrated alloys/high entropy alloys for applications that subjects the materials to extreme mechanical loading and harsh environments. In addition, the research group focuses on the development of tissue-simulant biomaterials with the goal of tailoring these advanced biomaterials for biomedical and bio-mechanics applications.