Curriculum Vitae - Son Pham

Working experience:

    Dec. 2015-Present: Academic and Research Fellow in Engineering Alloys, Principal Investigator of a research group in Novel Manufacturing of Metals and Alloys, Department of Materials, Imperial College London
    Jan.2013 – Dec. 2015:
- Research Associate Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and shortly with University of Maryland, College Park, USA
         - Guest researcher at Automotive Lightweigting Center, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA.
    Oct. 2008 – Dec. 2012:
        - Research Assistant at Center for Mechanics, ETHZ and at Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA).
    Mar. 2006 – Feb. 2008: Research Assistant at Nanocomposite Research Lab, KU.
    Sep. 2005 – Feb. 2006: Design engineer for precise plastic product at EverBridge Vietnam Co.Ltd.


    - EPSRC-sponsored pilot grant on alloy design for AM (PI)
    - Imperial-BIAM collaboration on advanced aerospace materials (Co-I)
    - Imperial Research Fellowship in Engineering Alloys (PI): 2015-Present

    - Imperial College London President's Award for Excellent Research Team 2017 to the Engineering Alloys Research Team
    - Travel Award from the US Association for Computational Mechanics to attend the 13th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, 2015.
    - ETH Medal 2013 for Excellent Doctoral Dissertation, 2013
    - Traveling grant from European Commission, 2012
    - Second Prize at Phu Tho Provincial Mathematics Olympic, 1999
    - Vietnam Association of Students Award, 2004.
    - Best Student Award for excellent academic achievement and volunteer contribution, 2004
    - Second Prize at Student Scientific Contest, HUT, 2004
    - HUT Best Student Award for the academic course of 2000-2005, 2005
    - Scholarships: Denso Manufacturing Vietnam Co. LTD (2005); Vietnam Engine and Agricultural Machinery Corporation (2004, 2005); Vietnam Steel Corporation (2003, 2004, 2005); HUT Scholarships for Excellent Students (2003, 2004, 2005); Korea University Scholarship for Foreign Students (2006, 2007).

    - MSE 203: Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: Failures of Materials
    - MSE 204: Microstructures-Solid phase transformation (Spring term)
    - MSE 307: Science and Engineering of Alloys-Additive Manufacturing, Autumn term

Research interests:
    - Additive Manufacturing, Dissimilar Joining and In-service Performance of Crystalline/Glassy Metallic Materials
    - Metal forming, Automotive lightweghting

    - Constitutive modelling, Computational materials/mechanics
    - Crystal plasticity, Physical metallurgy, Alloy design
    - Low/High Cycle Fatigue, Creep, Fracture mechanics, Fractography
    - Electron Microscopy: HR/TEM: DF/BF, SADF, CBED, EELS; SEM:SE, BSE, ECCI

    - Solid knowledge of mechanical integrity, physical metallurgy, metal forming, materials computation.
    - Mechanical and microstructural investigations
    - Electron microscopy: HR/TEM SADP/BF/DF/CBED, SEM/SE/EBSD/ECCI.
    - Experience in mechanical design, computer-aid design/optimisation, modelling, simulation and programming: ABAQUS/UMAT, ISIGHT, MATLAB, AUTOCAD, SOLID WORKS, various crystal plasticity/texture/microstructural/dislocation-dynamics simulation programs: VPSC, VPFFT, texture analysis subroutines, Dream 3D.
    - Programming/Computer skills: Fortran, Python, Matlab, Linux/Windows/X
    - Language skills: Vietnamese (Native), English (Fluent), German (Basic), Korean (Basic).

Selected publications:
  1. Thermally-activated constitutive model includingdislocation interactions, aging and recovery for strain path dependence of solidsolution strengthened alloys: Application to AA5754, M.S. Pham,M. Iadicola, A. Creuziger, L. Hu and A. D. Rollett (Int. J. Plasticity, 2014, In press)
  2. Evolution of dislocation microstructures and internal stresses of AISI 316L during cyclic loading at 293 and 573K, M.S. Pham, S.R. Holdsworth, Metal. and Mat. Trans. A 45 (2014), 2, pp. 738-751, Springer.
  3. Cyclic deformation response of AISI 316L at room temperature: mechanical behaviour, microstructural evolution, physically-based evolutionary constitutive modelling, M.S. Pham, S.R. Holdsworth, K.G.F. Janssens, E. Mazza, Int. J. of Plasticity 47 (2013) 143-164.
  4. Role of microstructural condition on fatigue damage development of AISI 316L at 20 and 300°C, M.S. Pham & S.R. Holdsworth, Int. J. Fatigue 51 (2013) 36-48.
  5. Dynamic strain ageing of AISI 316L during cyclic loading at 300°C: Mechanism, evolution, and its effects, M.S. Pham & S.R. Holdsworth, MSE A 556 (2012) 122–133.

Professional activities:
    - Member of Council/Technical Committees: Additive Manufacturing-Benchmarking, London Materials Society, Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), Shape and Forming, Mechanical Behavior (TMS)
    - Conference organizing:
        + ESAFORM 2018: Additive manufacturing symposium
        + ESAFORM 2017 : International conference on materials forming organised by European Scientific Association for Materials Forming (ESAFORM)
Integration of Crystal Plasticity into Materials Modeling and Simulations Symposium, US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, 2015:
        + Empa PhD Student Symposium 2009
     - Member of following professional societies: IoM3, European Structural Integrity Society, European Mechanics Society, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), United States Association for Computational Mechanics

Reviewer for:
    - Funding agencies: 
EPSRC, EU Horizon 2020, 
    - Journals: International Journal of Plasticity, Mechanics of Materials, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Materials Science and Engineering A, Materials & Design, Materials Characterization, Philosophical Magazine, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, NIST publication reviewer.

Recent News

  • Good news Many good news in Oct. for the group:- We welcomed Jedsada, Bogdan and Min-Soo to join the group as PhD students. With Alessandro joined early Oct., the group is ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2017, 6:30 AM by Minh-Son Pham
  • Welcome Alessandro October is an exciting month for the group as we'll welcome new members.Today we are excited to have Alessandro starting his Phd study on microstructures of Ni single ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2017, 6:27 AM by Minh-Son Pham
  • Patent in novel lattice design A patent in novel lattice design was filed. A lot of brilliant results will be published in the not too distant future. Stay tuned!
    Posted Aug 16, 2017, 2:06 AM by Minh-Son Pham
  • Publication in MSE A: TWIP in 316L steel made by additive manufacturing Our study "Twinning-induced plasticity in austenitic stainless steel 316L made by additive manufacturing" was accepted for publication in MSE A. The study sheds light on the origin of ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2017, 9:53 AM by Minh-Son Pham
  • Bessemer medal to Bogdan Dovgyy Congrats Bogdan Dovgyy on being awarded the Bessemer medal given to a final year MEng/BEng student in Royal School of Mines for excellence in Metallurgy and Materials!
    Posted Jul 6, 2017, 1:00 AM by Minh-Son Pham
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