Professor Helen Davies

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

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Institute of Structural Materials
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Helen Davies is a Professor based within the Institute of Structural Materials at Swansea University, where she leads the high Integrity joining team. Starting with a titanium focussed PhD, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence in 1998 her journey working on fatigue mechanisms such as cold dwell effects in titanium alloys, began. Professor Davies subsequently gained ten years industrial experience through employment within the nickel manufacturing industry. Since 2015 she has led the High Integrity joining team in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, developing a novel technique for joining titanium alloys and nickel superalloys. In addition, she has supervised a number of titanium- based PhD research programs, including a recent study on the development of Ti-407. Professor Davies is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Higher education Academy.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Titanium alloys
  • Nickel superalloys
  • Nickel Manufacture
  • Grain Boundary Engineering
  • Semi-solid forming
  • Additive Layer Manufacturing
  • Metals Casting
  • Failure Analysis (Metals)
  • Fatigue and Crack Initiation

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Metal Manufacturing, Casting, Semi-solid metal forming

Research Collaborations