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Dr. Kavian Cooke

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Dr Cooke joined the University of Bradford in 2017. He is an Associate Professor in Material Science and Engineering and Director of Post-Graduate Research. Before coming to the University of Bradford Dr Cooke served as Programme Director of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Technology, Jamaica. He was awarded a PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Calgary in 2011, which focused on transient liquid phase diffusion bonding of particle reinforced aluminium alloys. His qualifications also include a B. Eng. with honours and an MPhil from the University of Technology in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Management from Patten University. Dr Cooke is a reviewer for several international journals illustrating international recognition in the main field. In 2013, he won the prestigious University of Technology, Jamaica President Research Excellence Award for research excellence in surface and interface engineering. Dr Cooke is also a chartered engineer (C.Eng.), a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a Member of the Caribbean Academy of Science.


His research interests are highly interdisciplinary and centres on the synthesis, processing and characterisation of novel structural and functional materials for a wide range of technological applications. His current and evolving research interests involve identifying and for functionalising solutions for the protection of engineering components by designing surfaces for improved wear and corrosion performance in aggressive operating environments. Dr Cooke’s strength in research and innovation supports his work with industry partners. Past research projects included the development of coatings for low friction applications, wear and corrosion resistance, increase wettability, and controlled melting for use in welding and joining. These areas overlap with tribology, welding, and joining as well as various additive manufacturing techniques for producing surface coatings. He has previously used methods such as electrophoresis, thermal spraying, case hardening, surface hardening using wire arc and vacuum diffusion bonding. The findings of these studies are available in several prestigious journals, leading conferences and books.

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