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Madie Allen awarded the Richard Dolby Rolls-Royce Prize 2020

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Tue, 14 April, 2020

Madie Allen, NSIRC, Brunel University London and Lloyd's Register Foundation PhD researcher, has been awarded the Richard Dolby Rolls-Royce Prize 2020. The award is presented by The Welding Institute’s Younger Members Committee.

The Welding Institute announced the award on March 30th and congratulated Madie for her work and commitment to research.

The Richard Dolby Rolls-Royce award recognises success in and enthusiasm for, welding, joining and/or materials engineering, within the first five years of finishing full time education. To be considered for the award, applicants had to submit a technical report, alongside a brief presentation.

At the start of 2020, Madie became a Project Leader at TWI Middlesbrough, a TWI technology and training centre in northeast England.


Madie's award-winning research project

Madie was awarded for her research project, ‘Predicting the microstructure of metal additively manufactured parts.’

Through this project, Madie examined the wide-scale adoption of additive manufacturing (AM).

The aim was to address the issues with AM through the development of validated numerical models. Such models would be used to understand the microstructure of metal additively manufactured components.

 

Madie presenting at the NSIRC 2019 Annual Conference, at the Granta Centre, Cambridge. Photo: TWI Ltd / NSIRC
Madie presenting at the NSIRC 2019 Annual Conference, at the Granta Centre, Cambridge. Photo: TWI Ltd / NSIRC


A brief timeline of Madie at NSIRC and TWI

In 2016, Madie joined TWI for a placement with the Numerical Modelling and Optimisation team.

She graduated with an Integrated Masters in Maths the following year from Durham University.

For her research proposal, she decided to focus on microstructure modelling techniques within metal additive manufacturing processes.

2018 saw Madie be awarded as part of a TWI team that won first prize for Residual Stress Predictions in the NIST AM Benchmark. That same research was later turned into a journal paper in a thematic issue of IMMI.

During the NSIRC 2019 Annual Conference, Madie made an oral presentation and won first prize in the category for second-year students.

In October 2019, Madie was asked and presented at SIMULIA Regional User Meeting in Liverpool.


How to contact Madie about her research

To find out more about Madie’s on-going research:

  • Email - madie.allen@twi.co.uk
  • Call the TWI Technology Centre - +44(0)1642216320

 

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From left, NSIRC PhD student Marie-Salome Duval-Chaneac and Madie Allen at the NSIRC Annual Conference. Photo: TWI Ltd / NSIRC
From left, NSIRC PhD student Marie-Salome Duval-Chaneac and Madie Allen at the NSIRC Annual Conference. Photo: TWI Ltd / NSIRC