Abdallah completed his DPhil in the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, associated with Kellogg College. The focus of his DPhil was on developing the laser-induced transient gratings method for the investigation of irradiation-induced thermal transport changes in fusion-relevant materials.
Prior to his DPhil, he obtained a master's in Nuclear Engineering from Imperial College London, and a bachelor's in Physics from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
- Sustainable Energy
- Material Performance Evaluation / Non-destructive Evaluation
- Thermal Transport
- Nuclear Energy
- Extending capabilities of the laser-induced transient gratings method for performance evaluation of materials used in critical environments such as nuclear reactors and aircraft engines.
- Understanding irradiation induced structure-property changes in nuclear materials with a focus on thermal transport and nanoscale defects, and moving towards reactor-relevant conditions.
- Characterising Ion-Irradiated FeCr: Hardness, Thermal Diffusivity and Lattice Strain
Song K et al. (2020), Acta Materialia, 201
- Thermal diffusivity degradation and point defect density in self-ion implanted tungsten
Reza A et al. (2020), Acta Materialia, 193
- Non-contact, non-destructive mapping of thermal diffusivity and surface acoustic wave speed using transient grating spectroscopy
Reza A et al. (2020), Rev. of Sci. Instr., 91
- Controlling Thermal Diffusivity, Residual Stress and Texture in W/Cu Nano-Multilayers by Magnetron Chamber Pressure Variation
Brandt LR et al. (2020), SSRN
- Transient grating spectroscopy of thermal diffusivity degradation in deuterium implanted tungsten
Reza A et al. (2020), Scripta Materialia, 174