Konstantinos Liogas is a doctoral student in the Department of Engineering Science. He graduated from the University of East London with a BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2017.
In 2016 during his undergraduate studies he was employed by SG Technologies Ltd, a UK based manufacturing company that produces high performance magnetic components and assemblies. Since then he occupied the position of Research Engineer and he is heavily involved in the research and development of soft magnetic materials for high efficiency electrical machines and actuators.
In October 2020, he began his DPhil studies under the supervision of Prof Alexander M. Korsunsky in the field of Deformation and Fracture mechanics. His research activities are funded by SG Technologies Ltd.
Konstantinos’s research focusses on the role of microstructure on the deformation and fracture properties of powder based soft magnetic materials used in automotive and aerospace applications. A key aspect of his investigation is to quantify the relationship among manufacturing processing parameters, microstructure, and the associated mechanical/magnetic properties in real engineering components.
Fundamental mechanisms of deformation accumulation and fracture can be probed, quantified and coupled with the final microstructure by different techniques:
• Synchrotron X-ray diffraction, tomography and imaging
• Neutron Diffraction
• Electron experimental techniques (BSE, EBSD, EDXS)
• Micro-mechanical testing
• Magnetic characterisation
• Digital Image and Volume Correlation
• Micromechanical Modelling