Dr Harshpreet Singh

B.Tech, M.Tech (by Research), PhD

Biography

Biography

Harshpreet obtained his PhD in Chemical and Materials Engineering from the University of Auckland after being awarded University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship. His research experience includes metal matrix composites, heat-sink materials, powder metallurgy, alloys design and metal injection moulding. In his current role, he is involved as Technologist and Project Lead for commercial projects at NZ Product Accelerator. He also mentors postgraduate and undergraduate students at the University of Auckland.

Nov (2015)-August (2019): Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)- Chemical and Materials Engineering

 University of Auckland, New Zealand, Thesis: Study and Characterization of In-situ Titanium metal matrix composites for aerospace and automotive applications.        

Oct (2012)-July (2015): M.Tech by Research- Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India, CGPA: 9.26/10

Aug (2008)-July (2012):B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering

Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Percentage:78.9%- Honours 1st Position

Research

Development of Titanium Metal Matrix Composites by Powder Metallurgy Technique: Processing, Characterization and Mechanical Properties

The primary aim for this work is to improve titanium-based metal matrix composites using different reinforcements which are very different in nature and morphology by powder metallurgy route. The effect of these reinforcements on the mechanical properties of these composites will be studied. The work also aims in studying the mechanical properties under varying load and strain.

The overall aim of this project is to develop the high strength titanium-based metal matrix composites through powder metallurgy route and studying its mechanical properties for aerospace and automotive application

Supervised by

  • Associate Professor Peng Cao

Research | Current

Development of Titanium Metal Matrix Composites by Powder Metallurgy Technique

Teaching | Current

Teaching Duties

July 2018-Oct 2018: Engineering Dynamics Lab MECHENG222, University of Auckland.

Jan 2018- Jul 2018: X-ray diffraction and characterization, CHEMMAT221, University of Auckland.

July 2017-Oct 2017: Engineering Dynamics Lab MECHENG222, University of Auckland.

Jan 2017- Jul 2017: X-ray diffraction and characterization, CHEMMAT221, University of Auckland.

July 2016-Oct 2016: Engineering Dynamics Lab MECHENG222, University of Auckland.

July 2016-Oct 2016: Material Science Lab, CHEMMAT 121, University of Auckland.

Autumn 2013: Course: Physics of Materials, Teaching Assistant, NIT Rourkela.

Autumn 2013: Course: Composite Materials, Teaching Assistant, NIT Rourkela. 

Spring 2013: Course: Experimental Techniques in Engineering, Teaching Assistant, NIT Rourkela.        

Distinctions/Honours

2018: Chairperson for the Alloys and Composites session for WORLDPM 2018 Congress, Beijing.

2018: Visiting Researcher at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

2018: Received ANSTO grant AU$ 26565 for Study of In-situ reaction in development of Ti-in-situ TiB composites by Neutron Diffraction, Australian Government

2018: Winner of Doctoral Mobility Scholarship 2018, New Zealand

2015: Winner of University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship                   

 

Responsibilities

Administrative Responsibilities

2017-2018: Person-in-charge (PIC) for the Advance Material Labs, University of Auckland.

2017-2018: Chemical and Materials Engineering Departmental Health and Safety Committee Member.

2016: Acknowledgement of Service for contributing to the Engineering Postgraduate Buddy Programme, University of Auckland, New Zealand

 

Areas of expertise

Advanced Microscopic Techniques for Characterization of Materials, Composites, Microstructure, Structure-Property Relationship, Advanced Materials, Powder Metallurgy, Production, Titanium based Composites and Alloys, Steel welding and joining, Tribology,Neutron Diffraction, Australian Synchrotron, Engineering Materials, Metal Injection Moulding, Mechanical Testing, Additive Manufacturing, Fracture and Fatigue, Failure Analysis, Corrosion.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Hayat, M. D., Singh, H., Miodowski, A., Bokhari, S. W., He, Z., & Cao, P. (2020). Fabrication, microstructure and mechanical properties of in situ formed particle reinforced titanium matrix composite. International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 92.10.1016/j.ijrmhm.2020.105257
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peng Cao, Muhammad Hayat, Syeda Wishal Bokhari
  • Singh, H., Yu, T., Hayat, M., Bokhari, S. W., He, Z., & Cao, P. (2020). Development of titanium metal matrix composites reinforced with coated powders. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS B, 34 (1-3)10.1142/S0217979220400494
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peng Cao, Muhammad Hayat, Syeda Wishal Bokhari
  • Bokhari, S. W., Siddique, A. H., Singh, H., Hayat, M. D., Zhu, S., & Gao, W. (2020). A high-performance graphene based asymmetric supercapacitor. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS B, 34 (1-3)10.1142/S021797922040007X
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Syeda Wishal Bokhari, Muhammad Hayat, Wei Gao
  • He, Z., Cao, D., Wang, Y., Yin, L., Hayat, M. D., & Singh, H. (2019). Preparation of Co-P-TiO2 nanocomposite coatings via a pulsed electrodeposition process. SURFACE ENGINEERING10.1080/02670844.2019.1693172
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Muhammad Hayat
  • He, Z., Cao, D., Qiao, Y., Hayat, M. D., Singh, H., & Wang, Y. (2019). Cobalt–phosphorus–titanium oxide nanocomposite coatings: structures, properties, and corrosions studies. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 30 (22), 19940-19947. 10.1007/s10854-019-02360-3
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Muhammad Hayat
  • Singh, H., Hayat, M., He, Z., Peterson, V. K., Das, R., & Cao, P. (2019). In situ neutron diffraction observations of Ti-TiB composites. COMPOSITES PART A-APPLIED SCIENCE AND MANUFACTURING, 12410.1016/j.compositesa.2019.105501
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Muhammad Hayat, Peng Cao
  • Singh, H., Hayat, M., Zhang, H., Das, R., & Cao, P. (2019). Effect of TiB2 content on microstructure and properties of in situ Ti-TiB composites. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MINERALS METALLURGY AND MATERIALS, 26 (7), 915-924. 10.1007/s12613-019-1797-6
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Muhammad Hayat, Peng Cao
  • Hayat, M. D., Singh, H., He, Z., & Cao, P. (2019). Titanium metal matrix composites: An overview. COMPOSITES PART A-APPLIED SCIENCE AND MANUFACTURING, 121, 418-438. 10.1016/j.compositesa.2019.04.005
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Muhammad Hayat, Peng Cao

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Contact details

Alternative contact

+64-0223917811

Primary office location

BUILDING 903 - Bldg 903
Level 2, Room 222
262 KHYBER PASS
NEWMARKET
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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