Dr Muhammad Dilawer Hayat

PhD Chemical and Materials Engineering

Biography

I received my master’s degree in Materials Science from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden in 2012 with my thesis on “Electric field Assisted Sintering of Metal Oxides”, a novel fabrication method for ceramics. The aim of this thesis work was to study the influence of an external electric field on the sintering with respect to microstructure, mechanical properties and sintering temperature required for densification. This thesis was carried out under the supervision of Dr Erik Adolfsson at Swerea IVF Molndal, Sweden – one of the leading research institutes in Sweden. Later in 2012, I moved to the University of Auckland, New Zealand to pursue my doctoral degree (received in Sept. 2015) under the supervision of A/Prof Peng Cao in the Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, conducting a new doctoral project in the titanium powder metallurgy research programme. In the past 7 years, my research has mainly focused on powder metallurgy of titanium.
In the work related to my PhD study, I extensively studied water-soluble binder systems for titanium metal injection moulding and reported some interesting findings. These new findings shed new insight on the use of such binders in metal injection moulding industry and therefore has industrial applications. In addition, a new binder system was developed to reduce impurity uptake during processing.
Currently, I am working at the University of Auckland as a Research Fellow under the mentoring of A/Prof Peng Cao. I am one of the key researchers in the titanium powder metallurgy research programme and also mentor other postgraduates in the programme. From 2012-2019, I have published 30 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. Approximately 75% of my publications are in journals ranked in the top quartile in their field by InCites and/or Scimago. In total, my publications have been cited 90 times, and my H-index is 5 (Scopus).

Research | Current

Development of binder systems for Ti metal injection moulding 

Metal matrix composites

Phase change materials

High thermal conductive materials 

Teaching | Current

Chemmat 754

Postgraduate supervision

Mr Harshpreet Singh (https://unidirectory.auckland.ac.nz/profile/hsin287)

 

Distinctions/Honours

Winner of Spark Idea Challenge 2015

Areas of expertise

Metal Injection Moulding

Metal matrix composites

Phase change materials

Polymers

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, Harshpreet Singh, Syeda Wishal Bokhari
  • Pan, Y., Lu, X., Hayat, M. D., Yang, F., Liu, C., Li, Y., ... Cao, P. (2020). Effect of Sn addition on the high-temperature oxidation behavior of high Nb-containing TiAl alloys. CORROSION SCIENCE, 16610.1016/j.corsci.2020.108449
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peng Cao
  • 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, Harshpreet Singh, Syeda Wishal Bokhari
  • He, Z., Zhang, S., Yin, L., Hayat, M. D., & Cao, P. (2020). Cu-TiO2 nanocomposite coatings prepared from sol-enhanced electrodeposition. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS B, 34 (1-3)10.1142/S021797922040038X
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peng Cao
  • 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, Harshpreet Singh, Wei Gao
  • Xu, W., Tian, J., Liu, Z., Lu, X., Hayat, M. D., Yan, Y., ... Wen, C. (2019). Novel porous Ti35Zr28Nb scaffolds fabricated by powder metallurgy with excellent osteointegration ability for bone-tissue engineering applications. Materials science & engineering. C, Materials for biological applications, 10510.1016/j.msec.2019.110015
  • 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: Harshpreet Singh
  • 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: Harshpreet Singh

Contact details

Alternative contact

Building 903 Room 274

Office hours

09:00-17:00

Primary office location

BUILDING 903 - Bldg 903
Level 2, Room 274
262 KHYBER PASS
NEWMARKET
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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