SEMS Seminar Series: Prof. Peter Lee, UCL

SEMS Seminar Series: Prof. Peter Lee, UCL

Date: Wednesday 17 April 2024 15:00 - 16:00

Location: PP1

Dear all,

We are delighted to invite you to attend a talk by Prof Peter Lee from University College London as part of SEMS seminar series.

This talk will be entitled “Seeing Inside Additive Manufacturing to Intact Human Organs with Micron Resolution”. The talk will describe the new tools synchrotron imaging tools that are being developed, such as 4D X-ray imaging (3D plus time), and how they can be applied to better understanding microstructural evolution, enabling us to develop materials with improved structural and functional properties.

Peter holds the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in the Emerging Technology of Additive Manufacturing. He is a Professor of Materials Science at University College London, but his group is based at three locations: 1. UCL, 2. the Research Complex at Harwell, where the UK’s Synchrotron, Neutron and Laser sources are located; and 3. ESRF, the European Synchrotron in Grenoble France. His research focusses on the computational simulation and X-ray imaging of materials at a microstructural level. He was one of the pioneers of multi-scale and through process modelling (now termed ICME), working at Alcan on the prediction of defects in light alloy components for companies such as Ford and Rolls-Royce. Peter is an avid experimentalist, developing nano-precision rigs that replicate the processing and service performance of materials on synchrotron beamlines, enabling us to see inside materials in 3D as they change in time. He has developed a series of additive manufacturing machines (both powder bed and Directed Energy Deposition blown powder) that work on synchrotron beamlines at Diamond Light Source, ESRF and APS. His work is revealing how microstructures evolve in processes ranging from additive manufacturing to volcanic eruptions to microstructures within the to microstructures within the human body. His experimental techniques and open-source codes have been exploited internationally by aerospace, automotive, energy and biomedical companies to solve important engineering challenges – from developing additive manufactured human joint replacements to aerospace components.

See “Peter D Lee Google Scholar” or his AM ( or bio homepages (

The seminar will be in person at PP1 on Wednesday 17th April 2024 at 15:00 - 16:00. This will be followed by a network event at Engineering foyer where food and drinks are served.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

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