My interests span a wide range of topics in physical metallurgy, including phase transformations, alloy design and alloy characterisation. I'm currently working on a number of projects, in which I'm using high-resolution TEM techniques (STEM, EDX, diffraction) to characterise precipitates in alloys and understand their formation.
My PhD examined the segregation that can occur over macroscopic distances during the solidification of large alloy castings, so I also have an interest in aspects of process metallurgy and solidification, including: fluid flow in castings, channel formation (freckling and A-segregation) and macrosegregation phenomena.
Grain-boundary precipitation in Allvac 718Plus
E.J. Pickering, H. Mathur, A. Bhowmik, O.M.D.M Messé, J.S. Barnard, M.C. Hardy, C.M.F Rae
Acta Materialia 60 (2012), 2757-2769
Macrosegregation in steel ingots: the applicability of modelling and characterisation techniques
ISIJ Int 53 (2013), 935-949.
On the precipitation of delta phase in ALLVAC® 718Plus
O.M.D.M. Messé, J.S. Barnard, E.J. Pickering, P.A. Midgley, C.M.F. Rae
Philosophical Magazine 94 (2014), 1132-1152.
Degradation of nanostructured bainitic steel under rolling contact fatigue
W. Solano-Alvarez, E.J. Pickering, H.K.D.H. Bhadeshia
Materials Science and Engineering: A 617 (2014), 156-164.
Detection of macrosegregation in a large metallic specimen using XRF
E.J. Pickering and M. Holland
Ironmaking and Steelmaking 41 (2014), 493-499.
Application of criterion for A-segregation in steel ingots
Materials Science and Technology, in press.