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Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Studying at Cambridge


Regina Schlütter

Regina Schlütter

PhD student

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 331950


Since 2015 PhD student at University of Cambridge, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy
2014 Materials Engineer at Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Dahlewitz
2011 - 2014 M.Sc. in Materials Science at Technische Universität Berlin
2007 - 2011 B.Sc. in Materials Science at Technische Universität Berlin
2009 - 2010 Exchange year at POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology) in South Korea

Research Interests

The aim of this PhD is to determine the mechanisms operating in a number of current and experimental superalloys deformed at a range of conditions and to put these observations into the context of the demands made upon them in service.  The balance between precipitate cutting, bypassing, shear by partial dislocations and micro-twinning is a function both of the composition of the alloy but also the size and distributions of the precipitate phases. How these different mechanisms add to produce the overall properties will contribute to our capability to model behaviour.

Earlier work before the PhD concentrated on the effects of processing and heat treatment variations on the microstructure of a newly developed polycrystalline disc alloy.


  • plasticity
  • processing
  • elasticity
  • modelling
  • turbine discs
  • microstructure
  • nickel-based superalloys

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