Mr Sam Pinches joined the SEAM team at Swinburne University in 2019 as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Within the SEAM team at Swinburne, Sam collaborates with two of the industrial partners on surface-engineering projects. Within these collaborations, his role is to assist with process development and characterisation, with the goal of building up robust and validated capabilities onsite at partner businesses. The current projects that he is working on include:
- High-speed laser cladding for repair and refurbishment
- Near-net additive manufacturing via cold-spray
In addition to Surface-Engineering, Sam’s research background includes Ceramic Processing, Additive Manufacturing, and Computational Modelling, while his current PhD research is in the Near-net shaping of Dense Ceramics via Freeze-Casting. Sam completed his Master of Engineering in 2014, and Bachelor of Science (Chemical Systems) in 2011, both at the University of Melbourne.