Supervisor: Dr Andrew Ang (Swinburne)
Thesis title: Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamic Simulation of cold spray additive manufacturing process
Wesley Tai is a Master by Research candidate, working with industry partner Titomic Limited. Wesley obtained a Bachelor of Science (major in applied physics and minor in applied mathematics) from the University of Tasmania (2017) and was awarded the Dean’s summer research scholarships (2016/2017) to perform image analysis on magnetar-like X-ray outburst from the radio pulsar PSR J1119-6127 and to design and construct a fast-rotating pulsar model for Tasmania Grote-Reber museum. That project ignited his passion for technology advancement and translating education from university to industrial use. Instead of moving further into the theoretical framework development, he entered the workforce and came across different technologies from multiple industries to then become a Physical Process Engineer with Titomic Limited. With industry partner Titomic Wesley gains experience with cold spray techniques in additive manufacturing as well as opportunities to research further into the pioneering metal 3D printing process.