CSEG was founded in 2000.  We have a stable team with a strong international presence, reflected in our funding from prestigious competitive sources, our previous REF performance and the quality of our publications.

The group, led by Prof. Pericleous, is particularly known for its expertise in metals and minerals processing (smelting, casting, welding, solidification microstructure, etc.) with a long-term involvement in a number of projects of international significance; e.g. the modelling of the Rio-Tinto HIsmelt® process in Western Australia for the direct smelting of iron ore into iron, to replace the Blast Furnace technology. Experience in metal processing highlighted the need for "Multi-physics" modelling, which has remained the focus of our research. In this context, the CSEG is responsible for the creation of some unique algorithms and software, including the multi-physics code PHYSICA, the spectral code SPHINX used in the joint EU/ESA projects IMPRESS and ExoMet, to model strongly coupled Magneto-hydrodynamic problems (induction melting, em. Levitation), the code MHD_VALDIS used by industry to model the aluminium electrolysis process, TESA to address thermoelectric effects in microstructure evolution etc. Other areas of research include aero-acoustics, microwaves, particulates handling, and the atmospheric environment. The group is supported through external funds from the EPSRC, EU, Royal Society and Industry.

Group Statistics


  • 7 Academic/Research Staff: Profs. K.A. Pericleous, V. Bojarevics, M.K. Patel, Drs. G Djambazov, A. Kao, C. Tonry and C. Beckwith
  • 4 Phd Students


  • 61 Total Publications
  • £1,356,000 Total Research Income

Ongoing projects

Top Coil project

Ultramelt #2


Recent Publications

  1. Pericleous, Koulis , Bojarevics, Valdis, Djambazov, Georgi , Dybalska, Agnieszka, Griffiths, William D. and Tonry, Catherine (2019) Contactless ultrasonic cavitation in alloy melts. Materials, 12 (21):3610. ISSN 1996-1944 (doi:https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12213610)
  2. Lebon, Bruno, Tzanakis, Iakovos, Pericleous, Koulis  and Eskin, Dmitry (2019) Numerical modelling of the ultrasonic treatment of aluminium melts: an overview of recent advances. Materials, 12 (19):3262. ISSN 1996-1944 (doi:https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12193262)
  3. Zhao, Rijie, Gao, Jianrong, Kao, Andrew  and Pericleous, Koulis  (2019) Verification of thermoelectric magnetohydrodynamic flow effects on dendritic tip kinetics by in-situ observations. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 136. p. 1139. ISSN 0017-9310 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2019.03.055)
  4. Kao, A. , Shevchenko, N., Alexandrakis, M., Krastins, I., Eckert, S. and Pericleous, K.  (2019) Thermal dependence of large scale freckle defect formation. Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 377 (2143). ISSN 1364-503X (Print), 1471-2962 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2018.0206)
  5. Cai, B., Kao, A., Lee, P. D., Boller, E., Basevi, H., Phillion, A. B., Leonardis, A. and Pericleous, K. (2019) Growth of β intermetallic in an Al-Cu-Si alloy during directional solidification via machine learned 4D quantification. Scripta Materialia, 165. pp. 29-33. ISSN 1359-6462 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2019.02.007)
  6. Kao, A., Shevchenko, N., Alexandrakis, M., Krastins, I., Eckert, S. and Pericleous, K. (2019) Thermal dependence of large scale freckle defect formation. Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 377 (2143). ISSN 1364-503X (Print), 1471-2962 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2018.0206)
  7. Lebon, Gerard S. B., Tzanakis, Iakovos, Pericleous, Koulis, Eskin, Dmitry and Grant, Patrick S. (2019) Ultrasonic liquid metal processing: The essential role of cavitation bubbles in controlling acoustic streaming. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry. ISSN 1350-4177 (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultsonch.2019.01.021)
  8. Bojarevics, Valdis and Tucs, Andrejs (2018) Large scale liquid metal batteries. Magnetohydrodynamics, 53 (4). pp. 677-685. ISSN 0024-998X
  9. Eskin, D. G, Tzanakis, I., Wang, F., Lebon, G. S. B., Subroto, T, Pericleous, K. and Mi, J. (2018) Fundamental studies of ultrasonic melt processing. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry. ISSN 1350-4177 (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultsonch.2018.12.028)
  10. Kao, A., Gao, J. and Pericleous, K. (2018) Thermoelectric Magnetohydrodynamic effects on the crystal growth rate of undercooled Ni dendrites. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 376 (2113). ISSN 364-503X (Print), 1471-2962 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2017.0206)