Dr Andrew Kao

Senior Lecturer

Andrew was awarded a BSc in Physics from Imperial College London in 2005, followed by an MSc in Computational Science and Engineering at the University of Greenwich and progressing onto the PhD programme. His PhD titled 'Thermoelectric Magnetohydrodynamics in Dendritic Soldification' was completed in 2010. He is now an active researcher as part of the Computational Science and Engineering Group and is a lecturer in Applied Mathematics.

Qualifications

BSc(Hons) Physics,
MSc Computational Science and Engineering,
PhD

ARCS: Associate of the Royal College of Science

Awards

Early Career Excellence Award 2013

Research / Scholarly interests

Computational Fluid Dynamics,

Magnetohydrodynamics,

Dendritic Growth,

Parallel Computing

Key funded projects

Royal Society China Exchange Grant, 2012-2014 (named researcher)

Research exchange with the North Eastern University of China to study the effects of magnetic fields on alloy crystal growth.

Keywords: materials science, EM interaction, crystal growth dynamics 

EPSRC "TECalloy", 2013-2016 (named researcher)

Extension of theoretical framework developed at Greenwich, to study the effects of magnetic fields in producing tailor-made alloy crystal structures by controlling solute micro-convection using the thermoelectric properties of the alloy. Research in collaboration with the Manchester Uni. Synchrotron facility at Diamond.

Keywords: Materials science, thermoelectrics, crystal formation

EU "EXOMET", 2012-2016

To study the effects of external fields (magnetic, ultrasonic, shear) on the dispersion of nano-particles or oxides in advanced light alloys of magnesium and aluminium. Project led by the European Space Agency (ESA). Applications in the production of Metal Matrix Nano Composites (MMNC) for use in future transport. Total project value 20M Euros. Web site: http://www.exomet-project.eu/

Keywords: advanced materials, nano-composites, materials modelling

Recent publications

Article

Zhao, Dandan , Gao, Jianrong, Kao, Andrew (2020), Modeling of tip kinetics of undercooled Ti dendrites with consideration of forced flow and oxygen impurity effects, Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer ISSN: 0017-9310 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2020.120113) Published NB Item availability restricted.

Cai, B. , Kao, A., Boller, E, Magdysyuk, O. V. , Atwood, R. C. , Vo, N. T. , Pericleous, K. , Lee, P. D. (2020), Revealing the mechanisms by which magneto-hydrodynamics disrupts solidification microstructures, Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Acta Materialia pp. 200-209 ISSN: 1359-6454 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2020.06.041) Published NB Item availability restricted.

Soar, P. , Kao, A., Djambazov, G., Shevchenko, N. , Eckert, S. , Pericleous, K. (2020), The integration of structural mechanics into microstructure solidification modelling, IOP Publishing. In: , , , . IOP Publishing, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering ISSN: 1757-8981 (Print), 1757-899X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/861/1/012054) Published.

Krastins, Ivars , Kao, Andrew, Pericleous, Koulis, Reis, Timothy (2020), Moment-based boundary conditions for straight on-grid boundaries in three dimensional lattice Boltzmann simulations, Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids ISSN: 0271-2091 (Print), 1097-0363 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/fld.4856) Inpress.

Kao, A. , Gan, T., Tonry, C., Krastins, I. , Pericleous, K. (2020), Thermoelectric magnetohydrodynamic control of melt pool dynamics and microstructure evolution in additive manufacturing, The Royal Society. In: , , , . The Royal Society, Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences ISSN: 1364-503X (Print), 1471-2962 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2019.0249) Published.

Toropova, Liubov V. , Galenko, Peter K., Alexandrov, Dmitri V., Demange, Gilles , Kao, Andrew , Rettenmayr, Markus (2020), Theoretical modeling of crystalline symmetry order with dendritic morphology, Springer Verlag. In: , , , . Springer Verlag, European Physical Journal: Special Topics pp. 275-286 ISSN: 1951-6355 (Print), 1951-6401 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1140/epjst/e2019-900103-0) Published NB Item availability restricted.

Kao, A , Toropova, L V, Alexandrov, D V, Demange, G , Galenko, P K (2020), Modeling of dendrite growth from undercooled nickel melt: sharp interface model versus enthalpy method, IOP Publishing. In: , , , . IOP Publishing, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter ISSN: 0953-8984 (Print), 1361-648X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-648X/ab6aea) Published NB Item availability restricted.

Zhao, Rijie , Gao, Jianrong, Kao, Andrew, Pericleous, Koulis (2019), Verification of thermoelectric magnetohydrodynamic flow effects on dendritic tip kinetics by in-situ observations, Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer pp. 1139 ISSN: 0017-9310 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2019.03.055) Published.

Kao, A. , Shevchenko, N., Alexandrakis, M., Krastins, I. , Eckert, S. , Pericleous, K. (2019), Thermal dependence of large scale freckle defect formation, The Royal Society. In: , , , . The Royal Society, Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences ISSN: 1364-503X (Print), 1471-2962 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2018.0206) Published.

Cai, B. , Kao, A., Lee, P. D., Boller, E. , Basevi, H. , Phillion, A. B. , Leonardis, A. , Pericleous, K. (2019), Growth of β intermetallic in an Al-Cu-Si alloy during directional solidification via machine learned 4D quantification, Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Scripta Materialia pp. 29-33 ISSN: 1359-6462 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2019.02.007) Published.

Kao, Andrew , Krastins, Ivars, Alexandrakis, Matthaios, Shevchenko, Natalia , Eckert, Sven , Pericleous, Koulis (2018), A parallel cellular automata Lattice Boltzmann Method for convection-driven solidification, Springer US. In: , , , . Springer US, JOM Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society pp. 48-58 ISSN: 1047-4838 (Print), 1543-1851 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-018-3195-3) Published.

Kao, A. , Gao, J., Pericleous, K. (2018), Thermoelectric Magnetohydrodynamic effects on the crystal growth rate of undercooled Ni dendrites, The Royal Society. In: , , , . The Royal Society, Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences ISSN: 364-503X (Print), 1471-2962 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2017.0206) Published.

Conference proceedings

Kao, A , Gan, T, Tonry, C, Krastins, I , Pericleous, K (2020), Study of thermoelectric magnetohydrodynamic convection on solute redistribution during laser additive manufacturing, IOP Publishing. In: , , , IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineerin. IOP Publishing, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering pp. 12009 ISSN: 1757-8981 (Print), 1757-899X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/861/1/012009) Published.