Dr Abdul Khaliq

Dr Abdul Khaliq joins the discipline as a Research Fellow from KU Leuven University, Belgium. He received his PhD Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne in 2013. He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne and KU Leuven University Belgium after the completion of his PhD degree. In 2015, Abdul was awarded Marcus A Grossman Young Author Award by the American Society of Metals (ASM) International, USA.

Dr Abdul Khaliq has extensive research experience in the field of process metallurgy. He has been working with multinational companies including Umicore (Belgium), Universal Cables (Malaysia), Siltech, Silver City Mines and Outotec (Australia). Previously, He has been working as a Lecturer Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan.

In the Steel Research Hub, Dr Khaliq’s current research focuses on the precipitation, coarsening and dissolution of the intermetallic compounds (IMCs) in the hot dip galvanizing pots. His research interests include thermodynamics, kinetics, lights metals and their alloys, nucleation, materials characterisation using state of the art techniques (TEM, SEM, FIB, Micro-CT, DSC).