Dr Andrii Kostryzhev

Dr Andrii Kostryzhev is a Research Fellow from the University of Wollongong. He graduated in 1998 with Diploma of Engineer (MSc) and in 2002 with Candidate of Science Degree (PhD) from the National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine (city of Dnepropetrovsk). During 2001-2005 he served as Assistant and then Lecturer in Engineering Mechanics at the same University. In 2005, he joined the School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, UK, for the post-graduate research program and obtained PhD degree in 2009. During 2009-2011 he worked as a Research Fellow at Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education at the same University. From 2011, he is a Research Fellow at the School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia.

During his research career, he has worked on a number of university-industry collaborative R&D projects covering the following areas: seamless tube and welded pipe production, plate and strip production, phase transformations and thermomechanical processing of steels, microstructure characterisation using optical and electron microscopy (scanning and transmission), chemical analysis using energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, mechanical testing (tensile, impact, fatigue, wear), fracture, acoustic emission monitoring.

His current activities in the Steel Research Hub are dedicated to establishing relationships between chemical composition, processing history, microstructure and mechanical properties of microalloying elements on high strength steels for the construction and mining industries.