Kavian Cooke

University of Bradford

Dr. Kavian Omar Cooke joined the University of Bradford, England, in 2017, where he is an Associate Professor of Material Science and Engineering and Director of Post Graduate Research Studies. Before coming to the University of Bradford, Dr. Cooke served as Programme Director of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Technology, Jamaica. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of Calgary in 2011, which focused on transient liquid phase diffusion bonding of particle-reinforced aluminum alloys. His qualifications also include a BEng with honours and an MPhil from the University of Technology, Jamaica in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Management from Patten University, California. Dr. Cooke is a reviewer for several international journals. In 2013, he won the prestigious President Research Excellence Award from the University of Technology, Jamaica, for research excellence in surface and interface engineering. Dr. Cooke is also a chartered engineer (CEng), a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and a member of the Caribbean Academy of Science.

Kavian Cooke

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Over the last decade, there has been substantial development of welding technologies for joining advanced alloys and composites demanded by the evolving global manufacturing sector. The evolution of these welding technologies has been substantial and finds numerous applications in engineering industries. It is driven by our desire to reverse the impact of climate change and fuel consumption in several vital sectors. This book reviews the most recent developments in welding. It is organized into three sections: “Principles of Welding and Joining Technology,” “Microstructural Evolution and Residual Stress,” and “Applications of Welding and Joining.” Chapters address such topics as stresses in welding, tribology, thin-film metallurgical manufacturing processes, and mechanical manufacturing processes, as well as recent advances in welding and novel applications of these technologies for joining different materials such as titanium, aluminum, and magnesium alloys, ceramics, and plastics.

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