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Matt Kitchen BEng

Research Assistant


Summary

Studied BEng Forensic Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University including a 1 year placement year as part of MERI. As part of my degree I was awarded the Armourer and Brasiers Award for Academic Excellence as well as the IET Manufacturing Engineering Student for distinction shown at Sheffield Hallam University.

About

Working as part of the core consultancy team and the Centre for Corrosion Technology since 2011, helping to deliver on research projects and consultancy work.

In addition to this I am currently studying part time for an MPhil. The title of the project "A study in the formation of patination on copper containing antifouling marine coatings" in association with International Paints.

I have range of expertise in

  • Sample Preparation, including chemical etching
  • Macro photography
  • Advanced investigatory techniques including
    Non Destructive Testing
    Optical Microscopy
    Infinite Focus Microscopy
    Scanning Electron Microscopy
    Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis
    Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopy
    X-ray Diffraction
  • Mechanical Testing, including
    Tensile testing
    Macro, micro hardness
    Fatigue
  • Corrosion testing data interpretation
    Accelerated corrosion testing
    Open Circuit Potential
    Zero Resistance ammetry
    Polarisation
    Droplet Cell

Publications

Journal articles

Nicolaou, N., Luo, Q., Giles, S.N., Maruthainar, K., Kitchen, M.P., Thomas, S., ... Roposch, A. (2021). Mechanical Analysis of Explanted Telescopic Rods in the Management of Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Multicenter Study. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 41 (6), e448-e456. http://doi.org/10.1097/BPO.0000000000001796

Luo, Q., Mei, H., Kitchen, M., Gao, Y., & Bowen, L. (2021). Effect of short-term low-temperature austempering on the microstructure and abrasive wear of medium-carbon low-alloy steel. Metals and Materials International. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12540-020-00957-6

Luo, Q., Li, J., Yan, Q., Li, W., Gao, Y., Kitchen, M., ... Ding, Y. (2021). Sliding wear of medium-carbon bainitic/martensitic/austenitic steel treated by short-termlow-temperature austempering. Wear. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2021.203732

Luo, Q., Kitchen, M., & Abubakri, S. (2017). Effect of austempering time on the microstructure and carbon partitioning of ultrahigh strength steel 56NiCrMoV7. Metals, 7 (7), 258. http://doi.org/10.3390/met7070258

Luo, Q., Oluwafemi, O., Kitchen, M., & Yang, S. (2016). Tribological properties and wear mechanisms of DC pulse plasma nitrided austenitic stainless steel in dry reciprocating sliding tests. Wear, 376. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2016.12.022

Yang, S., Kitchen, M., Luo, Q., Ievlev, D.N., & Cooke, K. (2016). Effect of nitriding time on the structural evolution and properties of austenitic stainless steel nitrided using high power pulsed DC glow discharge Ar/N2 plasma. Journal of Coatings Science and Technology, 3 (2), 62-72. http://www.lifescienceglobal.com/pms/index.php/jcst/article/view/4136

Conference papers

Yang, S., Luo, Q., Sun, H., Kitchen, M., & Cooke, K. (2016). Physical and tribological properties of Nitrided AISI 316 stainless steel balls. MATEC Web of Conferences, 77, 01037. http://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20167701037

Kitchen, M., Lewis, O., Jones, A.H., & Finnie, A.A. (2016). Evaluating the conditions which accelerate the patination of copper in a marine environment. European Corrosion Congress, EUROCORR 2016, 3, 1584-1599.

Luo, Q., Kitchen, M., Patel, V., Filleu, M., & Owens, D. (2015). Partial-Isothermally-Treated Low Alloy Ultrahigh Strength Steel With Martensitic/Bainitic Microstructure. In HSLA Steels 2015, Microalloying 2015 & Offshore Engineering Steels 2015, (pp. 433-438). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons: http://doi.org/10.1002/9781119223399.ch50

Luo, Q., Kitchen, M., Patel, V., & Magowan, S. (2012). Carbon partitioning and structure evolution in the hardening treatments of high strength steel. In 20th Congress of International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering, Beijing, China, 23 October 2012 - 25 October 2012.

Book chapters

Luo, Q., Kitchen, M., Patel, V., Filleu, M., & Owens, D. (2015). Partial-Isothermally-Treated Low Alloy Ultrahigh Strength Steel With Martensitic/Bainitic Microstructure. In HSLA Steels 2015, Microalloying 2015 and Offshore Engineering Steels 2015 Conference Proceedings. (pp. 433-438). Wiley: http://doi.org/10.1002/9781119223399.ch50

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