Coatings and Surface Engineering (CSE)

Kerem Derelizade

PhD researcher in nanocomposite coatings with 2D reinforcement for ultra low wear applications

25 kw polished  SE
SEM image of a single splat run on polished stainless steel showing a graphene nanoplatele deposited using suspension HVOF.


The aim of this project is to develop thermal sprayed nanocomposite coatings through incorporating reinforcement materials (e.g., graphene) into ceramic and cermet (ceramic + metallic) matrices via liquid feedstock based Suspension and Solution Precursor (SSP) thermal spray. Wear of various rotating, sliding and vibrating parts in aero engines is a major issue that requires frequent overhauls which wastes valuable time and resources. Aero engines operate at the harshest conditions with frequent thermal and mechanical cycling in extreme temperature differentials. Current coatings in the aero engines have a shorter lifetime and hence, there is a research need to identify and develop the materials and processes for the next generation of ultra-low-wear coatings.

Coatings and Surface Engineering (CSE)

Room C55, Coates Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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