DARE PhD student to work with leading academic at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Guy Skinner, a PhD student based at Kings College London and a member of the  DARE programme, has been offered a summer internship with Professor John Moriarty of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

This opportunity came as a result of personal communication with John Moriarty regarding the Generalised Pseudopotential Theory (GPT) he developed, which enabled Guy to subsequently develop his own mathematical model for use in the DARE research theme “Magnesium Alloys less dependent on Rare Earth additions”.

During his internship Guy will be working with John Moriarty on the creation of novel Mg-Ca, Mg-Li pair potentials using GPT. These will be used to simulate the energetics of defects and interfaces in these alloy systems with DFT-like accuracy.

We look forward to hearing more about Guy’s research activities in the US on his return in the autumn.

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Announcement of DARE Annual Symposium 2017 – “Alloy Design – A Resource Efficient Approach 3”


We are pleased to announce that our third annual symposium will take place over two days on 7&8 September 2017 at Rolls-Royce Learning & Development Centre, Derby. Further details about the topics and registration can be found here.


Start and end times are as follows:

7 September:

Registration & coffee:                                                            10:00 – 10:30

Results of poster competition and drinks reception:         18:00 – 19:00 


8 September:

Coffee:                                                                                      9:00 – 9:30

Lunch:                                                                                      12:30 – 13:30


A detailed programme plus joining instructions will be posted on the website over the next few weeks.




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“Thinking Life Cycle in a Circular Economy” – Louis Brimacombe

                                                                                                                                        Formerly the Head of Environmental Technology, Tata Steel, Louis is currently a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Engineering and he will present his inaugural lecture at 10:30 am, Tuesday 10 January 2017, Lecture Theatre 22, Sir Robert Hadfield Building.

The programme has now been finalised and can be found below, together with an abstract of his presentation and directions.

We look forward to seeing you on 10 January 2017; you can book a place for the lecture here.


Brimacombe Presentation       Programme                 Abstract           

Directions to Sir Robert Hadfield Building campus-map-a-z-feb2016

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“Alloy Design – A Resource Efficient Approach”

On 1 September 2016 the DARE programme held its second Annual Symposium at the University of Sheffield.

The one day event had a mixture of presentations by DARE academic and industry partners plus guest speakers from throughout Europe. The presentations focussed on the challenges academics and industry face when trying to design new alloys with minimum material waste and less dependence on rare earth additions, whilst retaining their strength and resistance to wear and corrosion.  The Symposium was well attended by UK and International academic and industry delegates and all agreed that the event provided an interesting mix of high-level talks.

A big thank you to our speakers and delegates who attended the event.

Photos and presentations from the event can be found here.



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DARE Annual Symposium 2016 Gallery & Presentations


Workshop Programme 2016         Permanent Magnets and the “Rare Earth crisis” – van Schilfgaarde


High Strength MgAlloys – Robson     Designing martensitic steels – Galindo-Nava


Alloy design for Additive Manufacturing – Jägle         Life Cycle Analysis – Koh



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DARE Annual Workshop 2016 – Programme now available


The programme for the DARE Annual Workshop 2016  has now been finalised and can be found below.

We look forward to seeing you on the day, when we will have keynote speakers from Rolls-Royce plc, the Max-Plank-Institut für Eisenforschung, Germany and IMDEA Materials Institute, Spain.


Workshop Programme 2016


You can now register for the event here.

Directions to the venue can be found below; should you require overnight accommodation in Sheffield when attending the meeting, you can book accommodation at the venue here.  Alternatively there is a list of hotels below which give preferential rates; when booking please quote “University of Sheffield” or the code given in the attached document.

Directions to Sir Robert Hadfield Building                        campus-map-a-z-feb2016                          Hotels

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DARE Annual Workshop 2016 Announced: “Alloy Design — A Resource Efficient Approach”


Following the success of our Inaugural Workshop last year, we are pleased to announce that the DARE Annual Workshop 2016 will again take place in Sheffield on 1 September 2016.

The event will revolve around one of the Programme’s three principle areas of study – the design of resource efficient alloys for manufacture that offer both higher performance and reduced reliance on key elements.  Some of the topics to be discussed are shown in the attached flyer and a full programme will be available shortly.



Start and end times are as follows:

Registration & coffee, Turner Museum,

Sir Robert Hadfield Building:                        10:00 – 10:30

Poster session and drinks reception:          18:00 – 18:30 






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