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Richard joined Coventry in 2016 and is responsible for the research mission at the University. He started his career at Imperial College London where he spent nineteen years as a researcher and academic in the Department of Materials before joining the University of Warwick as the Professor of Engineering Materials in the Warwick Manufacturing Group. He held a number of leadership roles at Warwick including Academic Director of Warwick Manufacturing Group and the Chief Technology Officer for the WMG High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre. During his time at Warwick he established research relationships with a number of major companies, including Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Steel, Cummins and Tata Motors and developed a number of research collaborations in India. Richard has been involved in the UK Automotive Council for five years, first as a member of the Lightweight Structures Working Group and more recently as a member of the Manufacturing Technology Working Group. He is a member of the Advisory Board Member for the Knowledge Intensive Product Realisation (KIPR) project at Jönköping University, Sweden, and chairs the Strategic Advisory Board for the Designing Alloys for Resource Efficiency (DARE) EPSRC project based at Sheffield University.

External positions

Academic Director WMG, University of Warwick

7 Jul 200830 Apr 2016

Reader Department of Materials, Imperial College London

1 Oct 19894 Jul 2008

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Research Output

Characterization of Loading Responses and Failure Loci of a Boron Steel Spot Weld

Raath, N. D., Norman, D., McGregor, I., Hepple, S., Dashwood, R. & Hughes, D. J., May 2018, In : Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science. 49, 5, p. 1536–1551 16 p.

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
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    Comparison of superplastic forming abilities of as‐cast AZ91 magnesium alloy prepared by twin roll casting and WE43 magnesium alloy

    Taylor, S., Janik, V., Warwick, WMG. U., Mogire, E. & Dashwood, R., 1 Oct 2018, In : Materials Science and Technology. 49, 10, p. 1206-1212 7 p.

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  • Determination of the yield loci of four sheet materials (AA6111-T4, AC600, DX54D+Z, and H220BD+Z) by using uniaxial tensile and hydraulic bulge tests

    Alharthi, H., Hazra, S., Alghamdi, A., Banabic, D. & Dashwood, R., Sep 2018, In : International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 98, 5-8, p. 1307–1319 13 p.

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    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Experimental and modelling study of fatigue crack initiation in an aluminium beam with a hole under 4-point bending

    Ye, W., Efthymiadis, P., Pinna, C., Ma, A., Shollock, B. & Dashwood, R., 1 May 2018, In : International Journal of Solids and Structures. 138, p. 87-96 10 p.

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    Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    55 Downloads (Pure)

    Experimental study of internal and external short circuits of commercial automotive pouch lithium-ion cells

    Abaza, A., Ferrari, S., Wong, H. K., Lyness, C., Moore, A., Weaving, J., Blanco-Martin, M., Dashwood, R. & Bhagat, R., 1 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Energy Storage. 16, p. 211-217 7 p.

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  • 21 Citations (Scopus)