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Biography

Dr Vit Janik is a Senior Lecturer in Materials, Mechanics and Measurement at Coventry University. Vit joined Coventry in July 2017 after spending five years at WMG, University of Warwick as Research Fellow in Materials Characterisation. In 2008 during his PhD study at the Czech Technical University in Prague he was awarded the EU Science and Technology Fellowship China and joined School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. As a postdoctoral researcher he participated in Key Hi-Tech Research and Development Program of China and won China Postdoctoral Foundation award to study Elevated temperature behaviour and creep resistance of Mg-RE alloys. Vit obtained MEng (Dipl. Ing.) in Materials Engineering in 2005 and PhD in Materials Engineering in 2009 both at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic.

As a Research Fellow at WMG, University of Warwick, Vit worked on EPSRC project “Micro-structuring micro-alloyed steels via non-metallic precipitate formation”. He investigated interphase precipitation during austenite to ferrite transformation and its role on strengthening and ductility of XPF800 ferritic high strength automotive steels. Vit wasa core member at WMG of the materials light-weighing theme within Innovate UK High Value Manufacturing project CATAPULT. Two of his further projects on automotive high strength formable steels were selected by CATAPULT centre at WMG as “High Impact Show-Case Studies”.

Research Interests

Physical metallurgy and characterisation of engineering metals and alloys. Control of the microstructural response of materials during thermal and thermo-mechanical processing to improve materials strength and formability. Development of characterisation methods to monitor transient stages of processing of advanced high strength steels and light alloys. Fundamentals of formability of engineering materials.

Vision Statement

Silicon gives us computers and with them data, iron gives us machines and with them mobility. My vision is to infuse data and knowledge of the Silicon Age into the processes and materials coming from the Age of Iron. A revolution in the way how we visualize materials occurred during Silicon Age. Thanks to the Silicon Age we can now see metallic materials under the microscope behaving like an organic material, growing, transforming, deforming, or relaxing under our eyes. The fact that we can measure the transient stages during materials processing allows us to design new materials to significantly increase their performance. This will lead to renaissance of Iron, steel and metals and alloys.

Education/Academic qualification

Materials Engineering, Postgraduate Diploma, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

28 Sep 200930 Sep 2011

Materials Engineering, Doctorate, Czech Technical University in Prague

1 Feb 200526 Aug 2009

Materials Engineering, MSc, Czech Technical University in Prague

29 Sep 199829 Jan 2005

External positions

Visiting Academic, University of Warwick

1 Jul 2017 → …

Research Fellow, University of Warwick

1 Apr 201230 Jun 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

1 Apr 20091 Nov 2011

EU Science and Technology Fellow, European Commission

20092011

Senior Researcher, Czech Technical University in Prague

20052012

Keywords

  • TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
  • Creep
  • Strengthening mechanisms
  • HR-EBSD
  • TEM
  • Heated stage SEM
  • Precipitation
  • Recrystallization
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Engineering materials
  • Automotive light-weighting
  • Superplastic Forming

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Research Output

A Gibbs Energy Balance Model for Growth Via Diffusional Growth-Ledges

Clark, S., Lan, Y., Rahnama, A., Janik, V. & Sridhar, S., 1 Mar 2019, In : ISIJ International. 59, 3, p. 573-582 10 p., ISIJINT-2018-621.

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    A phase-field model investigating the role of elastic strain energy during the growth of closely spaced neighbouring interphase precipitates

    Rahnama, A., Clark, S., Janik, V. & Sridhar, S., 1 Feb 2018, In : Computational Materials Science. 142, p. 437-443 7 p.

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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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  • Investigating nano-precipitation in a V-containing HSLA steel using small angle neutron scattering

    Wang, Y. Q., Clark, S. J., Janik, V., Heenan, R. K., Venero, D. A., Yan, K., McCartney, D. G., Sridhar, S. & Lee, P. D., 15 Feb 2018, In : Acta Materialia. 145, p. 84-96 13 p.

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    Nano-mechanical properties of Fe-Mn-Al-C lightweight steels

    Rahnama, A., Kotadia, H., Clark, S., Janik, V. & Sridhar, S., 30 Jun 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 12 p., 9065.

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    Activities

    • 9 Publication peer-review

    Materials Letters (Journal)

    Vit Janik (Peer Reviewer)
    2018 → …

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    Surface and Coatings Technology (Journal)

    Vit Janik (Peer Reviewer)
    2018 → …

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    Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science (Journal)

    Vit Janik (Peer Reviewer)
    2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Materials (Journal)

    Vit Janik (Peer Reviewer)
    2017 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Journal of Materials Science (Journal)

    Vit Janik (Peer Reviewer)
    2016

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