Sajid Alvi
Sajid Alvi

Sajid Alvi

PhD Student
Luleå University of Technology
Engineering Materials
Materials Science
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
E317 Luleå

About Me:

I have BS in Materials Engineering from GIK Institute, Pakistan, and  MS in Materials Chemistry from Stockholm University. I have previously worked with development of zeolite membrane supports, porous foams for nano-soot filtration in Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), and use of Carbon NanoTubes (CNTs) as additive for tribological applications. Along with engineering studies, I also have a degree in industrial R&D management from Warwick Business School. Recently, I finished my 2 years Marie Curie fellowship in a spin off company MDA Advance Ceramics,Turkey, where I was focused on developing porous silicon nitride foams for soot filtration in next generation DPFs. 

I started my PhD at Luleå University of Technology starting 2016 under supervision of Farid Akhtar. My PhD research is focused towards developing next generation alloys and coatings for applications in extreme environment. Currently, I'm focused on developing High Entropy Alloys (HEAs) using Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) and High Entropy Films (HEFs) using Magnetron Sputtering technique. The developed HEA alloys and films are characterized using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), nanoindentation measurements, Focused-Ion Beam (FIB) milling to create nano-pillars followed by its micro-compression, room temperature (RT) and high temperature (HT) tribological tests (up to 1000 oC), and high temperature mechanical properties using Gleeble to understand the deformation behaviour at macro and micro-level. 

Along with research, I have a deep interest in the process of taking experimental work to market through technology transfer.


Article in journal

Adaptive nanolaminate coating by atomic layer deposition (2019)

Alvi. S, Ghamgosar. P, Rigoni. F, Vomiero. A, Akhtar. F
Thin Solid Films, Vol. 692
Article in journal

High temperature tribology and wear of selective laser melted (SLM) 316L stainless steel (2020)

Alvi. S, Saeidi. K, Akhtar. F
Wear, Vol. 448-449
Conference paper

High temperature tribology of CuMoTaWV high entropy alloy (2019)

Alvi. S, Akhtar. F
Part of: Wear of Materials, s. 412-419, 2019
Article in journal

High temperature tribology of polymer derived ceramic composite coatings (2018)

Alvi. S, Akhtar. F
Scientific Reports, Vol. 8