Dr William James

Additive Manufacturing, WAAM process development for nickel superalloys, mechanical and microstructural characterisation
Work position: Research Fellow
Category: Researchers

William is a Research Fellow at Cranfield University. William's research is in the development of the Wire + Arc Additive Manufacturing process for creep resistant superalloys used in high-speed flight applications, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence. William completed his PhD within the centre on the same topic and has presented his work to both NATO, the European Space Agency (ESA) & NASA, as well as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) at academic conferences. William also won The Welding Institutes best lecture competition.

William has a background in aerospace, having graduated from Cranfield University in 2018 with an MSc in Aerospace Vehicle Design - specialising in structural design, and in 2017 from the University of Hertfordshire with a first-class BSc (Hons) in Aerospace Technology. William has previously worked in the aerospace industry designing aircraft cabin interiors and simulation equipment. While in industry, William pioneered a successful redesign project for complex components to be additively manufactured, which resulted in significant cost savings. William is also a registered Engineering Technician and has been proud to champion STEM subjects at local schools.