Mr Darren Swinson

Knowledge Transfer Manager

Materials and Engineering Research Institute

Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus
S1 1WB
United Kingdom
PH: 44 (0) 1152254681
Fax: 44 (0) 1142253501
Email: [email protected]


Darren joined the MERI after completing his degree in Materials Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University. He has since undertaken an MBA in Industrial Management.

Contact Darren to discuss any potential projects and possible funding opportunities.

Experienced in a wide range of analysis methods including:

  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive x-ray analysis (EDX)
  • x-ray diffraction (powder analysis)
  • macro, micro and nano hardness measurements

His particular fields of expertise are:

  • The analysis of materials via SEM and EDX
  • The analysis of materials via XRD
  • Metallic microstructures
  • The failure of metallic materials

Some examples of work Darren has carried out for industry:

  • Identification of stress corrosion failures in brasses (gas supply industry)
  • Orthopaedic materials and medical devices
  • Particulate contamination identification
  • Work for the oil and gas industry

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