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Dr Ing. Glenn Cassar

Dr Ing. Glenn Cassar

B.Eng.(Hons),Ph.D.(Sheff.),FIMMM

Senior Lecturer
Metallurgy & Materials Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Room 105
Engineering Building
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2140

Head of Department
Metallurgy & Materials Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Room 105
Engineering Building
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2140

Associate Membership
Institute for Sustainable Energy
Room 105
Engineering Building
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2140

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Biography

Glenn Cassar received his B.Eng (Hons) degree in Engineering from the University of Malta in 2004. He then proceeded to work as a product design engineer with Methode Electronics Malta Ltd. During the same period he started collaborating with the University of Malta as a part-time lecturer preparing and delivering laboratory sessions and lecturing in the field of materials failure.

In 2006 Glenn joined the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at the University of Malta as an assistant lecturer and then in 2011 he received a PhD degree for his work related to the 'Improvement in the Tribological Characteristics of Titanium Alloys using Duplex Intensified Plasma Treatments', from The University of Sheffield (UK). For this work he was awarded the 2011 Brunton Medal for Metallurgical Research.

Following his return to the University of Malta, Dr Cassar was promoted to lecturer, and he now continues to work on research focusing on surface engineering of metals alloys and the study nanomaterials using probe microscopy. He also lecturers various study units at both under and postgraduate level. Dr Cassar is Head of the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • Light alloys
  • Tribology
  • Surface Engineering
  • Failure analysis
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Nanomaterials


Selected Publications

Scerri A., Buhagiar J., Banfield S., Avelar-Batista Wilson J.C., Housden J., Leyland A., Matthews A. & Cassar G. 2015, "Corrosion behaviour of triode plasma diffusion treated and PVD TiN-coated Ti-6Al-4V in acidified aqueous chloride environments", Surface and Coatings Technology, vol. 280, pp. 185-193.

Attard, B., Matthews, A., Leyland, A. & Cassar, G. 2014, "Enhanced surface performance of Ti-6Al-4V alloy using a novel duplex process combining PVD-Al coating and triode plasma oxidation", Surface & Coatings Technology, vol. 257, no. 25, pp. 154.

Bonello, T., Avelar-Batista Wilson, J.C., Housden, J., Gutmanas, E.Y., Gotman, I., Matthews, A., Leyland, A. & Cassar, G. 2014, "Evaluating the effects of PIRAC nitrogen-diffusion treatments on the mechanical performance of Ti-6Al-4V alloy", Materials Science and Engineering: A, vol. 619, no. 0, pp. 300-311.

Cassar, G., Banfield, S., Avelar-Batista Wilson, J.C., Housden, J., Matthews, A. & Leyland, A. 2012, "Impact wear resistance of plasma diffusion treated and duplex treated/PVD-coated Ti-6Al-4V alloy", Surface & Coatings Technology, vol. 206, pp. 2645.

Cassar, G., Banfield, S., Avelar-Batista Wilson, J.C., Housden, J., Matthews, A. & Leyland, A. 2012, "Micro-abrasion wear testing of triode plasma diffusion and duplex treated Ti-6Al-4 V alloy", Wear, vol. 274-275, pp. 377.

Cassar, G., Matthews, A. & Leyland, A. 2012, "Triode plasma diffusion treatment of titanium alloys", Surface & Coatings Technology, vol. 212, pp. 20-31.

Cassar, G., Avelar-Batista Wilson, J.C., Banfield, S., Housden, J., Fenech, M., Matthews, A. & Leyland, A. 2011, "
Evaluating the effects of plasma diffusion processing and duplex diffusion/PVD-coating on the fatigue performance of Ti-6Al-4V alloy", Int. J. Fatigue, vol. 33, no. 9, pp. 1313-1323.

Cassar, G., Banfield, S., Avelar-Batista Wilson, J.C., Housden, J., Matthews, A. & Leyland, A. 2011, "Tribological properties of duplex plasma oxidised, nitrided and PVD coated Ti-6Al-4V", Surface & Coatings Technology, vol. 206, pp. 395.

Cassar, G., Avelar-Batista Wilson, J.C., Banfield, S., Housden, J., Matthews, A. & Leyland, A. 2010, "A study of the reciprocating-sliding wear performance of plasma surface treated titanium alloy", Wear, , no. 269, pp. 60-70.

Avelar-Batista Wilson, J.C., Banfield, S., Cassar, G., Leyland, A., Matthews, A., Smith, P., Karadia, B., Vaghela, N. & Housden, J. 2009, "High Load Aero-Bearings", CEAS 2009 European Air and Space Conference, 26-29 October 2009.

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