Dr. Alfred Sidambe has research interests in topics aligned to materials science, engineering and processing. He specialises in difficult to process alloys such as titanium, high temperature nickel based alloys and refractory metals. Dr. Sidambe began his science and engineering career via a degree in Applied Physics with Electronics from Hull University, which was followed by several years working in industry within the optoelectronics sector. This was followed by PhD research at Cranfield University into surface engineered polymer bonded magnets.
In 2006, he joined the University of Sheffield's Materials Science and Engineering Department where he carried out post-doctoral research into the improvement of processing metals such as titanium, stainless, cobalt and nickel alloys via advanced powder processing and additive manufacturing techniques, in collaboration with industry. In 2013, he was awarded the Wellcome Trust Discipline Hopping Fellowship and joined the School of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Sheffield in order to carry out research into the Biocompatibility of Advanced Manufactured Titanium. Prior to joining the University of Liverpool, he worked in industry within the orthopaedics sector. Dr Sidambe is a member of the Institute of Physics and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He was awarded the Idwal Jones Prize in Experimental Physics (Hull University) in 1997 and the EPMA EuroPM Keynote Paper Award in 2015.
- Keynote Paper Award (European Powder Metallurgy Associate (EPMA) 2015)
- IDWAL Jones Prize in Experimental Physics (The University of Hull 1997)