Océane Louppe recently obtained a Master’s degree in Materials and Structures for Aeronautics and Space, from the Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse (France). She started her PhD at the Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, on 27th March 2017.

“The aim of my study within the mineAlloy centre will be to improve wear life of materials by exploring bainitic and conventional steel chemistries to optimize a new wear-resistant steel and develop a new understanding of how the microstructure impacts on wear. I will use additive manufacturing to create combinatorial experimental samples with gradient of composition.

“I am looking forward to discovering the country, making new friends and peers and of course completing my PhD!”