Guillaume Bruel studied Materials Science and Engineering at the Grenoble Institute of Technology, graduating in 2016. During his studies, he did several internships, two of them at university labs (Engineering and Mechanics Institute in Bordeaux and Department of Materials at the University of Oxford), where he studied oxide dispersion strengthened steels using Atom Probe Tomography. His last internship was at Thales, in Valence, France, where he worked on the effect of Electrostatic Discharges on MEMS.
Guillaume joined the mineAlloy Centre in May 2017. His research project will focus on the wear resistance of ground engaging tools, particularly quenched and tempered martensitic microstructures. The first objective is to understand the effects of alloying elements on the microstructure and on steel wear resistance in order to find the appropriate composition for wear resistance optimisation. Guillaume plans to use additive manufacturing to produce experimental samples with gradient of composition.