Selkirk College, Attn: Mathew Smith
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar BC, V1N 4L3, Canada
Dr. Mathew Smith finished his Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (specializing in superalloy materials), as well as his Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) position at The University of British Columbia - Okanagan. Prior to this, he completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineers at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Smith has worked on many industry-driven research projects in his areas of expertise, which include: (i) advanced instrumental techniques for metallurgical analysis and study of electrochemical corrosion of metals and alloys, (ii) fractography of failed industrial components (including some work on litigation cases), and (iii) material fitness-for-service testing (including tensile, hardness, residual stress measurement, fatigue, high temperature oxidation, etc.). Dr. Smith has logged over 320 hours characterizing materials on the scanning electron microscopes (SEM) located at the University of Manitoba and University of British Columbia. He has also worked with neutron beam (Chalk River Nuclear Labs) and other equipment (EDS, XRD, WDS, tensile, Vickers microhardness, chemical analysis, optical microscopy and TGA/DSC) needed to carry out advanced material characterization and testing at various facilities around Canada.