Dr Vladimir Luzin

Instrument Scientist
Phone - +61 2 9717 7262
Dr Vladimir Luzin


Role at ANSTO


Dr Vladimir Luzin is co-responsible for the KOWARI Strain Scanner. His fields of expertise includes materials science, specifically the stress and texture analysis by means on neutron, X-ray diffraction, synchrotron radiation and electron back scattering diffraction (EBSD) in connection with material's (mechanical) properties.


Originally Vladimir focused on quantitative texture analysis, he received his PhD in 1999 from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research where he had worked since 1993 in Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics in the German-Russian group studying textures in geological materials using spectrometers SKAT and EPSILON on the reactor IBR-2.


After receiving his PhD he worked at the GKSS neutron facility FRG-1 (texture diffractometer TEX-2) during 1999-2000 as a posdoc. From 2001 to 2006 he works at the NIST Center for Neutron Research in field of stress analysis at the BT-8 Residual Stress Diffractometer studying residual stresses and textures in various industrial components (sprayed coatings, welded joints, rails, wires, etc.) and materials of industrial importance.


Qualifications & Achievements


  • Postdoc position at NIST Center for Neutron Research (2001-2006)
  • Postdoc position at GKSS (1999-2000)
  • PhD from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (1999)

Selected publications

M. Law, S. Ambrose, P. Grace, O. Kirstein and V. Luzin, Measurement of Residual Stress in a Welded Branch Connection and Effects on Fracture Behaviour, Journal of Physics: Conference Series , in press (2009). (from KOWARI)


J. N. Boland, X. S. Li, R. P. Rassool, C. M. MacRae, N.C. Wilson, S. Elbracht, V. Luzin, P. Imperia and B. Sobott, Wear Resistance and Microstructural Study of Diamond Coated WC Tools, accepted for publication in Proceedings of the 7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing PRICM-7 (from KOWARI)


U. Garbe, O. Kirstein, A. Studer, V. Luzin and K.-D. Liss, "Texture And Strain Experiments At OPAL", Materials Science Forum 638-642, 2823-2828 (2009). (1st paper from KOWARI)


W. B. Choi, L. Li, V. Luzin, R. Neiser, T. Gnaupel-Herold, H. J. Prask, S. Sampath, and A. Gouldstone, Integrated characterization of cold sprayed aluminum coatings, Acta Mater. 55, 857-866 (2007).


M. Law, H. Prask, V. Luzin, and T. Gnaeupel-Herold, Residual stress measurements in coil, linepipe and girth welded pipe, Mater. Sci. Eng. A-Struct. Mater. Prop. Microstruct. Process. 437, 60-63 (2006).


V. Luzin, S. Banovic, T. Gnaupel-Herold, H.-J. Prask and R. Ricker, "Measurement and Calculation of Elastic Properties in Low Carbon Steel Sheet", Materials Science Forum 495-497, 591-1596 (2005).


M. Law, V. Luzin, T. Gnaupel-Herold and H.-J. Prask, "Residual stress measurements in pipeline girth welds", Proc. TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Neutron Diffraction Characterization of Mechanical Behavior Symposium (February, 2005).


V. Luzin, J. Gordon, T. Gnaupel-Herold and H.-J. Prask, "Neutron Residual Stress Measurements on Rail Sections for Different Production Conditions", Proc. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress (November, 2004).


L. Li, A. Vaidya, T. Streibl, S. Sampath, A. Gouldstone, V. Luzin and H. J. Prask, "Residual Stress Analysis of Thermal Sprayed Molybdenum Deposit", Proc. International Conference on Residual Stresses (ICRS-7), Materials Science Forum 490-491, pp. 607-612 (2005).


Duckham, A., Zhang, D. Z., Liang, D., Luzin, V., Cammarata, R. C., Leheny, R. L., Chien, C.L., Weihs, T. P., "Temperature Dependent Mechanical Properties of Ultra-Fine Grained FeCo-2V", Acta Materialia, 51, pp. 4083-4093 (2003).


H.J. Prask, T. Gnaeupel-herold, V.Luzin, J.W. Fisher, X. Cheng and S.Roy, "Residual Stress Modification and Fatigue Life Enhancement," in Trends in Welding Research, ed. S.A. David et al. (ASM International, Materials Park, OH), pp. 897-901 (2003).


V.Luzin, T. Gnaupel-Herold, H.J. Prask, "Evaluation of Local and Global Elastic Properties of Textured Polycrystals be Means of FEM", Materials Science Forum 408-412, 407-411 (2002).


V.Luzin, H.-G. Brookmeier, "Atteniuation Corrections in Neutron Texture Experiment", Materials Science Forum, 408-412, 191-196 (2002).


Bokuchava G.D., Luzin V., Schreiber J., Taran Yu.V. "Residual stress investigations in austenitic steels samples with different degree of low cycle fatigue." Textures and Microstructures 33, 279-289 (1999).


D.I. Nikolayev, V. Luzin, T. Lychagina, A.A. Dzjuba, V.A. Kogan, J. de Nijenhuis, "X'pert texture: Overview of a software package for quantitative texture analysis", Proc. of ICOTOM-12, NRC Research Press, (1999).