Dr Mark Reid

Instrument Scientist
Phone - +61 2 9717 7006
Dr Mark Reid


Dr Mark Reid is co-responsible for the KOWARI Strain Scanner. He has recently joined the Bragg Institute, having previously worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Wollongong, within the Materials Process Engineering group. His main research activities involve residual-stress analysis and texture measurement using neutron diffraction. In addition he has a strong interest in neutron imaging and in-situ neutron diffraction of material processes such as thermo-mechanical processing, sintering and welding.

During his post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Wollongong, his responsibilities included management of a high-temperature microscopy facility, operation of and training on the University’s suite of electron microscopes and supervision of graduate and post-graduate thesis students. While working at the University, Mark was involved in a wide range of projects across the materials-engineering spectrum.

Some highlights include: the development of low manganese steel; understanding the peritectic transformation in ferrous alloys; inclusion dissolution in steel-making slags; in-situ observation of the reduction of titanium ores and development of a laboratory-grade metallurgical coke for studying reactivity effects. Mark completed his PhD in 2012 at the University of Wollongong, and his research topic was on the hardening and embrittlement of aluminium-containing ferritic stainless steels through spinodal decomposition at 475ºC.


Selected publications

Liss, K., Yan, K., Reid, M., Physical thermo-mechanical simulation of magnesium: An in-situ diffraction study, Materials Science & Engineering A 601, 78-85, (2014).

Griesser, S., Reid, M., Bernhard, C., Dippenaar, R., Diffusional constrained crystal nucleation during peritectic phase transitions, Acta Materialia 67, 335-341 (2014).

Reid, M.H., Mahoney, M.R., Monaghan, B. J.,  A coke analogue for the study of the effects of minerals on coke reactivity, ISIJ International 54, 628 (2014).

Qu, D. D., Liss, K., Sun, Y. J., Reid, M., Almer, J. D., Yan, K., Wang, Y. B., Liao, X. Z. & Shen, J. Structural origins for the high plasticity of a Zr-Cu-Ni-Al bulk metallic glass. Acta Materialia 2013, 61, (1), 321-330.

Kabra, S., Yan, K., Carr, D. G., Harrison, R. P., Dippenaar, R. J., Reid, M. & Liss, K. Defect dynamics in polycrystalline zirconium alloy probed in situ by primary extinction of neutron diffraction. Journal of Applied Physics 2013, 113, (6), 063513-1-063513-8.

Liss, K., Qu, D., Yan, K. & Reid, M. Variability of Poisson's ratio and enhanced ductility in amorphous metal. Advanced Engineering Materials 2013, 15, (5), 347-351.

Schmoelzer, T., Liss, K., Mayer, S., Yan, K., Reid, M., Dippenaar, R., Peel, M. & Clemens, H. Hot deformation of cast and extruded TiAl: An in-situ diffraction study. Materials Science Forum 2012, 706-709, 1725-1730.

Griesser, S., Pierer, R., Reid, M. & Dippenaar, R. SolTrack: An automatic video processing software for in situ interface tracking. Journal of Microscopy 2012, 248, (1), 42-48.

Lucey, T., Wuhrer, R., Moran, K., Reid, M., Huggett, P. & Cortie, M. Interfacial reactions in white iron/steel composites. Journal of Materials Processing Technology 2012, 212, (11), 2349-2357.