Dr Hiren Kotadia is a Senior Research Fellow at the WMG department of the University of Warwick. Prior to joining WMG, he was an Industrial Researcher for Constellium and a Postdoctoral researcher at the King's College London. Dr Kotadia has profound understanding of fundamental physical metallurgy and engineering challenges in both ferrous and non-ferrous metallic materials; from solidification to forming and joining. Dr Kotadia has published 25 scientific papers in reputable international journals (e.g. Acta Materialia) and 15 conference papers. His research has led to real industrial impact through the development of new alloys and processing routes to develop high-strength Al-Mg-Si (6xx.x) alloy. Through work, he has established an extensive network with renowned academics in the UK, Germany, France, USA, Australia, Japan, China, Malaysia and India, and companies in the UK, South Korea and Netherland including JLR, Novelis, POSCO. He is the recipient of various awards, including the outstanding conference paper award at ICEPTHDP 2011 in China and the second prize for best conference paper at IEEE Nano 2012 selected by Nobel Laureate Andre Geim.