Dr. Mert Celikin is an Assistant Professor at the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in University College Dublin, Ireland. He received his PhD in Materials Engineering at McGill University (Canada) in 2012, where he studied high temperature deformation behaviour of magnesium alloys for automotive powertrain applications. He has worked as a postdoctoral fellow at McGill Metals Processing Centre and Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique - Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications (INRS-EMT). During his post-doctoral research, Dr. Celikin has worked on lead (Pb)-free solder alloys, advanced self-healing composites and optical fiber-based devices with international / national industrial collaborations including European Space Agency (ESA), Netherlands, MPB Technologies Inc., (Canada) and AIM Metals & Alloys Inc. (Canada). Dr. Celikin has over 14 years of experience on advanced lightweight alloy design and processing for automotive and aerospace applications. He has expertise on phase transformation kinetics, deformation mechanisms and high-resolution electron microscopy. His current research focuses on understanding and controlling the nucleation and growth phenomena for metallic additive manufacturing processes used for transport (automotive / aerospace) and biomedical applications. Dr. Celikin is currently a Funded Investigator (FI) in SFI I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Centre and Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Advanced Metallic Systems.