Lifen Deng

PhD in Material Science

"Tata Steel is one of the largest steel producers and with my background in metallurgy I saw joining the Research Centre as a solid foundation for my research career."

Job Title: Researcher

Joined: August 2008

University attended: The University of Manchester

Degree Course(s): PhD in Material Science

Location: Rotherham

Why did you choose to work for Tata Steel?

Tata Steel is one of the largest steel producers and with my background in metallurgy I saw joining the Research Centre as a solid foundation for my research career.

What does your current role involve?

I am currently tasked with developing new ultra-high-strength rod / wire steels and new grade rail steels; providing technical support to existing grade rail steels and with seeking solutions to repair worn tramway tracks.

What are your future career aspirations?

Tata Steel pay for a professional membership fee and provide professional mentors to support graduates in their professional accreditation / chartership.  I am currently working towards IOM3 Chartered Engineer status.

Tell us something about your work location?

Swinden Technology Centre (STC) is located in Rotherham, a town 10 miles away from Sheffield city centre.  It is a great place to work, where we are able to work on a flexi-time basis and enjoy fantastic sports facilities like gym, tennis and football pitches.