- Mechanical Engineering
- Deformation response of advanced materials under extreme loading conditions
- Effect of microstructural properties on mechanical and fracture behavior of materials
- Microstructural tailoring of advanced structural materials
- Microstructural mechanisms of fatigue and fracture behavior
- Advanced materials processing and manufacturing techniques (metal based additive manufacturing)
- Transmission electron microscopy and microanalysis (TEM/STEM/HRTEM)
- Biomechanics and impact biomechanics
- Processing and characterization of tissue simulant biomaterials
Dr. Solomon Boakye-Yiadom is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, York University. Prior to joining York University in 2017, he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department of the University of Waterloo. His education and training spans materials science, mechanical, biomechanical and aerospace engineering. Dr. Boakye-Yiadom received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 2015 and BSc in Aerospace Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. His research interests are in the processing and characterization of advanced materials, microstructural tailoring of structural materials, microstructural characterization of deformation behavior including fracture behavior of materials under extreme loading conditions, transmission electron microscopy and microanalysis, advanced manufacturing techniques including metal-based additive manufacturing, impact biomechanics and finite element method simulation of deformation behavior. He has received several awards including the prestigious Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship and Edward R. Toporeck Graduate Fellowship in Engineering.
- S. Boakye-Yiadom, N. Bassim, (2017) Microstructural Evolution of Adiabatic Shear Bands in Pure Copper during Impact at High Strain Rates, Materials Science and Engineering A 1-32. (Doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2017.11.027)
- S. Boakye-Yiadom, D. S. Cronin, (2017) On the Importance of Retaining Stresses and Strains in Repositioning Computational Biomechanical Models of the Cervical Spine, International J. Numerical Methods in Biomed. Eng. (Accepted, doi: 10.1002/cnm.2905
- N. Bassim, S. Boakye-Yiadom, (2015) Study of the formation of adiabatic shear bands in steel during impact, Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies 1:19–26. (DOI: 10.1080/2374068X.2015.1111697).
- S. Boakye-Yiadom, A. K. Khan, N. Bassim, (2014) Effect of pre-impact microstructure on the nucleation and initiation of adiabatic shear bands during impact. Materials Science and Engineering A 615:373–394. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2014.07.095).
- S. Boakye-Yiadom, A. K. Khan, N. Bassim, (2014) Deformation mapping and the role of carbides on the microstructure and properties of evolved ASBs. Metallurgical and Materials Transaction A 45:5379-5396. (DOI: 10.1007/s11661-014-2495-7).
- S. Boakye-Yiadom, A. K. Khan, N. Bassim, (2014) Systematic study of grain refinement during impact of 4340 steel. Materials Science and Engineering A 605:270–285. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2014.03.066).
- M. N. Bassim, S. Boakye-Yiadom, M. Bolduc, (2014) Microstructural evolution from shaped charge through steel plates. Applied Mechanics and Materials 566:344-349. (DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.566.344).
- S. Boakye-Yiadom, N. Bassim, A. K. Khan, (2013) Microscopical study of the formation of adiabatic shear bands in 4340 steel during dynamic loading. Philosophical Magazine 93:4544-4568. (DOI: 10.1080/14786435.2013.837587).
- S. Boakye-Yiadom, M. N. Bassim, (2012) Effect of heat treatment on stability of impact-induced adiabatic shear bands in 4340 steel. Materials Science and Engineering A 546:223-232. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2012.03.057).
- S. Boakye-Yiadom, M. N. Bassim, (2011) Effect of prior heat treatment on dynamic impact behavior of 4340 steel and formation of ASBs. Materials Science and Engineering A 528:8700-8708. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2011.08.036).