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Martin's research centres on the effect of solid state processes from upstream extraction technologies through to downstream finishing processes on microstructural evolution and mechanical properties in light alloys, in particular titanium alloys. A major research interest is to provide a step change in the economics of titanium based alloys through the development of non-melt consolidation routes such as the FFC Process, FAST-forge and continuous rotary extrusion. Martin has more than 80 publications on manufacturing, was awarded a RAEng/EPSRC Fellowship in 2005 and the IOM3 Ti Prize in 2003. He works closely with industry partners such as VW, Rolls-Royce, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, TiMET and DSTL.