Novana Hutasoit obtained a PhD degree from Swinburne University of Technology in Laser-material processing using Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology. Currently, he is undertaking a role of Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Product Design Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.
Novana’s research is focused on the development of new multi-component alloy (e.g. high entropy alloys), metal 3D printing and the integration of these two fields. High entropy alloys (HEA), one type of multi-component alloy, is a type of new metallic alloy that captured engineers’ interests owing to its superior performance compared to conventional alloys. However, its promising performance, the prediction of the formation of HEA remained a challenge until a recent time where the accurate prediction rules of the formation of HEA are extensively sought. In conjunction with the advent of 3D printing, metal alloying process can be performed in-situ while manufacturing objects in progress. This integration, will significantly reduce the time to produce parts with designed properties with high degree of efficiency.