Addison Rayner

Post Doctoral Fellow

Thermec 2018 Poster

Addison is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in materials engineering at Dalhousie University. His research looks at powder injection molding of superalloy materials for high temperature use in jet engines. He is interested in engineering research across fields such as aerospace, manufacturing, and renewable energy, and is an advocate of continuous learning and mentorship. Addison is also an avid Formula 1 fan and enjoys reading and building models in his free time.

Current Research Topics:

  • High temperature thermal analysis of heat resistant alloys
  • Supersolidus liquid phase sintering of metal injection molded Nickel superalloys
  • Transient liquid phase bonding and sintering
  • Controlled grain growth in supersolidus sintered materials
  • Bi-materials fabricated via metal injection molding
  • Oxidation and off-gassing behaviour of metal injection molded Ni-superalloys

Past Projects:

  • Biogas production through anaerobic digestion for use in solid oxide fuel cells
  • Master sintering curve of Ni-YSZ cermet anodes for solid oxide fuel cells
  • Transient liquid phase solders


  • PhD student at Dalhousie University (2014-2020)
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Guelph (2010-2014)

Work Experience:

  • Teaching assistant (CHEE4702/4802; MECH4015; ENGI2102) (2014-Present)
  • PhD Intern – Special Process Development, Pratt & Whitney Canada (Mitacs Accelerate program) (2016-2017)
  • Intern – Equipment Inspections Department, Imperial Oil (2013)
  • Research Assistant – University of Guelph (2012)