Colin Tadgell

Beta Bear

PhD Student

Current Area of Research:

  • Applicability of TLPB of Titanium and Titanium Alloys using Transition Metals
  • Study on the Effects of Braze Temperature and Microstructural Development of CPW Braze Powder on Inconel 625 (Pratt and Whitney Research Project)

Past Areas of Research:

  • Investigation of Plating Process Variability and Mechanism for Oxide Disruption in a Ni-Modified Fluxless Brazing Process for Aluminum Alloys
  • Ranking of Long-Life Brazed Aluminum Alloys in Condensate Corrosion Environment for Charge Air Cooler Application
  • Study of Fracture Mechanics in Ni/Al Interfaces using Molecular Dynamics (University of Stuttgart)


  • Bachelor of Engineering & Management, Materials Science – McMaster University
  • Masters of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering – Waterloo University


  • NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Student – Dana Canada Corporation (2013)
  • Ontario/Baden-Württemberg Summer Research Program – University of Stuttgart (2009)