Olga Zinovieva


My expertise: My primary research interests are in modelling for additive manufacturing, multiscale methods, computational materials science, and computational mechanics. My current research focuses on processing-microstructure-property relationships in metal additive manufacturing. My research philosophy is to transfer knowledge to practice. I am always keen to collaborate with academics and industry professionals interested in additive manufacturing.

My bio: Since 2022 I am a Lecturer (equivalent to the rank of assistant professor in North America) in Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) at UNSW Canberra. Before coming to UNSW, I conducted postdoctoral research a the University of Bremen (DE) being a part of the Airbus Endowed Chair for Integrative Simulation and Engineering of Materials and Processes. My previous experience also includes work at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk Polytechnic University, and Tomsk State University (RU), and being a visiting researcher at UNSW Canberra, University of Bremen, Sao Paulo State University (BR), and Centre of Materials Mines ParisTech (FR).

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I am keen to consider applications for projects on modelling for metal additive manufacturing, in particular on

  • processing-microstructure-property relationships
  • different types of mechanical loading of additively manufactured materials
  • model development and optimisation for the topics mentioned above

If you are eligible and interested, please send me an email with
(1) a short motivation statement
(2) your academic CV
(3) your academic transcripts
(4) your main research interest and your research proposal (<150 words)
(5) links to your Google Scholar page, ResearchGate page, Scopus ID, etc.


I was a holder of 12 grants (as a CI). Besides, I developed a German part of the international project proposal from the ground up and coordinated the development of the joint proposal with partners. The project was supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR).

UNSW Start-up Grant, 2022-2023
'Towards predicting the mechanical properties of additively manufactured stainless steel under dynamic loading using an ICME-based modeling approach'

DFG-RFBR Project (DFG: PL 584/4-1; RFBR: 18-501-12020), 2017-2022
'Computational framework to evaluate the relationships between process parameters, grain structure, and mechanical properties of additive manufactured materials'

Project funded by the Central Research Development Fund of the University of Bremen, 2016-2018
'Microstructural evolution during the process chain of additive manufacturing'

2 Bremen Research Scholarship Grants funded by the University of Bremen, 2014, 2016
'Multiscale simulation of solidification and recrystallization by selective laser melting'

3 Tomsk State University Travel Grants, 2012-2014

2 RFBR Grant Awards for a popular science article, 2011, 2012
'Study a surface – you will understand what is inside. Mesomechanical analysis of surface roughness in loaded steel samples'
'If you coat a surface, you will get a new material. Peculiarities of deformation and fracture of coated materials'

3 RFBR Travel Grants, 2010-2012