Thursday, November 8, 2007

Welcome to My Album

At First Thanks to Allmighty Allah Who gave me this strength to come at this stage.

There are many individuals who have assisted me during the present work. I would like to thank you all.

In particular, I would like to acknowledge the contributions of Dr. Joseph Stokes of the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in Dublin City University, for his unceasing enthusiasm, interest, constructive criticism and practical hand on assistance with HVOF thermal spray system and for putting up with me over the years. His expertise, availability to discuss ideas and willingness to give his knowledge were instrumental in the completion of this thesis. I owe him much gratitude.

I will be forever indebted to Professor M. S. J. Hashmi (Head of School) who not only funded my project but also supported and supervised me unstintingly. Without his support and encouragement this research would not have been done.

I would like to thank the academic staff for any help they gave me over the course of my work, especial thanks to Dr. Dermot Brabazon. I am especially grateful to Michael Tyrrell, Liam Domnican, Keith Hickey, Jim Barry, Eoin Touhy, Alan Meehan, Michael May and Chris Crouch for their technical support, inspiration and discussions throughout this work, and the secretarial staff for their help. I wish to thank all of my fellow postgraduate students within Dublin City University and elsewhere, for their support and friendship; especial thanks to Dr. Mahbub Hasan and Mr. Shariar hasan.

I am grateful to School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, DCU, without whose support this project would not have been made possible.

Special thanks are due to my parents for their endless support during my studies, without which I may not come at this stage.I am also thanksful to my family. My sincere thanks to Halima Akter, for her love, affection, care and encouragement during the last few years; it has been much appreciated.

My Thesis Title is:
Design and Development of a Powder mixing Device used in the deposition of high velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) Thermal Spray Functionally Graded coatings

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