Dr. Yemi Fasoyinu

Research Scientist
Natural Resources Canada

Current research and/or projects


I have joined CanmetMATERIALS (CMAT), NRCan in 1993 as a Research Scientist. I have over 25 years of experience in solidification processing of metals and alloys. My research is focused on non-ferrous alloys such as: copper, aluminum and magnesium. I have a strong research partnership with many foundries, universities, and international organizations. I have also authored/co-authored over 100 publications in scientific journals, conference proceedings, and client and departmental reports.

Research and/or project statements

Current Research Project Areas:

  • Solidification of metals and alloys, physical metallurgy, and alloy development.
  • Development of metal casting technology for Al-, Cu- and Mg-base alloys.
  • Proven research experience with gravity, low pressure, and lost foam casting processes of non-ferrous alloys.
  • Casting defect analysis and microstructure evaluation of foundry alloys.

Professional activities / interests

Education and awards

Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering, University of British Columbia, 1989.

B.S (1980) and M.S (1982) degrees in Metallurgical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

AFS 2016 Best-Paper Award, Al Division of AFS.

Glenn Stahl Service Award, Al Division of AFS, 2006.

Key publications

  1. Fasoyinu, Y, Weiss, D, Shah, J., and Bailey, R, " Permanent Mold Casting of a Structural Component from Al Alloy 206”, AFS Trans, Vol. 123, pp. 77-91 (2015).
  2. Fasoyinu, Y, Weiss, D, Shah, J., and Bailey, R, "Computer Simulation of a Structural Component Poured in Permanent Mold from Al Alloys 206 and 535”, AFS Trans, vol. 123, pp. 95-100 (2015).
  3. Fasoyinu, Y. and Sahoo, M., “Factors Influencing Hot Tearing of Aluminum Alloy 206.0 Poured in Metal Molds”, Proceedings of the 48th Conference of Metallurgists: Materials Development and Performance of Sulphur Capture Plants, August 23-26, 2009, Sudbury, ON, Canada, pp 3-17.
  4. Fasoyinu, F.A., Thomson, J.P, Sullivan, L. and Sahoo, M., "Characterization of   Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Alloys 206.0 and 535.0 Poured in Metal Molds", AFS Trans, vol. 116, 2008, 15 pages.
  5. Fasoyinu, Y, Newcombe, P., and Sahoo, M., Lost Foam Casting of Magnesium Alloys AZ91D and AM50, AFS Trans, vol. 114, (2006).