Past Members
Prof Tongguang Zhai
1998-2001
PDRA: Short Fatigue Crack Growth in Al-Li Alloys
now Associate Professor, University of Kentucky


Dr Dave Armstrong
2004-2005
Part II:  Processing and Properties of Ti-Nb-Ta-V-W alloys ‘Gum Metals’
Armourers and Brasiers Prize – best Part II project
Ironmongers Prize – best Part II talk
DPhil: Micromechanical Testing Methods
Now A Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow working on development of W-alloys for Fusion Applications at Oxford

Dr Ben Britton
2006-2011
Part II: Nanoindentation Studies of Slip Transfer at Grain Boundaries - Ironmongers Prize – best Part II talk
DPhil on Hi-Res EBSD and deformation of Ti alloys
Now a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow working on nuclear metallurgy at imperial College London


Dr Christopher Gourlay
Part II: Short Fatigue Crack Growth in Spray Cast Al-Li Alloys
left to study for PhD at University of Queensland, Australia, followed byh 5 years as a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow, and
now a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London



Dr Jun Jiang
2009-2013
DPhil: Hi-Res EBSD strain mapping and GND analysis of deformed Cu
now at Imperial College London working on fatigue of Ni-based superalloys



Dr Anke Stoll
2006-2010
DPhil: Mechanical Analysis of Environmentally Assisted Cracking
now at university of Magdeburg, Germany


Dr Philip Littlewood
2006-2011
DPhil: Fatigue Crack Initiation in near alpha Ti alloys
Clarendon Award Fund
then moved to DTU, Denmark working on 3D EBSD and then TEM on steel


Dr Eleanor Clarke
DPhil 2008: Internal Stress due to Phase Transformations in Steels
Corus Industrial Case Award
now working for Rolls Royce as Manufacturing Laboratory Team Leader

Dr Jaoued Ahmed
DPhil: Electron channeling contrast imaging of dislocation structures in cyclically deformed copper single crystals
then moved to work in IT and Communications

Dr Akshay Kumar
DPhil 2007: Fracture Mechanisms in Spheroidised Ferritic Steels
EPSRC Project Student
now ???

Dr Matthew Coates
DPhil: Fracture of spheroidised ferritic steels
Now ???

Sarah Connolly
Part II 2013-2015
Strain Rate Effects in Indentation of ODS steels
continuing on to DPhil on processing of ODS steels for fusion power


Alexander Edwards
Part II 2013-2015
Hi-Res EBSD of Stress and Dislocation Density in Laser Shock Peened Ti-6Al-4V

Robert McGhee
2009-2010
Part II student: Fundamentals of cyclic deformation and fatigue crack initiation
moved to Brookes to study MSc in Racing Car Engine Design

April Dunham
2008-2009
Part II Student: Micromechanical testing of grain boundary sliding in Pb-Sn alloys
left to study for EngD in Medical Devices at Strathclyde University

Simon Dewsbury
2007-2008
Part II Student: Processing and Properties of Gum Metal and related <b> Ti alloys
now ???

Philippa Duffus
2006-2007
Part II: Hrgric Swelling and Blister Buckling in Clay Bearing Stone
Department Prize most improvement in Part II from Part I
went on to study for MSc at University College London and British Museum

Dr David Randman
2005-2006
Part II: Nanoindentation Studies of Slip Transfer at Grain Boundaries in Iron
2nd Place in Ironmongers Prize – best Part II talk
left to study for PhD at Sheffield University, and then went on to work for Magnesium Elektron

Jess Buckley
Part II: Crack Initiation in Single Crystal Superalloy SRR99
Now ???

Alistair Tucker
Part II: Fatigue crack growth in U720 nickel based supper alloy at elevated temperature
Armourers and Brasiers Prize – best Part II project
Now ???