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Expertise: Materials

Prof Michael Reece
Structural and functional ceramics; electromechanical properties of ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials.

Prof James Busfield
I specialise in the physical behaviour of soft matter, such as elastomers and rubber materials. Properties of interest include abrasion, friction, fracture, creep, fatigue, viscoelastic behaviour, modulus enhancement and composite filler reinforcement. I also investigate smart soft materials that can sense their environment and soft actuating materials that can change shape in response to a physical stimulus.

Prof Andrew Bushby
My research is centred on the micro- and nano-mechanics of materials and structures. I am a leading expert in the technique of nano indentation for small-scale mechanical property measurement and contribute to ISO Standards working groups for instrumented indentation. Major research themes include the development of methods using spherical indenters, electromechanical properties of ferroelectric thin films, visco-elastic and composites materials, structure-properties relationships in calcified biological tissues and nano-structured crystalline materials. My fundamental research has focused on the origin of size effects in mechanical properties and has led to a new understanding of the strength of nano-structured material

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