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Research interests

I am a Lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of Bristol. My research uses advanced microstructural characterisation techniques to characterise the structure and chemistry of materials for nuclear power plants, semiconductor devices and aerospace. In addition I supervise final year undergraduate and PhD projects, and teach courses for the MSc in Nuclear Science and Engineering and at undergraduate level in Physics.

After obtaining my PhD in chemical physics from the University of Bristol I worked for two years in the renewable energy sector consulting on the engineering of wind and solar power plants. Subsequently I spent nearly four years at the University of Oxford using Atom Probe Tomography to study the atomic-scale chemistry of materials such as steel, zirconium, tungsten and uranium alloys for nuclear applications, steel, titanium, nickel and cobalt alloys for the aeronautical industry and semiconductors like diamond, silicon and gallium nitride.

I rejoined the University of Bristol as a lecturer in Materials Physics in January 2017. My research is associated with the Interface Analysis Centre and the Cabot Institute and I link closely with colleagues in the Schools of Physics, Engineering, Chemistry and Earth Sciences, using my expertise in materials characterisation and modelling to aid research projects beyond my own. I have a number of PhD students in metallurgy and corrosion for nuclear fission and fusion and renewable energy industries including EDF Energy, NNL and UKAEA. 

External positions

Editor, Materials Today Communications, Elsevier

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Research Output

  • 35 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 3 Conference Paper
  • 2 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

The effect of sodium hydroxide on niobium carbide precipitates in thermally sensitised 20Cr-25Ni-Nb austenitic stainless steel

Clark, R. N., Chan, C. M., Martin, T. L., Walters, W. S., Engelberg, D., Burrows, R. & Williams, G., 1 Jul 2020, In : Corrosion Science. 170, 108596.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • The role of replicated service atmosphere on deformation and fracture behaviour of carburised AISI type 316H steel

    Warren, A. D., Heard, P. J., Flewitt, P. E. J. & Martin, T. L., 1 Jan 2020, Advances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics XVIII. Paipetis, S. A. & Aliabadi, F. M. H. (eds.). Trans Tech Publications Ltd, p. 318-323 6 p. (Key Engineering Materials; vol. 827 KEM).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

  • Atom probe tomography of Au-Cu bimetallic nanoparticles synthesized by inert gas condensation

    Yang, Q., Danaie, M., Young, N., Broadley, V., Joyce, D. E., Martin, T. L., Marceau, E., Moody, M. P. & Bagot, P. A. J., 31 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 123, p. 26481-26489 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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