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Research interests

I am a Lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of Bristol. I am associated with the Interface Analysis Centre research group and the Cabot Institute as part of the Materials and Devices theme. 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.

My research aims to take a holistic approach to materials characterisation that uses a combination of experimental techniques and computer modelling to understand the mechanisms behind materials behaviour. This includes characterisation techniques such as atom probe tomography, focused ion beam, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray tomography and photoemission spectroscopy, complemented by computational work using density functional theory, CALPHAD phase chemistry modelling and finite element modelling of stresses. 

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)

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)