The OU Materials Engineering Group is internationally renowned for its work on the development and application of novel techniques for the measurement and analysis of residual stress. In addition to on-site equipment for residual stress analysis using X-ray diffraction, incremental hole drilling, and the contour method, we are intensive users of international neutron and synchrotron X-ray facilities.
The group hosts around 16 full-time and 5 part-time research students, many of whom have a focus on residual stresses and their effect on the performance of engineering structures. Support is provided by academic, technical and research staff. Virtually all our projects are undertaken in partnership with industrial collaborators, and our projects provide excellent training in a range of experimental and analytical skills.
If you have an enquiry specific to this research area please contact:
- John Bouchard, Professor of Materials for Energy
- +44 (0)1908 655799
For general enquiries please contact the Research Degrees Team via the link
under 'Your Questions' on the right of the page.