Research

Research

 

Research at LIMA is aimed at gaining further insight into fundamental aspects of material behaviour. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Crack formation & propagation in brittle materials (ceramics, pharmaceutics, etc.)
  • Mechanical behaviour of aero engine material systems, including metal alloys (Ti64), composites & foams
  • Mechanical properties of biological systems, e.g. silk, tendons, bones, meniscus
  • Characterisation of surface composition and adsorption kinetics, e.g. amides at polymer-air interface
  • Development and applications of novel techniques for studying materials behaviour and interactions in-situ & at extreme environments, e.g. temperature

For more information contact the Facility Manager (kalin.dragnevski@eng.ox.ac.uk).