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Abdallah Reza


Abdallah Reza BSc MSc DPhil (Oxon)

Postdoctoral Researcher


Abdallah completed his DPhil in the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, associated with Kellogg College. The focus of his DPhil was on developing the laser-induced transient gratings method for the investigation of irradiation-induced thermal transport changes in fusion-relevant materials.

Prior to his DPhil, he obtained a master's in Nuclear Engineering from Imperial College London, and a bachelor's in Physics from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Research Interests

  • Sustainable Energy
  • Material Performance Evaluation / Non-destructive Evaluation
  • Thermal Transport
  • Nuclear Energy
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Current Projects

  • Extending capabilities of the laser-induced transient gratings method for performance evaluation of materials used in critical environments such as nuclear reactors and aircraft engines.

  • Understanding irradiation induced structure-property changes in nuclear materials with a focus on thermal transport and nanoscale defects, and moving towards reactor-relevant conditions.

Research Groups

Related Academics


  • Characterising Ion-Irradiated FeCr: Hardness, Thermal Diffusivity and Lattice Strain
    Song K et al. (2020), Acta Materialia, 201

  • Thermal diffusivity degradation and point defect density in self-ion implanted tungsten
    Reza A et al. (2020), Acta Materialia, 193

  • Non-contact, non-destructive mapping of thermal diffusivity and surface acoustic wave speed using transient grating spectroscopy
    Reza A et al. (2020), Rev. of Sci. Instr., 91

  • Controlling Thermal Diffusivity, Residual Stress and Texture in W/Cu Nano-Multilayers by Magnetron Chamber Pressure Variation
    Brandt LR et al. (2020), SSRN

  • Transient grating spectroscopy of thermal diffusivity degradation in deuterium implanted tungsten
    Reza A et al. (2020), Scripta Materialia, 174