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Edward leggett

Edward Leggett MSci

DPhil Student

TEL: +447456837873
COLLEGE: Lady Margaret Hall



Edward Leggett joined the University of Oxford as a DPhil Student in September 2020, having previously obtained an MSci Physics from King's College London in 2019, which included research placements at both University College London and The Francis Crick Institute. Edwards masters project looked at conjugated polymer nanoparticles for photodynamic therapy, under the supervision of Prof. Mark Green and Dr. Aliaksandra Rakovich.

Currently, Edward is carrying out research on the role of defects on the dynamic fragmentation behaviour of additively manufactured materials within the Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group, under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Eakins and Dr. David Chapman, in close collaboration with AWE. He will seek to carefully address and exploit the effects of intrinsic material variations of AM materials by systematically exploring the link between fabrication parameters, component micro-structure and high-rate constitutive and failure properties, undertaken through a combination of precision loading and advanced facility X-ray experiments.


Research Interests


  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Shock Compression and High Strain Rate Deformation of Solids
  • Dynamic Strength and Failure Behaviour of Materials
  • Ultrafast X-Ray Probing of Extreme States


Current Projects


The Role of Defects on the Dynamic Fragmentation Behaviour of Additively Manufactured Materials



Miao Zhao, Edward Leggett, Struan Bourke, Souzana Poursanidou, Sadie Carter-Searjeant, Steve Po, Marciano Palma do Carmo, Lea Ann Dailey, Phillip Manning, Sean G. Ryan, Laura Urbano, Mark Green, Aliaksandra Rakovich. "Theranostic NIR-active conjugated polymer nanoparticles", 2020 (in press).


Awards and Prizes


Kings Undergraduate Research Fellowship 2018, Top 3 Project Award, "Investigating the Role of glycerol-3-dehydrogenases in the Synthesis of Glycerol in the Fission Yeast Species Schizosaccharomyces japonicus", supervised by Prof. Snezhana Oliferenko.