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John Huber Associate Professor of Engineering Science

Associate Professor

John Huber MEng PhD

Associate Professor of Engineering Science

Tutorial Fellow at Oriel College

TEL: 01865 283478

Biography

John studied engineering in Cambridge University and gained a PhD researching mechanics of materials. Joining Oxford Engineering Science in 2005, he continued to research smart materials for actuators and sensors along with other topics in the mechanics of materials.

Most Recent Publications

Boundary influence on the fields and arrangement of the needle domains in barium titanate single crystals

Sui D, Huber JE & Zhou J (2021), European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids, 104322-104322

In-situ X-ray tomography of wear – a feasibility study

Aleksejev J et al. (2020), Tribology International, 150(October 2020)

Experimental investigation of debris entrapment in annular contacts

Aleksejev J et al. (2020), Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology

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Research Interests

•Mechanics of materials
•Functional Materials, Electroceramics, Piezoelectrics, Ferroelectrics
•Actuators and sensors
•Micro and nanoscale materials characterisation by scanning probe microscopy

Current Projects

Optimized Ferroelectrics

Exploring optimized microstructures in ferroelectric materials.

Energy Harvesting

Investigating novel methods for converting vibrational mechanical energy into electrical energy.

Wear

Conducting a fundamental study of dry wear in metal-metal contacts.

Most Recent Publications

Boundary influence on the fields and arrangement of the needle domains in barium titanate single crystals

Sui D, Huber JE & Zhou J (2021), European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids, 104322-104322

In-situ X-ray tomography of wear – a feasibility study

Aleksejev J et al. (2020), Tribology International, 150(October 2020)

Experimental investigation of debris entrapment in annular contacts

Aleksejev J et al. (2020), Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology

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DPhil Opportunities

I am open to applications for research students wishing to study smart materials, ferroeelctrics, piezoelectrics and related materials, wear in metals, micromechanical modelling of materials.

Most Recent Publications

Boundary influence on the fields and arrangement of the needle domains in barium titanate single crystals

Sui D, Huber JE & Zhou J (2021), European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids, 104322-104322

In-situ X-ray tomography of wear – a feasibility study

Aleksejev J et al. (2020), Tribology International, 150(October 2020)

Experimental investigation of debris entrapment in annular contacts

Aleksejev J et al. (2020), Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology

View all