Dr Lukas Farbaniec is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Impact Engineering Laboratory at University of Oxford. He joined Oxford in 2018 and his research is focused on the development of high-speed diagnostics for dynamic testing of materials and structures (e.g., laser-based velocimetry, thermoreflectance imaging). This research is conducted as a part of the CORNERSTONE research project funded by EPSRC under its Prosperity Partnerships scheme.
Before joining Oxford, Lukasz worked as a Research Associate in the Institute of Shock Physics at Imperial College London (2016-2018), the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute at Johns Hopkins University (2013-2015), and the Laboratoire des Sciences des Procédés et des Matériaux at French National Center for Scientific Research (20012-2013). He received his PhD (2012) in Mechanics of Materials from University of Paris 13.
- High-speed diagnostics
- Full-field measurements of temperature and strains in dynamic events
- Materials responses under dynamic and shock loading
- Adiabatic shear band formation in hcp polycrystalline materials
- Small-scale dynamic mechanical testing
- Dynamic response of materials under confinement pressures