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Lukasz Farbaniec


Lukasz Farbaniec

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


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.

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Research Interests

  • 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

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