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Dr Michael Rutherford Postdoctoral Research Associate


Michael Rutherford PhD MChemPhys

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research Interests

Michael Rutherford is a Postdoctoral Researcher working in aerospace engineering and shock physics.

His research interests include:

  • Synchrotron X-ray phase-contrast imaging of shock compressed materials

  • Mesoscale shock compression studies

  • Granular materials

  • X-ray image analysis

  • Strain-rate dependent characterisation of aerospace materials

Current Projects

Mechanical deformation testing of aerospace materials for Rolls-Royce

Mechanical testing of titanium alloys for aerospace applications at quasi-static and extreme strain-rates.

Ultrafast X-ray radiography of shock-compressed materials

Collaboration with AWE to measure quantitative density fields in shock-compressed materials using synchrotron X-rays.

Research Groups


A full list of Michael's publications can be found on his Google Scholar profile.