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Seminars held by the Solid Mechanics and Materials research group, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford.

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Each term, a variety of guest speakers come into the department to host seminars based on their research. These are open to attend

Please see the list below for upcoming seminars

Hilary Term 2024

Seminars at 14.30pm unless otherwise specified.

Seminars will take place in Lecture Room LR1, Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science, Oxford, unless otherwise specified.

For further information please contact Dr Reece Oosterbeek


Week 1 - 15 Jan No Seminar 

Week 2 - 22 Jan No Seminar

Week 3 - 29 Jan

Dr Yang Liu, Department of Materials, Imperial College London, UK 

“Microscale Insights into Nuclear Structural Materials Behaviour in Light Water Reactors.”

Week 4 - 05 Feb

Professor Abdelali Oudriss, Laboratoire des Sciences de I’Ingénieur pour  L’Environnement, La Rochelle University, France 

“The consequences of hydrogen and metallurgical heterogeneities interactions on plasticity and hydrogen embrittlement mechanisms of FCC metals and alloys.”

Week 5 - 12 Feb

Dr Jessica Boland, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester, UK

“Near field microscopy for non-contact, non-destructive material characterisation.”

Week 6  - 21 Feb

2.00pm, L2, Maths Institute (Joint seminar with Mathematical Institute, Oxford) 

Professor Serafim Kalliadasis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK 

“Classical density-functional theory: from formulation to nanofluidics to machine Institute learning.”

Week 7 - 26 Feb

Professor Dong (Lilly) Liu, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK 

“Deformation and Fracture of Advanced Energy Materials under Extreme Conditions.”

Week 8 - 4 March

Professor Felix Hofmann, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK

“Irradiation-induced Structural and Property Change in Fusion Power Materials."


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