4th YEAR PROJECT STUDENTS
Thomas de Sousa (2016-17) developed a lab setup for optical wavelength coherent diffractive imaging. This will serve as a test bed for new imaging algorithms and as a teaching tool.
Rowan May (2016-17) worked on an industry-linked project with Arup studying train-induced vibrations in laboratory buildings. His project showed how we can better understand these vibrations and model them more effectively.
James Turton (2016-17) designed, built and tested a new device for non-invasive imaging of high energy particle beams. The performance of his prototype exceeded the performance required of devices for the LHC.
Alex Clarke (2015-16) studied a new geometry for tensile crack propagation using compressive loading.
Catherine Hildersley (2014-15) investigated the properties of powder injection moulded tungsten composites with a view to their use in diverter components of future fusion reactors. She applied optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction to this problem.
William Summers (2014-15) studied the micro-mechanical behaviour of high-performance nickel superalloys. His experiments concentrated on the effects of boron and carbon at grain boundaries in determining alloy strength.
Isaure deBroglie (2014) was a visiting student from École Polytechnique. She spent three months working on the evolution of helium ion damage in tungsten at high temperatures. In particular she used X-ray micro-diffraction, Eigenstrain modelling and nano-indentation.