Professor Alan Cocks

Professor of Materials Engineering

Professor Alan Cocks
Department of Engineering Science,
University of Oxford,
Parks Road,
Oxford,
OX1 3PJ
+44 1865 2 83490
alan.cocks@eng.ox.ac.uk

Education

  • Ph.D. in Engineering, Cambridge (1981)
  • MA, Oxford (2006)
  • BSc Engineering. Leicester (1977)

Research interests

  • Micromechanical modelling
  • Creep deformation and failure
  • Modelling powder processing - flow, compaction and sintering
  • Modelling the performance of welded components
  • Modelling the performance of Thermal Barrier Coating and other ceramic based systems
  • Fracture of engineering materials

Other appointments

  • Professorial Fellow St Anne's College, Oxford

Past Positions

  • 2004-2005 Head of Department of Engineering, University of Leicester
  • 1996-2005 Professor of Engineering, University of Leicester
  • 1990-1995 University Lecturer, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • 1990-1995 Fellow, Downing College Cambridge
  • 1986-1990 Lecturer, Department of Engineering, University of Leicester
  • 1984-1985  Visiting Assistant Professor,  Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
  • 1980-1983  Research Associate, University of Leicester

Recent Publications



Full List:

Selected Publications

  • S. Kumar and A.C.F. Cocks, Sintering and mud cracking in EB-PVD thermal barrier coatings, Jnl. Mech. Phys. Solids, 60, 2012, 723-749.
  • O. Barrera, A.C.F. Cocks and A.R.S. Ponter, The linear matching method applied to composite materials: a micromechanical approach, Comp. Sci. Tech.,71, 2011, 797-804.
  • R.W. Style, S.S.L. Peppin and A.C.F.Cocks and J.S. Wettlaufer, Ice-lens formation and geometrical supercooling in soils and other colloidal materials, Phys. Rev. E, 84, 2011, 041402.
  • A.C.F. Cocks and N.A. Fleck, Constrained sintering of an air-plasma-sprayed thermal barrier coating, Acta Mat, 58, 2010, 4233-4244.
  • F. Fan, J.Z. Pan and A.C.F.Cocks, Defect healing and cracking in ceramic films during constrained sintering, Jnl. Am. Cer. Soc., to appear.
  • O. Barrera and A.C.F. Cocks, Computational modelling of hydrogen embrittlement in welded structures, Phil Mag, to appear.
  • A.R.S. Ponter and A.C.F. Cocks, Thermal ratchetting of polycrystalline materials with inhomogeneous thermal properties, Phil Mag, to appear.

Institutional activities

  • External Examiner BEng and MEng degrees in Mechanical Engineering, University of Manchester
  • Member Royal Society UK Panel on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
  • Member EDF Expert Panel on Creep of Stainless Steel
  • Member Rolls-Royce materials, manufacture & structures advisory board
  • On Management Group Bristol-Oxford Nuclear Research Centre and joint lead for the Applied Research theme
  • Member Steering Committee for Oxford Solid Mechanics