Daniel Eakins

Associate Professor of Engineering Science

  • Biography
  • Research


  • 2016-2017 Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics, Imperial College London
  • 2014-2017 Deputy Director, Institute of Shock Physics, Imperial College London
  • 2010-2016 Lecturer, Department of Physics, Imperial College London
  • 2007-2009  Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

Research Interests

  • Shock compression of solids
  • Dynamic strength, incipient plasticity, and failure
  • Ultrafast X-ray probing of extreme states
  • Hexagonal materials
  • Shock-induced chemistry
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Granular materials

Current Projects

  • High-rate/shock response of Mg/alloys
  • Establishment of dynamic loading platforms at the ESRF
  • Dynamic behaviour of additively manufactured metals and alloys
  • Investigation of the elastic precursor decay phenomenon
  • Thermomechanical study of adiabatic shear localization in Ti alloys
  • Development of reflectance thermometry for spatially resolved measurements at low temperatures
  • Dynamic compaction of porous and granular materials