John studied engineering in Cambridge University and gained a PhD researching mechanics of materials. Joining Oxford Engineering Science in 2005, he continued to research smart materials for actuators and sensors along with other topics in the mechanics of materials.
•Mechanics of materials
•Functional Materials, Electroceramics, Piezoelectrics, Ferroelectrics
•Actuators and sensors
•Micro and nanoscale materials characterisation by scanning probe microscopy
Exploring optimized microstructures in ferroelectric materials.
Investigating novel methods for converting vibrational mechanical energy into electrical energy.
Conducting a fundamental study of dry wear in metal-metal contacts.
I am open to applications for research students wishing to study smart materials, ferroeelctrics, piezoelectrics and related materials, wear in metals, micromechanical modelling of materials.