Michael Rutherford is a Postdoctoral Researcher working in aerospace engineering and shock physics.
His research interests include:
Synchrotron X-ray phase-contrast imaging of shock compressed materials
Mesoscale shock compression studies
X-ray image analysis
Strain-rate dependent characterisation of aerospace materials
Mechanical testing of titanium alloys for aerospace applications at quasi-static and extreme strain-rates.
Collaboration with AWE to measure quantitative density fields in shock-compressed materials using synchrotron X-rays.