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About dyedavid

Professor of Metallurgy at Imperial College, London, UK. Specialising in mechanical behaviour of aero-engine and nuclear metals; Ni superalloys, Ti and Zr alloys. Also shape memory and magnetic shape memory and twinning. Interested in atomistic modelling to develop insight into materials behaviour and the effect of alloying

What is a PhD? Defining Success

There are lots of reasons to do PhDs, the bread-and-butter of the research world. But, leaving aside motivation for a moment, what is a PhD? Well, the most traditional, simplest and yet most challenging definition is “a substantial contribution to … Continue reading

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