Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Department of Materials

People in the department

Staff working in the department of materials

Name Job Title Telephone Email

Dean of School

Professor Rachel Thomson Professor of Materials Engineering 01509 223155 Email

Head of Department

Mr Barry Haworth Reader in Polymer Engineering 01509 223336 Email

Academic staff

Dr Ali Ansarifar Senior Lecturer 01509 223159 Email
Dr Xujin Bao Senior Lecturer 01509 223150 Email
Dr Jamieson Christie Lecturer 01509 223153 Email
Professor Gary Critchlow Professor of Surface and Interface Science 01509 222949 Email
Dr Rebecca Higginson Reader in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering 01509 223161 Email
Dr Simon Hogg Senior Lecturer 01509 223332 Email
Dr Mark Jepson Lecturer in Metallurgy & Microscopy 01509 223169 Email
Professor Steven Kenny Professor of Mathematical and Computational Modelling 01509 222860 Email
Dr Simon Martin Senior Lecturer 01509 228521 Email
Dr Elisa Mele Senior Lecturer - Biomaterials 01509 228595 Email
Professor Sanjay Rastogi Professor of Polymer Technology 01509 223156 Email
Dr Sara Ronca Senior Lecturer 01509 564848 Email
Dr Sina Saremi Yarahmadi Lecturer - Functional Ceramics 01509 223189 Email
Professor Mo Song Professor of Polymer Science and Nanotechnology 01509 223160 Email
Dr Noreen Thomas Reader in Polymer Science and Technology 01509 223334 Email
Dr Yau Yau Tse Lecturer 01509 223221 Email
Professor Bala Vaidhyanathan Professor of Advanced Materials and Processing 01509 223152 Email
Professor Geoff Wilcox Professor of Surface Engineering and Corrosion 01509 223173 Email
Dr Helen Willcock Lecturer 01509 223432 Email
Dr Houzheng Wu Senior Lecturer 01509 223342 Email
Dr Hongtao Zhang Lecturer 01509 223541 Email

Retired academic staff

Dr Dick Heath Senior Lecturer 01509 223337 Email
Professor Roy Faulkner Professor of Physical Metallurgy 01509 223153 Email
Professor David Gabe Emeritus Professor 01509 223339 Email
Professor Marianne Gilbert Emeritus Professor 01509 223158 Email
Professor Doug Hourston Emeritus Professor 01509 223223 Email
Dr Leno Mascia Reader 01509 223339 Email

Visiting academic staff

Mr Laurence Clift Academic Visitor - Design School 01509 226900 Email
Dr Richard Frampton Academic Visitor - Design School 01509 226936 Email
Dr Victoria Haines Academic Visitor - Design School 01509 226915 Email
Professor Scott Lockyer Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Advanced Materials Email
Dr Ian Sutherland Academic Visitor - Chemistry 01509 222560 Email
Professor Josealdo Tonholo Academic Visitor 01509 223335 Email

Teaching staff

Mr Roland Higginson Part-time Lecturer 07966 786889 Email
Dr Rasoul Khandan University Teacher 01509 222522 Email
Ms Pascale Taylor English Language Teacher 01509 223544 Email

Administrative and support staff

Mrs Lucia Ashley Student Support Administrator 01509 223387 Email
Mrs Lynn Braham Finance and Support Team Manager 01509 227222 Email
Mrs Ann Cage Finance Support Administrator 01509 228442 Email
Mr Tom Carslake School Operations Manager 01509 227206 Email
Miss Ann Courtenay-Smith Student Support Administrator 01509 227220 Email
Miss Anne Cullen Postgraduate Taught Programmes Manager 01509 223340 Email
Mrs Dawn Dawson Student Team Manager 01509 223338 Email
Mrs Bonnie Erdelyi-Betts Student Support Administrator 01509 227286 Email
Ms Ginny Franklin Academic Librarian 01509 222374 Email
Mrs Janet Hague Student Support Coordinator 01509 222502 Email
Ms Debbie Halliday Student Support Administrator 01509 223172 Email
Mrs Charlotte Hammond Finance Administrator School of AACME 01509 227310 Email
Mrs Emma Jackson Support Administrator - Head of Department and Finance 01509 222527 Email
Miss June Lennie School Research Administrator 01509 223331 Email
Mrs Heather Morrow Student Support Administrator 01509 227286 Email
Mr Malcolm Newbitt Materials Placements Administrator 01509 223165 Email
Mrs Nicolette Potton Student Support Administrator 01509 223329 Email
Miss Samantha Sharp Student Support Administrator 01509 223151 Email
Mrs Pat Storer PA to Professor Rachel Thomson, Dean, School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering 01509 223321 Email
Mr James Toon Stores-person - School of AACME 01509 227024 Email
Mr Martin White School Projects Manager 01509 228592 Email
Ms Sue Zhou IT Systems Manager 01509 228520 Email

Technical staff

Mr Trevor Atkinson Technician 01509 223166 Email
Mr Mac Callender Technician 01509 223167 Email
Mr Adam Crossland Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre Placement Student 01509 223299 Email
Mr Sam Davis Analytical Instrumentation Technician Apprentice Email
Mr Scott Doak Director: Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre (LMCC) 01509 223314 Email
Mr Giuseppe Forte Technician 01509 564848 Email
Mr Shaun Fowler Technician 01509 223333 Email
Mr Michael Graysmark Engineering Apprentice Email
Mr David Insley Workshop Supervisor 01509 223167 Email
Mr Mike Kemp Technician 01509 223167 Email
Dr Joanne Kirk Technician 01509 223542 Email
Mr Ray Owens Chief Technician 01509 223157 Email
Miss Dawn Spencer STEMLab Laboratory Coordinator 01509 223222 Email
Mr Andrew Woolley Technician 01509 223174 Email
Dr Keith Yendall Senior Experimental Officer 01509 223319 Email
Dr Zhaoxia Zhou Research Fellow 01509 223163 Email

Research staff

Dr Efren Andablo-Reyes Research Associate of Professor Sanjay Rastogi 01509 564848 Email
Dr Mark Ashworth Research Associate of Dr Geoff Willcox and Dr Rebecca Higginson 01509 223335 Email
Dr Jane Clarke Research Fellow 01509 223154 Email
Dr Luke Hollingbery Research Assistant 01509 223326 Email
Dr George Chi Tangyie Research Associate Email
Professor John Comyn Senior Visiting Research Fellow 01509 223387 Email
Mrs Pat Cropper Research Associate to the LMCC 01509 564747 Email
Dr John Downs Research Associate 01509 223335 Email
Dr David Grandy Visiting Research Fellow 01509 223164 Email
Dr Dave Hitt Research Fellow 01509 223341 Email
Dr Jie Jin Research Associate of Professor Mo Song 01509 223168 Email
Dr Mudith Karunaratne Research Associate of Professor Rachel Thomson 01509 223335 Email
Dr Annapoorani Ketharam Research Associate 01509 223169 Email
Mr Kangsheng Liu Research Associate 01509 564848 Email
Dr Carole Raymond Visiting Research Fellow 01509 223341 Email
Dr Dario Romano Research Associate 01509 564846 Email
Dr Chris Scott Research Associate 01509 223189 Email
Mr Alex Shi Research Assistant Email
Dr Arthur Swarbrick Research Associate 01509 223168 Email
Mrs Patthrapa Wright Research Assistant 01509 223545 Email
Dr Sabrina Yan Research Associate 01509 223335 Email
Dr Youfa Yin Research Associate of Professor Roy Faulkner 01509 223168 Email
Dr Miao Yu Research Associate Email

PhD Students

Mr Suaad Alsawafi PhD Student Email
Miss Caroline An PhD Student Email
Mr Aashu Anshuman PhD Student Email
Mr Peter Beck PhD Student 01509 263171 Email
Mr David Carrick PhD Student 01509 225406 Email
Ms Yasmin Daher PhD Student Email
Mr Ele Louis De Boer PhD Student Email
Mr Eason Deng PhD Student Email
Mr Yuliang Dong PhD Student Email
Ms Charlotte Dyson PhD Student Email
Mr Ashley Fly Research Student 01509 227246 Email
Mr Tingrui Fu PhD Student Email
Mr Yuchen Gu PhD Student 01509 263171 Email
Mr Jingcheng Guan PhD Student Email
Mr Juntao Guo PhD Student Email
Mr Daniel Haspel PhD Student Email
Ms Sian Higlett PhD Student Email
Mr Charles Jackson PhD Student Email
Miss Sarah Jahani PhD Student Email
Miss Laura Jinks PhD Student Email
Ms Vicky Lay PhD Student Email
Ms Maria Lukic PhD Student Email
Mr Constantine J Marlas PhD Student Email
Miss Siti Radiah Mohd Kamarudin PhD Student Email
Ms Emma Murrell PhD Student Email
Mr Javier Pascual-Rocamora PhD Student Email
Ms Helen Pearson PhD Student Email
Ms Sebnem Pehlivan Davis PhD Student 01509 263171 Email
Mr Stuart Robertson PhD Student Email
Ms Anna Sammarco PhD Student Email
Mr Thomas Sharp PhD Student 01509 263171 Email
Mr Saad Sheikh PhD Student Email
Ms Bowen Tan PhD Student Email
Mr Lorenzo Tinari PhD Student Email
Mr Yao Tong PhD Student Email
Mr Zainudin Umar PhD Student Email
Mr Xu Xu PhD Student Email
Mr Jacob Wang PhD Student 01509 225406 Email
Mr James West PhD Student Email
Mr Mark Wootton PhD Student Email
Mr Liang Wu PhD Student Email
Ms Ying Zhu PhD Student Email
Ms Yujin Yang PhD Student Email
Mr Michael Young PhD Student Email
Miao Yu PhD Student 01509 227186 Email
Mr Pengxiang Zheng PhD Student 01509 263171 Email
Mr Ele Louis De Boer PhD Student Email


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