Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Department of Materials

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Dr Rebecca Higginson

Senior Lecturer in Metallurgy
Programme Director: Materials Engineering and Automotive Materials
BEng, PhD, FRMS, CSci, CEng, FIMMM, MInstP

Tel: 01509 223161

Fax: 01509 223949


Dr Rebecca Higginson graduated from The University College Swansea in 1992 winning the British Steel Travel Award for her practical work. She went on to study for her PhD at Birmingham University on the ‘The Effect of Small Second Phase Particles on the Recrystallisation and Grain Growth in Aluminium’ sponsored by Alcan. In 1995 she became a Post Doctoral Research Associate at Sheffield University working on the thermomechanical processing of stainless steels and aluminium alloys. Whilst at Sheffield she took a part time Postgraduate Diploma in Education. In 2001 she became a Lecturer in Metallurgy at Loughborough University, promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2007.


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29 Journal and refereed conference papers have been published in the last 5 years including:

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