Department of Materials


Dr Keith Yendall BSc. PhD

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Senior Experimental Officer


Keith graduated from Loughborough University in 1999 with a BSc.(Hons) in Physics and Mathematics. He continued his studies at Loughborough and gained his PhD in 2004. He joined the University as a member of the Institute of Surface Science and Technology (ISST) which was later integrated within the Institute of Polymer Technology and Materials Engineering (IPTME), now the Department of Materials. He held various post doctoral positions, focussing on the surface pre-treatment and electro-deposition of coatings on aluminium alloys.

His current role of Experimental Officer involves supporting research and teaching across the department and wider School/University and managing external consultancy within the Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre (LMCC).


  • BSc(Hons) Physics and Mathematics, Loughborough, 1999
  • PhD, Loughborough, 2004

Outline of main research interests:

  • Applied analytical techniques in materials characterisation
  • Application of electron microscopy and related analytical techniques including EDS and EBSD.
  • Application of X-ray diffraction
  • Surface pre-treatment of aluminium alloys in aerospace applications
  • Interfacial surface free energy


Current teaching responsibilities:

  • MPP114 Polymer Science
  • MPP242 Microscopy
  • MPB103 Materials Characterisation and Mechanics


Selected publications:

  • K.A. Yendall, G.W. Critchlow “Novel methods, incorporating pre- and post-anodising steps, for the replacement of the Bengough–Stuart chromic acid anodising process in structural bonding applications”, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, Vol 29 (5), P503-508, (2009)
  • G.W. Critchlow, K.A. Yendall, D. Bahrani, A. Quinn, F. Andrews “Strategies for the replacement of chromic acid anodising for the structural bonding of aluminium alloys”, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, Vol 26 (6), P419-453, (2006)