Department of Materials


Mr Roland Higginson BSc

Photo of Mr Roland Higginson

Part-time Lecturer


Graduated with a BSc(Eng) (Hons) Metallurgy from London University in 1965. He then had a 38 year career in the Steel Industry including 15 years in Research and Development, 15 years in Technical Management and 8 years in Operations and Quality Management. He became a part-time lecturer in the Department of Materials at Loughborough University in 2004.


  • BSc (Eng) Metallurgy (London), 1965

Outline of main researchn interests:

  • Steel manufacturing and processing
  • Heat treatment and its effect on properties
  • Microstructure evolution and control

Current teaching responsibilities:

  • Metallurgy
  • Design projects
  • Metallography
  • Mechanical testing

Usual days on campus:

  • Tuesday all day
  • Thursday all day