Department of Materials


Dr Stuart Robertson DiS, MEng, PhD

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Senior Research Associate - Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre

Stuart attained a MEng in materials and design at Loughborough university, followed by a PhD at Loughborough University. During his undergraduate he gained industrial experience in the composites and off highway hydraulics sectors.

His PhD concerned the validation of a focused ion beam prepared micro bend test technique in SiC. Following this he worked on the characterisation of ZrN before and after gold ion implantation using micro mechanical testing in the FIB as well as analysis using TEM, SEM and HREBSD.

Following his PhD he took up a research associate position based in both the electrical interconnects research group in the Wolfson school of engineering and the Loughborough materials characterisation centre (LMCC).

His current role involves managing external research and consultancy within the Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre (LMCC).


  • MEng (DiS) Materials and design, Loughborough (2014)
  • PhD, Loughborough (2019)

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Contributor to the LMCC industry course
  • Contributes to undergraduate characterisation module 

Administrative responsibilities:

  • Responsible for P-FIB training
  • Assistants with TEM training


Outline of main research interests: 

  • Application of electron and ion microscopy including EDS and EBSD.
  • In-situ characterisation of metals and ceramics
  • Best practice in microstructural characterisation
  • Ion implantation and nuclear materials degradation
  • Electrical interconnections and the formation of intermetallic compounds