News Archive (2010)

The most recent news is on the Home Page

17/9/2010: Dave Armstrong wins CamTec Prize

Well, old news really - but the picture is now on the CAmTec website.

14/9/2010: Micromechanics meeting: yet more details

A detailed programme, travel information and local directions (including places to eat on Sunday evening) are now available for the workshop on micromechanical testing, Oxford 20-22 September.

August 2010: Two new project staff

Martha Briceno, postdoctoral reseacher specialising in TEM of deformation and radiation damage, and Karen Disney, PA to Steve Roberts and James Marrow, joined us this month.

21/7/2010: Steve Roberts in the USA

Steve is visiting Todd Allen at the Idaho National Laboratory, to discuss work on
neutron-irradiated materials; Bob Odette at UCSB, to discuss work on
fracture, ODS alloys and tungsten; and to attend the Gordon Research
Conference on Thin Film Mechanics.

7/7/2010: Gerald Pintsuk visiting

Gerald Pintsuk, of FZK Julich, is visiting us Wednesday afternoon - Friday evening. He works on the "Judith"
thermal-shock systems, especially on tungsten alloys and FeCr
materials. As well as discussions with the group Gerald will be giving a
talk at this week's Friday morning meeting.

25/6/2010: Postdoctoral and Research Student vacancies

We have now filled most of the "start-up" posts for the project, but still have vacancies for:

  1. a postdoctoral researcher in atom-probe-tomography;
  2. a research student in dislocation dynamics modelling.

26/5/2010: Micromechanics Workshop, Oxford 20-22 September 2010

and payment deadline is now extended until July 23rd, 2010; but no longer than that!

for the workshop are nearly finalised. We have some
excellent keynote speakers lined up:

  • Julia Greer, California
    Institute of Technology;
  • Dierk Raabe,  Max-Planck Institute,
  • Bill Clyne, University of Cambridge;
  • Andrew
    Bushby, Queen Mary, University of LOndon;
  • Fionn Dunne,
    University of Oxford;
  • Alfonso Ngan, University of Hong Kong;
  • David
    Armstrong, University of Oxford.

The workshop will be low
cost (£230, including accommodation and conference dinner), with an
emphasis on discussion and practical know-how.

Enquiries to: Steve

30/4/2010: Article on CCFE website

A bit of publicity for the project on CCFE Culham's website.

If you use facebook, you can get more news from them by becoming a "fan" of CCFE (using this page).

23/4/2010: First Advisory panel meeting

first one-day meeting was held in Oxford, for the advisory panel to
meet the project team, to be updated on progress, and to advise the
team on possible future directions.

Presentations from the meeting are available to project members here.

15/4/2010: Project's new Focussed Ion Beam system has arrived!

research programme will benefit from a dedicated Focussed Ion Beam
machining system, vital for preparation of specimens for electron
microscopy, atom probe tomography and micromechanical testing.

The chosen system, a Zeiss Auriga,
has now been delivered, and is currently being set up on the
University's Begbroke site. We look forward to putting it to work very