David Armstrong

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Associate Professor

Department of Materials
University of Oxford
Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3PH


+44 (0) 1865 273708

My work is centered around developing mechanical testing techniques at the nano and micro scale. We have a state of the art high temperature nanoindentation system which allows us to perform tests  upto temperature above 1000K. These techniques are being used to study a range of important materials for both fission and fusion power including refractory alloys, high strength steels and zirconium alloys. This is carried out with a range of partners including Rolls Royce, Karlsruhe Institue of Technology, Germany and  the University of Leobon, Austria, as well as many collaborators within Oxford. Particular areas of current research include:


  • Materials for nuclear fission and fusion
  • Development of micromechanical testing techniques
  • Fundamentals of fracture
  • High temperature mechanical properties
  • Time dependent deformation 



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