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Rolls-Royce UTC

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Studying at Cambridge


Matthew Appleton

Matthew Appleton

EngD student

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 331950

Research Interests

Examination of material surface effects involving chemical reactions that occur at the surface of Superalloy components during various stages of casting and coating operations. These interactions often result in unanticipated alterations in the material composition and microstructure at the surface of these components.


  • thermal barrier coatings
  • turbine cooling
  • microstructure
  • optical microscopy
  • turbine blades
  • nickel-based superalloys

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New high temperature thermocouple

Nov 14, 2016

Dr. Michele Scervini has developed a new thermocouple for high-temperature applications

MS&T Literature Review Prize

Jun 15, 2016

Alison Wilson voted runner up in this year's competition