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Rolls-Royce UTC

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Studying at Cambridge


Sarah Driver

Sarah Driver

PhD student

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 333425


2012: MA, MSci in Natural Sciences (Chemistry), University of Cambridge.

Research Interests

Elastic and anelastic behaviour of engineering alloys.

Understanding the stability and behaviour of alloys with temperature is crucial to their use. Ultrasonic methods are often used as a means of non-destructive testing, but may be used to study phase transitions, diffusion, and behaviour of defects through changes in acoustic attenuation and resonance frequency. Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS) is therefore employed to study the various characteristics of engineering alloys.

My thesis is supervised by Michael Carpenter and Howard Stone.


  • resonant ultrasound spectroscopy
  • titanium alloys
  • elasticity
  • anelasticity
  • nickel-based superalloys

Key Publications

Other Publications

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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