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Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Studying at Cambridge


Bradley Rowlands

Bradley Rowlands

PhD Student


2014-2018: MSci (Materials Science & Metallurgy) - University of Cambridge

Research Interests

My PhD aims to understand the mechanisms of serrated flow in nickel-based superalloys at different length scales. High resolution digital image correlation is being used to investigate possible strain localisation associated with serrations (such as Luders bands), then a combination of electron channeling contrast imaging, transmission electron microscopy and atom probe tomography to look at the atomic scale behaviour


  • TEM
  • Electron Microscopy (SEM, Cs-corrected TEM/STEM, FIB)
  • Deformation mechanisms
  • Mechanical Testing
  • EBSD
  • Nickel-based superalloys
  • Digital Image Correlation

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Dr. Lewis Owen appointed to a Junior Research Fellowship at Gonville & Caius College Cambridge

Jan 24, 2018

Dr. Lewis Owen has been appointed to a Junior Research Fellowship commencing in October 2018 at Gonville & Caius College Cambridge. We look forward to many more years of high quality research into the wonderful world of short range order.

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology Visit

Jan 17, 2018

We had a fantastic time today hosting the uber-talented students from the Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology. We believe sharing some of our research and encouraging as many people as possible to consider STEM careers is a key responsibility for any scientist/engineer.

PhD studentships now available within the group

Jan 09, 2018

Navigate onto our vacancies page to find out more!

Strategic Partnership with Rolls-Royce shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award 2017

Oct 03, 2017

The Rolls-Royce partnership with the universities of Cambridge, Swansea and Birmingham has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award 2017. Find out more here:

New high temperature thermocouple

Nov 14, 2016

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