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Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

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Joe Bennett

Joe Bennett

PhD student

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 331950


2012 - present: PhD research and supervising 1A students for Trinity Hall.

2014-2015: Co supervised a Part III student on a titanium binary phase investigation.

2013-2014: Co supervised a Part III student on artefact formation in titanium.

2011-2012: Investigated the mechanical properties of titanium fasteners for aerospace applications for ESA-ESTEC in Holland.

2010-2011: My masters research project investigated the micro-mechanisms of superplasticity.

2007-2011: MEng in Materials Science, University of Oxford.

Research Interests

My work probes metastable beta titanium alloys with the aim of further increasing the strength of this class of alloys. Using electron, neutron and x-ray scattering coupled with RMC modelling and multislice simulations, I am investigating the transformation mechanisms on an atomic length scale between the phases in this system.


  • titanium alloys

Key Publications

Measuring thread load distributions using 3-dimentional optical deformation analysis. 12th European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials & Environmental Testing (2012) at ESA-ESTEC Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

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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