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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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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

MS&T Literature Review Prize

Jun 15, 2016

Alison Wilson voted runner up in this year's competition