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Rolls-Royce UTC

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Studying at Cambridge


Robert Krakow

Robert Krakow

Research Associate

Supervisor: Prof. Paul A. Midgley (FRS)

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 334597


(2005 - 2010) Diplom in Materials Science at TU Berlin

Undergraduate Bachelors project: "hybrid solar cells" at University of Manchester

Masters project: "precipitation behaviour of secondary phases in A718Plus"

(2010 - 2012) Materials Engineer, R&T Group, Rolls-Royce Deutschland

(2012 - 2016) PhD student, within HREM & Rolls Royce UTC, Materials dept. University of Cambridge.


  • TEM
  • characterisation
  • Recrystallisation
  • STEM
  • turbine discs
  • microstructure
  • mechanical testing
  • EBSD
  • nickel-based superalloys

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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