Imperial College London
Research Project: Ceramic property variation as a function of water corrosion at interfaces
Supervisors: Katharina Marquardt (ICL), David Dobson (UCL)
Alex graduated from the University of Oxford in 2019 with an MEng in Materials Science. During her masters project she investigated the ceramic processing technique cold sintering, a means of densifying ceramics at temperatures hundreds of degrees below those required for conventional processes. For her PhD, Alex is working with Dr. Katharina Marquardt at Imperial and Professor David Dobson at UCL to understand the character variation of interfaces in olivine at high temperatures and in the presence of supercritical water.
Being part of the CDT-ACM was an all-round fantastic experience; I not only received great training in a range of advanced characterisation techniques, but I also made strong links with industry and strong bonds with my cohort which have both led to fruitful collaborations.