Alex Austin

Imperial College London

Biography

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.

Nadir Basma

What differentiates the CDT ACM is the increased familiarity with facilities, techniques, and academic groups gained from working between the two partner universities.