Harry Heptinstall

Imperial College London


Research Project: In-service Catastrophic Failure: or Controlling the Grain Boundary Network Evolution
Supervisor: Professor Finn Giuliani (ICL)

Harry is studying in the CASC group, working on enhancing the physical properties of cemented carbide by analysing how the grain boundary network evolves during failure. His interest in the study materials began with a work experience placement at the Randall Centre of Cell and Molecular Biophysics during secondary school, and he went on to complete an MSci at the University of Bristol in Physics. During his MSci , he completed a Bsc project in the effects of lattice spacing on the iridescence of butterfly wings and an MSc project in the microstructural causes of the optical banding on Damascus steel.

Jennifer Hack

The CDT gave me the opportunity to meet people working in different fields and gain experience in a wide range of characterisation techniques that I could apply to my research.