Contact Caitlin Gilroy


I am a PhD student within the Centre for Defence Engineering. Having completed a BSc in Physics, I started at Cranfield University doing an MSc within Cranfield Forensic Institute in Forensic Engineering and then continued on to do a PhD within Shock Physics.

Current activities

My project 'Material Strength Evolution Under High Strain Rates' consists of developing a recovery technique for metals in plate impact experiments. Having developed the technique, different metals will first be shocked with the recovery technique in place and interrogated using multiple analytical tools, to observe deformation mechanisms within the metal and any changes in its properties.