Contact Dr David Hammond


  • Materials Scientist (Imperial College).
  • Applied Mechanics (Fatigue & fracture - Cranfield University).
  • Dr Hammond has worked in structural, smart and electronic materials for BAE Systems (Sowerby/Applied Technology Centre).
  • Personal interests include walking, climbing and amateur music.

Current activities

  • An EU project (SAFUEL) on ice formation within aircraft fuel pipes.
  • An EU project (HIAC) on mixed phase icing and the effective threate to aircraft engines & probes.
  • An EU project (STORM) on ice protection systems for gas turbine engines.


  • NASA
  • Airbus UK
  • Thales
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Jaguar
  • RETC-RE Power
  • GKN
  • Dunlop Aerospace
  • Killfrost
  • SAAB
  • UK Met Office
  • QinetiQ.


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Terzis A, Pervier M-L & Hammond DW (2011) Temperature effect on fracture toughness of atmospheric ice accreted on a typical fan blade material. In: 20th International Symposium on Air Breathing Engines (ISABE), 2011, Gothenburg, 12-16 September 2011.
  • Quero M, Hammond DW, Purvis R & Smith FT (2006)

    Analysis of super-cooled water droplet impact on a thin water layer and ice growth

    . In: 44th AIAA aerospace sciences meeting and exhibit (MASM06), Reno, NV, 9 January 2006.