Contact Dr Gareth Appleby-Thomas

Areas of expertise

Background

  • 1999 – 2003: MSci in Physics and Astronomy, Durham University
  • 2003 – 2007: D.Phil in Materials Science, Department of Materials, University of Oxford. Thesis title: Advanced Materials for Plasma Facing Components in Fusion Devices. Graduated 7th of November 2009. Thesis available at:http://tinyurl.com/3x9976gandhttp://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=...  
  • 2007 – 2012: Research Fellow, Dynamic Response Group, Cranfield University
  • 2012 – 2015: Lecturer and Head of the Dynamic Response Group
  • 2015 - 2017: Senior Lecturer and Head of the Dynamic Response Group
  • 2017 - 2018: Senior Lecturer and Head of Survivability and Advanced Materials (CDE)
  • 2018 - present: Reader and Head of Survivability and Advance Materials (CDE)
Married on 22nd March 2008; new surname of Appleby-Thomas (previously Thomas) adopted.

Current activities

Understanding the dynamic behaviour of materials is particularly helpful when designing structures that are subjected to ballistic impact or shock-wave loading.  Consequently, the Survivability and Advanced Materials Group has a wide interest in the dynamic behaviour of materials used in armour systems, vehicular and aerospace structures, and munitions.  The Group also has a growing interest in the shock behaviour of biological structures.

Publications

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Conference Papers