Contact Dr Rachael Hazael


I have an undergraduate MSci in Planetary Sciences (Earth Sciences and Physics) with a PhD in Materials Chemistry. 

My research to-date has been investigating the effects of extreme conditions (high pressure and high temperature) on materials such as: armour systems, chemistry synthesis and biological systems. The responses of these materials  have been investigated both statically and dynamically using shock physics. 

I have also performed experiments at various national and international X-ray and neutron sources investigating these materials.

Current activities

I currently lecture on the response of materials to impact events such as armour materials for vehicle and body armour to several courses on site. I also have an interest in the response of bio materials to impact events such as: tissue analogues, microbes and organic molecules.


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