Areas of expertise
- Explosives and Munitions
Graduating from Oxford University (Pembroke College) with a Master of Chemistry (MChem), Peter's research thesis (Part II) was in organic chemistry.
He specialises in working with energetic materials, and thermal analysis. He maintains the Thermal Analysis suite, including Dynamic Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), checking calibration, training students and running samples. He also maintains the FTIR and U.V./Vis Spectrophotometer, and the Particle Size Analyser. Working at CDS for over ten years, he has worked on projects involving thermal analysis of energetic materials, polymers and fuels.
Peter is also completing a PhD (Part-Time) in new propellants using commercially available binders.
Articles In Journals
- Wilkinson PJ, Weaver MC, Kister G & Gill PP (2021) Styrene-ethylene/butylene-styrene (SEBS) block copolymer binder for solid propellants, Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, Available online 20 September 2021.
- Wright CJ, Wilkinson PJ, Gaulter SE, Fossey D, Burn AO & Gill PP (2021) Is ResonantAcoustic Mixing® (RAM) a game changer for manufacturing solid composite rocket propellants?, Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, Available online 7 October 2021.