Recent and current areas of research include:
i) Theory of the properties of point defects, diffusion and interfaces in alumina
ii) Calculation of thermophysical properties of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics and MAX phases to DFT accuracy
iii) The thermodynamics of hydrogen in metals and its role in embrittlement.
Current research is funded by the EC and EPSRC.
The Van Horn Lectures (series of 3 on consecutive days), Case Western University Cleveland, Department of Engineering, 2012