My main research interest is into high strain rate properties of a wide range of materials, both inert and energetic. To do this a number of techniques are used: Drop-weight, Hopkinson Bar, Taylor Impact, Plate Impact. The development of novel high-speed diagnostics and analysis methods is a long-term area. I am particularly interested in those materials which show a strongly non-linear behaviour in response, porous, granular, biological or composite.
I have strong research links to the Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies and currently chair the IOP Group 'Shock Wave and Extreme Conditions'.
My research areas tend to be described as 'multi-disciplinary' generally on the areas involving Physics, Chemistry, Bio-sensors and Materials Science.
et al., 2019, Experimental platforms to study blast injury, Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, Vol:165, ISSN:2052-0468, Pages:33-37
et al., 2018, Platform development for primary blast injury studies, Trauma (united Kingdom), ISSN:1460-4086
Khan AS, Proud WG, 2017, Temperature and Strain Rate Effects on the Piezoelectric Charge Production of PZT 95/5, 19th Biennial American-Physical-Society (APS) Conference on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (SCCM), AMER INST PHYSICS, ISSN:0094-243X
et al., 2017, Birefringence measurements in single crystal sapphire and calcite shocked along the a axis, Conference of the American Physical Society Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, AIP Publishing, ISSN:1551-7616
Nguyen T-TN, Proud WG, 2017, An Investigation of A Reticulated Foam - Perforated Steel Sheet Combination As A Blast Mitigation Structure, 19th Biennial American-Physical-Society (APS) Conference on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (SCCM), AMER INST PHYSICS, ISSN:0094-243X