Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Professor of Atomic-Scale Characterization







Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Gault currently holds a joint appointment between Imperial College London and the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung in Düsseldorf, where he is the Group Leader for atom probe tomography. Since Feb. 2018, he also leads an ERC-Consolidator funded group, targeting hydrogen in metals using atom probe tomography.

Dr Gault obtained his PhD  in physics in Rouen (Feb. 2007) where he developed a new generation of pulsed-laser atom probe microscopes. He then worked as a research scientist at the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis at the University of Sydney from 2007-2009 and 2010-2012 (jointly with ANSTO). In between, he held an Intra-European Marie Curie fellowship at the Department of Materials, University of Oxford where he worked on thermoelectric materials. In 2012, he started a brief academic appointment as Assist. Prof. at McMaster University in Canada. From Dec. 2012 to Dec. 2015, he interrupted his research career, and took on a position of Senior Publisher in the Materials Science group at Elsevier Ltd. in Oxford, looking after the Materials Engineering portfolio that comprises Acta Materialia & Scripta Materialia.Since April 2013, I am also an academic visitor at the Department of Materials, University of Oxford. He became Group Leader at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung in January 2016.

He is the Editor for Materialia, and an associate Editor for Acta Materialia and Scripta Materialia.



Varanasi RS, Lipińska-Chwałek M, Mayer J, et al., 2022, Mechanisms of austenite growth during intercritical annealing in medium manganese steels, Scripta Materialia, Vol:206, ISSN:1359-6462

Morgado FF, Katnagallu S, Freysoldt C, et al., 2021, Revealing atomic-scale vacancy-solute interaction in nickel (vol 203, 114036, 2021), Scripta Materialia, Vol:205, ISSN:1359-6462

Gault B, Chiaramonti A, Cojocaru-Mirédin O, et al., 2021, Atom probe tomography, Nature Reviews Methods Primers, Vol:1

Morgado FF, Katnagallu S, Freysoldt C, et al., 2021, Revealing atomic-scale vacancy-solute interaction in nickel, Scripta Materialia, Vol:203, ISSN:1359-6462

Luo T, Serrano-Sanchez F, Bishara H, et al., 2021, Dopant-segregation to grain boundaries controls electrical conductivity of n-type NbCo(Pt)Sn half-Heusler alloy mediating thermoelectric performance, Acta Materialia, Vol:217, ISSN:1359-6454

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