Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Reader in Materials







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.



He J, Scholz F, Horst OM, et al., 2020, Corrigendum to ‘On the Re segregation at the low angle grain boundary in a single crystal Ni-base superalloy’ Scripta Materialia Volume 185, August 2020, Pages 88-93 (Scripta Materialia (2020) 185 (88–93), (S1359646220302475), (10.1016/j.scriptamat.2020.03.063)), Scripta Materialia, Vol:187, ISSN:1359-6462

Schwarz T, Lomuscio A, Siebentritt S, et al., 2020, On the chemistry of grain boundaries in CuInS<inf>2</inf> films, Nano Energy, Vol:76, ISSN:2211-2855

Antonov S, Li B, Gault B, et al., 2020, The effect of solute segregation to deformation twin boundaries on the electrical resistivity of a single-phase superalloy, Scripta Materialia, Vol:186, ISSN:1359-6462, Pages:208-212

Stückler M, Krenn H, Kürnsteiner P, et al., 2020, Intermixing of Fe and Cu on the atomic scale by high-pressure torsion as revealed by DC- and AC-SQUID susceptometry and atom probe tomography, Acta Materialia, Vol:196, ISSN:1359-6454, Pages:210-219

Gomell L, Katnagallu S, Diack-Rasselio A, et al., 2020, Chemical segregation and precipitation at anti-phase boundaries in thermoelectric Heusler-Fe(2)VA1, Scripta Materialia, Vol:186, ISSN:1359-6462, Pages:370-374

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