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.
et al., 2021, Nucleation and growth of α phase in a metastable β-Titanium Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr alloy: Influence from the nano-scale, ordered-orthorhombic O″ phase and α compositional evolution, Scripta Materialia, Vol:194, ISSN:1359-6462
et al., 2021, Properties and influence of microstructure and crystal defects in Fe2VAl modified by laser surface remelting, Scripta Materialia, Vol:193, ISSN:1359-6462, Pages:153-157
et al., 2021, Carbon redistribution in quenched and tempered lath martensite, Acta Materialia, Vol:205, ISSN:1359-6454
et al., 2021, Effect of interface dislocations on mass flow during high temperature and low stress creep of single crystal Ni-base superalloys, Scripta Materialia, Vol:191, ISSN:1359-6462, Pages:23-28
et al., 2021, Nucleation mechanism of hetero-epitaxial recrystallization in wrought nickel-based superalloys, Scripta Materialia, Vol:191, ISSN:1359-6462, Pages:7-11