Prof Williamson is a Distinguished Research Fellow in the Department of Materials. He joined the Metallurgy Department as a Research Fellow in 1965, having obtained a BSc in Chemistry from Nottingham University and an MSc and PhD from Aberdeen University. His teaching has largely been concerned with the chemical and structural aspects of non-metallic materials, while his research activities have been directed towards the production and properties of glasses, ceramics and glass-ceramics materials, and the use of chemical thermodynamics to understand the high temperature chemical reactions and transformation processes.
Prof Williamson has over 140 publications in the technical literature.
et al., 2013, Predicting the slagging potential of co-fired coal with sewage sludge and wood biomass, Fuel, Vol:108, ISSN:0016-2361, Pages:550-556
et al., 2013, Thermal imaging and stress analysis for predicting the behaviour and long-term performance of flare tips, Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, Vol:48, ISSN:0309-3247, Pages:103-111
et al., 2007, Ash deposition at higher levels of coal replacement by biomass, Fuel Processing Technology, Vol:88, ISSN:0378-3820, Pages:1148-1154
Wigley F, Williamson J, Riley G, 2007, The effect of mineral additions on coal ash deposition, Fuel Processing Technology, Vol:88, ISSN:0378-3820, Pages:1010-1016
Atkinson A, Williamson J, 2007, Materials for energy, Materials World, Vol:15, ISSN:0967-8638, Pages:34-36