Imperial College London

Dr Sam Humphry-Baker

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Imperial College Research Fellow







LM.04Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





I am an Imperial College Research Fellow in the Materials Department. My research focusses on the processing-structure relationships of structural ceramics and composites, focussing on their degradation mechanisms in extreme environments and the development of processing routes to enhance performance. I work with industry in the nuclear energy and manufacturing sectors including Tokamak Energy, Plansee, SECO tools, Tosoh SMD and Hyperion M&T. I supervise 2 PhD students and various Masters-level projects and I have lectured on courses in structural ceramics and nuclear engineering.


Processing structure relationships of metal-ceramic composites

Oxide scale formation and the development oxidation resistant coatings

High temperature deformation and damage processes 

Characterisation of irradiation damage


-present: Imperial College Research Fellow at Department of Materials, Imperial College London

-2017: PDRA at Department of Materials, Imperial College London

-2014: PhD at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

-2009: MEng at Department of Materials, University of Oxford

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Humphry-Baker SA, Garroni S, Delogu F, et al., 2016, Melt-driven mechanochemical phase transformations in moderately exothermic powder mixtures, Nature Materials, Vol:15, ISSN:1476-1122, Pages:1280-1286

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