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Biography

Professor Steve Donnelly has a first degree in Experimental Physics from the University of Liverpool, a Masters degree in Atomic Collisions in Solids from the University of Sussex and a PhD which was sponsored by the UK Atomic Energy Authority and carried out in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Salford.

On completing his PhD studies, Steve spent eight years overseas at the University of Namur in Belgium and then at a government research laboratory (CSIRO Division of Chemical Physics) in Melbourne, Australia before returning to the UK in 1986 to take up a lectureship (and later a readership) in Electrical Engineering at the University of Salford. In 1996, he moved to the Physics Department at Salford as Professor of Experimental Physics and took up various management roles including Dean of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Environment before moving to Huddersfield as Professor of Engineering Materials and Head of Department of Engineering and Technology in 2011. In January 2012, he became acting Dean of the School of Computing and Engineering and was confirmed as the Dean of Computing and Engineering in April 2012.

Steve has spent extended periods working on collaborative projects at a number of laboratories overseas including Argonne National Laboratory in the US, the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan and the University of Poitiers in France. He is a fluent French speaker and has been an external examiner of PhD theses in France, Belgium and Quebec. He is a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College, the scientific advisory committee of the French EMIR ion-accelerator network and the international committee of the Ion Beam Modification of Materials conference. He also occasionally participates in strategic reviews of universities for the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA) in Saudi Arabia and le Haut Conseil de l’Evaluation de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement Supérieur (HCERES) in France.

 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • The interaction of energetic particles with matter
  • Defects in solids
  • Electron microscopy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Ion beam technology

Research Degree Supervision

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PhD Studentships in Materials Science 

Keywords

  • Material Characteristics
  • Materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Thin Films and Nanotechnology
  • Microstructure
  • Advanced Materials
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Materials Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Sputtering
  • Irradiation
  • Ion Implantation
  • Transmission Microscopy

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Projects 2014 2018

Research Output 1977 2019

A candidate accident tolerant fuel system based on a highly concentrated alloy thin film

Tunes, M. A., Vishnyakov, V., Camara, O., Greaves, G., Edmondson, P., Zhang, Y. & Donnelly, S., Jun 2019, In : Materials Today Energy. 12, p. 356-362 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fuel systems
Accidents
Thin films
Noble Gases
Heavy Ions
1 Citation (Scopus)

A Transmission Electron Microscopy study of the neutron-irradiation response of Ti-based MAX phases at high temperatures

Tunes, M. A., Harrison, R. W., Donnelly, S. E. & Edmondson, P. D., 1 May 2019, In : Acta Materialia. 169, p. 237-247 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Neutron irradiation
Transmission electron microscopy
Atoms
Radiation
Temperature
Ballistics
Silicon Dioxide
ballistics
Precipitates
precipitates

Characterisation of helium ion irradiated bulk tungsten: A comparison with the in-situ TEM technique

Harrison, R. W., Peng, N., Webb, R. P., Hinks, J. A. & Donnelly, S. E., 1 Jan 2019, In : Fusion Engineering and Design. 138, p. 210-216 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Helium
Tungsten
Ions
Transmission electron microscopy
Experiments
1 Citation (Scopus)

Intermetallic Re phases formed in ion irradiated WRe alloy

Harrison, R. W., Greaves, G., Hinks, J. & Donnelly, S. E., Feb 2019, In : Journal of Nuclear Materials. 514, p. 123-127 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ion bombardment
ion irradiation
Intermetallics
intermetallics
Precipitates

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Oral presentation

Advanced Facilities and Techniques I

Stephen Donnelly (Speaker)
26 Oct 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation