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Queen Mary University of LondonQueen Mary University of London

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Prof Andy Bushby
BSc(Eng), PhD, FRMS, MInstPhys

 
Prof Bushby
Position: Professor of Materials Science
Executive Vice-Dean of the Queen Mary Engineering School-NPU China
Director of Ultima Forma Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7100
Email: a.j.bushby@qmul.ac.uk
Location: 328D, Engineering, Mile End
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Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm (when not in China)
Expertise: Nanoindentation testing, Micro-mechanical properties of material, Size dependent strength, 3D electron microscopy. Director of The NanoVision Centre for microscopy
Research keywords: Nanoindentation, Size dependent plasticity, Electron microscopy, Director of The NanoVision Centre for microscopy
Affiliations: Member of Institute of Physics, Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society

Brief Biography

Prof Bushby's research is centred on the micro- and nano-mechanics of materials and structures. He is a leading expert in the technique of nanoindentation for small-scale mechanical property measurement and contributes to ISO Standards working groups for instrumented indentation. Major research themes include the development of methods using spherical indenters, electromechanical properties of ferroelectric thin films, visco-elastic and composites materials, structure-properties relationships in calcified biological tissues and nano-structured crystalline materials. Fundamental research has focused on the origin of size effects in mechanical properties and has led to new understanding of the strength of nano-structured materials. The size dependent strength is being commercialised in novel high-strength, lightweight materials through the spin-out company 'Ultima Forma Ltd'. Prof Bushby is also the creator and director of Queen Mary's NanoVision Centre for advanced microscopy. The Centre encourages overlap between different high-resolution microscopy techniques and between scientists from different disciplines. He has developed 'volume electron microscopy' techniques for 3D imaging of biological tissues in collaboration with leading biological imaging groups in the UK.