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Julie Yeomans

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Professor Julie Yeomans

Awards: IOM Verulam Medal & Prize 2008


Julie Yeomans joined the University of Surrey in 1988 from the BP Research Centre, Sunbury-on-Thames, where she was investigating novel ceramic composites for wear applications. This followed a BA in Natural Sciences and a Ph.D on microstructural-property relationships in ceramic tool materials, both at the University of Cambridge.

At Surrey her research has focused on processing-microstructure-property relationships in a number of monolithic materials, continuous fibre reinforced ceramic matrix composites and novel micro- and nano-scale ductile particle toughened oxides.  The characterisation and modelling of damage due to impact, wear and thermal shock, have been themes running through many of the projects.

Professor Julie Yeomans was instrumental in creating the EPSRC's Structural Ceramics Network, and, as its Chair, has worked to increase engagement from the community.  In 2008, the network published a roadmap for structural ceramics.

Currently, she is a member of the EPSRC College and Strategic Advisory Team for Engineering, a member of the Ceramic Science Committee of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, CEng, CSci and FIMMM.

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