National Physical Laboratory

Paul Weaver

Current Interests

Paul Weaver

Dr Paul Weaver's research includes the application of piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials for novel sensing, actuation, energy storage and energy harvesting applications. A particular aspect of Paul's work is the science and measurement of functional materials' behaviour under extreme conditions such as harsh environments at elevated temperature or high humidity.

Biography

Paul graduated with an MA degree in natural science from Cambridge University, and a PhD from Southampton University in measurement of energy exchange in multi-phase flow. He has over 15 years' industrial experience in research and development of electro-mechanical systems and applications of functional materials, prior to joining NPL in 2008.

Paul is a chartered engineer, member of the IET and is a visiting Reader at Southampton University.

Selected Publications

  • Electromechanical Coupling and Temperature Dependent Polarisation Reversal in Piezoelectric Ceramics
    P. M. Weaver, M. G. Cain, T. M. Correia, M. Stewart
    IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 58, pages 1730-1736 (2011)
  • A Sensorless Drive System for Controlling Temperature Dependent Hysteresis in Piezoelectric Actuators
    P. M. Weaver
    Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 58, pages 704-710 (2011)
  • Electrical conduction mechanisms in piezoelectric ceramics under harsh operating conditions
    D. Zheng, J. Swingler and P. M. Weaver
    Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 167, pages 19-24 (2011)
  • Temperature dependence of strain-polarization coupling in ferroelectric ceramics
    P. M. Weaver, M. G. Cain and M. Stewart
    Applied Physics Letters, AIP, 96, 142905 (2010)
  • Temperature dependence of high field electromechanical coupling in ferroelectric ceramics
    P. M. Weaver, M. G. Cain and M. Stewart
    Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 43, 165404 (2010)

Contact details

E-mail: paul.weaver@npl.co.uk
Tel: 020 8943 6228

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2012
Created: 5 Mar 2012