Hannah joined NPL’s Advanced Materials group in 2015 continuing her work in Nano mechanics, with focuses on creating a data matrix to understand the size effect, developing measurement protocols for high temperature indentation and improving indenter area functions with AFM calibration.
Previously, she worked on high temperature Nuclear Magnetic Resonant spectroscopy, at the University of Cambridge for her post-doc research, with experience in developing world class high temperature NMR probes. She completed her PhD in materials science, at the University of Manchester in 2012, and her doctoral research focused on the relationship between mechanical properties and microstructure of ceramic and carbon-related coatings. She published/co-authored 13 journal papers.
Areas of interest
Hannah’s research interests focus on the development of Nano indentation techniques – in particular, for thin film and high temperature, to meet industrial needs and improve understanding on scale effects. Her recent work includes testing a newly installed high temperature (room temperature to 850 ºC, with high vacuum 10-5 mbar) Nano indentation equipment, and developing creep test procedures for small scale materials.