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Sergio Lozano-Perez


Professor Sergio Lozano-Perez works in the Department of Materials where he holds the George Kelley Fellowship. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at St Edmund Hall.

In 1998 he obtained a BsC+MsC in Theoretical Physics from the University of Sevilla (Spain). After a short period working for Siemens in Germany, he moved to Oxford where he obtained his DPhil in 2002. In 2004 he obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGDipLaTHE) from the University of Oxford, becoming a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is also a member of the Institute of Physics, Royal Microscopical Society, Materials Research Society (USA) and American Nuclear Society (USA).

He leads the NanoAnalysis group in the Department Of Materials, where he supervises over 10 DPhil students and two post-docs, and teaches various undergraduate and postgraduate courses ranging from Corrosion to High-resolution analytical electron microscopy. His recent research has put Oxford at the forefront of high resolution microanalysis and characterization of nuclear reactor materials. Over the years, he has contributed to the understanding of environmental or irradiation-assisted degradation in various components of fission nuclear reactors including the reactor pressure vessel, the heat exchanger, cooling systems or fuel claddings. As a result, he has developed strong links with the nuclear industry, currently collaborating with Kepco (INSS, Japan), Areva (France), EDF (France), Rolls Royce (UK), Westinghouse (UK) and EPRI (USA). His work is also internationally recognized for applying a multi-technique characterization approach, including (S)TEM, atom-probe tomography and NanoSIMS, to the characterization of nanoscale features.