College Lecturer in Materials Science
John Waite is a DPhil student studying the irradiation properties of High-Entropy Alloys for applications in Fusion Reactors.
He completed his A-levels at Cirencester college and did his undergraduate degree in Materials Science at St Edmund Hall. John’s current research involves combining electron microscopy and molecular dynamic simulations to understand the unique properties of High-Entropy Alloys, particularly under ion irradiation. This is in the hopes of eventually designing a material that is able to withstand the deleterious effects of neutron irradiation and allowing a commercial Nuclear Fusion Reactor to be built. John teaches the solid mechanics aspect of the course, in particular the elastic and plastic properties of materials.