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Dr Parfitt joined Coventry University in the summer of 2015. He has worked in the materials field for several years, beginning with a DPhil at Oxford University which focused on high pressure physics of solid state battery materials. He spent four years as a research associate at Imperial College London working on a variety of research projects including atomic scale simulations of nuclear fuels and solid-oxide fuel cell materials. Prior to joining Coventry University, he spent five years working for Rolls-Royce providing materials support to the naval nuclear programme. 

Research Interests

Atomic scale simulation; fuel cell and battery materials; irradiation damage and thermal ageing of steels; additive manufacturing of aerospace components; phase equilibria and thermodynamics

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Uranium dioxide Engineering & Materials Science
dioxides Physics & Astronomy
Molecular dynamics Engineering & Materials Science
uranium Physics & Astronomy
Oxygen Chemical Compounds
molecular dynamics Physics & Astronomy
Defects Engineering & Materials Science
Ions Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 2004 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
Electron beams
electron beams
2 Citations (Scopus)

Mapping residual strain induced by cold working and by laser shock peening using neutron transmission spectroscopy

Ramadhan, R. S., Syed, A. K., Tremsin, A. S., Kockelmann, W., Dalgliesh, R., Chen, B., Parfitt, D. & Fitzpatrick, M. E., 5 Apr 2018, In : Materials and Design. 143, p. 56-64 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cold working
Shot peening

Reactor pressure vessel embrittlement: Insights from neural network modelling

Mathew, J., Parfitt, D., Wilford, K., Riddle, N., Alamaniotis, M., Chroneos, A. & Fitzpatrick, M. E., 15 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Nuclear Materials. 502, p. 311-322 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
pressure vessels
Pressure vessels

Defect Chemistry and Migration Processes in Disordered Oxides

Kordatos, A., Kelaidis, N., Christopoulos, S., Parfitt, D. & Chroneos, A., Sep 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Ionic conductivity
Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)
Doping (additives)
nuclear fuels
radioactive wastes
operating temperature
thermal conductivity