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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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Research Output 2004 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)
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electron beams

Characterisation of microstructure, defect and high-cycle-fatigue behaviour in a stainless steel joint processed by brazing

Li, Y., Zhang, X., Parfitt, D., Jones, S. & Chen, B., 1 May 2019, In : Materials Characterization. 151, p. 542-552 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fatigue life
Stainless Steel
stainless steels

Characterization and application of Bragg-edge transmission imaging for strain measurement and crystallographic analysis on the IMAT beamline

Ramadhan, R. S., Kockelmann, W., Minniti, T., Chen, B., Parfitt, D., Fitzpatrick, M. E. & Tremsin, A. S., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Applied Crystallography. 52, 2, p. 351-368 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Strain measurement
Lattice constants
Imaging techniques
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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
1 Citation (Scopus)

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