Julie Yeomans

Julie Yeomans joined the University of Surrey in 1988 from the BP Research Centre, Sunbury-on-Thames, where she was investigating novel ceramic composites for wear applications. This followed a BA in Natural Sciences and a Ph.D on microstructural-property relationships in ceramic tool materials, both at the University of Cambridge.

At Surrey her research has focused on processing-microstructure-property relationships in a number of monolithic materials, continuous fibre reinforced ceramic matrix composites and novel micro- and nano-scale ductile particle toughened oxides. The characterisation and modelling of damage due to impact, wear and thermal shock, have been themes running through many of the projects.

Professor Julie Yeomans was instrumental in creating the EPSRC's Structural Ceramics Network, and, as its Chair, worked to increase engagement from the community. In 2008, the network published a roadmap for structural ceramics. Julie was a member of the Advanced Materials Leadership Council, which was chaired by the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation and met from 2014 to 2016. She was the academic lead for the Materials and Manufacturing activity. Currently, in 2016, she is a member of the EPSRC College and the Henry Royce Institute Strategic Facilities Advisory Board.

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