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Professor John Durrell


John Durrell

Professor of Superconductor Engineering

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Materials Engineering

Telephone: +44 1223 3 31693


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Research interests

Dr Durrell's research interests centre around the structure and properties of the Flux Line Lattice in superconductors. Consequently his research interests and publications span from experimental condensed matter physics to the commercialisation of practical superconducting materials. Since joining the Engineering Department Dr Durrell's interests in technical materials have grown to include the applications of superconducting bulks. As an EPSRC research fellow Dr Durrell's primary area of research was directed towards understanding the effects of pinning enhancing additions and grain boundaries in practical "coated conductor" superconducting wires.

Teaching activity




Since October 2010, John Durrell has been a Senior Research Associate in the Bulk Superconductivity Group, part of the Mechanics, Materials and Design Division. He is also a Fellow and Assistant Director of Studies for 1A Engineering at Pembroke College.

Previously, John has held research positions at the University of Linz and the University of Cambridge. Most recently, he held an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship in the Device Materials Group of the Materials Science Department. He was, until Summer 2013, Director of Studies in Natural Sciences (Physical), a Fellow and a Tutor at Hughes Hall.

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