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Department of Engineering

Dr Hugh Shercliff


Hugh Shercliff

University Associate Professor

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Materials Engineering

Telephone: +44 1223 3 32683


Research interests

Dr Shercliff's research interests include:

  • Modelling of thermo-mechanical and joining processes in engineering alloys
  • Solid bonding of aluminium scrap
  • Novel applications of property charts in design:
      - fibre-based products and textiles
      - hybrid materials
      - processing and properties
  • Thermal performance of buildings
  • Resources for teaching of materials, design and sustainability in schools and universities

Strategic themes

Energy, transport and urban infrastructure

Joining technologies for lightweight vehicle design, solid bonding of aluminium scrap, thermal performance of buildings.

Research projects

Modelling of Friction Processing and Welding, TWI Case Award 2013-2015.

Other positions

Director of Undergraduate Education in Engineering, 2006-2012


Hugh Shercliff graduated in Engineering at Cambridge University, followed by his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Mike Ashby.  He joined the teaching staff of the Engineering Department in 1994, and is a Senior Lecturer in the Materials, Mechanics and Design Division. He is an Official Fellow, College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Engineering at Girton College.