Image-Based Methods for the Dynamics of Ceramic Interfaces in Ballistic Armour Applications
Materials and Surface Engineering
Prof F Pierron
1 February 2019
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) Defence and Security PhD scheme has a current focus on ‘Novel Materials for Defence’. As part of this program, interfaces between armour ceramics and polymers/metals have been identified as key to improving the performance of ballistic armour for military personnel and vehicles.
Super alumina: oxide nanocomposites for armour
Prof R I Todd, Prof P Nellist
25 January 2019
Supervisors. Professor Richard Todd, Professor Peter Nellist, Dr Antonio Pellegrino. The project aims to improve the ballistic properties of alumina without significantly increasing its cost (a more expensive alumina would not compete with SiC and B4C).
Alpha-defensin haplotypes and IgA nephropathy risk
Prof J A L Armour, Prof O Hanotte
Applications accepted all year round
The human alpha-defensin genes DEFA1 and DEFA3 encode short antimicrobial peptides that are important components of the innate immune system, and are subject to copy number variation (CNV) with individuals having between 3 and 18 copies.