Philip J. Withers

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Philip Withers
FREng FRS
Professor Philip Withers FRS.jpg
Philip Withers at the Royal Society admissions day in London in 2016
BornMay 1963 (age 55)[1]
Awards
Scientific career
Fields
ThesisThe development of the Eshelby model and its application to metal matrix composites (1988)
Websitewww.manchester.ac.uk/research/P.j.withers

Philip John Withers (born May 1963)[1] FREng FRS[3] is the Regius Professor[4] of Materials in the School of Materials, University of Manchester.[5][6][7]

Education[edit]

Withers was educated at the University of Cambridge where he was awarded an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences (Physics)[when?] followed by a PhD degree in the metallurgy of Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) in 1988.[8]

Career and research[edit]

Following his doctorate, Withers was appointed a lecturer at Cambridge before being appointed Professor at the University of Manchester in 1998.[9]. His research investigates the application of advanced techniques to follow the behaviour of engineering and natural materials in real time and in 3D.[5][10][11][12]

In 2008 Withers set up the Henry Moseley Manchester X-ray Imaging Facility (MXIF),[13] which has extensive suites of 3D X-ray Imaging facilities. In 2012, Withers became the inaugural Director of the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials (ICAM) aimed understanding and developing materials across the energy industry.[14] ICAM is a collaboration between BP, The University of Manchester, The University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.[14]

With Bill Clyne, he is a co-author of the textbook An Introduction to Metal Matrix Composites.[15] His research has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).[16]

Awards and honours[edit]

Withers was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) in 2005 and a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2016.[3][17] In 2014, the University of Manchester was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize, recognising Withers work at the Manchester X-ray Imaging Facility.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Philip John Withers". London: Companies House. Archived from the original on 2016-05-29.
  2. ^ Philip J. Withers publications indexed by Google Scholar
  3. ^ a b Anon (2016). "Professor Philip Withers FRS". London: Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2016-04-29. One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from the royalsociety.org website where:

    "All text published under the heading 'Biography' on Fellow profile pages is available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License." --"Royal Society Terms, conditions and policies". Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2016.

  4. ^ Anon (2016). "University receives a royal seal of approval from the Queen". Manchester: University of Manchester. Archived from the original on 2016-06-12.
  5. ^ a b "Prof Philip Withers research". Manchester: University of Manchester. Archived from the original on 2015-06-11.
  6. ^ Thought Leader – Professor Phillip Withers – School of Material Science on YouTube
  7. ^ M.T. Hutchings; P.J. Withers; T.M. Holden; Torben Lorentzen (2005). Introduction to the Characterization of Residual Stress by Neutron Diffraction. CRC Press. ISBN 9780415310000.
  8. ^ Withers, Philip John (1988). The development of the Eshelby model and its application to metal matrix composites (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 557015178.
  9. ^ Nick Smith (2017). "Interview – Philip Withers, Regius Professor of Materials at the University of Manchester". IET.
  10. ^ Withers, P.J.; Bhadeshia, H.K.D.H. (2013). "Residual stress. Part 1 – Measurement techniques". Materials Science and Technology. 17 (4): 355–365. doi:10.1179/026708301101509980.
  11. ^ Withers, P.J.; Bhadeshia, H.K.D.H. (2013). "Residual stress. Part 2 – Nature and origins". Materials Science and Technology. 17 (4): 366–375. doi:10.1179/026708301101510087.
  12. ^ Peel, M.; Steuwer, A.; Preuss, M.; Withers, P.J. (2003). "Microstructure, mechanical properties and residual stresses as a function of welding speed in aluminium AA5083 friction stir welds". Acta Materialia. 51 (16): 4791–4801. doi:10.1016/S1359-6454(03)00319-7.
  13. ^ "Manchester X-Ray Imaging Facility (MXIF)". Manchester: University of Manchester. Archived from the original on 2016-04-19.
  14. ^ a b "Phil Withers, ICAM Director". Manchester: icam-online.org. Archived from the original on 2015-07-07.
  15. ^ Clyne, T. W.; Withers, P. J. (1993). "An Introduction to Metal Matrix Composites". Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511623080. ISBN 9780511623080.
  16. ^ "UK Government Grants awarded to Philip Withers". Swindon: Research Councils UK. Archived from the original on 2016-05-04.
  17. ^ "Manchester scientists elected as Fellows of Royal Society". Manchester: University of Manchester. Archived from the original on 2016-05-07.