Philip J. Withers
Philip Withers at the Royal Society admissions day in London in 2016
|Born||May 1963 (age 56)|
|Thesis||The development of the Eshelby model and its application to metal matrix composites (1988)|
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.
Career and research
Following his doctorate, Withers was appointed a lecturer at Cambridge before being appointed Professor at the University of Manchester in 1998.. His research investigates the application of advanced techniques to follow the behaviour of engineering and natural materials in real time and in 3D.
In 2008 Withers set up the Henry Moseley Manchester X-ray Imaging Facility (MXIF), 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. 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.
With Bill Clyne, he is a co-author of the textbook An Introduction to Metal Matrix Composites. His research has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Awards and honours
Withers was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) in 2005 and a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2016. In 2014, the University of Manchester was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize, recognising Withers work at the Manchester X-ray Imaging Facility.
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- 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.
- Withers, Philip John (1988). The development of the Eshelby model and its application to metal matrix composites (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 557015178.
- Nick Smith (2017). "Interview – Philip Withers, Regius Professor of Materials at the University of Manchester". IET.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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- Clyne, T. W.; Withers, P. J. (1993). "An Introduction to Metal Matrix Composites". Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511623080. ISBN 9780511623080.
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