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University of Warwick
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Research Interests

Claire Davis is the Tata Steel Professor of thermo-mechanical processing. Her research interests are on the development of microstructure during processing and the relationships between microstructure and properties (both physical and mechanical) in steels. She is also interested in the non-destructive evaluation of microstructure and defects in metals using a range of NDT techniques and modelling approaches.


Professor Davis was previously the Professor of Ferrous Metallurgy at the University of Birmingham. She gained her undergraduate degree and PhD from Cambridge University. She was sponsored by British Steel (now Tata Steel) during her undergraduate degree and PhD and spent two months at Nippon Steel as part of a research experience for European students. Professor Davis became a National Teaching Fellow in 2001 and has received numerous awards and grants for educational activities and pedagogy.

Professor Davis is a member of the Rail Research UK (RRUK) Association and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Ironmaking and Steelmaking. She was a guest editor for Materials Science and Technology Special Issue on Microalloyed Steels in 2009.

Professor Davis has published over 100 papers in international journals, given invited and keynote lectures and has/is supervising 31 doctoral students and 6 Masters students.

Professional membership:
Fellow - Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Fellow - Institute of Learning and Teaching (ILT)
Chartered Engineer
Member - Rail Research UK Association
Member - Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Steel Division

Best paper at World Congress on Rail Research (2008)
University of Birmingham Teaching Fellowship (2007)
ExxonMobil Excellence in Teaching award (2007)
Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award lecture at BA Science Festival (2006)
Project based learning in engineering prize for excellence (2003)
National Teaching Fellow (2001)

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