BEng PhD (Sheffield)
Lecturer in Materials, The University of Edinburgh 1999--
Research Fellow, WTM University of Erlangen, Germany 1997-99
Research Fellow, Department of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield
Head of Graduate School, School of Engineering & Electronics
Postgraduate Advisor, Centre for Materials Science & Engineering
Processing/microstructure/property relationships in metals and alloys
casting, forming, heat treatment, HIPping, high temperature alloys, intermetallics
and coatings, metal foams
Sports engineering particularly in relation to materials: embedded
sensors and data acquisition and analysis to provide diagnostics of performance;
mountaineering, skiing and curling
Fundamentals of ice mechanics
to develop material surfaces to give controlled friction on ice and snow
Centre for Materials Science
and Engineering and Institute of Materials and Processes
School of Engineering and Electronics
The University of Edinburgh
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Stress-induced optical anisotropy in polycrystalline copper studied
by reflection anisotropy spectroscopy, R.J. Cole, S. Kheradmand, D.D. Higgins,
F. Madani, B.F. Macdonald, V. Koutsos, J.R. Blackford. Journal of Physics
D: Applied Physics 2003, 36, L115-L118.
Materials in mountaineering,
J. R. Blackford, in M Jenkins (ed.), Materials in Sports
Equipment, Woodhead, 2003, ch 11.
Climbing safety reaches new heights in Europe, J. R. Blackford
and E. Maycock, Materials World 2001, 9, A8-A11.
Crack formation during directional solidification, J.R.Blackford, P.Randelzhofer
and R.F.Singer, in "Erstarrung metallischer Schmelzen in Forschung und Gießereipraxis",
Editor A.Ludwig, Publ. Wiley VCH, pp231-236, (1999).
Castability of directionally solidified nickel base superalloys,
K.Heck, J.R.Blackford and R.F.Singer, Mat Sci and Technol., Vol. 15, pp213-220,
Effect of hot working variables on microstructure and properties
of Fe-25Al, J.R.Blackford, R.A.Buckley, H.Jones and C.M.Sellars, Mat Sci
and Technol., Vol. 14, pp1139-1144, (1998).
Effect of process variables on tensile properties of. ingot processed
versus strip cast iron aluminides, J.R.Blackford, R.A.Buckley, H.Jones C.M.Sellars,
C.Briguet, and D.G.Morris, Mat Sci and Technol., Vol. 14, pp1132-1138, (1998).
Spray deposition of an iron aluminide, J.R.Blackford, R.A.Buckley,
H.Jones C.M.Sellars, D.G.McCartney and A.J.Horlock, J. Mat. Sci. , Vol. 33,
Materials in mountaineering equipment: a look at how the processing
and heat treatment influences the structure and properties of aluminium alloy
karabiners, J.R.Blackford, "The Engineering of Sport", Sheffield, July 1996.
Production of iron aluminides by strip casting followed by cold rolling
at room temperature, J.R.Blackford, R.A.Buckley, H.Jones and C.M.Sellars,
Scripta Mat, Vol. 34, No. 10, pp1595-1600, (1996).
Production of iron aluminides by co-rolling of elemental foils followed
by heat treatment, J.R.Blackford, R.A.Buckley, H.Jones and C.M.Sellars,
Scripta Mat., Vol.34, No.5, pp721-728, (1996).
The formation of aluminide diffusion coatings on nickel based materials
by hot isostatic pressing, J.R.Blackford, H.Jones, H.V.Atkinson, L.E.Tidbury
and S.King; "HIP-93", Antwerp, April 1993.
The formation of aluminide coatings on nickel based materials by
ion vapour deposition followed by hot isostatic pressing, J.R.Blackford,
H.Jones, H.V.Atkinson, L.E.Tidbury and S.King; "Surface Engineering", Bremen,
Industrial Case Studies: Advanced surface engineering by HIPping,
J.R. Blackford, L.E.Tidbury, D.C.Evans, Surface Engineering, Vol.7, No.2,