Reed, Professor Roger


Roger Reed

Supernumerary Fellow
Professor of Engineering Science and Materials


Academic background

Roger was educated at the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded a PhD in 1990 for research on multipass steel. He has held academic positions at Imperial College London, the University of Cambridge, the University of British Columbia (UBC), where he held a Canada Research Chair. During the period 2006 to 2012 he worked in the Dept of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham, where he acted as Director of Research. He moved to Oxford in 2013. He holds a visiting position at the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research.


  • The materials science and engineering of structural materials, particularly those for high temperature application
  • The design, structure & constitution, mechanical behaviour and processing of these materials and components made from them, and also the inter-relationship between these topics
  • Emphasis on the numerical analysis of these phenomena using both purpose-built software and commercial codes
  • Validation of numerical models using targetted experimentation using novel techniques
  • Microstructural instabilities in these systems as a consequence of phase transformations and damage accumulation, both during service and during processing

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