Dr Cornelia Rodenburg

EPSRC Early Career Fellow, Dipl. Ing (FH), PhD

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Senior Lecturer

Dr Cornelia Rodenburg
+44 114 222 5921

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Dr Cornelia Rodenburg
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

Dr Rodenburg was awarded a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship entitled "Applications of MEMS electrostatic manipulation in SEM and materials science" which she took up in 2006, and after a brief spell as University teacher, now holds an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship and is a Senior Lecturer in Materials Science & Engineering.

Research interests

My research is centred on the use of electrons and ions for the characterisation and modification of micro-and nanostructured materials. This includes the development and application of novel characterisation techniques, alongside the study of damage and charging phenomena for targeted materials properties modification and transport. Recent key projects include:

  • Nano-morphology of polymer blends for organic photovoltaics (collaboration with Trinity College Dublin and UoS Department of Physics)
  • Novel Polymer composites for Additive manufacturing (collaboration with UoS Mechanical Engineering (Advanced Additive Manufacturing Group))
  • Secondary electron spectroscopy in the scanning electron microscope (collaboration with FEI company) and EPSRC funded project.
  • Characterisation of Natural materials

Previous research interests:

  • The role of the substrate/coating interface of ceramic hard coatings for dry high-speed cutting applications
  • Influence of carbide distributions on properties and wear of high-speed steels

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Research group

Research associates:

  • Dr Vikas Kumar: Novel Electron microscopy methods for complex organic-inorganic hybrid systems
  • Dr Kerry Abrams: Novel Electron microscopy methods for complex polymers

PhD students:

  • Alaa Almansoori: Novel polymer composites
  • Sameer Hamad: Enhancing mechanical properties of nano-structured materials through the use of low energy electron and/or ion beams
  • Nicola Stehling: Electron microscopy natural materials
Professional activities
  • 12 invited presentations since 2009, including Microscopy and Microanalysis Meeting 2010 (Portland, USA) and 2011(Nashville, USA), Recent trends in Charged Particle Optics and Surface Physics Instrumentation 2010 and 2016, Slavski Davur, Czech Republic
  • Member of IOP and VDI
  • Member of the Institute of Physics Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group Committee