Dr Julian Dean
Lecturer in Materials Science
Telephone:+44 (0) 114 222 5965/5928
Fax: +44 (0)114 222 5473
Address: Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD
Julian Dean obtained his Masters in Physics (MPhys) from the University of Sheffield in 2004. His PhD award in 2007 on micro-electromechanical systems looked at incorporation of magnetostriction in magMEMS. Julian subsequently worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Science and Engineering materials on :-
- The simulation of impedance spectroscopy: The analysis of electroceramic materials.
- Artificial multiferroic materials
- Magnetic micro electromechanical systems (MagMEMS): devices for bio-chemical and security
- Magnetic phenomena on the nanoscale
- The study of magnetoelasticity at surfaces and interfaces
In 2012 Julian was appointed to the role of University Teacher and then to the role of Lecturer in Materials Simulation in 2013, maintaining his research interests.
Outreach and education
Julian is actively involved in public outreach and education, particularly with school age students. Working with Dr Dan Allwood and Dr Matthew Bryan, he assisted local Sixth Form students in conducting research on designing new magnetic hard drive materials. This work resulted in a research paper [J. Appl. Phys. 106, (2009) 053902] and an education paper on the project itself [Phys. Ed. 44 (2009) 627]. Julian was also co-awarded the 2009 Kroto Prize for Excellence in the Science Education of Young People.
He has run hands-on Materials outreach activities for school students from 5 – 18. These sessions include ‘High-performance composite chocolate’ (Ages 5-21) [Phys. Ed 48 2013] , ‘Magnets’ (Ages 7-11) and ‘Structural materials properties’ (Ages 14-18). Most recently worked with Dr Dan Allwood to develop a suite of Flash-based virtual experiments to support Physics A-level tuition (www.flashyscience.com). These have been used to deliver lessons to A-level (16-18 years) students and are used as part of graduate programmes.