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Dr John Proctor
Dr John Proctor
postal addressNewton Building 268, Joule Physics Laboratory, School of Computing, Science and Engineering, University of Salford, Salford, UK, M5 4WT.
email addressj.e.proctor@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 295 0176
website addresshttp://www.salford.ac.uk/research/sirc/research-groups/materials-and-physics/extreme-conditions
Key Memberships
Full Member of Research Centre: Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
From September 2015 to present.
From September 2013 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

 My research focusses on the behaviour of materials at high pressure and temperature, and the use of high pressure and temperature to synthesize new materials.  High pressure research has a diverse range of scientific applications: Using high pressure and high/low temperature it is possible to test the mechanical properties of industrially important materials, recreate the conditions found in planetary interiors, recreate the conditions found in explosions and impacts, test key concepts in condensed matter physics and synthesize new materials.

In my own work, I focus on studying nanomaterials, superhard materials and simple molecular materials, and on synthesizing novel hydrides.  Experimentally, I use a variety of techniques to study materials both in-situ at high pressure and following recovery from pressure-treatment but focus primarily on Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction.  Raman spectroscopy is performed in-house here in Salford, and I regularly travel to synchrotron light sources to perform X-ray diffraction.

I have a substantial track record of publications, international conference presentations and research grant income in the field, and maintain a number of active collaborations with other institutes both in the UK and internationally.  I am secretary of the recently formed Shock Waves and Extreme Conditions (SWEC) Institute of Physics group and recently published a textbook on graphene and carbon nanotubes.

 

My website below can give you a flavour of what I do from the experimental point of view, and is worth looking at if you are considering undertaking an undergraduate project with me as your supervisor.

http://www.salford.ac.uk/research/sirc/research-groups/materials-and-physics/extreme-conditions

Key Qualifications
2007
2004
Key Projects
2015
Dec
Compaction of silicon-doped boron carbide to 50 GPa pressure
Imperial College London, £2,000.00.
Principal Investigator: J Proctor (100%).
2015
Jan
2014
May
Silicon stabilized boron carbide armour
DSTL, £7,000.00.
Principal Investigator: J Proctor (100%).
Key Publications
Authored Books
Refereed Journal Articles
Other Journal Articles
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2014
Jul

 Member of organising committee

Conference Presentations
2017
Sep
2016
Sep
2015
Sep
2012
Nov

(Poster presentation)

2011
Sep

 (Oral presentation)

2011
Jan

 (Oral presentation)

2010
Jun

 (Poster presentation)

2009
Jul

 (Oral presentation)

2007
Jun

 (Poster presentation)

2006
Sep

 (Oral presentation)

2006
Jul

 (Oral presentation)

2006
Apr

 (Oral presentation)

External Examiner Duties
2013
Jan

 (External examiner, Hang Li)

2012
Mar

 (Thesis committee member, Javier Ruiz-Fuertes)

Honorary Posts (e.g. Visiting Appointments)
2013
Sep
2013
Jun
Invited Papers and Lectures
2013
Sep
Other Evidence of External Esteem
2015
Jan
Other Research Activity
2015
Jan

University of Manchester

University of Edinburgh

Imperial College, London

Queen Mary University of London

University College, London

University of Birmingham

University of Hullmore >>.

2013
Sep

Institute for High Pressure Physics, RAS, Moscow (Russia)

Universidad de Cantabria (Spain)

Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

ANSTO, Sydney (Australia)