Dr Hugh Shercliff graduated in Engineering at Cambridge University, followed by his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Mike Ashby.  He joined the teaching staff of the Engineering Department in 1994, and is a Senior Lecturer in the Materials, Mechanics and Design Division. He is an Official Fellow, College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Engineering at Girton College.

Dr Shercliff's research interests include:

  • Modelling of thermo-mechanical and joining processes in engineering alloys
  • Solid bonding of aluminium scrap

Novel applications of property charts in design:

  - fibre-based products and textiles
  - hybrid materials
  - processing and properties

  • Thermal performance of buildings
  • Resources for teaching of materials, design and sustainability in schools and universities

Research profile