Dr. James Paul Best

Group Leader
Department Structure and Nano- / Micromechanics of Materials
Nano-/ Micromechanics of Materials
Thin Films & Nanostructured Materials
+49 211 6792 449
1029/ Hall 9

Research interests

With the continual downsizing of technologies, the link between advanced materials characterisation and industrial activity is increasingly relevant. Dr. Best's group focuses on understanding small-scale mechanics of thin-films, and other advanced material technologies, and how the mechanical response of materials correlate to their chemical distribution at an atomic-scale.

CV summary

  • 12.2017 - 03.2020: Senior Research Associate at UNSW Sydney, Australia
    • School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
    • 8 month seccondment to RWTH-Aachen (08.2019 - 03.2020)
    • Visiting researcher at CSIRO Lindfield
  • 08.2013 - 07.2017: Postdoctoral Researcher at EMPA, Switzerland
    • Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures
  • 01.2010 - 11.2013: PhD at The University of Melbourne, Australia
    • Department for Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
    • Advisor: Professor Frank Caruso
  • 01.2004 - 12.2008: Bachelor studies at The University of Melbourne, Australia
    • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (H1, Hons.)
    • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)

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