Portrait of Dr Robert Harrison Dr Robert Harrison

r.w.harrison@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472111



Robert is a Research Fellow in nuclear materials examining how radiation damage affects the microstructure of several metals, alloys and ceramic materials. He gained his first degree in chemistry (MChem) at the University of Manchester. Following completion of his MChem degree Robert took up a position at the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) as a radiochemist. He then went on to study further, completing his PhD on the topic of non-oxide ceramics for use in next generation nuclear power plants at Imperial College London before taking his position as Research Fellow here in the School of Computing and Engineering.

Research and Scholarship

Areas of interest:

  • Materials for nuclear power generation
  • Defects in materials
  • Electron microscopy
  • Materials characterisation

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Harrison, R., Greaves, G., Hinks, J. and Donnelly, S. (2017) ‘A study of the effect of helium concentration and displacement damage on the microstructure of helium ion irradiated tungstenJournal of Nuclear Materials , 495, p. 492. ISSN 0022-3115

Harrison, R., Greaves, G., Hinks, J. and Donnelly, S. (2017) ‘Engineering self-organising helium bubble lattices in tungstenScientific Reports , 7 (7724). ISSN 2045-2322

Tunes, M., Harrison, R., Greaves, G., Hinks, J. and Donnelly, S. (2017) ‘Effect of He implantation on the microstructure of zircaloy-4 studied using in situ TEMJournal of Nuclear Materials . ISSN 0022-3115

Harrison, R., Amari, H., Greaves, G., Donnelly, S. and Hinks, J. (2016) ‘TEM with in situ Ion Irradiation of Nuclear Materials under In-Service ConditionsMicroscopy and Microanalysis , 22 (S3), pp. 1460-1461. ISSN 1431-9276

Harrison, R., Amari, H., Greaves, G., Hinks, J. and Donnelly, S. (2016) ‘Effect of He-appm/DPA ratio on the damage microstructure of tungstenMRS Advances , 1 (42), pp. 2893-2899. ISSN 2059-8521

Research Degree Supervision

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Teaching and Professional Activities

Laboratory demonstrator for the 1st year mechanical laboratory classes.