Dr Adam J. CooperCEng CSci


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Adam obtained his MChem (Hons) from University of Manchester in 2010, after which he undertook a PhD in graphene electrochemistry at The University of Manchester (School of Chemistry) between 2010 and 2014, where he helped developed non-oxidative electrochemical techniques for the fabrication of graphene materials.

In 2014 he joined the EPSRC's New Nuclear Manufacture (NNUMAN) programme grant (EP/J021172/1) lead by University of Manchester as a Research Associate in the School of Materials, investigating mechanistic ductile fracture of hot isostatically pressed (HIP) stainless steels, providing new data that has since strengthened the HIP material "Code Case” to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

As of 2017 he is completing a second Research Associate appointment as part of an EPSRC programme grant entitled ”An integrated (ICME) approach to multiscale modelling of the fabrication and joining of powder processed parts (EP/P005284/1)” which aims to understand and simulate metallurgical evolution and mechanical behaviour of stainless steel during hot isostatic pressing, by using advanced experimental techniques to infer and calibrate various crystal plasticity and phase field models.

Adam's research interests are centred on the advanced manufacture and performance of nuclear materials; covering metallurgy, fracture mechanics, corrosion and materials performance. He is particularly focused on accelerating the industrial adoption of net shape powder metallurgy approaches for manufacturing single- and multi-material components in the nuclear sector.


MChem (Hons), University of Manchester, 2006-2010

PhD, University of Manchester, 2010-2014

Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Chartered Scientist (CSci)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Professional member (MIMMM) of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).

Further information

Adam's postdoctoral research has contributed ot the below EPSRC research programme grants:




Research Networks and Beacons


  • Metallurgy, Fracture Mechanics, Electrochemistry, Materials Performance , Structural integrity, Corrosion

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2014 - Doctor of Philosophy, Electrochemical exfoliation of graphene, The University of Manchester
  • 2010 - Master of Chemistry, The University of Manchester

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