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Dr Richard Moat

Profile summary

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Engineering & Innovation
  • richard.moat

Professional biography

Richard completed his PhD on additive manufacturing of nickel Superalloys at the University of Manchester in 2010 and then as a PDRA he worked on low temperature transformation welding materials. In 2011 he moved to The Open University where he was appointed lecturer in Materials Engineering. His research interests include Neutron Diffraction, Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction, Welding, Residual stress analysis and Metallurgy.

Research interests

Richard’s research interests hinge around the use of diffraction techniques to develop understanding of residual stress, phase transformations or mechanical behavior of metallic materials. This work often involves the use of large scale national and international research facilities such as ISIS and Diamond in Oxfordshire and the ILL and ESRF in Grenoble, France.

As well as Diffraction techniques, Richard regularly uses the Open University characterization facilities, such as EBSD and digital image correlation to support his research. 

Teaching interests

Richard’s teaching activities are varied and include personal development planning and the softer skills required for engineers as well a structural integrity assesment:

T176 –            Engineering: professions, practice and skills 1

T276 –           Engineering: professions, practice and skills 2

T357 –           Structural integrity: Designing against failure

TXR120 –      Engineering: an active intro

TXR220 –     Engineering in action

T450 –           The Engineering Project

T198 –            Engineering at work

Richard is also an AL on T375 – Structural integrity: Designing against failure.

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Materials Engineering GroupGroupFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

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