Dr Rhiannon Heard

Dr Rhiannon Heard

Electron Beam Microanalyst, EUROPLANET

Department: Core Research Laboratories
Division: Imaging and Analysis Centre
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Summary

I am a researcher currently working as part of the EUROPLANET collaboration between the Natural History Museum, the University of Kent and Bruker Nano GmbH. Based at the Natural History Museum, my time is split between the Mineral and Planetary Science division and the Imaging and Analysis Centre. My project involves characterisation of new microanalysis reference materials for platinum group element metal alloys with the aim of developing novel techniques for quantitative non-destructive characterisation of meteorites.

Prior to taking up my position at the Natural History Museum, I was based at Oxford University, where my DPhil (PhD) research focused on developing novel in situ scanning electron microscopy techniques for high temperature imaging of metal alloys. I have also been a stipendiary lecturer at Trinity college, University of Oxford, since 2018 and I will continue my teaching here alongside my new role at the museum. Outside of my research, I am very involved in the Royal Microscopical Society, as member of both the Editorial Board for the InFocus Magazine and the Early Careers Committee.

Qualifications

Degrees

DPhil Engineering Science, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 2017 - 2021

MEng, University of Oxford, Oxford, 2013 - 2017

Employment history

Academic

Stipendiary Lecturer, Trinity College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 2018 - ongoing

Publications

HEARD R, DRAGNEVSKI KI, SIVIOUR CR (2020) In‐situ SEM observation of grain growth in the austenitic region of carbon steel using thermal etching. Journal of Microscopy, 279 (3) : 249 - 255. doi: 10.1111/jmi.12894

Heard R, Huber JE, Siviour C, Edwards G, Williamson-Brown E, Dragnevski K (2020) An investigation into experimental in situ scanning electron microscope (SEM) imaging at high temperature. Review of Scientific Instruments, 91 (6) : 063702 - 063702. doi: 10.1063/1.5144981

Dragnevski KI, Pellegrino A, Heard R, Siviour CR, Mullis AM, Cochrane RF (2020) Mechanical behaviour of rapidly solidified copper: effects of undercooling and strain rate. Materials Science and Technology, 36 (2) : 202 - 209. doi: 10.1080/02670836.2019.1691354

Heard R, Siviour CR, Dragnevski KI (2020) In situ SEM analysis of surface oxidation mechanisms in carbon steel during vacuum heat treatment. Materials Today: Proceedings, 33 : 1898 - 1903. doi: 10.1016/j.matpr.2020.05.396

Introduction

Summary

I am a researcher currently working as part of the EUROPLANET collaboration between the Natural History Museum, the University of Kent and Bruker Nano GmbH. Based at the Natural History Museum, my time is split between the Mineral and Planetary Science division and the Imaging and Analysis Centre. My project involves characterisation of new microanalysis reference materials for platinum group element metal alloys with the aim of developing novel techniques for quantitative non-destructive characterisation of meteorites.

Prior to taking up my position at the Natural History Museum, I was based at Oxford University, where my DPhil (PhD) research focused on developing novel in situ scanning electron microscopy techniques for high temperature imaging of metal alloys. I have also been a stipendiary lecturer at Trinity college, University of Oxford, since 2018 and I will continue my teaching here alongside my new role at the museum. Outside of my research, I am very involved in the Royal Microscopical Society, as member of both the Editorial Board for the InFocus Magazine and the Early Careers Committee.

Qualifications

Degrees

DPhil Engineering Science, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 2017 - 2021

MEng, University of Oxford, Oxford, 2013 - 2017

Employment history

Academic

Stipendiary Lecturer, Trinity College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 2018 - ongoing

Publications

Publications

HEARD R, DRAGNEVSKI KI, SIVIOUR CR (2020) In‐situ SEM observation of grain growth in the austenitic region of carbon steel using thermal etching. Journal of Microscopy, 279 (3) : 249 - 255. doi: 10.1111/jmi.12894

Heard R, Huber JE, Siviour C, Edwards G, Williamson-Brown E, Dragnevski K (2020) An investigation into experimental in situ scanning electron microscope (SEM) imaging at high temperature. Review of Scientific Instruments, 91 (6) : 063702 - 063702. doi: 10.1063/1.5144981

Dragnevski KI, Pellegrino A, Heard R, Siviour CR, Mullis AM, Cochrane RF (2020) Mechanical behaviour of rapidly solidified copper: effects of undercooling and strain rate. Materials Science and Technology, 36 (2) : 202 - 209. doi: 10.1080/02670836.2019.1691354

Heard R, Siviour CR, Dragnevski KI (2020) In situ SEM analysis of surface oxidation mechanisms in carbon steel during vacuum heat treatment. Materials Today: Proceedings, 33 : 1898 - 1903. doi: 10.1016/j.matpr.2020.05.396