Research

Over 20+ years of research, Dr. Wilkinson has developed interests in many different material's systems and specialized characterization tools. Some of the current and former projects in the lab are outlined below.

 

The effects of crystal chemistry, nanostructure and pressure on negative thermal expansion materials

The relationship between oil well cement performance and chemistry under "down hole" conditions

Development of novel sample environments for diffraction measurements at elevated temperatures and pressures

The development of novel sample environments for the simultaneous measurements of diffraction data and mechanical property evolution

Sulfate attack on cement based materials

Clathrate and chacogenide thermoelectric materials

Probing metal ion distributions in complex materials using resonant scattering