My name is James Eales and I am taking this course from the city of Sheffield, UK. If you are interested in metallurgy then visting the steel city is a must.
Primarily, my background is in Physics but I have recentally started a PhD in glass science. As part of this course, I will use a lot of lab based techniques that utilise hyperfine interactions such as Mossbauer spectroscopy. Having an enhanced understanding of these interactions will help me appreciate what these techniques will tell me during my course and beyong into my professional career as a researcher in my field, or potentially a lecturer.
I had no idea there is such a thing as glass science, but I guess it makes sense (it is kind of an art for sure). I was wondering what kind of work is that you are doing in your research – more from production stand point of view or materials science point of view?