Professor of Experimental Physics, Queen Mary University of London

David Dunstan contributes to solid-state physics both as an experimentalist (optical spectroscopy, high pressure, micromechanics) and as a theoretician. He has several inventions exploited commercially, and he designed and aligned the lighting for the Hope diamond in the Smithsonian Museum.

One current research theme studies the mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes, Another theme is the size effect (smaller is stronger) in metals when plastic deformation is mediated by dislocations.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Experimental Physics, Queen Mary University of London
  • 1983–1996
    Lecturer - Reader, University of Surrey

Education

  • 1978 
    University of Hull, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • F.Inst.P.

Honours

Sc.D. (Cantab)