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Sarah Hainsworth

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean and Professor of Materials and Forensic Engineering, Aston University

Sarah Hainsworth is a Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean leading the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Aston University. In addition she is a Professor of Materials and Forensic Engineering and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Her research activities fall into four main areas: surface engineering; microstructural evolution in power plant materials; measurement of residual stress in engineering components using neutron diffraction; and forensic engineering, in particular related to knife crime/stabbing and analysis of tool marks on bones. She was part of the team that worked on the remains of Richard III.

She was the recipient of the Andrew H Payne Jr. Special Achievement Award by the Engineering Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2015; and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining: Rosenhain Medal in 2008.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Professor of Materials and Forensic Engineering, Aston University

Professional Memberships

  • FIMMM
  • FWES
  • PFHEA

Honours

OBE