Dr Paul Fitzgerald
Technology Support Officer - Materials Characterisation
Paul is a Doctor of Engineering and has a BEng in Materials Engineering, with expertise in materials characterisation techniques. He is responsible for the materials characterisation lab operations, developments and delivery of work requests, and is a lead operator of optical microscopy, scanning electron microscope and various surface and chemical analysis techniques.
Paul specialises in high-magnification scanning electron imaging and electron backscatter diffraction, and provides core analysis support for various research activities within SAMI. In addition, he provides analysis and characterisation support for Tata Steel packaging developments and quality issues, surface characterisation for building envelope activities and casting quality.