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Quondam Fellow

John Durrell is Reader in Superconductor Engineering in the Engineering Department.

Professor Durrell is a fellow of Pembroke College where he is a Director of Studies in Engineering. Whilst a fellow at Hughes Hall Professor Durrell served as a College Tutor, as the College “Web Fellow” and as Director of Studies in Natural Sciences (Physical)


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Professor Durrell’s research interests centre around the structure and properties of the Flux Line Lattice in superconductors. Consequently his research interests and publications span from experimental condensed matter physics to the commercialisation of practical superconducting materials. Since joining the Engineering Department Professor Durrell’s interests in technical materials have grown to include the applications of superconducting bulks. As an EPSRC research fellow Professor Durrell’s primary area of research was directed towards understanding the effects of pinning enhancing additions and grain boundaries in practical “coated conductor” superconducting wires.

National and International Offices

Member of the Executive Board of the journal Superconductor Science and Technology (2012-)
Board member of the European Society for Applied Superconductivity (2011-)
Member of the Program Committee for the Applied Superconductivity Conference (2010)
Member of the Advisory Board of the journal Superconductor Science and Technology (2008-2011)
Secretary of the Institute of Physics Superconductivity Group (2008-2011)
Committee member of the Institute of Physics Superconductivity Group (2006-2011)


Part III (4th Year): Superconducting and Magnetic Materials in Materials Science and Metallurgy (Lent 2011)

MPhil/NanoDTC Core Course: Nanofabrication Techniques
PhD Research Techniques Course: LabVIEW for automation and data acquisition
Part 1B (2nd year): Head of Class for the “Artefact Project”