Professor Mark Rainforth
Champion: Advanced Metals Processing
After obtaining a 1st Class Honours degree from the University of Sheffield, Mark Rainforth initially followed an industrial career. He later joined Sheffield from the University of Leeds in 1989 and rapidly established state-of-the-art facilities in electron microscopy and tribology. He is co-author of the book Ceramic Microstructures’ with W E Lee, a winner of the Rosenhain Medal of the IoM and has recently finished his term as President of the Royal Microscopical Society.
His research centres on the high resolution characterisation of microstructures, in particular interfaces and surfaces. His research programmes are broadly based and cover metals, ceramics and coatings.