Microstructural Analysis of High Temperature Materials

Victoria Yardley has been working as a Junior Professor at our Chair for Materials Science and Engineering since the summer of 2010. Her special scientific interest lies in tempered martensitic steels, where she works at the interface between martensite and creep research. She is currently conducting research on a Cr-steel, which is destined for use in the aerospace industry; in this role, she coordinates a research group that collaborates with MTU Munich. She is also interested in the influence of Boron on the creep resistance of Cr-steels. She is involved with the propagation of creep cracks and investigates this phenomenon by means of orientation imaging scanning electron microscopy. In Bochum, she has also taken up research on local melting processes at grain boundaries of alloys.