Professor Stephen J. Bull - Curriculum Vitae


First Degree

Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge (1981-1984).

Subjects taken: Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Crystalline Materials, Metallurgy and Materials Science.

Main subject: Metallurgy and Materials Science.

Degree obtained: B.A. hons, grade 2.1

Awarded Cambridge M.A. (1988)

Second Degree

St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge (1984-1987)

CASE studentship within the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy under the supervision of Professor T.F. Page in association with U.K.A.E.A. Harwell.

Thesis title: The Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Ion Implanted Ceramics


Newcastle University (1996-date)

School of Engineering (2017-date)

Director of Expertise in Materials and Manufacturing (2017-date)

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, (2002-2017).

Professor of Surface Engineering (2002-2008)

Cookson Group Chair in Engineering Materials (2008-date).

Head of School (2005-2010).

Royal Academy of Engineering/Leverhume Trust Senior Research Fellow (2010-2011)

Department of Mechancial, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering (1996-2002).

Reader in Surface Engineering (1996-2002).

AEA Technology (1988-1996)

Harwell Laboratory, U.K.A.E.A., Oxon, OX11 0RA

Initially employed to work within the Coatings and Interface Technology Group at Harwell. Appointed Section Manager of the Advanced Physical Vapour Deposited (PVD) Coatings and Coatings Design Section, January 1991. Appointed Section Manager of the PVD and Ion Assisted Coatings Section in May 1991 after merger of two existing sections. Appointed Section Manager of PVD Coatings and Interfaces Section in March 1993 after merger of joining and oxidation activities with existing coating responsibilities.

Institution Membership


Welding and Joining Society


Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Institue of Physics

Royal Academy of Engineering

Awards and prizes

Chartered Engineer

Tribology Trust Silver Medal 2013

Editorial Boards

Surface and Coatings Technology (1994-2008)

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (2006-2009)

Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion (2017-date)


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