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Professor James Martin


Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

I am a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering.  My expertise is primarily in geophysical and geotechnical methods. I have specialised in developing new exploration, monitoring and characterisation methods, which has resulted in the research and development of new sensors and sources, as well as associated signal processing.  I have applied my expertise to condition monitoring and am interested in developing holistic approaches for the characterisation of objects and subjects.

My extensive experience of research and engineering project portfolio management from the oil and gas industry enables me to contribute to a broad range of projects.  I have an extensive interest in materials and surface properties stimulated by the many challenges I have encountered in developing robust measurement systems that are deployed in harsh environments.



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  • A Sensor With Coating Pt/WO Powder With an Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier to Detect the Hydrogen Concentration, Liu, J., Chu, L., Liu, B., Liu, J., Hu, Y., He, X., Yuan, J., Zhou, Y., Liu, D., Ghassemlooy, Z., Martin, J., Fu, Y., Wu, Q. 1 Jan 2023, In: IEEE Sensors Journal
  • Fundamentals of Monitoring Condensation and Frost/Ice Formation in Cold Environments Using Thin-Film Surface-Acoustic-Wave Technology, Zeng, X., Ong, H., Haworth, L., Lu, Y., Yang, D., Rahmati, M., Wu, Q., Torun, H., Martin, J., Hou, X., Lv, X., Yuan, W., He, Y., Fu, Y. 26 Jul 2023, In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
  • Method for monitoring the moisture response of a Cross Laminated Timber(CLT) panel buildings, Tamagnone, G., Hairstans, R., Martin, J., Edmondson, V. 27 Jun 2023, In: Method for monitoring the moisture response of a Cross Laminated Timber(CLT) panel buildings
  • Detection and forecasting of shallow landslides: lessons from a natural laboratory, Bainbridge, R., Lim, M., Dunning, S., Winter, M., Diaz-Moreno, A., Martin, J., Torun, H., Sparkes, B., Khan, M., Jin, N. 31 Dec 2022, In: Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk
  • Development of a workflow for processing ground-penetrating radar data from multiconcurrent receivers, Angelis, D., Warren, C., Diamanti, N., Martin, J., Annan, P. 1 Jul 2022, In: Geophysics
  • Dynamic mitigation mechanisms of rime icing with propagating surface acoustic waves, Yang, D., Haworth, L., Agrawal, P., Tao, R., McHale, G., Torun, H., Martin, J., Luo, J., Hou, X., Fu, Y. 20 Sep 2022, In: Langmuir
  • Quantifying long-term rates of texture change on road networks, Edmondson, V., Ardill, O., Martin, J., Lim, M., Kane, M., Woodward, J. 12 May 2022, In: International Journal of Pavement Engineering
  • The effects of receiver arrangement on velocity analysis with multi‐concurrent receiver GPR data, Angelis, D., Warren, C., Diamanti, N., Martin, J., Annan, A. 1 Oct 2022, In: Near Surface Geophysics
  • The Role of Massive Ice and Exposed Headwall Properties on Retrogressive Thaw Slump Activity, Hayes, S., Lim, M., Whalen, D., Mann, P., Fraser, P., Penlington, R., Martin, J. Nov 2022, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface
  • Velocity tracking of shaped charge wire formation and propagation toward the target, Combrinck, M., Gadal, T., Hargreaves, A., Martin, J. 4 Jun 2022, In: Journal of Energetic Materials

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