Professor Roger Reed FREng

Professor of Engineering Science and Materials, University of Oxford

Professor Roger Reed is a world leader in the engineering and science of high-temperature alloys, particularly the design and processing of nickel superalloys, which are ubiquitous in the aero-engine and power-generation industries. His sustained efforts in process modelling have been instrumental in the impact on industrial practice.

His pioneering work via ‘alloys-by-design’ approaches has transformed understanding of the high temperature capabilities of these materials to resist creep deformation and degradation, and led to both improved and new corrosion-resistant superalloys. This has provided better properties, lighter components, elevated engine efficiencies, and reduced emissions with substantial and sustained engineering and societal impact.