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Composites and Coatings Group

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

Studying at Cambridge


Alastair Houston

Alastair Houston

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 334340


Alastair joined the Composite and Coatings Group in 2014 for his Masters project and continued as a PhD student.

Alastair has a MA and MSci in Natural Sciences (Materials Science) from the University of Cambridge. His PhD project is on the development of novel Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) containing fine ceramic fibres. The project is focused on optimising the properties of porosity, permeability and thermal shock resistance to produce a DPF with good filtration efficiency and low pressure drop which can be manufactured by an industrial partner and tested under engine performance conditions.