Dr Spencer Jeffs
Senior Lecturer
Telephone: (01792) 606122
Room: Administration Office - 017
Ground Floor
Institute of Structural Materials
Bay Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Miniaturised Testing
  • Additive Manufacturing Processes
  • Solid State Welding Processes
  • Nickel Superalloys
  • Titanium Alloys
  • Ceramic Matrix Composites
  • Failure Analysis


  1. & The Influence of Process Parameters and Build Orientation on the Creep Behaviour of a Laser Powder Bed Fused Ni-based Superalloy for Aerospace Applications. Materials 12(9), 1390
  2. & Characterising the fatigue performance of additive materials using the small punch test. Materials Science and Engineering: A
  3. & Development of a Novel Methodology to Study Fatigue Properties using the Small Punch Test. Materials Science and Engineering: A 748, 21-29.
  4. & Effects of heat treatment on microstructure and creep properties of a laser powder bed fused nickel superalloy. Materials & Design 159, 39-46.
  5. & Application of the small punch test to determine the fatigue properties of additive manufactured aerospace alloys. MATEC Web of Conferences 165, 02003

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  • EGA119 Engineering Skills for Aerospace Engineers

    The module will introduce students to a range of professional skills that are part of engineering practice such as group work, ethics, sustainability, health & safety and employability. Technical communication and report writing will also be introduced in the module in the context of the Bloodhound SSC. To allow students to practice these skills a statistical based analysis exercise using Excel will be undertaken. Excel, uncertainty and statistical skills will also be taught as part of the module to support the analysis exercise.

  • EGA324 Mechanical Engineering Practice

    The course builds on the knowledge and experience developed by the students in experimental studies during Level 2. A number of advanced scientific experiments will be undertaken. In addition, students will carry out a number of modelling benchmark problems in order to develop their ability to create appropriate models, interpret the predictions and compare them with alternative solutions.


  • Corrosion of F1E Study. (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Robert Lancaster
  • Environmental degradation of SiCf/SiC Ceramic Matrix Composites. (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Martin Bache
  • Environmentally induced damage propagation with localised stresses in CMCs (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Robert Lancaster

External Responsibilities

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

    2018 - Present

  • Guest Editor, TAAFM special edition – ‘‘Miniaturised Testing’’

    2018 - Present

  • Reviewer, Eight International Journals

    2014 - Present

Academic History

Date Qualification Location
2018 Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PGCtHE SALT, Swansea University

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Environmental Coordinator - College of Engineering

    2017 - Present