Dr Spencer Jeffs

Dr Spencer Jeffs

Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering

Email address

Administration Office - 017
Ground Floor
Institute of Structural Materials
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Spencer Jeffs MEng (Hons) PhD CEng MIMMM PGCHE FHEA is a member of the aerospace department and is based in the Institute of Structural Materials as part of the Materials Research Centre.

Dr Jeffs' research interests align predominantly to the fundamental characterisation of materials for gas turbine applications, including titanium alloys, nickel base superalloys, advanced high strength steels and ceramic matrix composites material systems investigating relationships between processing, microstructure and properties. Research is conducted employing a range of advanced experimental, analysis and computational techniques including mechanical and miniaturised testing, electron microscopy and X-ray CT alongside close collaboration with industrial and academic partners. 

Teaching and supervising across the foundationaerospacemechanical and materials engineering portfolios, as well as being the admission tutor for aerospace, Dr Jeffs is Chartered Engineer and recognised as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy along with a postgraduate certificate in teaching in higher education. 

Areas Of Expertise

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