Fionn Dunne is Chair in Micromechanics and holds the Royal Academy of Engineering/Rolls-Royce Research Chair at Imperial. Current research is in the fundamentals of deformation and failure particularly relating to hcp polycrystal and Ni alloys and includes computational crystal plasticity, discrete dislocation plasticity, micro-deformation, fatigue crack nucleation, texture and dislocation structure development and polycrystal sonics for NDE. He leads the epsrc programme grant Heterogeneous Mechanics in Hexagonal Alloys across Length and Time Scales, directs the Imperial Rolls-Royce Nuclear University Technology Centre, and Co-Directs the AVIC-BIAM Centre for Materials
He has been Associate Editor of Philosophical Magazine and Deputy Editor of the Journal of Strain Analysis, and has held editorial board membership of several journals including International Journal of Plasticity. He is co-author of Introduction to Computational Plasticity, OUP, 2005. He is Honorary Professor at the Beijing Institute of Aerospace Materials, and is Emeritus Fellow of Hertford College Oxford. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2010.