John Durrell is a Lecturer and a member of the Bulk Superconductivity Group in The University of Cambridge's Department of Engineering .
Previously John has held research positions at the University of Linz and the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining the Department of Engineering he held an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship in the Device Materials Group of the Materials Science Department. John holds a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Cambridge and an MSci in Physics from Imperial College.
Dr Durrell's research interests centre around the structure and properties of the Flux Line Lattice in superconductors. Consequently his research interests and publications span from experimental condensed matter physics to the commercialisation of practical superconducting materials. Since joining the Engineering Department Dr Durrell's interests in technical materials have grown to include the applications of superconducting bulks. As an EPSRC research fellow Dr Durrell's primary area of research was directed towards understanding the effects of pinning enhancing additions and grain boundaries in practical "coated conductor" superconducting wires.