Dr James Perry

Senior Research Associate at Department of Physics, University of Cambridge

Senior Research Associate, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge

Dr James Perry is a Senior Research Associate at University of Cambridge’s Department of Physics. His research interests focus on the high-rate dynamic properties of complex solids - particularly metals, granular materials, energetic matrerials and structural composites. His work is experimentally led, designing novel techniques to help understand the meso- and micro-scale phenomena controlling deformation and fracture processes.

As an undergraduate James took the Natural Sciences Tripos at Jesus College, Cambridge, progressing to a PhD in Fracture and Shock Physics. Following his PhD, he worked as a strategy consultant in the telecoms sector, building predictive models of mobile networks and advising on spectrum auction strategies, before returning to Cambridge in 2018 to undertake an industrial research position at the Cavendish.