Research Associate, Fracture and Shock Physics Group, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge
Stephen M. Walley read Natural Sciences at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge 1974-1977, specialising in Physics in his final year. He graduated BA(Hons) in 1977. He then attended Bristol University for one year to do an MSc in the Physics of Materials. He started PhD research in 1978 at the Cavendish Laboratory on impact erosion damage to polyethylene. He graduated PhD from the University of Cambridge in the summer of 1983. Since then he has been involved in a number of projects at the Cavendish Laboratory including ballistic impact on glass/polymer laminates, ignition mechanisms of propellants and polymer-bonded explosives, and high strain rate mechanical properties of polymers, metals and energetic materials. He is secretary of the (European) DYMAT Association, helps coordinate the (British) Impact Club, and is also a member of the Governing Board of the (European) Lightweight Armour Group. He is author or co-author of 86 published journal and conference papers.