Professor Sarah Hainsworth


Mechanics of Materials Research Group

Email: svh2@leicester.ac.uk
Telephone: 5692 (internal)
+44 (0) 116 252 5692
Fax: +44 (0) 116 252 2525
Post: Dr Sarah Hainsworth
Department of Engineering
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH
UK

Sarah Hainsworth is a Professor in the Mechanics of Materials group.  Her research interests are in automotive tribology, forensic engineering, microstructural evolution in power plant materials (steel and Ni-based superalloys) and materials characterization.  Her research has been recognized by the award of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Tribology Bronze Medal (1995) for technical contributions in the field of tribology; the Institute of Metal Finishing Jim Kape Memorial Medal (2007) for a paper of significance in the field of aluminium finishing; and the Rosenhain Medal of the Institute of Materials, Mineral and Mining (2008) for distinguished scientific achievement.  Sarah is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Scientist and Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

Sarah is Director of the Faculty of Science's Advanced Microscopy Centre and manages the Department of Engineering's Philips XL30 ESEM facility. She works widely with industry in failure analysis of engineering materials. 

More information on her research interests can be found here .
 
Career History

1986 - 1989 BEng, Science of Engineering Materials, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
1989 - 1992 PhD on Tribology of Ceramic Surfaces, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
1992 - 1997 Postdoctoral Research Associate positions on ultra-low-load indentation (or 'nanoindentation') and using atomic force microscopy to examine practical engineering surfaces at small scales, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. 
1992-1997 Associate Lecturer for the Open University, Materials Engineering and Science (T203) and Inside Electronic Devices: Engineering of Information Technology (T354)
1997-2005 Lecturer, Department of Engineering, University of Leicester
2005-2008 Senior Lecturer, Department of Engineering, University of Leicester
2008 - 2009  Reader, Department of Engineering, University of Leicester
2009 - Professor of Materials Engineering, University of Leicester

Current Teaching

Tribology
Understanding Surfaces in Engineering
Advanced Experimental Methods in Materials Engineering
BEng/MEng projects
MSc projects

Departmental Responsibilities

MSc coordinator for the MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Publications

Journal articles

1.    S.V. Hainsworth, T. Bartlett, T.F. Page, “The Nanoindentation Response of Systems with Thin Hard Carbon Coatings”, Thin Solid Films, 236 (1993) 214-218

2.    S.V. Hainsworth, T.F. Page, “Nanoindentation Studies of the Chemomechanical Effect in Thin Film Coated Systems”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 68/69 (1994) 571-575

3.    T.F. Page, S.V. Hainsworth, “Using Nanoindentation Techniques for the Characterization of Coated Systems: A Critique”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 61 (1993) 201-208

4.    H. Sjöström, I. Ivanov, M. Johansson, L. Hultman, J-E. Sundgren, S.V. Hainsworth, T.F. Page, L.R. Wallenberg, “Reactive Magnetron Sputter Deposition of CNx Films on Si (100) Substrates; Film Growth, Microstructure and Mechanical Properties”, Thin Solid Films, 246 (1994) 103-109

5.    H. Sjöström, L. Hultman, J-E. Sundgren, S.V. Hainsworth, T.F. Page, G.S.A.M. Theunissen, “Structural and Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nitride (0.2≤x≤0.35) Films”, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 14 56-62, 1996

6.    S.V. Hainsworth, T.F. Page, “Nanoindentation Studies of Chemomechanical Effects in Sapphire”, J. Materials Science 29 (1994) 5529-5540

7.    A. Noordman, Y. Cheng, S.V. Hainsworth,  T.F. Page,  “Nanoindentation Study on Lithium-Aluminosilicate Glasses and Glass Ceramics”, Glastechniche Berichte, (Journal of Glass Science and Technology) 68 C1 (1995) 283-288

8.    S.V. Hainsworth, H.W. Chandler, T.F. Page, “Analysis of Nanoindentation Load-Displacement Loading Curves”, Journal of Materials Research 11, 1996, 1987-1995

9.    S.V. Hainsworth, M.R. McGurk, T.F. Page, “The Effect of Coating Cracking on the Indentation Response of Thin Hard-Coated Systems”, Surface & Coatings Technology 102 (1998) 97-107

10.    F. Turquier, S.V. Hainsworth, M.E. Fitzpatrick, A. Lodini, "Development of a Thermal Barrier Coating Resistant to Repeated Thermal Shocks in Liquid Aluminium", Le Vide: Science, Technique et Applications 291 (1999) 312-314.

11.    S.J. Bull, S.V. Hainsworth, “Time-dependent Changes in the Mechanical Properties of Diamond-like Carbon Films”, Surface and Coatings Technology 122 (1999), 225-229

12.    S.V. Hainsworth, T.F. Page, “Evaluation Of The Mechanical Properties Of Ceramics And Thin Hard Ceramic Coatings Using Nanoindentation”, Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, 17 (2001) 235-261

13.    S V Hainsworth, T F Page, “The Characterisation of Ceramic Materials by SEM and SPM Techniques”, Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, 17 (2001) 275-298

14.    S.V. Hainsworth, W.C. Soh, “The Effect of the Substrate on the Mechanical Properties of TiN coatings”, Surface and Coatings Technology 163/4 (2003) 515-520

15.    L.C.R. Schneider, M.E. Fitzpatrick, M.R. Daymond, S.V. Hainsworth, A.C.F. Cocks. “Measurement of Residual Stress in a Powder Metallurgy Aluminium-SiC Composite”  J. Neutron Research., 1-3 (2004) 129-133.

16.    L.C.R. Schneider, S.V. Hainsworth, A.C.F. Cocks, M.E. Fitzpatrick, “Neutron Diffraction Measurements in a Powder Metallurgy Component”, Scripta Materialia 52 (2005) 917-921

17.    S.V. Johnston, S.V. Hainsworth, “Effect of DLC Coatings on Wear in Automotive Applications” Surface Engineering 21 (2005) 67-71

18.    P.R. Lewis, S.V. Hainsworth “Stress Corrosion Cracking of a Nylon 6,6 Fuel Pipe Connector”, Engineering Failure Analysis 13 (2006) 946-962

19.    A.J. Smith, H.V. Atkinson, S.V. Hainsworth, A.C.F. Cocks, “Use of a micromanipulator at high temperature in an environmental scanning electron microscope to apply force during the sintering of copper particles”, Scripta Materialia 55 (2006) 707–710

20.    A. M. Cree, S.V. Hainsworth,  G. W. Weidmann, “A New Strain-Energy Method for Determining Residual Stresses in Anodized Thin Films” Transactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing, 84 (2006) 246-251 - awarded the Jim Kape Memorial Medal for "a paper of significance in the field of aluminium finishing"

21.    Zhenyu Zhang, Zhiping Wang, Bunv Liang, H.B. Dong, S.V. Hainsworth, “Effect of CeO2 on the Microstructure and Wear Behavior of Thermal Spray Welded NiCrWRE coatings” Wear, 262, (2007), 562-567

22.    S.V. Hainsworth, “An Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy Investigation of Fatigue Crack Initiation and Propagation in Elastomers”, Polymer Testing, 26, (2007), 60-70

23.    P. Samara-Ratna, H. V. Atkinson, T. Stevenson, S.V. Hainsworth, J. Sykes, “Design of a micromanipulation system for high temperature operation in an Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM)” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 17 (2007) 104-114

24.    P.A.Saville, S.V. Hainsworth, G.N.Rutty “Cutting Crime: The Analysis of “Uniqueness” of Saw Marks on Bone“ International Journal of Legal Medicine 121 (2007) 349-357 (doi: 10.1007/s00414-006-0120-z)

25.    S.V. Hainsworth, N.J. Uhure, “Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings for Tribology: Production Techniques, Characterization Methods and Applications” International Materials Reviews, 52 (2007) 153-174

26.    S.V. Hainsworth,  M.E. Fitzpatrick “Forensic Engineering: Applying Materials and Mechanics Principles to the Investigation of Product Failures” Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology, 3 (2007) 81-92 (doi: 10.1007/s12024-007-0013-6)

27.    J.D. Carpenter, T.S. Stevenson, G.W. Fraser, J.C. Bridges, A. Kearsley, R.Chater, S.V. Hainsworth “Nanometer Hypervelocity Dust Impacts In Low Earth Orbit” Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets),112, (2007) E08008, (doi:10.1029/2007JE002923)

28.    S.D.A. Lawes, M.E. Fitzpatrick, S.V. Hainsworth “Evaluation of the tribological properties of DLC for engine applications”, J. Phys. D.: Applied Physics, 40 (2007) 5427-5437 (doi:10.1088/0022-3727/40/18/S03)

29.    M.J. Martin, E.M.L. Chung, A.H. Goodall, A. Della Martina, K.V. Ramnarine, L. Fan, S.V. Hainsworth, A.R. Naylor, E. Allémann, S. Pochon, M. Schneider, D.H. Evans, “Enhanced detection of thrombo-emboli using targeted microbubbles” Stroke, 38 (2007) 2726-2732 (doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.107.489435)

30.    J. Veverkova, S.V. Hainsworth, “Effect of Temperature and Counterface on the Tribological Performance of W-DLC on a Steel Substrate” Wear 264 (2008) 518–525 (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2007.04.003)

31.    S.V. Hainsworth, R.J. Delaney, G.N. Rutty, “How sharp is sharp?  Methods for quantifying the sharpness and penetrability of kitchen knives used in stabbings” International Journal of Legal Medicine, 122 2008 281-291 (doi:10.1007/s00414-007-0202-6)

32.    S.V. Hainsworth, P.J. Kilgallon, “Temperature-Variant Scratch Deformation Response of Automotive Paint Systems”, Progress in Organic Coatings, 62 (2008) 21–27 (doi:10.1016/j.porgcoat.2007.09.006)

33.    N.J. Uhure, M.E. Fitzpatrick, S.V. Hainsworth “The effect of surface roughness on the tribological properties of DLC coatings” Tribology — Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces 1 (2007) 211-223

34.    P.R. Lewis, S.V. Hainsworth, “Sustainable product design in seals” International Journal of Performability Engineering 4 (2008) 333-344

35.    V. Vodárek, Z. Kuboň, R. Foret, S.V. Hainsworth,  “Microstructural Evolution in P23/P91 Heterogeneous Welds during Creep at 500-600° C” Welding in the World, 52 (2008) 233-238

36.    N. Barry, S.V. Hainsworth,  M.E. Fitzpatrick, “Effect of Shot Peening on the Fatigue Behaviour of Cast Magnesium A8” Materials Science and Engineering A, 507 (2009) 50-57

37.    M.K. Khan, M.E. Fitzpatrick, L. Edwards, S.V. Hainsworth, “Application of the Work of Indentation Approach for the Characterization of Aluminium-Clad and Al 2024-T351 by Nanoindentation” Journal of Materials Science, 44 (2009) 1006-1015

38.    Salman Siddiqui, Sumit Gupta, Glenn Cruse, Alison Conway, Andrew Wardlaw, Peter Bradding, Ian Pavord, James Entwisle, Sarah V Hainsworth, Harvey O Coxson, Christopher  Brightling, “Proximal airway remodelling in severe asthma is independent of eosinophilic airway inflammation” Allergy 2009 doi: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.2009.01951.x

Refereed Conference Publications


39.    S.V. Hainsworth, A.J. Whitehead, T.F. Page, “The Nanoindentation Response of Silicon and Related Isostructural Materials”, in Plastic Deformation of Ceramics  (Eds. R.C. Bradt, C.A. Brookes & J.L. Routbort)  Proceedings Intl Conference, Snowbird, Utah, 7-12 August, 1994. Plenum Publ. Corp., New York, 1995, 173-184

40.    P.C. Twigg, M.C. McGurk, S.V. Hainsworth & T.F. Page “Apparent Indentation Plasticity in Coated Systems” in Plastic Deformation of Ceramics  (Eds. R.C. Bradt, C.A. Brookes & J.L. Routbort)  Proceedings Intl Conference, Snowbird, Utah, 7-12 August, 1994. Plenum Publ. Corp., New York, 1995, 219-229

41.    S.V. Hainsworth & T.F. Page, “Mechanical Property Data for Coated Systems - The Prospects for Measuring Coating Only Properties Using Nanoindentation” in “Thin Films: Stresses and Mechanical Properties VI”, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 436 1997 (Eds. W.W. Gerberich,  H. Gao, J.-E. Sundgren and S.P. Baker) p171-176

42.    S.V. Hainsworth, H. Sjöström, T.F. Page, J.-E. Sundgren, “Hardness and Deformation Mechanisms in Highly Elastic Carbon Nitride Thin Films as Studied by Nanoindentation” in “Thin Films: Stresses and Mechanical Properties VI”, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 436 1997 (Eds. W.W. Gerberich, H. Gao, J.-E. Sundgren and S.P. Baker) p275-280

43.    S.V. Hainsworth, S.J. Bull, T.F. Page “Scratch Deformation Response Of Thin CNx  Coatings At Ultra-Low Loads” in “Fundamentals of Nanoindentation and Nanotribology” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 1998 (Eds.  S.P. Baker, N.A. Burnham, W.W. Gerberich, and N. Moody) Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 522, 1998, 433-438.

44.    T.F. Page, L. Riester, S.V. Hainsworth, “The Plasticity Response of SiC and Related Isostructural Materials to Nanoindentation: Slip vs. Densification” in “Fundamentals of Nanoindentation and Nanotribology” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 1998 (Eds.  S.P. Baker, N, A. Burnham, W.W. Gerberich, and N. Moody) Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 522, 1998, 113-118.

45.    P.R. Lewis, S.V. Hainsworth, “Critical Seal Failure in Microtechnology Facility” ANTEC 2005, Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Boston, MA,  May 1---5. Society of Plastics Engineers, pp. 3452-3459

46.    A.J. Smith, H.V. Atkinson, S.V. Hainsworth, H.B. Dong and R. Haghayeghi. “In Situ Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (ESEM) of Semi-Solid Samples” Solid State Phenomena Vols. 116-117 (2006) pp. 700-703  

47.    G. Qin, S.V. Hainsworth, P.F. Morris, P.D. Clarke, A.P. Backhouse & A. Strang “Effect of high temperature creep deformation on microstructural development of E911” Proceedings of the 7th International Charles Parsons Turbine Conference, Parsons 2007, Power Generation in an Era of Climate Change (Eds. A Strang, W.M. Banks, G.M. McColvin, J.E. Oakey, R.W. Vanstone) 2007 IOM Communications Ltd., London pp441-452
 
48.    R. Krishna, S.V. Hainsworth, A. Strang and H. V. Atkinson “Microstructural evolution in creep exposed IN617” Proceedings of the ECCC conference, 21–23 April 2009, Zurich pp 764-776

49.    G. Qin, S.V. Hainsworth, P.F. Morris, P.D. Clarke, A.P. Backhouse & A. Strang “TEM studies of microstructural evolution in creep exposed E911” Proceedings of the ECCC conference, 21–23 April 2009, Zurich pp 595-605

Other Conference Publications

50.    R.J. Pitcher, J.S. Burdess, A.J. Harris, D. Wood, S. Hainsworth “Analysis of resonant silicon bridges” IEE Colloquium (Digest), Issue 227, 1995, Pages 2/1-2/3

51.    T.F. Page, S.V. Hainsworth “Procedures for the Nanoindentation Testing of Coated Systems”, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Instrumented Indentation, April 22-23, 1995, San Diego, CA. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Special Publication 896, 1995, 21-24 (Ed: Douglas T. Smith, Publ. US Govt. Printing Office, Washington, D.C.)

52.    S.V. Hainsworth, H. Sjöström, J.-E. Sundgren, H.W. Chandler & T.F. Page “Analysis of Nanoindentation Load-Displacement Loading Curves” Proceedings of the International Workshop on Instrumented Indentation, April 22-23, 1995, San Diego, CA. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Special Publication 896, 1995, 56-57 (Ed: Douglas T. Smith, Publ. US Govt. Printing Office, Washington, D.C.)

53.    S. V. Hainsworth “The Effect of Residual Stress on the Indentation Behaviour of Ceramics and Glasses” in “MAT-TEC 1997, Analysis  of Residual Stresses from Materials to Biomaterials,” Ed. A Lodini, I.I.T.T. International, Technology Transfer Series, Series Editor A. Niku-Lari, 1997, p195-200

54.    S.J. Bull, S.V. Hainsworth “Time-dependent Changes in the Mechanical Properties of Diamond-like Carbon Films. Proceedings of the 1st Specialist Meeting on Amorphous Carbon (SMAC ‘97), Cambridge, July 31st -August 1st 1997,  in “Amorphous Carbon: State of the Art” Eds. S.R.P. Silva, J. Robertson, W.I. Milne, G.A.J. Amaratunga, World Scientific Publishing Co. (1998) p. 272-278

55.    S.V. Hainsworth “Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy Studies of Fatigue in Elastomers” in Fatigue 2002, Proceedings of the Eighth International Fatigue Congress  Ed. A.F. Blom, Engineering Materials Advisory Services Ltd. vol 5. (2002) p 3077-3084

56.     S.H.Siddiqui, G.Cruise, P.Haldar, S.Yacomeni, D.Mawby,  P.Bradding, I.D.Pavord, J.Entwisle, S.Hainsworth, C.E Brightling. “Validation of a Multi detector CT scanner to measure proximal and distal airway wall volume” Thorax, Dec 2006; 61: ii57 - ii133

57.    S.D.A. Lawes, S.V. Hainsworth, “The Relevance of High-angle Inclined Impact Testing of DLC for Engine Valve-train Applications” Proceedings of Tribology 2008: Surface Engineering of Automotive Powertrains for Environmentally Friendly Transport, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 8-9 July 2008, London, UK

58.    S. Gupta, S. Siddiqui, S.V. Hainsworth, D. Mawby, J. Entwisle, S. McDonald, P.J. Withers, C.E. Brightling C.E. "Validation of airway wall volume using micro-CT" European Radiology supplements, ECR 2008 book of abstracts, volume 18, supplement 1, February 2008, C-245 (Abstract)
 
Miscellaneous Articles

59.    S.J. Bull, S.V. Hainsworth "Surface Segregation and Chemomechanical Effects in Ion Implanted MgO" MEIS and RUSTI, Annual Reports 1997-1998, Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CLRC), 1999, ISSN 1461-6505

60.    T.F Page, S.V Hainsworth “SPM Characterisation of the Structure and Surface Damage of Engineering Surfaces for Tribology” in “Nikon Microworld” Issue 8 Spring Summer 1996

61.    T.F Page, S.V Hainsworth “Tribology - The Application of SPM to the Characterisation of the Structure and Damage of Engineering Surfaces” in “Vision - The Newsletter of the Scanning Probe Microscopy Programme” Spring 1996

62.    S.V. Hainsworth, G.N. Rutty, “The Forensic Analysis of Pointed Weapons” Interfaces, The Forensic Science Society Quarterly Newsletter, 51 (2007) p2
 
63.    S.V. Hainsworth, Book review of “Surface Coatings for Protection Against Wear” Materials World, 01 Oct 2007

64.    S.V. Hainsworth, Book review of 'Tribology on the small scale: a bottom up approach to friction, lubrication and wear', J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 41 (2008) 479002.

65.    S.V. Hainsworth, “Cutting crimes”, Ingenia (magazine of the Royal Academy of Engineering), 37 (2008) 38-43

66.    E. J. Palmer. S.V. Hainsworth, “At the sharp end of science” Policing Today 14 2008 29-31


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