Martin Wilding graduated from Derbyshire College of Higher Education (now the University of Derby) in 1986 and then went on to complete a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, studying mineral inclusions in natural diamonds.
He has worked in Germany and in the USA in a number of research roles and returned to the UK in 2005.
Martin has a number of different research interests that mainly focus on the structure and structure-related properties of liquids and amorphous materials. He began working at MERI in April 2018 and is studying the incorporation of volatile elements in model glass compositions.
My research programme outlines my experience at using both neutron and x-ray scattering techniques at large scale facilities (ISIS, ILL, SNS, APS). This research has involves the study and analysis of liquid and glassy scattering data, the development of novel sample environments and, in collaboration with colleagues, state-or-the-art computer simulation of liquids and glasses.
I have developed a series of close, collaborations within the UK and internationally that enable experimental and computational aspects of this work to be combined, highlights include:
1. Extreme conditions research including high pressures studies of amorphous materials.
2. Structure and dynamics of low-dimensional materials by neutron and x-ray diffraction and quasi-elastic neutron scattering (QENS).
3. Inelastic neutron scattering studies on nanophase minerals at high pressure.
4. High energy x-ray diffraction combined with aerodynamic levitation to study of the structure of stable and supercooled oxide liquids.
5. Study of liquids with transition metal oxides, combining x-ray diffraction with m-XANES, Raman spectroscopy and solution calorimetry.
6. Molten salt structure by HEXRD and molecular dynamics simulation.
7. Combined high energy x-ray small and wide-angle scattering measurements of concentrated aqueous solutions.
8. Operando studies of electrochemical-cells using energy dispersive x-ray absorption spectroscopy.
Materials and Engineering Research Institute
Science, Technology and Arts
- Polymers, Nanocomposites and Modelling Research Centre
- Materials and Engineering Research Institute
Wilson, M., Ribeiro, M.C.C., Wilding, M., Benmore, C., Weber, J.K.R., Alderman, O., ... Parise, J.B. (2018). Structure and liquid fragility in sodium carbonate. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 122 (4), 1071-1076. http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.7b10712
Wilding, M., Delaizir, G., Benmore, C.J., Gueguen, Y., Dolhen, M., Duclere, J.-.R., ... McMillan, P.F. (2016). Structural studies of Bi2O3-Nb2O5-TeO2 glasses. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 451 (SI), 68-76. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2016.07.004
Zeidler, A., Wezka, K., Whittaker, D.A.J., Salmon, P.S., Baroni, A., Klotz, S., ... Micoulaut, M. (2014). Density-driven structural transformations in B2O3 glass. Physical Review B, 90 (2). http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.90.024206
Wilding, M., Wilson, M., Benmore, C.J., Weber, J.K.R., & McMillan, P.F. (2013). Structural changes in supercooled Al2O3-Y2O3 liquids. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 (22), 8589-8605. http://doi.org/10.1039/C3CP51209F
Skinner, L.B., Benmore, C.J., Weber, J.K.R., Wilding, M., Tumber, S.K., & Parise, J.B. (2013). A time resolved high energy X-ray diffraction study of cooling liquid SiO2. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 (22), 8566-8572. http://doi.org/10.1039/C3CP44347G
Greaves, G.N., Wilding, M., Langstaff, D., Kargl, F., Hennet, L., Benmore, C.J., ... McMillan, P.F. (2011). Composition and polyamorphism in supercooled yttria-alumina melts. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 357 (2), 435-441. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2010.06.072
McMillan, P.F., & Wilding, M. (2009). High pressure effects on liquid viscosity and glass transition behaviour, polyamorphic phase transitions and structural properties of glasses and liquids. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 355 (10-12), 722-732. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2009.01.036
McMillan, P.F., & Wilding, M. (2008). Direct density determination of low- and high-density glassy polyamorphs following a liquid-liquid phase transition in Y2O3-Al2O3 supercooled liquids. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 354 (10-11), 1015-1025. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2007.08.011
Wilding, M., Wilson, M., & McMillan, P.F. (2006). Structural studies and polymorphism in amorphous solids and liquids at high pressure. Chemical Society Reviews, 35 (10), 964-986. http://doi.org/10.1039/B517775H
Wilding, M., Greaves, G.N., Van, Q.V., Majerus, O., & Hennet, L. (2009). Structure factor changes in supercooled yttria-alumina. In Paniago, R.M. (Ed.) Synchrotron radiation in materials science: 6th international conference on synchrotron radiation in materials science (pp. 98). American Institute of Physics: . http://doi.org/10.1063/1.3086244