Martin Wilding

Dr Martin Wilding

Post-doctoral research associate


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.


College of Business, Technology and Engineering


Journal articles

Barrow, N., Packard, M., Vaishnav, S., Wilding, M., Bingham, P., Hannon, A., ... Feller, S. (2020). MAS-NMR Studies of Carbonate Retention in a Very Wide Range of Na2O-SiO2 Glasses. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 534, 119958.

Wilding, M., Bingham, P.A., Wilson, M., Kono, Y., Drewitt, J.W.E., Brooker, R.A., & Parise, J.B. (2019). CO3+1 network formation in ultra-high pressure carbonate liquids. Scientific Reports, 9 (1), 15416.

Wilding, M.C., Phillips, B.L., Wilson, M., Sharma, G., Navrotsky, A., Bingham, P.A., ... Parise, J.B. (2019). The structure and thermochemistry of K2CO3-MgCO3 glass. Journal of Materials Research, 34 (19), 3377-3388.

Wilding, M., Benmore, C., Weber, R., Alderman, O., Tamalonis, A., McMillan, P.F., ... Parise, J. (2019). Exploring the structure of glass-forming liquids using high energy X-ray diffraction, containerless methodology and molecular dynamics simulation. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids: X, 3, 100027.

Foglia, F., Hazael, R., Meersman, F., Wilding, M., Sakai, V.G., Rogers, S., ... McMillan, P.F. (2019). In Vivo Water Dynamics in Shewanella oneidensis Bacteria at High Pressure. Scientific Reports, 9 (1), 8716.

Suter, T.M., Miller, T.S., Cockcroft, J.K., Aliev, A.E., Wilding, M., Sella, A., ... McMillan, P.F. (2018). Formation of an ion-free crystalline carbon nitride and its reversible intercalation with ionic species and molecular water. Chemical science, 10 (8), 2519-2528.

Alderman, O.L.G., Wilding, M., Tamalonis, A., Sendelbach, S., Heald, S.M., Benmore, C.J., ... Weber, J.K.R. (2018). Iron K-edge X-ray absorption near-edge structure spectroscopy of aerodynamically levitated silicate melts and glasses. Chemical Geology, 453, 169-185.

Wilson, M., Ribeiro, M.C.C., Wilding, M., Benmore, C., Weber, J.K.R., Alderman, O., ... Parise, J.B. (2017). Structure and liquid fragility in sodium carbonate. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 122 (4), 1071-1076.

Wilding, M., Wilson, M., Ribeiro, M.C.C., Benmore, C.J., Weber, J.K.R., Alderman, O.L.G., ... Parise, J.B. (2017). The structure of liquid alkali nitrates and nitrites. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 19 (32), 21625-21638.

Alderman, O.L.G., Lazareva, L., Wilding, M., Benmore, C.J., Heald, M., Johnson, C.E., ... Weber, J.K.R. (2017). Local structural variation with oxygen fugacity in Fe2SiO4+x fayalitic iron silicate melts. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 203, 15-36.

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.

Wilding, M., Wilson, M., Alderman, O.L.G., Benmore, C., Weber, J.K.R., Parise, J.B., ... Skinner, L. (2016). Low-dimensional network formation in molten sodium carbonate. Scientific Reports, 6, 24415.

Wilding, M., Benmore, C., Weber, R., Parise, J., Lazareva, L., Skinner, L., ... Tamalonis, A. (2015). Exploring the structure of high temperature, iron-bearing liquids. Materials Today : Proceedings, 2 (Supp 2), S358-S363.

Wilding, M., Wilson, M., McMillan, P.F., Benmore, C.J., Weber, J.K.R., Deschamps, T., & Champagnon, B. (2015). Structural properties of Y2O3-Al2O3 liquids and glasses: An overview. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 407, 228-234.

Wilding, M., Wilson, M., McMillan, P.F., Deschamps, T., & Champagnon, B. (2014). Low frequency vibrational dynamics and polyamorphism in Y2O3-Al2O3 glasses. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16 (40), 22083-22096.

Machon, D., Meersman, F., Wilding, M., Wilson, M., & McMillan, P.F. (2014). Pressure-induced amorphization and polyamorphism: Inorganic and biochemical systems. Progress in Materials Science, 61, 216-282.

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), 024206-1.

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.

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.

Skinner, L.B., Barnes, A.C., Salmon, P.S., Hennet, L., Fischer, H.E., Benmore, C.J., ... Ohara, K. (2013). Joint diffraction and modeling approach to the structure of liquid alumina. Physical Review B (PRB), 87 (2), 024201.

Salmon, P.S., Drewitt, J.W.E., Whittaker, D.A.J., Zeidler, A., Wezka, K., Bull, C.L., ... Marrocchelli, D. (2012). Density-driven structural transformations in network forming glasses: a high-pressure neutron diffraction study of GeO2 glass up to 17.5 GPa. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 24 (41), 415102.

Wilding, M., Guthrie, M., Kohara, S., Bull, C.L., Akola, J., & Tucker, M.G. (2012). The structure of MgO-SiO2 glasses at elevated pressure (vol 24, 225403, 2012). Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 24 (22), 225403.

Kohara, S., Akola, J., Morita, H., Suzuya, K., Weber, J.K.R., Wilding, M., & Benmore, C.J. (2011). Relationship between topological order and glass forming ability in densely packed enstatite and forsterite composition glasses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) ISSN 1091-6490, 108 (36), 14780-14785.

Benmore, C.J., Soignard, E., Guthrie, M., Amin, S.A., Weber, J.K.R., McKiernan, K., ... Yarger, J.L. (2011). High pressure x-ray diffraction measurements on Mg2SiO4 glass. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 357 (14), 2632-2636.

Greaves, G.N., Wilding, M., Hennet, L., Langstaff, D., Kargl, F., Benmore, C.J., & Weber, J.K.R. (2011). Comment on ``Liquid-Liquid Phase Transition in Supercooled Yttria-Alumina''. Physical Review Letters, 106 (11), 119601.

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.

Weber, J.K.R., Benmore, C.J., Jennings, G., Wilding, M., & Parise, J.B. (2010). Instrumentation for fast in-situ X-ray structure measurements on non-equilibrium liquids. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment, 624 (3), 728-730.

Benmore, C.J., Weber, J.K.R., Wilding, M., Du, J., & Parise, J.B. (2010). Temperature-dependent structural heterogeneity in calcium silicate liquids. Physical Review B, 82 (22), 224202.

Wilding, M., Guthrie, M., Bull, C., & Tucker, M. (2010). Neutron diffraction studies of amorphous materials at high pressure. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74 (12), A1132.

Wilding, M., Benmore, C.J., & Weber, J.K.R. (2010). High-Energy X-ray Diffraction from Aluminosilicate Liquids. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 114 (17), 5742-5746.

Wilding, M., Benmore, C.J., & Weber, J.K.R. (2010). Changes in the local environment surrounding magnesium ions in fragile MgO-SiO2 liquids. Europhysics Letters, 89 (2), 26005.

Greaves, G.N., Wilding, M., Fearn, S., Kargl, F., Hennet, L., Bras, W., ... Martin, C.M. (2009). Liquid-liquid transitions, crystallization and long range fluctuations in supercooled yttrium oxide-aluminium oxide melts. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 355 (10-12), 715-721.

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.

Greaves, G.N., Wilding, M., Fearn, S., Langstaff, D., Kargl, F., Cox, S., ... Hennet, L. (2008). Detection of first-order liquid/liquid phase transitions in yttrium oxide-aluminum oxide melts. Science, 322 (5901), 566-570.

Wilding, M., Benmore, C.J., & Weber, J.K.R. (2008). In situ diffraction studies of magnesium silicate liquids. Journal of Materials Science, 43, 4707-4713.

Wilding, M., Guthrie, M., Bull, C.L., Tucker, M.G., & McMillan, P.F. (2008). Feasibility of in situ neutron diffraction studies of non-crystalline silicates up to pressures of 25 GPa. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 20 (24), 244122.

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.

Linard, Y., Wilding, M., & Navrotsky, A. (2008). High temperature calorimetric studies of heat of solution of NiO, CuO, L,a(2)O(3), TiO2, HfO2 in sodium silicate liquids. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72 (2), 590-601.

Wilding, M., Badyal, Y., & Navrotsky, A. (2007). The local environment of trivalent lanthanide ions in sodium silicate glasses: A neutron diffraction study using isotopic substitution. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 353 (52-54), 4792-4800.

Cristiglio, V., Hennet, L., Cuello, G.J., Pozdnyakova, I., Johnson, M.R., Fischer, H.E., ... Price, D.L. (2007). Structure of molten yttrium aluminates: a neutron diffraction study. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 19 (41), 41505.

McMillan, P.F., Wilson, M., Wilding, M., Daisenberger, D., Mezouar, M., & Greaves, G.N. (2007). Polyamorphism and liquid-liquid phase transitions: challenges for experiment and theory. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 19 (41), 415101.

Daisenberger, D., Wilson, M., McMillan, P.F., Quesada Cabrera, R., Wilding, M., & Machon, D. (2007). High-pressure x-ray scattering and computer simulation studies of density-induced polyamorphism in silicon. Physical Review B, 75 (22), 224118.

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.

Book chapters

Greaves, G.N., Wilding, M., Van, Q.V., Majerus, O., & Hennet, L. (2009). Characterising density fluctuations in liquid yttria aluminates with small angle x-ray scattering. In Paniago, R.M. (Ed.) Synchrotron radiation in materials science: proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation in Materials Science. (pp. 71). American Institute of Physics:

Weber, R., Benmore, C., Mei, Q., & Wilding, M. (2009). In-situ x-ray structure measurements on aerodynamically levitated high temperature liquids. In Synchrotron radiation in materials science: 6th international conference on synchrotron radiation in materials science. American Institute of Physics:

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:

Greaves, G.N., Wilding, M., Kargl, F., & Hennet, L. (2008). Liquids, glasses, density fluctuations and low frequency modes. In Liska, M., Galusek, D., Klement, R., & Petruskova, V. (Eds.) Glass – The challenge for the 21st century. (pp. 3-12). Trans tech publications

Wilding, M., & Benmore, C.J. (2006). Structure of glasses and melts. In Wenk, H.-.R. (Ed.) Neutron Scattering in Earth Sciences. (pp. 275-311). Mineralogical Society of America

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