Nicola Everitt is Associate Professor of Materials Engineering at the University of Nottingham and Director of the Engineering Domain of the CPIB virtual root project.
Her fields of expertise lie in structure/property relationships for high performance materials. Her main focus is on mechanical property evaluation of small samples, from biological tissue such a plant roots and germinating seeds, to biomedical materials such as degradable polymer scaffolds and bone, to thin hard films and stiff fibres. She has a broad knowledge of materials analysis techniques including optical and electron microscopy and many types of mechanical testing. She has particular interest and expertise in nano-indentation testing, and dynamic materials analysis i.e. the behaviour of materials at different rates of loading or strain at different temperatures.