Richard Webster holds a PhD from the University of Bristol in Physics and is employed as a research associate in the Electron Microscope Unit at UNSW, Sydney - a Node of Microscopy Australia. Richard has 9 years experience using transmission electron microscopes and has over 25 publications regarding TEM application to an extensive range of materials. Richard’s role in the unit is to collaborate with researchers around the University and to teach researchers to use TEM.

Richard’s recent research has focused on the application of electron microscopy techniques to analyse interfaces and defects to interpret the relationship between micro- and nano-structure and macro-properties.


  • Electron Microscopy
  • Electron Diffraction
  • Crystal Microstructure


  • PhD in Physics, 2016

    University of Bristol

  • MSci in Physics, 2011

    University of Bristol



Research Associate

UNSW, Sydney

Jan 2017 – Present Sydney, Australia
Responsibilities include:

  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
  • Collaboration with UNSW researchers
  • Teaching UNSW Students and researchers
  • TEM management and procurement

Research Associate

University of Bristol

Jan 2016 – Dec 2016 Bristol, England
Responsibilities include:

  • Researched semiconductor physics
  • TEM of Gallium Nitride grown on polycrystalline diamond
  • TEM of Gallium Nitride HEMTs

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Introduction to TEM

Recent Publications

Assembly of cerium-based coordination polymer into variant polycrystalline 2D–3D CeO 2−x nanostructures

The present work reports a simple and rapid disassembly/reassembly approach at room temperature to tailor functional metal oxides of 2D …

Evidence of Low Temperature Joints in Silver Nanowire Based Transparent Conducting Layers for Solar cells

The primary stage of joint formation of silver nanowires (AgNWs) at 60 °C is investigated using rotary scanning transmission electron …

Microalloying effects of Mo versus Cr in HSLA steels with ultrafine-grained ferrite microstructures

Thermo-mechanical processing with warm-deformation in the ferrite is a promising pathway towards manufacturing of large volumes of …

Preserving the Exposed Facets of Pt3Sn Intermetallic Nanocubes during an Order to Disorder Transition Allows the Elucidation of the Effect of the Degree of Alloy Ordering on Electrocatalysis

Controlling which facets are exposed in nanocrystals is crucial to understanding different activity between ordered and disordered …

Advanced Thermo-mechanical Process for Homogenous Hierarchical Microstructures in HSLA Steels

Engineering microstructures in high-strength low-alloy steels via advanced thermo-mechanical processing is a promising approach to …


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