Professor Michael J. Witcomb
University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, WITS 2050, South Africa
Michael Witcomb is Professor and Director of the Electron Microscope Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and a member of the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials. His current research using SEM, TEM, EDS, EELS involves the microstructural characterisation of polymer-metal nanoparticle composites, catalysts and hard metals, phase diagram studies of aluminium intermetallics for high temperature purposes, and carbide precipitation processes in platinum and palladium in collaboration with the National Center for Electron Microscopy at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. He holds a BSc from the University of Hull and an M.Sc. and PhD from the University of Lancaster.