Victoria Yardley

Victoria Yardley

Work History

Work History
Apr 2009 - Present

JSPS Researcher (Assistant Professor level)

Kumamoto University
Apr 2008 - Mar 2009

Fixed-term Assistant Professor

Kumamoto University
Jan 2006 - Mar 2008

Postdoctoral Fellow

Tohoku University
Sep 2005 - Dec 2005

Graz University of Technology
Aug 2003 - Jul 2005

Postdoctoral Researcher

Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique


Oct 1999 - May 2003


Thesis on "Magnetic Detection of Microstructural Change in Power Plant Steels"

Available at Phase Transformations and Complex Properties Group Online Theses

Main achievements in thesis: literature survey to determine general principles from disparate experimental results, optical and electron microscopy including EBSD, magnetic Barkhausen noise measurements, development and fitting of mathematical model relating microstructural changes to Barkhausen noise.

Oct 1998 - Jun 1999


University of Cambridge

Class 2:1

Dissertation on "Changes in Magnetic Hysteresis on Tempering of Steels" class 1, leading to offer of Ph.D. place.


Photography, Japanese language, culture and literature