Professor Clive Siviour

Professor of Engineering Science

Dr. Clive Sivoiur
Department of Engineering Science,
University of Oxford,
Parks Road,
+44 1865 2 73132


  • Ph.D. in Experimental Physics, ‘High Rate Properties of Materials Using Hopkinson Bar Techniques’, University of Cambridge (2005)
  • MA, M.Sci. in Theoretical and Experimental Physics, University of Cambridge (2001)

Research interests

  • Properties of materials under high strain rate deformation
  • High speed photography and image analysis
  • Polymers, Rubbers, Composites

Other appointments

Past Positions

  • 2005-2008 Career Development Fellow, Department of Engineering Science, Oxford
  • 2005-2008 Stipendiary Lecturer and Senior Tutor in Engineering, St Hilda’s College, Oxford

Current research projects

  • POLYURETHANES - Supramolecular Polyurethanes and their Composites: Properties and Engineering Performance (with University of Reading)
  • SHARD – Silk in high rate applications and research into damage tolerance (with the Oxford Silk Group
  • LOW RATE – Understanding high rate behaviour through low rate analogue

Recent Publications

Full List:

Selected Publications

  • S-H Yoon, I Giannakopoulos and CR Siviour “Application of the Virtual Fields Method to the uniaxial behaviour of rubbers at medium strain rates” International Journal of Solids and Structures 69-70 (2015) 553-568 doi: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2015.04.017 (doi link)

  • CR Siviour, JL Jordan, “High Strain Rate Mechanics of Polymers: A Review”, J. dynamic behaviour mater. (2016): 2:15-32 doi: 10.1007/s40870-016-0052-8 (doi link)

  • MJ Kendall and CR Siviour “Experimentally simulating high-rate behaviour: rate and temperature effects in polycarbonate and PMMA” Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A (2014) 372 20130202 (12 pp) doi: 10.1098/rsta.2013.0202 (doi link)

  • MJ Kendall and CR Siviour "Experimentally simulating adiabatic conditions: Approximating high rate polymer behaviour using low rate experiments with temperature profiles" Polymer 54 (2013) 5058-5063 (doi link)
  • DR Drodge, B Mortimer, C Holland and CR Siviour "Ballistic Impact to access the high-rate behaviour of individual silk fibres", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 60 (2012) 1710-1721 (doi link)
  • EJ Wielewski, CR Siviour and N Petrinic "On the Correlation between Macrozones and Twinning in Ti-6Al-4V at Very High Strain Rates" Scripta Materialia, 67 (2102) 229-232 (doi link)
  • R Gerlach, CR Siviour, J Wiegand and N Petrinic "In-plane and through-thickness properties, failure modes, damage and delamination in 3D woven carbon fibre composites subjected to impact loading" Composites Science and Technology, 72 (2012) 397-411 (doi link)
  • CR Siviour, PR Laity, WG Proud, JE Field, D Porter, PD Church, P Gould and W Huntingdon-Thresher “High strain rate properties of a Polymer Bonded Sugar: their dependence on applied and internal constraints” Proc. R. Soc. A. 464 (2008) 1229-1255 (doi link)
  • CR Siviour, SM Walley, WG Proud and JE Field “The high strain rate compressive behaviour of polycarbonate and polyvinylidene difluoride” Polymer 46 (2005) 12546-12555.

Institutional activities

  • Former member of the Governing board of DYMAT : the European Association for the promotion of research into the dynamic behaviour of materials and its applications