Rex Harris

Rex is the Honorary Professor of Material Science at the University of Birmingham.

For around 40 years, Rex led the Applied Alloy Chemistry Group in the School of Metallurgy and Materials. During this time he maintained a long-standing research interest in the fields of rare earth alloys, permanent magnets and hydrogen purification and storage materials.

Rex developed a close synergy between these fields with the development and application of the Hydrogen Decrepitation (HD) process to the manufacture of NdFeB magnets. The HD process is now used world-wide as the standard means of production of these materials.

Rex Harris