Dr Dan Bull

  • Newton Building Room 161
  • T: +44 (0)161 295 3269
  • E: d.j.bull@salford.ac.uk
  • SEEK: Research profile

Office Times

Monday 8.00am -7.00pm

Tuesday 8.00am -7.00pm

Wednesday 8.00am -7.00pm

Thursday 8.00am -7.00pm

Friday 8.00am -7.00pm


2001: PhD Materials Physics (University of Salford)

1997 MSc Computational Physics (University of Salford)

1995 BSc (Hons) Physics (University of East Anglia)


Level 4 Fundamentals of Physics B (Thermodynamics, Waves and Optics)

Level 5 Properties of Matter

Level 6 Materials

Research Interests

  • Hydrogen Storage Systems
  • Computational Thermodynamics
  • Neutron and X-ray Scattering for Characterisation of Energy Materials
  • Energy conversion and storage systems integration

Qualifications and Memberships

Member of the Institute of Physics.


Baldissin, G, Bull, D J, 'n-Diamond: Dynamical stability of proposed structures', Diamond and Related Materials, 34,.60-64 (2013)

Baldissin, G, Boag, N M, Tang, C C, Bull, D J, 'Synthesis of Pure Lithium Amide Nanoparticles', European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2013(12),1993-1996 (2013)

Bechwati, F, Avis, M R, Bull, D J, Cox, T J, Hargreaves, J A, Moser, D, Ross, D K, Umnova, O, Venegas, R, 'Low frequency sound propagation in activated carbon ', Acoustical Society of America, 132(1), 239-248 (2012)

Moser, D, Baldissin, G, Bull, D J, Riley, D J, Morrison, I, Ross, D K, Oates, W A, Noreus, D, 'The pressure-temperature phase diagram of MgH2 and isotopic substitution ', Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 23(30), 305403 (2011)

Bull, D J, Sorbie, N, Baldissin, G, Moser, D, Telling, M T F, Smith, R I, Gregory, D H, Ross, D K, 'In situ powder neutron diffraction study of non-stoichiometric phase formation during the hydrogenation of Li3N', Faraday Discussions , 151(14), 1-8 (2011)

Moser, D, Bull, D J, Cowpe, J S, Roach, D L, Ross, D K, Noreus, D, Tucker, M G, 'An in situ neutron diffraction measurement of the pressure-temperature evolution of a MgD2:TiD2 mixture ', High Pressure Research, 30(4), 643-652, (2010)

Bull, D J, Weidner, E, Shabalin, I L, Telling, M T F, Jewell, C M, Gregory, D H,  Ross, D K, 'Pressure-Dependent Deuterium Reaction Pathways in the Li-N-D System', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 12(9), 2089-2097 (2010)

Moser, D, Bull, D J, Sato, T, Noreus, D, Kyoi, D, Sakai, T, Naoyuki, K, Yusa, H, Taniguchi, T, Kalisvaart, W P, Notten, P, 'Structure and stability of high pressure synthesized Mg-TM hydrides (TM = Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Nb and Ta) as possible new hydrogen rich hydrides for hydrogen storage', Journal of Materials Chemistry, 19(43), 8150-8161, (2009)

Weidner, E, Dolci, F, Hu, J J, Lohstroh, W, Hansen, T, Bull, D J,  Fichtner, M, 'Hydrogenation Reaction Pathway in Li2Mg(NH)(2)', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113(35), 15772-15777, (2009)

Shabalin, I L, Vishnyakov, V M, Bull, D J, Keens, S G, Yamshchikov, L F, Shabalin, L I, 'Initial Stages of Oxidation of Near-Stoichiometric Titanium Carbide at Low Oxygen Pressures', Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 472(1-2), pp.373-377, (2009)

Lee, M H, Bjorling, T, Hauback, B C, Utsumi, T, Moser, D, Bull, D J, Noreus, D, Sankey, O F, Haeussermann, U, 'Crystal structure, electronic structure, and vibrational properties of MAlSiH (M=Ca,Sr,Ba): Hydrogenation-induced semiconductors from the AlB2-type alloys MAlSi ', Physical Review B, 78(19), p.195209, (2008)

Ulivi, L, Celli, M, Giannasi, A, Ramirez-Cuesta, A J, Bull, D J, Zoppi, M, 'Quantum rattling of molecular hydrogen in clathrate hydrate nanocavities', Physical Review B, 76(16), p.161401, (2007)

Weidner, E, Bull, D J, Shabalin, I L, Keens, S G, Telling, M T F, Ross, K, 'Observation of Novel Phases during Deuteration of Lithium Nitride from In Situ Neutron Diffraction', Chemical Physics Letters, 444(1-3), pp.76-79, (2007)