Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy (DMSM)
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, 27 Charles Babbage Road.jpg
27 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, new site of MSM since 2013
Location,
AffiliationsUniversity of Cambridge
Websitewww.msm.cam.ac.uk

The Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy (DMSM) is a large research and teaching division of the University of Cambridge. Since 2013 it has been located in West Cambridge, having previously occupied several buildings on the New Museums Site in the centre of Cambridge.

Academic staff

As of May 2021 Professorial staff include:[1]

  1. Serena Best, CBE, FREng, Professor of Materials Science
  2. Harry Bhadeshia, FREng, FRS, Tata Steel Professor of Metallurgy
  3. Ruth Cameron, Professor of Materials Science
  4. Manish Chhowalla, Goldsmiths' Professor of Materials Science
  5. Bill Clegg, Professor of Materials Science
  6. Judith Driscoll, FREng, Professor of Materials Science
  7. Cate Ducati, Professor in Nanomaterials
  8. James Elliott, Professor of Macromolecular Materials Science
  9. Lindsay Greer, Professor of Materials Science
  10. Vasant Kumar, Professor of Materials Chemistry
  11. Neil Mathur, Professor of Materials Physics
  12. Paul Midgley, FRS, Professor of Materials Science (Current Head of Department)
  13. Rachel Oliver, Professor of Materials Science
  14. Chris Pickard, Sir Alan Cottrell Professor of Materials Science
  15. Cathie Rae, Professor of Superalloys
  16. Jason WA Robinson, Professor in Materials Physics

As of May 2021 Readers and Lecturers include:[1]

  1. Rachel Evans, Reader in Materials Chemistry
  2. Nick Jones, Reader in Metallurgy
  3. Sohini Kar-Narayan, Reader in Device & Energy Materials
  4. Howard Stone, Reader in Metallurgy
  5. Giuliana di Martino, University Lecturer
  6. Louise Hirst, University Lecturer (jointly appointed with the Cavendish Laboratory)
  7. Kevin Knowles, Senior University Lecturer
  8. Bartomeu Monserrat, Gianna Angelopoulos Lecturer in Computational Materials Science
  9. Emilie Ringe, University Lecturer (jointly appointed with the Department of Earth Sciences)

Heads of Department

  1. Professor R.S Hutton -1944
  2. Professor Wesley Austin 1945-1958
  3. Professor Sir Alan Cottrell FRS 1958-1966
  4. Professor Sir Robert Honeycombe FREng FRS 1966-84
  5. Professor Derek Hull FREng FRS 1984-1991
  6. Professor Sir Colin Humphreys, CBE FREng FRS 1991-1996
  7. Professor Alan Windle FRS 1996-2000
  8. Professor Derek Fray FRS FREng 2000-2005
  9. Professor Alan Lindsay Greer 2005-2013
  10. Professor Mark Blamire 2013-2018
  11. Professor Paul Midgley FRS 2018-2020
  12. Professor Ruth Cameron, Professor James Elliott, and Professor Jason Robinson 2020- (current)

Research Themes

Current research is organised into seven themes:[2]

  1. Device materials
  2. Electron microscopy
  3. Materials chemistry
  4. Medical & pharmaceutical materials
  5. Structural materials
  6. Clean energy & sustainability
  7. Nuclear energy

Research Groups

Stair Case of Arup Tower, part of the former site of MSM, at the New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge.
Stair Case of Arup Tower, part of the former site of MSM, at the New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge.

Research is organised into the following groups.[3]

Spinout Companies

Alumni and former staff

Notable alumni and former staff include:

References

  1. ^ a b People in the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
  2. ^ Research themes in Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
  3. ^ Research groups – A to Z list, University of Cambridge
  4. ^ Smallman, R. E.; Knott, J. F. (2013). "Sir Alan Cottrell FRS FREng. 17 July 1919 -- 15 February 2012". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2012.0042.
  5. ^ Doherty, R. (2007). "RETROSPECTIVE: Robert W. Cahn (1924-2007) and David Turnbull (1915-2007)". Science. 317 (5834): 56–57. doi:10.1126/science.1145490. PMID 17615332.
  6. ^ Smallman, R. E. (2009). "Sir Robert William Kerr Honeycombe KBE. 2 May 1921--14 September 2007". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 55: 91–106. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2008.0020.

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