Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy


The Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy has just moved to a new building on the West Cambridge Science and Technology campus. For the first time in its history, the Department is housed in a single building designed for purpose. The Department has over 30 academic staff including research fellows, more than 50 administrative, technical and support staff, and roughly 80 postdoctoral researchers, 130 research students and 30 visiting scientists at any time.

In the RAE 2008 (UK Research Assessment Exercise, covering 2001-07), 95% of our research activity is rated world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).



  • April 2014
  • Armourers and Brasiers' Cambridge Forum 2014
  • Registration for the annual Armourers and Brasiers' Cambridge Forum is now open. It will be held on Tuesday 17th June 2014 in the Pippard Lecture Theatre at the Cavendish Laboratory on the University of Cambridge's West Cambridge Site.
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    Hoye, R. L. Z. et. al., "Improved Open–Circuit Voltage in ZnO–PbSe Quantum Dot Solar Cells by Understanding and Reducing Losses Arising from the ZnO Conduction Band Tail" Adv. Energy Mater. (2014)

    DOI 10.1002/aenm.201301544