Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

The Armourers and Brasiers' Cambridge Forum

Forum 2015

The annual Armourers and Brasiers' Cambridge Forum was held on Tuesday 16th June 2015 in the Pippard Lecture Theatre at the Cavendish Laboratory on the University of Cambridge's West Cambridge Site.

The Forum included the 17th Kelly Lecture, ‘Giving New Life to Materials for Energy, the Environment and Medicine’ to be given by Professor Angela Belcher, W.M. Keck Professor of Energy, Department of Biological Engineering, Department of Materials Science & Engineering and, The Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.  Angela Belcher is a biological and materials engineer with expertise in the fields of biomaterials, biomolecular materials, organic-inorganic interfaces and solid-state chemistry and devices. Her primary research focus is evolving new materials for energy, electronics, the environment, and medicine.  This talk will address conditions under which organisms first evolved to make materials and consider scientific approaches to move beyond naturally evolved materials to genetically imprint advanced technologies.


Promoting Materials Science to Industry and Academia

The Armourers and Brasiers' Cambridge Forum is held annually at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy in Cambridge with the aim of raising the profile of materials science in the UK academic and industrial communities, while being international in scope. The Forum attracts high-level involvement from industry, research councils and other influential bodies. It incorporates the Kelly Lecture and the Gordon Seminars, inaugurated in 1999 to mark the opening of the Gordon Laboratory in the Department. It is generously supported by the Armourers and Brasiers' Livery Company and nine other sponsors.



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