Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy


The Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy is now housed in 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.


  • 19 January 2017
  • Prof Judith Driscoll's research group receives an unexpected donation!
  • We are very grateful to Dr Bill Welland (PhD student 1970-73) for his recent donation to support research within Prof Judith Driscoll's group.

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Research papers of the month

  • H. Tao, T. D. Bennett and Y. Yue, "Melt-Quenched Hybrid Glasses from Metal-organic Frameworks,", Advanced Materials (2017) 1601705.

  • T. D. S. J. Lainé, K. M. Knowles, P. J. Doorbar, R. D. Cutts and D. Rugg, Acta Materialia 123 (2017) 350‒361.

  • T. J. Puchtler, T. Wang, C. X. Ren, F. Tang, R. A. Oliver, R. A. Taylor, and T. Zhu, “Ultrafast, Polarized, Single-Photon Emission from m-Plane InGaN Quantum Dots on GaN Nanowires”, Nano Letters 2016, 16, 7779–7785