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.


  • Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 2 November 2016
  • Materials Science is participating in the first ever University-wide Postgraduate Open Day to be held on Wednesday 2 November.  If you are interested in applying for a PhD or MPhil course, we would be very pleased to see you in the Department on that day. 
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Research papers of the month

  • E. Stern-Taulats, P. Lloveras, M. Barrio, E. Defay, M. Egilmez, A. Planes, J. Ll. Tamarit, Ll. Mañosa, N. D. Mathur and X. Moya, "Inverse barocaloric effects in ferroelectric BaTiO3 ceramics", APL Materials 4, 091102 (2016).