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*).



  • 16 October 2014
  • BBC Radio 5 live Science
  • Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan featured in this week's BBC Radio 5 live Science series. This special edition panel discussion covered the "Future of Energy" and featured scientists who specialise in generating power...
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    R. A. Whiter, V. Narayan & S. Kar-Narayan, "A Scalable Nanogenerator Based on Self-Poled Piezoelectric Polymer Nanowires with High Energy Conversion Efficiency", Advanced Energy Materials (2014).

    DOI 10.1002/aenm.201400519