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.


  • 27 July 2016
  • Sir John Meurig Thomas receives a 2016 Royal Medal
  • Sir John Meurig Thomas HonFREng FRS is awarded one of the three 2016 Royal Medals for his pioneering work within catalytic chemistry, in particular on single-site heterogeneous catalysts, which have had a major impact on green chemistry, clean technology and sustainability
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Research papers of the month

  • R.A. Whiter, Y. Calahorra, C. Ou and S. Kar-Narayan, "Observation of Confinement-Induced Self-Poling Effects in Ferroelectric Polymer Nanowires Grown by Template Wetting" Macromolecular Materials & Engineering, (2016)