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.


  • January 2017
  • Welcome to our new University Lecturers
  • Dr Rachel Evans and Dr Nick Jones join us as new University Lecturers.
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Research papers of the month

  • A. Datta, Y. S. Choi, E. Chalmers, C. Ou and S. Kar-Narayan, "Piezoelectric Nylon-11 Nanowire Arrays Grown by Template Wetting for Vibrational Energy Harvesting Applications", Advanced Functional Materials (2016).

  • T. D. Bennett, A. K. Cheetham, A. H. Fuchs and F. X. Coudert, "Interplay between Defects, Disorder and Flexibility in Metal–Organic Frameworks", Nature Chemistry (2016).