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Seminars, socials and events of interest to Department members are listed below, with the next seven days listings also being shown on the Reception area screen. Please visit the Intranet to complete the online form to register your event (please note entries are moderated/approved prior to appearing).

All events are held in the Department unless stated otherwise.


  • 23Oct

    Goldsmiths' Lecture Room 2

    Tuhin Maity (25 minute talks + 5 minutes of questions). All welcome.

  • 01Nov

    Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, 27 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0FS

    The Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy will be participating in the University's Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 1 November.  During the afternoon session at the Department there will be opportunities to discuss PhD projects, the MASt in Materials Science, and MPhil in Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise.  Guided tours of the labs, and course directors will be available to meet students.  There will be a chartered coach for Open Day vistors wishing to go to the West Cambridge Site which will depart from Queen's Road, Cambridge, between 1 and 1:15pm.  Visitors will receive further information about this coach service when they register for the Open Day.    There is also a regular bus service from the centre of Cambridge to the West Cambridge Site if you are traveling at other times.

    Further details for the Postgraduate Open Day and to register for the event see: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/events

     

  • 06Nov

    Goldsmiths' Lecture Room 2

    Tahmida Huq (25 minute talk + 5 minutes of questions). All welcome.

  • 08Nov

    Goldsmiths' Lecture Room 1

    Dr. Cecilia Mattevi, Department of Materials, Imperial College London.

    This seminar will be followed by tea, coffee, and biscuits at 4pm in the tearoom. 

    View the seminar series on Talks.cam - http://talks.cam.ac.uk/show/index/98965

  • 22Nov

    Goldsmiths' Lecture Room 1

    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rödel, Department of Materials and Earth Sciences, TU Darmstad.

    While my group in the last 14 years worked mostly on lead-free piezoceramics, this topic has matured considerably and we now mostly work with industry to transfer knowledge into application. Our new topic with currently four researchers and four openings centers on dislocation-based functionality: Dislocations in oxides are typically heavily charged and embedded in a shell of compensating space charges. Therefore they provide a linear or two-dimensional array of charges stable up to high temperature without any chemical dopant. In the literature dislocations have been demonstrated to enhance oxygen conductivity and to improve the figure of merit of thermoelectrics by reducing thermal conductivity through phonon scattering by dislocations. Dislocations have been suggested to improve interfacial reaction kinetics and have been theoretically predicted to pin domain walls in ferroelectrics. In Darmstadt we have so far focused on establishing a set of techniques to introduce a high density of bulk dislocations into single crystals at room temperature or enhanced temperature and to study (dislocation) creep in polycrystalline oxides. Structural investigations have been performed by dark-field X-ray diffraction, rocking curve analysis, TEM , PFM, NMR and etching techniques. The first property evaluations have been done with respect to electrical and thermal conductivity and domain wall pinning. Select examples will be provided on dislocation structures, electrical and thermal conductivity. We have been working on SrTiO3, BaTiO3, KNbO3, TiO2 and ZrO2.

    This seminar will be followed by tea, coffee, and biscuits at 4pm in the tearoom.

    View the seminar series on Talks.cam - http://talks.cam.ac.uk/show/index/98965

     

  • 04Dec

    Goldsmiths' Lecture Room 2

    Mike Smith (25 minute talk + 5 minutes of questions). All welcome.

  • 11Dec

    Goldsmiths' Lecture Room 2

    Kristina Kareh (Nature Communications) (25 minute talk + 5 minutes of questions). All welcome.

  • 16Jun

    Pippard Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE.

    The afternoon programme of talks begins at 1.45 (registration from 1.15 pm). The Forum includes the award of the Armourers & Brasiers’ Materials Science Venture Prize and the 22nd Kelly Lecture.