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Past events hosted within or of interest to the Department are listed here (upto 1 year ago). Visit our main Events page to see upcoming events.

  • 07Nov

    Matias Acosta.  All welcome.

  • 02Nov

    The Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy will be participating in the University's Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 2 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.  Chartered coach departing from Cambridge city centre at 2:30 pm, and regular bus service from the centre of town to the West Cambridge Site.

    Further details for the Postgraduate Open Day and to register for the event see:

  • 02Nov

    The CamEM Symposium 2018 will be held at the Postdoc Centre at Eddington.  All working in electron microscopy and related fields within the departments and insitutes of the University of Cambridge are warmly invited! 

    Speakers will include: 

     Dr Iva Ganeva
     Dr Javier Garcia-Nafria
     Dr John Briggs
     Prof. Ben Luisi
     Dr Dima Chirgadze
     Dr Chun-wa Chung
     Dr Karin Muller
     Dr Emilie Ringe
     Prof. Paul Midgley
     Dr Cate Ducati
     Dr Fabien Massabuau

    and Prof. Pete Nellist will present the closing keynote.

    To register, please visit:  The deadline to register is 15 October.  Attendance will be limited to 120 with a waiting list if oversubscribed.

    For additional information and for information on staying in touch, please see:

  • 30Oct

    Prof. Joe Trodahl, Emeritus Professor, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 

    All welcome.

  • 17Oct

    Miso Kim. All welcome.

  • 11Oct

    Prof. Pablo Levy from the Argentinian National University of San Martin-National Atomic Commission.

    In this talk I will show that sets of electrical pulses applied through metal electrodes to manganite based memristors (memory + resistor devices), emulate the biological synapse between neurons. This fact prompts for the bio - inspired use of these devices in simple circuits to produce learning processes. Some of our past work on manganitesand TiO based memristors will be discussed, including the delivery of samples to Low Earth Orbits to test them as non - volatile memory devices. 

    All Department members welcome.

  • 27Sep

    The 4th CAMatNet meeting brings together scientists in Cambridge who are working in the broad area of Smart Materials. Smart materials respond to changes in their environment by undergoing material property changes. This response can be leveraged to create an actuator or sensor device. The central theme of the meeting will be to explore how smart materials can be designed and assembled from the bottom-up, integrated with interfaces and used to build functional devices.

    The Smart Materials meeting will explore functional properties of intelligent or responsive materials and how these can be controlled for applications in fields as diverse as photonics, bio-medicine, and energy, to name a few. Speakers are from across a wide spectrum of Cambridge departments with a mix of established and early-career researchers. The meeting will be an excellent opportunity to make new contacts, re-kindle existing ones and to network with others in the field of Smart Materials.

    Attendance is free but please book a place:

  • 19Sep

    Workshop:  Organised by Zeiss.

    • Presentations in the morning will focus on the applications and potential of Zeiss equipment that is available or being installed at Cambridge (FIB and SEM at MSM, the Orion Nanofab being installed at nanoscience and the Versa X-Ray Microscope at the Maxwell centre.
    • During the afternoon it is possible to sign-up for practical demonstrations on the Zeiss Crossbeam FIB and GeminiSEM300 in the Wolfson Electron Microscope Suite.  

    Lunch and refreshments will be available for registrants.  All welcome.

    A draft programme is attached and registration details are here;

  • 01Aug

    Prof Xudong Wang from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Morphology is one essential element that gives rise to extraordinary physical, chemical, and mechanical properties in nanomaterials. Precise morphology control of nanomaterials is a notorious task, which heavily relies on fundamental understanding of the governing mechanisms and kinetics at the nanoscale. In this talk, Prof Wang will present recent discoveries of the growth kinetics in 1D and 2D nanomaterial evolution.

    All Department members welcome.

  • 20Jul

    Prof. R.F. Egerton, University of Alberta, Canada

    Spectroscopy and energy-filtered TEM imaging using low energy losses (< 50 eV) is a useful technique (e.g. for band-gap mapping) but offers relatively poor spatial resolution, due to delocalization of the inelastic scattering. We will consider how this delocalization can be calculated, measured and perhaps modelled with sufficient accuracy to allow a useful improvement in the spatial resolution.

    All Department members welcome.