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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.


  • 20Mar

    Mi-Jin Jin.  (25 min talks + 5 mins of questions). All welcome.

  • 19Mar

    Speaker: Professor James Kirkpatrick 

    Professor Kirkpatrick has a triple doctorate in science and medicine (MD, PhD, DSc) from the Queen's University of Belfast (N. Ireland) and is Emeritus Professor of Pathology at the University Medical Centre in Mainz, Germany. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath), London, and has both honorary and visiting professorships in China, Singapore and Sweden.

    His principal research interests are in the fields of biomaterials in regenerative medicine, with special focus on human co-culture systems. During the past years his work has focussed on bone vascularization, as well as co-culture models for respiratory tract regeneration.

    Professor Kirkpatrick is a visitor to the Department of Materials Science under the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers' new distinguished visiting fellow scheme.

  • 18Mar

    Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials invite you to a lecture by Professor C. James Kirkpatrick.  Professor Kirkpatrick has a triple doctorate in science and medicine (MD, PhD, DSc) from the Queen's University of Belfast (N. Ireland) and is Emeritus Professor of Pathology at the University Medical Centre in Mainz, Germany. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath), London, and has both honorary and visiting professorships in China, Singapore and Sweden.  

    His principal research interests are in the fields of biomaterials in regenerative medicine, with special focus on human co-culture systems. During the past years his work has focussed on bone vascularization, as well as co-culture models for respiratory tract regeneration.

    Professor Kirkpatrick is a visitor to the Department of Materials Science under the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers' new distinguished visiting fellow scheme.

    To book your place please click here  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lecture-by-professor-c-james-kirkpatrick-co-culture-systems-in-biomaterial-research-and-tickets-57167273855

  • 13Mar

    Anke Husmann. (25 min talks + 5 mins of questions). All welcome.

  • 06Mar

    Enric Stern-Taulats.  (25 min talks + 5 mins of questions). All welcome.

  • 05Mar

    The Cambridge heat of the 2019 IOM3 Young Persons Lecture Competition (YPLC) will take place on the evening of Tuesday 5th March. This is an event which aims to judge the presentation skills of young Materials Scientists and their ability to communicate with a generalist audience a Materials-related topic of their choice. 

    We plan to hold this in two parts due to the number competitors. The presentations to be given by undergraduates will start at around 4pm. There will be a break with refreshments at around 6pm. The postgraduate lectures will begin at around 6.30pm with a further break while judging takes place at around 8.15pm. 

    It would be really wonderful to have some support for our competitors - not just from their research supervisors and groups, but from anyone interested to hear an excellent set of talks. You are welcome to come along to one part or both parts, depending on your availability.

  • 27Feb

    Bonan Zhu. (25 min talks + 5 mins of questions). All welcome.

  • 22Feb

    Prof. Norman Fleck, Cambridge University, Engineering Department.

    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​

  • 13Feb

    Gian Guzmán Verri.  (25 min talks + 5 mins of questions).  All welcome.

  • 16Jan

    Dr. Bodh Raj Mehta is a Schlumberger Chair Professor of Semiconductor Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. His research is primarily in nanostructured energy materials. He is also the Dean of Research and Development at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. 

    Junctions between two dissimilar materials have been a topic of significant research interest due to novel interface physics and its direct importance on device performance due to the influence of defect states, structural and electronic discontinuities. Due to atomically thin semiconductor layer in 2D-3D semiconductors, investigating and understanding the nature of interface and its influence on the device characteristics becomes even more complex and intriguing. In this presentation, the influence of 2D-3D interfaces on the device characteristics of G-Si solar cell, MoS2-ZnS intermediate band gap semiconductor and MoS2-Bi2Te3 thermoelectric devices will be discussed.  In the first example, graphene layers prepared by CVD method have been used as a top layer in p-n silicon junctions and an increase in efficiency from 5.3% to 8.9% is observed. Surface potential changes at the graphene -Si junctions in surface and junction modes have been examined using Kelvin probe force microscopy investigations. Voc nanoscale maps derived from these measurements show that topographical impurities and wrinkled boundaries on the graphene surface affect affecting junction performance. In another study, patterned MoS2 2D layers having feature size varying from 10 um to 1 um have been grown by a combination of stencil lithography and magnetron sputtering technique. Composite layers having wide band gap ZnS films and 2D MoS2 layers show increased interface voltage due to 2D character. In the third example, the influence of n-n and n-p interfaces in MoS2-Bi2Te3 and MoS2-Sb2Te3 devices on the electron and phonon scattering resulting in improved thermoelectric properties will be discussed. It is shown that due to limited thickness of the 2D layer, there is a large accumulation of charge at the surface which modifies the current transport across the junction. These results are very important for understanding the basics physics issue related to 2D materials based junctions.

    All are welcome.