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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.


  • 19Sep

    Goldsmiths' Lecture Room 1

    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; https://www.zeiss.co.uk/microscopy/local-content/cambridge-workshop.html

  • 27Sep

    Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

    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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cambridge-advanced-materials-network-4-smart-materials-from-self-assembly-to-sensors-tickets-49089583265

  • 30Oct

    Goldsmiths' Lecture Room 2

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

    All welcome.

  • 02Nov

    Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

    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.

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