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Supporting the local Food Bank

6 December 2018

Staff and students at the Department of Materials Science have been generously donating festive foods and other trimmings recently and have been able to prepare 9 Christmas hampers to gift to the Cambridge City Food Bank's 2018 Hamper Appeal.  This year the Food Bank hopes to distribute 500...

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Dr Rachel Evans awarded an ERC Consolidator grant

30 November 2018

Dr Rachel Evans has received an ERC Consolidator grant (2.1 m Euro) for her project SPECTRACON. In SPECTRACON Rachel, and her team, will develop new spectral conversion materials based on organic-inorganic hybrid polymers that will enable sunlight to be “shaped” into energies that can be used...

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Showcase event held by MKG

27 November 2018

The Microstructural Kinetics Group (MKG) has recently held an event organised by Dr Jonathan Bean for members of the public to showcase some of the science and facilities in Cambridge physical sciences (Department of Materials Science and Cambridge Graphene Centre). The trip was also supported...

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Obituary: Dr Ron Broom

27 November 2018

The Department is saddened to hear of Dr Ron Broom's death earlier this month.  

Ron Broom retired from his work as a semiconductor device scientist at IBM and came to live in Cambridge with his wife Davida. But retirement was not for him! Every day for many years, he came to the...

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Dr Tongtong Zhu wins the 2018 CE Postdoc Business Plan Competition

8 November 2018

Congratulations to Dr Tongtong Zhu, a post-doc within the Department, who has won the 2018 Postdoc Business Plan Competition, run by Cambridge Enterprise with the Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge (EPOC). 

Tongtong gave a 3 minute pitch to a packed out Peterhouse theatre against 5...

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New IoM3 Fellows

26 October 2018

Dr Rachel Evans and Dr Jason Robinson have recently been elected as Fellows of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM). We congratulate them on this achievement.

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Goldsmiths’ Company Funds Cambridge Research in Precious Metals

16 October 2018

A gift from the Goldsmiths’ Company Charity to support three new PhD studentships at Cambridge will advance research in precious metals and help develop new technical expertise.  The Goldsmiths’ Company programme in precious metals research, which will be based at Cambridge’s Department of...

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Materials Science Postgraduate Open Day - 2nd November

11 October 2018

Interested in postgraduate study?  Come to the Department on Friday 2 November to hear about our research opportunities and taught courses, meet the academic staff, and have a guided tour with current students. All prospective students welcome.  Chartered coach departing from Cambridge city...

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New leadership for the Department of Materials Science

28 September 2018

The Department welcomes a new leadership team from 1st October 2018.  Professor Paul Midgley is stepping into the Head of Department role and will be ably supported by Professor Serena Best CBE and Professor James Elliott as Deputy Heads with responsibilities for Research and Teaching,...

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Dr Robert Hoye awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship

21 September 2018

Dr Robert Hoye has been awarded a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship to advance his research career. These Fellowships provide early-career researchers with five years’ worth of funding and mentorship, enabling them to develop independent careers in research and...

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