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Dr Xavier Moya and collaborators identify green material for refrigeration

23 April 2019

The work of Dr Xavier Moya has been featured on the University of Cambridge Research News pages.  His work with collaborators in the UK and Spain has identified an eco-friendly solid that could replace the inefficient and polluting gases used in most refrigerators and air conditioners.  This...

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Dr Galindo-Nava wins 2019 Metals Young Investigator Award

17 April 2019

Dr Enrique Galindo-Nava has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Metals Young Investigator Award offered by the Metals journal this year to the most outstanding young investigator in the field of metals research.  The unanimous decision followed the awarding committee's review of his...

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Two Department winners - CSAR PhD Student Awards 2019!

17 April 2019

The Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR) recently announced the names of the 12 PhD students from the University of Cambridge who have received the 2019 CSAR PhD Student Awards for Applied Research.  Two of the award winners are Materials Scientists: Samer Kurdi and Yeonsik...

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Cambridge Rolls-Royce UTC receives recognition for their diversity

4 April 2019

The University of Cambridge Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for Encouraging Diversity in Science & Engineering, jointly shared with the Whittle Laboratory, Cambridge.  This was awarded at the Rolls-Royce UTC Directors' Seminar 2019 for...

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Cool balloons on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

29 March 2019

 “Cool balloons”, a workshop organized by the group of Dr Xavier Moya for the Science Festival, has been featured on the Saturday morning show on BBC Radio Cambrigeshire, where Juan Manuel Bermúdez García and Guillaume Nataf discussed the challenges of current refrigeration technologies and the...

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Rob Somekh 1947-2019

28 March 2019

Following a PhD in low temperature physics, Rob Somekh began work in the department in 1972, joining the then Superconductivity Group as a post doc. under Jan Evetts. He played a vital role in the group’s development through the initiation of thin film fabrication techniques: designing and...

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Professor Serena Best CBE receives a Suffrage Science Award

11 March 2019

Congratulations to Professor Serena Best CBE who received a Suffrage Science Award (Engineering and Physical Sciences) last Friday.

The Suffrage Science scheme celebrates women in science for their scientific achievement and for their ability to inspire others. It encourages women to...

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Professor Oliver's #MyScienceInquiry Select Committee pitch to be taken forward

28 February 2019

The Commons Science and Technology Select Committee have decided to take forward Professor Rachel Oliver's #MyScienceInquiry proposal looking into the "Impact of science funding policy on equality, diversity, inclusion and accessibility".  More details on the outcome of the shortlisted pitches ...

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Dr Robert Hoye included in Forbes '30 Under 30' list

12 February 2019

Dr Robert Hoye has been announced as one of Forbes' 2019's 30 Under 30 rising talent in Science and Healthcare in Europe, recognising his research on semiconductors and tandem photovoltaics.  https://...

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Professor Oliver speaks at the Commons Science and Technology Select Committee

7 February 2019

Professor Rachel Oliver spoke to the UK's Parliament's Commons Select Committee about diversity in science last week, particularly in relation to the need for an inquiry into equality and diversity considerations in research council funding decisions.  The Science and Technology Committee...

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