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Recycle, recover, reuse

16 January 2020

Professor James Elliott, Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, and colleagues from across the University of Cambridge discuss the battle to reduce plastic waste using blue-sky thinking in a feature article -

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A New Year Honour for Professor A.K. Cheetham!

3 January 2020

We are delighted to report the news that Professor Anthony Cheetham, FRS, former Goldsmiths Professor and now one of the Department's Distinguished Research Fellows, was awarded a Knighthood for services to Material Chemistry, UK Science and Global Outreach.  We wish Tony our heartiest...

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Food Bank Christmas Collection

6 December 2019

Staff and students at the Department of Materials Science have once again been generously donating festive foods and other trimmings to gift to the Cambridge City Food Bank's 2019 Hamper Appeal.  This year a whopping 12 hampers were filled with goodies and these, along with around 500 other...

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Prof Rachel Oliver is an Emerging Technology WISE Award finalist

29 October 2019

Prof Rachel Oliver is one of three Emerging Technology WISE Award finalists!  Rachel hopes that events like the WISE Awards will allow women to see that there are other women succeeding and having a great time in science and technology.  See a short video clip: ...

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Prof Serena Best CBE awarded the Armourers and Brasiers' Award

10 October 2019

Professor Serena Best CBE FREng has received the 2019 Armourers and Brasiers’ Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering for successfully using biomaterials to replace and help to regenerate human tissue. Her research has focused on ways to enable the body to repair itself, by encouraging cells...

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University of Cambridge offers improved Emergency Leave for Dependants

3 October 2019

The University of Cambridge has recognised the challenges faced by employees who have responsibility for children or older dependants when, for example, childcare provision is unexpectedly unavailable or there are other unexpected changes of circumstances.  In response, provision is being...

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Materials Science Postgraduate Open Day - 1st November

3 October 2019

Interested in postgraduate study?  Come to the Department on Friday 1 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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Dr Louise Hirst awarded ERC Starting Grant

6 September 2019

Dr Louise Hirst has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant entitled 'Gliding epitaxy for inorganic space-power sheets'.  

Radiation tolerant, low mass photovoltaic systems are needed to power the next generation of space technologies. In this programme Louise and her team will develop ultra-...

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Samer Kurdi's Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting experience

26 July 2019

In March this year, Samer Kurdi, a PhD student in the Department of Materials Science, was invited to participate in the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting this summer.  Samer, has recently returned from his trip and shares eight lessons learnt during his time in Lindau on his blog post....

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Let's make it circular: waste, recycling and the circular economy

18 July 2019

Professor James Elliott, Deputy Head of the Department of Materials Science and Fitzwilliam College Fellow, will be speaking about plastic use at the Let's make it circular: waste, recycling and the circular economy family event at Storey's Field Centre, in Eddington, this weekend.   ...

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