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Virtual Physics at Work exhibition

15 September 2020

The Cavendish Laboratory's annual Physics at Work event, aiming to show the variety of careers available to those who study physics, opened online yesterday.

Watch our Materials Science demonstration and find out more about the science behind it via the Physics at Work website.  There...

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New Head of Department announced

3 August 2020

We are delighted to announce that from October 1st 2020 the next Head of Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy will be a joint appointment between Professors Ruth Cameron, James Elliott and Jason Robinson. 

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We are open for research!

31 July 2020

We are pleased to announce we are open for research!

The Department of Materials Science team has been working incredibly hard for many weeks to make the Department a Covid-safe workplace so that researchers can return to their laboratories from today.  The Department's standard operating...

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Dr Tom Bennett receives Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize

16 July 2020

Dr Thomas Bennett has won the 2020 Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize, awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry, for contributions to the non-crystalline metal–organic framework domain, including synthesis and characterization of the first liquid and glass MOF states.  Congratulations Tom!

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New University of Cambridge Virtual tour!

29 June 2020

Find out about studying Materials Science using the University of Cambridge's Virtual Tour, launched during Open Days week.   

Materials Science - part of Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences) - for prospective undergraduate students: ...

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Dr Nick Jones promoted to Reader

25 June 2020

Congratulations to Dr Nicholas Jones who will be promoted to Reader from 1st October 2020 - announced last night in the Cambridge University Reporter.


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Prof Rachel Oliver in Top 50 Women in Engineering

23 June 2020

On International Women's in Engineering Day, Prof. Rachel Oliver has been named one the Top 50 Women in Engineering: Sustainability by the Women's Engineering Society, recognising that she is a pioneer of new technologies for LEDs.   LEDs commonly used in lighting are based on gallium nitride (...

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Twitter Q&A for Prospective Students - Cambridge Virtual Open Days 2020

18 June 2020

Join us on Twitter in 2 weeks time for our Materials Science/Natural Sciences Q&A for prospective students - part of the University of Cambridge Virtual Open Days 2020.

Submit your question in advance on Twitter to https://twitter....

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Postgraduate 'Virtual' Open Day 2020

3 June 2020

In light of the latest advice about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our in-person Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day has been cancelled. However, the University is working on producing a virtual alternative which will be available in November, which we will be a part of.   More information...

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Dr Bartomeu Monserrat named as a JPhys Materials Emerging Leader

11 May 2020

Dr Bartomeu Monserrat, Gianna Angelopoulos Lecturer in Computational Materials Science, has been named one of the IoP JPhys Materials Emerging Leaders of 2020.  JPhys Materials has brought together the best early-career researchers in materials science and will publish their...

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