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05 October 2020

Today marks the beginning of the centenary year of the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge.

The history of the Department can be traced back to the generous donation of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths that resulted in the opening of a laboratory dedicated to “the study of metallurgy” on 5th October 1920.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary, we plan to hold a range of events throughout the coming year that will look back at the history of the department as well as to the future.  

Our first hour-long virtual event will be held on 28th October 2020 at 2 p.m. GMT, and will be hosted by Professor Ruth Cameron and Professor Lindsay Greer.  

They will be joined by academics who will provide highlights of past and present research in the Department and perspectives on the future of materials research, including:

  • Professor Sir Harry Bhadeshia, Tata Steel Professor of Metallurgy 
  • Professor Sir Anthony Cheetham, Goldsmiths Professor (2008 to 2017)
  • Professor Manish Chhowalla, Goldsmiths Professor (2018 to present)
  • Dr Rachel Evans, Reader in Materials Chemistry
  • Dr Louise Hirst, University Lecturer (joint appointment with Physics)
  • Professor Sir Colin Humphreys, Goldsmiths Professor (1980 to 2007)
  • Dr Bartomeu Monserrat, University Lecturer and Gianna Angelopoulos Lecturer in Computational  Materials Science
  • Dr Malavika Nair, Junior Research Fellow

Please follow this Zoom link to indicate your intent to be part of this programme: