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Postgraduate Open Day - 2 November 2018

7 June 2018

The University of Cambridge, alongside the Cambridge Departments and Colleges, invite you to the Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 2 November 2018. The day is open to all those seeking to apply for postgraduate study at the University and will provide opportunities to meet department...

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Universities and Science Minister for England visits the Department

17 May 2018

Sam Gyimah MP,  Universities and Science Minister for England, visited the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge on the 16th May 2018. During a tour of the Department facilities and laboratories, he met with postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers...

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Department members win 2018 IoM3 awards

10 May 2018

The IoM3 (Premier Awards) Gold Medal and Griffith Medal & Prize have been awarded to members of the Department.  Congratulations to Dr Howard Stone (and his team) and Prof Ruth Cameron!

The Gold Medal has been awarded to the Materials Strategic Partnership. This is a premier award...

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2017 Macro Group UK Young Researchers Medal awarded to Dr Rachel Evans

8 May 2018

This year's Macro Group UK Young Researchers Medal has been awarded to Dr Rachel Evans.  

The Macro Group UK Young Researchers Medal is awarded annually to a UK based scientist with up to 12 years of experience since completion of PhD on December 31st of the preceding year (exclusive of...

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Armourers and Brasiers' Cambridge Forum - registration open

3 May 2018

Registration is now open for our next Armourers and Brasiers' Cambridge Forum - a free event on Tuesday 12th June which focuses on advancements in Materials Science and includes the Kelly Lecture which will be given by Prof Peter Bruce on "Materially better batteries" as well as a series of...

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Cambridge Uni graphene spin-out Paragraf gets $3.9M

3 May 2018

Congratulations to the Centre for Gallium Nitride group team comprising of Colin Humphreys, Simon Thomas and Ivor Guiney in successfully raising £2.9M in VC funds for their spin out Paragraf. Paragraf is developing functionally active graphene with properties targeted at final device-specific...

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University Challenge Win

26 April 2018


Congratulations to James Devine-Stoneman who captained the winning team on BBC Two University Challenge!

It is the first time since the show aired in 1962 that a PhD student in the Department has won the televised quiz show and also the first win by St John’s College, Cambridge...

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Jim Charles 1926-2017

19 April 2018

James Anthony Charles, universally known as Jim, was born on 23 August 1926 in Ardrossan, Ayrshire.  He had just one sister who survived infancy, Mary, eleven years his senior.  His parents John H.V. Charles (JHVC) and Winifred L. Charles, had both grown up in Cambridge.  They moved north in...

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Four Department winners - CSAR PhD Student Awards 2018!

5 April 2018

The Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR) recently announced the names of the 10 PhD students from the University of Cambridge who have received the 2018 CSAR PhD Student Awards for Applied Research.  Four of the award winners are Materials Scientists: Alexander Avramenko,...

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The Naked (Materials) Scientists!

4 April 2018

Dr Rachel Oliver participated in The Naked Scientists Q&A: Greedy Guts & Useless Numbers on Sunday 25th March.  The panel of experts comprised geneticist and food neuroscientist Giles Yeo, biologist and insect expert Chris Pull, material scientist Rachel Oliver and mathematician Bobby...

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