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Professor Chhowalla receives IOM3 award

20 April 2020

We congratulate Professor Manish Chhowalla on being awarded two prizes recently.  Manish is the recipient of one of the IOM3's Premier Awards - the Griffith Medal & Prize.  This was awarded to acknowledge his major contributions to understanding of 2D materials and devices. In particular, he...

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Prof Driscoll awarded £2M ERC Advanced Grant

1 April 2020

Prof Judith Driscoll has received a £2M ERC Advanced Grant for work on nanostructured electronic materials.  She is also spearheading joint work of her team, as well as those of other Cambridge ERC Advanced Grant holders - Profs Jeremy Baumberg and Mete Atatüre of the Cavendish Laboratory, on...

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Department closure - COVID-19

23 March 2020

The University has now moved into a phase where major operational restrictions are in place; contingency plans have been implemented in which many University buildings will be closed and staff will be working remotely. Throughout this period of disruption the Department will continue to answer...

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PhD Studentships: Collaboration between University of Cambridge, Diamond Light Source, and the ISIS Pulsed Neutron Spallation Source

11 February 2020

Applications are invited for three PhD studentships to be run in close collaboration between the University of Cambridge (Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy), Diamond Light Source and the ISIS Pulsed Neutron Spallation Source. These studentships provide research opportunities to...

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Dr Tom Bennett receives Philip Leverhulme Prize

7 February 2020

Dr Tom Bennett will receive his 2019 Philip Leverhulme Prize for Chemistry at a Gala Dinner on 11th March.  He has already begun to put the generous prize fund to good use by appointing a new Research Associate within his group who is looking at the design of new amorphous hybrid materials for...

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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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