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Professor Rachel Evans wins the 2022 McBain Medal

06 January 2022

The winner of the 2022 McBain Medal is Professor Rachel Evans for her contribution to colloid and interface science, focussed on the design of photoresponsive soft materials for energy and sustainability technologies. The McBain Medal is an annual award made by the Society of Chemical Industry...

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Christmas hamper charity collection


Over the last month our Department of Materials Science community has collected over £320 and numerous food items for the Cambridge City Foodbank Christmas hamper appeal. 15 Christmas hampers filled with tasty treats were handed over to the foodbank elves yesterday.  They will be distributed...

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Chem Comm Emerging Investigator Lecturership 2021 awarded to Dr Bennett

29 November 2021

Congratulations to Dr Thomas Bennett who was jointly awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Communications Emerging Investigator Lecturership 2021 alongside Prof Keary Engle of Scripps Research.   The award aims to recognise emerging scientists in the early stages of their independent...

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James Clerk Maxwell Medal awarded to Dr Monserrat

29 November 2021

Dr Bartomeu Monserrat has received the prestigious James Clerk Maxwell Medal and Prize from the Institute of Physics (IOP) for his outstanding early-career contributions to theoretical physics, specifically in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the development of computational...

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Entrepreneurship success for Dr Ming Xiao

25 November 2021

Congratulations to Dr Ming Xiao, who was a finalist in the Trinity Bradfield competition which is for early stage researchers to make a pitch for seed funding to progress their research towards commercialisation.  Ming made the pitch on Tuesday 23 November at the Bradfield Centre in the...

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3rd place in the IOM3 YPWLC 2021!

11 November 2021

We sent our heart felt congratulations to Juncheng Fan on winning third place at the IOM3 Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition 2021, held online today, with his talk "Polydopamine-based Antibacterial Coatings: Mussel-inspired Smart and Versatile Platforms for Orthopaedic Implants". Juncheng...

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Postgraduate Virtual Open Days 2021

05 October 2021

The Postgraduate Virtual Open Days will be taking place this year 1-14 November. During the Open Days you will be able to access webinars, videos and resources from departments and Colleges. These sessions and resources will help you to learn more about the courses on offer, hear from students...

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Professor Oliver elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering

27 September 2021

We hope you will join us in congratulating Professor Rachel Oliver on becoming a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering!  Rachel is a world-leading materials engineer, renowned for the study and innovative applications of gallium nitride (GaN) for electronic and optoelectronic devices, and...

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Dr Monserrat awarded a Future Leaders Fellowship by UKRI

13 September 2021

Dr Bartomeu Monserrat, the Gianna Angelopoulos Lecturer in Computational Materials Science, has been awarded a Future Leaders Fellowship by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The award of £1.5 million will support the development of novel quantum materials for next-generation green technologies...

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2 new University Lecturers

06 September 2021

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Dr Xavier Moya and Dr Tom Bennett have been appointed as new University Lecturers in our Department.

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