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Congratulations to Dr Rowan Leary

13 June 2017

Dr Rowan Leary has been awarded a Royal Society Tata University Research Fellowship, to commence January 2018.  Dr Leary works in the field of high-resolution and 3D electron microcopy.  More about his work can be found in his profile.

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Dr Rachel Evans receives the Dillwyn medal

23 May 2017

Congratulations to our new lecturer Rachel Evans who has been awarded the Dillwyn medal for STEMM by the Learned Society of Wales. This award recognises her work on new photoactive materials - used to improve the efficiency of solar cells, in smart sensing platforms for bio-diagnostics and to...

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Armourers and Brasiers' Cambridge Forum - Registration open

27 April 2017

Registration for the annual Armourers and Brasiers' Cambridge Forum is now open.  The event will be held on 20 June 2017. More detail on the programme for the day and registration process is available from

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Pocket Power Plant! A Royal Society Science Museum Late exhibit

29 March 2017

Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan and her group will be presenting their work at the Royal Society Science Museum Lates on the 29th of March 2017. Their exhibit, "Pocket Power Plant", will feature a range of really fun and interactive demos based on piezoelectric, thermoelectric and triboelectric energy...

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Prof Judith Driscoll's research group receives an unexpected donation!

19 January 2017 

We are very grateful to Dr Bill Welland (PhD student 1970-73) for his recent donation to support research within Prof Judith Driscoll's group. Below, Bill explains what led him to make this completely unexpected donation:

"When I attended the Department's Open Day in September 2016,...

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Welcome to our new University Lecturers

04 January 2017

Dr Rachel Evans joined us in a new University Lecturer post on 3rd January 2017. She will be making a contribution to teaching immediately as she is giving a course on Soft Matter this term to Part III students.

Rachel's research interests are focused on the design and characterization of...

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Cambridge Enterprise licenses new thermocouple technology developed by Dr Scervini and Prof Rae

03 November 2016

The licence, agreed with TE Wire & Cable LLC, a leading thermocouple and specialty wire and cable manufacturer based in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, covers a ground-breaking mineral insulated thermocouple cable technology developed by Dr Michele Scervini and Professor Cathie Rae. This dual wall...

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Postgraduate Open Day

29 September 2016

Materials Science is participating in the first ever Postgraduate Open Day to be held on Wednesday 2 November.  If you are interested in applying for a PhD or MPhil course, we would be very pleased to see you in the Department on that day.  Prospective students will be able to meet members of...

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Department Open Day

23 September 2016

Representatives from industry, former members of the Department and the University, more generally, visited the Department during the recent 'Alumni Weekend' to see the new facilities available to researchers during our informative and interactive Open Day. Visitors followed a self-guided tour...

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Materials Science PhD student wins the CISER award 2016

9 September 2016

Fernando Roberto Pereira, a PhD student within Prof Bill Clyne's group, has recently won a prize in a competition in Brazil.  The CISER award, launched in 2008, recognizes young and talented students with creative and innovative ideas, particularly in areas of interest to the firm. This year...

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