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Research Manager for the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Dr Rachel Hobson supports the Department's academics in their bids for research funding and helps them build successful collaborations with industry.  

She is the first point of contact for companies wishing to discuss a research enquiry. 

She is also the local Department contact for academics wanting advice on bringing their ideas and inventions to market, through her role as Cambridge Enterprise Champion.

Prior to this role, Rachel worked as a senior research scientist for the US company 3M Corp for 11 years.  She has a PhD in Materials Science and Metallurgy and has previously worked on commercial imaging and polymer projects in research centres based in the UK, US and Italy.  She is an inventor on 7 patents. 

For information on our interactions with industry, see: https://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/research/opportunities-industry

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