Materials science and metallurgy

Materials science and metallurgy

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The Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy plays a central and major role in research and teaching in materials science.

Our research covers a very wide range of materials, from creating new materials to improving existing materials. We conduct research in: clean energy and sustainability, device materials, electron microscopy, materials chemistry, medical and pharmaceutical materials, nuclear energy and structural materials.

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  • This page allows you to make a gift to research and teaching in the Department.
  • The David Duke Memorial Fund is now closed to new gifts. Please contact us for more details.

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To discuss your philanthropic goals or explore opportunities for collaborative investment, please contact me.

Glen Whitehead

Glen Whitehead

Senior Associate Director - Physical Sciences

glen.whitehead@admin.cam.ac.uk

+44 (0)1223 330112 or mobile: +44 (0)7711 500332

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Cambridge owes its world-leading excellence in research and teaching to the generosity of its supporters. Our history is synonymous with a history of far-sighted benefaction, and the same is as true today as it has ever been.

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A Cambridge alumna has given a 'birthday present' to the Department of Zoology, as it celebrates 150 years of zoology at the University.
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Established as a charity in 1920, the Evelyn Trust makes grants to support medical research and health and wellbeing projects in Cambridgeshire. The Trust is particularly interested in research projects that have the potential to deliver transformational change, such as demonstration or pilot projects.

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Philanthropic giving is at the heart of the success of the Collegiate University, enabling us to make discoveries that change the world and to ensure that our students received an unrivalled education.

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy new building
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For the first time the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy has a single purpose-designed home, ensuring that Cambridge continues to be one of the world’s leading centres for materials science.