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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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.

The wetlands of the Camargue, France. Image copyright Josef Grunig and used under a Creative Commons licence
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The MAVA Foundation has given a £1.14 million grant to Cambridge’s Department of Zoology to support its 'Conservation Evidence' project.
Laser laboratory in the Department of Chemistry
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Gift from The Frances and Augustus Newman Foundation for new laboratory in the Department of Chemistry – The Sir Rodney Sweetnam Laboratory for Micro and Nanoscale Biomedical Science.

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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.