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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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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  • To make a gift to research and teaching in the Department, use the 'Give online' button above.
  • To make a gift to the David Duke Memorial Fund, select the 'David Duke memorial' option below.

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Materials science and metallurgy website

Gift announcements

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.

Gift announcement
Multi-million pound legacy to create a new 'Ray and Dagmar Dolby Court' at Pembroke College
Gift announcement
The University of Cambridge is launching a new research centre, thanks to a £10 million grant from the Leverhulme Trust, to explore the opportunities and challenges to humanity from the development of artificial intelligence. 

Impact of giving

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.

Wolfson Laser Lab
Philanthropic impact story
In 2016 the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology will bid farewell to central Cambridge and move into its new £60m purpose-built home on the West Cambridge Science and Technology Campus.
The new Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Addenbrooke's hospital
Philanthropic impact story
At any one time, more than 1000 clinical trials are being conducted across the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, the largest gathering of clinical, pharmaceutical and biomedical research specialists in Europe. These trials are a crucial step in the design of new medicines and medical devices – translating ideas that started in a research laboratory into new treatments for patients.