22nd April 2013
Three academic appointments
The Materials Department is delighted to welcome 3 new members of academic staff. Professor Roger Reed has joined us from Birmingham University as a joint appointment with Engineering Science. His research field is alloys for extreme environments. Dr Jamie Warner (Oxford) and Dr Harish Bhaskaran (Exeter) are new permanent Research Lecturers. Jamie leads a group working on synthetic carbon nanomaterials, including graphene, for opto-electronic applications. Harish is an expert in manufacturing and applications of nanoscale devices, particularly in the development of energy efficient nanoscale manufacturing and nano-electromechanical systems. We are looking forward to working closely with all 3 of them.
15th April 2013
How safe is that Nuclear Reactor?
Professor George Smith FRS have been awarded the IoM3 Materials World Publication Award 2013, for his article entitled "How safe is that Nuclear Reactor?", which was published 7 May 2012 edition of Materials World.
15th February 2013
Tata Steel Prize awarded to Rachel McGuireOn the 15th February 2013 the Tata Steel prize for the best Part I practicals was awarded to Rachel McGuire by Chris Elliot, Director of Product Marketing.
20th December 2012
3rd prize in EUREC Awards 2012
Congratulations to Sabina Caneva who was awarded 3rd prize in the EUREC Awards 2012 for the best undergraduate student project in the field of renewable energies.
16th November 2012
Leverhulme Research Leadership Award
Dr Feliciano Giustino has been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme Research Leadership Award to explore the atomic-scale mechanisms of how biomimetic solar cells turn light into electricity. The Leverhulme Trust awards only a handful of these Research Leadership grants, and the Department is delighted to be able to congratulate Feliciano on his achievement.
5th October 2012
Team Design Project prize 2012
The Armourers and Braziers' Company / Tata Steel prize for best third year team design project 2012 was shared between two teams: Samridh Agarwal, Anna Bennett, Alex Ford, Camden Ford, Alastair Marsh, Michael Pearson, Serena Bochereau, Luke Hanna, Mark Holdstock, Ridhi Kantelal, Sinead Mottishaw, Adam Wallymahmed. The prize was presented by Commodore Waite of the Armourers and Braziers' Company. Also see larger version of photograph
5th October 2012
1st Year Practicals prize 2012
The Armourers and Braziers' Company / Tata Steel prize for best first year practicals was awarded to Josef Hazi of St Anne's College.
5th October 2012
Hetherington Prize 2012
On 5th October 2012 Amoghavarsha Mahadevegowda was awarded the Hetherington Prize for the best DPhil talk by the Head of Department, Professor Chris Grovenor.
7th August 2012
Two academic promotions
The Department is pleased to announce promotions for two of our senior staff members. Angus Wilkinson has been appointed Professor of Materials in recognition, inter alia, of his internationally recognised contributions to developing high resolution strain mapping by EBSD and its application to problems in a wide range of metallugical and semiconducting materials. Sergio Lozano-Perez has been appointed to the George Kelley Senior Research Fellowship (associated with St Edmund Hall) in recognition of his work on the development of high resolution analytical techniques for the study of degradation mechanisms in materials for power generation. Our warmest congratulations to both!
12th June 2012
Ironmongers Prize 2012
Congratulations to Sabina Caneva for being awarded the prize for best Part II talk in 2012 for her talk entitled "Graphene-based transparent conducting thin films". Sabina attended a prize-giving lunch at the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers in London.