Virtual Outreach

Welcome to Materials Science Virtual Outreach resources. Additional items will be appearing so do please revisit at times.

1. The Department of Materials at Oxford

 

WELCOME TO OXFORD MATERIALS

https://www.youtube.com/embed/r1wtjTqxe2o

 

Materials Science is an interdisciplinary subject, spanning the physics and chemistry of matter, engineering applications and industrial manufacturing processes. Modern society is heavily dependent on advanced materials, for example, lightweight composites for faster vehicles, optical fibres for telecommunications and silicon microchips for the information revolution. Materials scientists study the relationships between the structure and properties of a material and how it is made. They also develop new materials and devise processes for manufacturing them. Materials Science is vital for developments in nanotechnology, quantum computing, batteries and nuclear fusion, as well as medical technologies such as bone replacement materials.

To find out more about Materials Science please explore further our Schools Outreach webpages and visit the rest of the Department of Materials website.

 

REFECTIONS BY A TUTOR AND TWO STUDENTS

 

2. Materials Science Open Day Talks

 

INTRODUCTION AND COURSE OVERVIEW

 

HOW TO APPLY AND CAREER PROSPECTS

 

3. Further resources

(a) Seeing is believing: How observing atoms in the electron microscope helps develop tomorrow's materials (Professor Peter Nellist)

(b) Superconductors and their interaction with magnetic fields (Dr Clara Barker)

An additional superconductivity video is available as part of Dr Clara Barker's youtube channel.