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New Website Goes Live!

last modified Jan 14, 2018 07:19 PM

We are finally ready to migrate to the new website! More News will follow soon

The bright future of catalysis

last modified Jan 14, 2018 07:19 PM

Read Sir John's comment "The enduring relevance and academic fascination of catalysis" on Nature Catalysis.

New website almost ready!

last modified Oct 30, 2017 07:59 PM

We are finalising the content to the website, we should be online soon.

Paper of the month

last modified Apr 05, 2018 05:15 PM

The latest paper by Stefania, Cate and Giorgio has been selected as a paper of the month in the Department, congratulations to everyone involved!

Department page here - Paper here

Stefania passed her viva!

last modified Apr 12, 2018 04:54 PM


Congratulations to Stefania Cacovich for passing her PhD viva!

Workshop: Advances in Microscopy for Materials Science

last modified Sep 12, 2018 05:22 PM

Hear about new and upcoming capabilities with the ZEISS Orion Nanofab, Gemini FE-SEM, Crossbeam FIB-SEM and Versa X-Ray Microscopes, now available across the Cambridge University campus.

Join the workshop to learn more about how advances in microscopy are helping to build the future of materials science.

Explore new dimensions with 2D, 3D, and 4D microscopy techniques, now available at Cambridge University
See how light, X-ray, electron, and ion microscopes can be used to connect 8 orders of magnitude in resolution
Discover the possibilities for efficiently correlating between modalities, length scales, and instruments

Date: Wednesday 19th September 2018

Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Location: University of Cambridge, Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, 27 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0FS

Registration here:

New Head!

last modified Sep 28, 2018 06:32 PM

Congratulations to Paul and very best wishes for his new role as Head of Department!

CamEM Symposium 2018

last modified Oct 02, 2018 04:52 PM

Dear all,

I am pleased to announce that the registration for the CamEM Symposium 2018 is now open at:

The deadline to register is 15 October. Attendance will be limited to 120 with a waiting list if oversubscribed.

Please forward this information and the link to register to any others in Cambridge who might be interested!


About CamEM 2018:

The CamEM Symposium 2018 will be held at the Postdoc Centre at Eddington. All working in electron microscopy and related fields in Cambridge are warmly invited! 

Speakers will include: 

    Dr Iva Ganeva
    Dr Javier Garcia-Nafria
    Dr John Briggs
    Prof. Ben Luisi
    Dr Dima Chirgadze
    Dr Chun-wa Chung
    Dr Karin Muller
    Dr Emilie Ringe
    Prof. Paul Midgley
    Dr Cate Ducati
    Dr Fabien Massabuau

and Prof. Pete Nellist will present the closing keynote.

Attendance at the meeting will include researchers from across the physical and life sciences, engineering and the pharmaceutical industry, representing many departments and institutes across Cambridge. 

To register, please visit:

For additional information and for information on staying in touch, please see: or follow #camEM on twitter. 


Looking forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes,

Sean Collins and Chris Russo

Welcome to the new students!

last modified Oct 04, 2018 02:00 PM

Welcome to our three new PhD students, Joonatan Laulainen, Jędrzej Morzy (nanoDTC), and Liam Bird (GrapheneCDT)! 


Duncan submitted his PhD thesis!

last modified Oct 04, 2018 05:28 PM


Congratulations to Duncan, who just submitted his PhD thesis!

Welcome to Amogh

last modified Nov 13, 2018 03:35 PM

Welcome to Amogh Mahadevegowda, who joins us to work on the characterization of Li-ion battery materials.

Happy New Year!

last modified Jan 07, 2019 09:58 AM

Happy 2019 to all our EMG (HREM) friends!


(Image courtesy of J Morzy)

MSM image competiton

last modified Jan 07, 2019 12:16 PM
Congratulations to Giorgio for winning prizes at the MSM image competition!

Congratulations to Giorgio for winning first prizes in both the technical and non-technical categories of the 2019 image competition within the Department!

Technical image: Rubidium crystals in perovskite (SEM SE image, horizontal field of view 300 microns).

SEM SE image, HFOV 300 microns


Non-technical image:


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