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ANNUAL REPORT

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Department of Materials Annual Report 2013–14

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Our staff and students come from all over the world. We strive to attract, develop, reward and retain a diverse community of staff and students of the highest calibre. The Department is unique in the UK for the breadth of its coverage of Materials Science and Engineering, both by the extent of its multi-disciplinary approach and by the range of materials covered in teaching and research. Formal qualifications of our academic staff include Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgy, Physics, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as Physics and Mathematics, Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Summary of staff and students in

Postgraduate taught students

the Department of Materials 2013–14 STAFF

Academic staff

32.3

Administrative staff

15.68

Technical staff

7.9

Research officers

7

Research fellows

24

Research Associates

67

Research Assistants and early stage researchers

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Total

162.9

First year

38

Second year

59

Third year

36

Fourth year

18

Total

151

MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering

34

MSc Biomedical Engineering with Biomaterials

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Total

66

Undergraduate students

First year MEng Materials Science and Engineering

251

250

258

240

Staff Postgraduate research students

200 150

150

162.9 151

150

Postgraduate taught students

127

114

100 43

2011–12

54

2012–13

66

Undergraduate students

2013–14

48

First year MEng Aerospace Materials

2

First year MEng Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

1

First year MEng Materials with Nuclear Engineering

4

First year BEng Materials Science and Engineering

17

Second year MEng Materials Science and Engineering

5 51

Second year MEng Aerospace Materials

1

Second year MEng Materials with Nuclear Engineering

4

Second year BEng Materials Science and Engineering

26

Second year BEng Materials with Management Third year MEng Materials Science and Engineering

300

0

18

First year BEng Materials with Management

Postgraduate research students

50

MSc in Nuclear Engineering

1 34

Third year MEng Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

5

Third year MEng Materials with Nuclear Engineering

1

Third year BEng Materials Science and Engineering Third year BEng Materials with Management Fourth year MEng Materials Science and Engineering

27 5 23

Fourth year MEng Aerospace Materials

1

Fourth year MEng Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

2

Total

258

The bar chart shows the steady growth of the Department over the last 3 years

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people academic, research and support staff HIGHLIGHTS

Professor Julian Jones

Professor of Biomaterials, Senior Undergraduate Tutor

Professor John Kilner

BCH Steele Chair in Energy Materials

Professor Norbert Klein

Professor of Electromagnetic Nanomaterials, Director of the Centre of Terahertz Science and Engineering

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council  r David Payne was D elected to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Strategic Advisory Team (SAT) for Research Infrastructure. SATs exist to provide Theme Leaders at EPSRC with strategic advice that will assist them to develop, implement and modify plans.

Academic staff Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng

Professor of Physical Electronics and Thin Film Materials, Head of Department, ViceDean (Research), Faculty of Engineering

Professor Bill Lee FREng

Professor of Ceramic Engineering, William Penney Fellow, Director of Centre for Nuclear Engineering (CNE)

Professor Jason Riley

Professor of Materials Electrochemistry, Director of Research, Deputy Head of Department

Professor Mary Ryan

Professor of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, First and Second Year Coordinator, Tutor for Women, Athena Swan Coordinator

Professor Eduardo Saiz Gutierrez

Professor of Structural Ceramics, Postgraduate Tutor, Director of the Centre for Advanced Structural Ceramics (CASC)

Professor Stephen Skinner

Professor Natalie Stingelin

Professor of Functional Organic Materials, Postdoctoral Research Staff Mentor

Dr David Dye

Reader in Metallurgy, Director of Postgraduate Studies

Dr Sandrine Heutz

Professor Fionn Dunne FREng

Chair in Micromechanics, Director of the Imperial Rolls-Royce Nuclear University Technology Centre, Co-director of the AVIC-BIAM Centre for Materials

Reader in the Theory and Simulation of Materials, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Professor Mike Finnis*

Professor of Materials Physics

Reader in Theory and Simulation of Materials, Fourth Year MEng Coordinator, Director of the Thomas Young Centre (Imperial), Assistant Director of the CDT in Theory and Simulation of Materials

Professor Peter Haynes*

Dr David McPhail

Professor of Theory and Simulation of Materials, Postgraduate Admissions Tutor

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Dr Christopher Gourlay

Dr Arash Mostofi*

Reader in Surface Analysis, Director of the CDT in the Advanced Characterisation of Materials

Administrative staff

Senior Lecturer, EPSRC Engineering Fellow for Growth, Deputy Postgraduate Admissions Tutor

Student Office Administrator

Dr Rongshan Qin

Jason Coyne

Senior Lecturer in Steel Processing, Corus/RAEng Senior Research Fellow, Departmental Careers Advisor and Undergraduates Placements Coordinator

Dr Paul Tangney* Senior Lecturer

Dr Luc Vandeperre

Senior Lecturer, Exams Coordinator

Dr Iain Dunlop

Lecturer, Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

Dr Finn Giuliani^

Lecturer, Undergraduate Lab Coordinator

Dr Cecilia Mattevi

Dr Michelle Moram

Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine

* Joint with the Department of Physics ** Joint with the Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBME) ^ Joint with the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Reader in Bioimaging and Analysis

Professor Molly Stevens** FREng

Dr Andrew Horsfield

Professor Robin Grimes FREng

Dr Alexandra Porter

Lecturer, Royal Society University Research Fellow, Third Year Coordinator

Professor of Materials Chemistry

Professor of Materials Theory and Simulation

Reader in Functional Microwave Materials and Devices, Deputy Undergraduate Lab Coordinator

Professor in Materials Chemistry, Facilities Coordinator

Reader in Functional Molecular Materials, Course Director (MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering)

Professor Alan Atkinson

Dr Mark Oxborrow

Lecturer, Royal Society University Research Fellow, Academic Outreach Officer

Dr David Payne

Lecturer, Royal Society University Research Fellow, Deputy Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

Dr Martyn McLachlan

Lecturer, Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dr Mark Wenman

Beth Britton

Trainee Apprentice in Finance and Administration

Caroline Detchenique

Senior Marketing and Communications Officer

Dr Amutha Devaraj

Technical Manager, Centre for Advanced Structural Ceramics (CASC)

Raj Gill

Student Office Administrator and Administrator for MSc courses

Jacqueline Hughes

Resources Administrator

Darakshan Khan

Departmental Resources Manager

Dr Sujata Kundu

Teaching Fellow and Outreach Officer

Professor Mojtaba Moatamedi

Technical Manager for the Centre for Nuclear Engineering (CNE)

Dr Saira Naeem

HexMat Programme Grant Project Manager

Dr Cora O’Reilly

Department Operations Manager

Dr Panagiotis Papathanasiou Scientific Writer

Dr Manjula Silva

Lecturer

Assistant Teaching Fellow Undergraduate Laboratory Support

Dr Fang Xie

Dr James Spencer

Lecturer

Dr Theoni Georgiou

Lecturer, Undergraduate Biomaterials Coordinator, Course Director (MSc in Biomedical Engineering with Biomaterials)

Dr Ainara Aguadero

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow, Lecturer (effective 01 March 2015)

Dr T Ben Britton

Nuclear Metallurgy Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow (effective 01 March 2015), Undergraduate Nuclear Coordinator, Course Director (MSc in Nuclear Engineering)

Computational Science Support Specialist

Fiona Thomson

Student Office Manager

Claire Tibble

Research Operations Officer

Sonia Tomasetig

Senior PA to the Head of Department

Emma Warriss

PA and Project Manager to the Centre for Nuclear Engineering (CNE)

Fraser Wigley

Head of Technical Support

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Mohammad Adabi

Research Support Technician

Benjamin Wood

Research Support Technician

Sabrina Skeete

Biomaterials Technician

Russell Stracey

RSM Workshop Supervisor

Ecaterina Ware

Characterisation Facilities Assistant

Benjamin Chan Technician

Garry Stakalls Technician

Michael Lennon

RSM Workshop Technician

Jason Hoadley Technician

Research officers Dr Mahmoud Ardakani

Research Officer in Electron Microscopy

Dr Victoria Bemmer

Junior Research Officer in Materials Characterisation

Dr Richard Chater

Senior Research Officer

Dr Sarah Fearn

Research Officer in Surface Analysis

Dr Peter Petrov

Research Officer in Thin Film Technology

Richard Sweeney

Dr Louise Connell

Dr Sergey Belyakov

Dr Doni Daniel

Dr Ayan Bhowmik

Dr Laura Frisk

Dr Ioan Botiz

Dr Gregor Fuhrmann

Dr Ester Buchaca-Domingo

Dr Victoria Garcia Rocha

Dr Paola Campagnolo

Dr Stephen Hanham

Dr Andrea Cavallaro

Dr Margaret Holme

Dr Rona Chandrawati

Dr Darya Kiryushko

Dr Robert Chapman

Dr Damia Mawad

Dr Shu Chen

Doctoral Prize Fellow Research Fellow

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow Experienced Researcher Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow

Dr Catriona McGilvery

Research Fellow in Advanced Electron Microscopy

Dr Na Ni

Imperial Junior Research Fellow

Dr Zhan Yuin Ong

Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow

Dr Subinoy Rana

Dr Michael Albro

Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow

Dr Andrey Berenov Research Fellow

Dr Sergio Bertazzo

Imperial Junior Research Fellow

Dr Jon Breeze

Research Fellow

Dr Ciro Chiappini

Marie Curie Independent International Incoming Fellow

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Research Associate

Research Associate Research Associate Research Associate

Dr Lesley Chow

Research Associate

Dr Robert Davies

Research Associate

Dr Derfogail Delcassian Research Associate

Dr Andrew Duff

Research Associate

Dr Paul Fossati

Dr Esther Garcia Tunon Blanca Dr Daniel Glymond

Dr Cephas Small

Dr Daniel Gonzalez Carter

Marie Curie Independent International Incoming Fellow Imperial Junior Research Fellow

Dr Xin Wang

Research Fellow in Ceramics

Postdoctoral research associates Dr Nasrin Al Nasiri

Research Associate

Dr Arbel Artzy-Schnirman Research Associate

Dr Helene Autefage Research Associate

Dr Toby Basey-Fisher Research Associate

Silver Medal Award

Research Associate

Research Associate

Dr Vassili Vorontsov

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow

Research Associate

REG Researcher (EMRP Researcher Excellence Grant)

Dr Neil Treat

Dr Ainara Aguadero

Research Associate

Dr Olena Shaforost

Dr Ignacio Villar Garcia

Research fellows

Research Associate

Research Associate

Senior Research Officer Research Officer in High Pressure Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Research Associate

Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow

Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow

HIGHLIGHTS

Technical staff

Dr T Ben Britton was awarded the 2014 Silver Medal by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. This prize is awarded to a member under the age of 30, in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the broad field of Materials Science, Engineering and Technology, including promotion of their subject on a national or international basis.

Research Associate Research Associate

Dr Kristina Kareh

Dr Angela Goode

Research Associate

Dr Christine-Maria Horejs

Research Associate

Dr Denis Horlait

Research Associate

Dr Robert Horton

Research Associate

Dr Philip Howes

Research Associate

Dr Samuel Humphry-Baker

Research Associate

Dr Jun Jiang

Research Associate

Dr Sudha Joseph

Research Associate

Dr Tea-Sung Jun

Research Associate

Research Associate Research Associate Research Associate Research Associate Research Associate Research Associate Research Associate Research Associate Research Associate

Dr Eunjung Kim

Dr Florian Le Goupil Dr Siwei Li

Dr Yiyang Lin Dr Li Ping Lu

Dr Jaime Martin Perez Dr Andrei Mihai Dr Karin Muller

Dr Geoffrey Nelson Research Associate

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Dr Maelig Ollivier Research Associate

Dr Bin Zou

Research Associate

Dr Freddy Oropeza Palacio Research Associate

Dr Eugene Pashuck III Research Associate

Dr Imran Patel

Research assistants and early stage researchers James Gilchrist

Research Associate

Research Assistant

Dr Niranjan Patra

Celia Pacheco Moreno

Research Associate

Research Assistant

Dr Benjamin Pierce

Anu Solanki

Research Associate

Research Assistant

Dr Stevin Pramana

Francesco Reale

Research Associate

Research Assistant

Dr Jennifer Puetzer

Lucy Goff

Research Associate

Research Assistant

Dr Jiahui Qi

Elena Littmann

Research Associate

Early Stage Researcher

Dr Mezan Rahman

Gil Machado

Research Associate

Early Stage Researcher

Dr Mikael Rasander

Claudio Ferraro

Research Associate

Early Stage Researcher

Dr Benjamin Richards

Francesca Tallia

Research Associate

Early Stage Researcher

Dr Pakatip Ruenraroengsak Research Associate

Dr Michael Rushton Research Associate

Dr Manuela Russo Research Associate

Dr Juna Sathian

Research Associate

Dr Andrea Serio

Research Associate

Dr Arash Soleiman Fallah Research Associate

Dr Christopher Spicer Research Associate

Dr Jean-Philippe St-Pierre Research Associate

Dr Stevin Pramana Research Associate

Dr Florent Tonus

Research Associate

Dr Xu Wu

Research Associate

Dr Xiaoxue Zhang Research Associate

Dr Xin-Fang Zhang Research Associate

Dr Zhen Zhang

Research Associate

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Visiting and emeritus staff Dr Nadav Amdursky

Sponsored Researcher

Dr Yuelei Bai

Sponsored Researcher

Emeritus Professor J Geoff Ball Emeritus Professor

Professor Aldo Roberto Boccaccini Visiting Professor

Dr Peter Brown

Visiting Professor

Dr Faffaella Carzaniga Visiting Researcher

Dr Anthony Centeno

Visiting Research Fellow

Professor Manish Chhowalla Visiting Professor

Dr Alexander Chroneos Honorary Lecturer

Dr Spencer Crowder Sponsored Researcher

Fei Dou

Sponsored Researcher

Professor Mark Dowsett Visiting Professor

Dr Urs Duerig

Professor Lawrence Dunne

Dr Eleanor Schofield

Dr Mamdouh El-Shanawany

Dr Neil Smart

Dr Graham Fairhall

Ke Jie Tan

Dr Peter Gammon

Dr Ali Tehrani

Professor Vernon Gibson FRS

Jianping Wei

Dr Ling Hao

Professor Roger Whatmore

Dr Robert Harker

Professor Laurence Williams

Dr Alison Harrison

Professor Jim Williamson

Professor Larry Hench

Professor John Wood

Professor Arthur Heuer

Professor Bilge Yildiz

Visiting Professor Visiting Professor Visiting Professor

Visiting Research Fellow Visiting Professor Visiting Professor Visiting Lecturer

Honorary Lecturer

Emeritus Professor of Ceramic Materials Visiting Professor

Honorary Lecturer Visiting Professor

Visting Researcher Visiting Professor Sponsored Researcher Senior Research Investigator Senior Research Fellow

Distinguished Research Fellow Visiting Professor Visiting Reader

Marion Hill

Visiting Lecturer

Professor David Holt

External Advisory Panel Dr Tasadduq Khan

(deceased 13 October 2014) Emeritus Professor

ONERA

Professor Douglas Inman

Professor Sybrand van der Zwaag

(deceased 19 June 2014) Senior Research Fellow

Delft University

Dame Sue Ion OBE FREng

Sellafield Ltd

Visiting Professor

Professor Tatsumi Ishihara Visiting Professor

Dr Tasadduq Khan Visiting Professor

Professor Peter Lee Visiting Professor

Professor Trevor Lindley

Senior Research Investigator

Dr Duncan MacLachlan

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Dr Manuel Mazo

Visiting Researcher

Professor David McComb Adjunct Professor

Brian Metcalfe

Dr Neil Smart (Chair) Dr Steve Paterson Shell UK

Steve Dearden Rolls-Royce plc

Dr David Farrar

Smith and Nephew Research Centre

Dr Peter Brown DSTL

Professor Derek Fray

University of Cambridge

Professor Nicola Marzari EPFL

Professor Eva Olsson

Chalmers University of Technology

Professor Anne Borg

Visiting Lecturer

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Professor Kenneth Mills

Dr Urs Duerig

Visiting Professor

IBM Research

Professor Tony Paxton

Dr Andrew Hosty

Visiting Professor

The Morgan Crucible Company plc

Professor Rees Rawlings

The Hon. Angad Paul

Visiting Professor

Caparo Industries plc

Visiting Professor

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The vast breadth of expertise our academics bring to the Department enables us to remain at the forefront of teaching and research across the range of activities central to the Materials discipline. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS First year MEng Materials

First year MEng Biomaterials

Science and Engineering

and Tissue Engineering

First year MEng Aerospace Materials Banerjee Kieron Rogers Samuel

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Xinping Fan First year MEng Materials with Nuclear Engineering Noor Mulheron Alexander Orchard Zackary Youssef Tingyuan Zheng First year BEng Materials Science and Engineering Yanran Chen Bojian Feng Laura Ford Ievgenii Gettse Xin He Rowan Hedgecock Myles Holbrough Tingting Huang Xianzhao Liu Tengzhou Ma Thomas McClintock Nafisah Mohd Rafiq Donghun Nam Zijie Sha Phin Ting Bingyao Wang Sun Wong First year BEng Materials with Management Robin de Meyere Bogdan Dovgyy Shuainan Nie Zuiyi Shen George Wilson Second year MEng Materials Science and Engineering Yewande Adesida Oscar Bagoole Alexis Belessiotis Ahmed Belkarty Marc Bochereau Yi Cheong Jules Cheongvee Matthew Cheung Dhitaya Chulajata Simon Escobar Steinvall

Second year BEng Materials Science and Engineering Tristan Avory Nuttibase Charupeng Jingyi Chen Weng Chio Mon-Sen Chou Thomas Defferriere Bo Ding Bowen Guan Nils Kemen Siyu Li Benjamin Parton Alexandra Sanchez Thompson Nozomi Satake Yu Shi Chengsong Su Brian Sum Yuanbo Tang Julien Thevenard

HIGHLIGHTS

Alexis Abayomi Arman Amirzhan Valentine Assal Julian Buchinger Kwan Chan Si Chen Nak Choi Marco D’Agostini Brigita Darminto Tristan Dell Carolina Eiras Sa Max Emmanuel Edward Frost Yulin Gao Muhammad Ghazali Radim Hart Jack Humble Daisy May Key Yanli Kuang May Hsim Lai Jonathan Leong Yiming Lin Denys Lutsenko Qasim Mahmood Debesh Mandal Robert McPherson Martin Mozdzen Vishnu Pillai Joseph Pitkethly Milla Puolamaa Chenguang Qu Adelowo Rhodes Syafiqah Saiful Yazan Neil Sam-Soon Ramon Sanchez Hevia Surina Sharma Ha Shin James Smith Jeremy Smith Sophia Televantos Yiyang Tian Sophia Todhunter Dai Wan Dengyiming Wang Hao Wen Yi Yao Aiganym Yermembetova Alexandre Zoetelief Tromp

Andrew Halls Joseph Hosier Yueh Hsu Yue Hu Sean Hyer Vyas Iyer Min Jin Andrew Johns Enrique Juan Alcocer Thomas Kwok Linfeng Lan Khang Le Lassi Leppilahti Chong Liu Qingyang Lu Anshumaan Maheshwari Lukas Malms Isaac McClellan Aneesh Misra Robin Newman Merlin Potter-Adams Aloisius Purnama Yi Qiu Tobias Reed-Sperrin Iacopo Maria Russo Zachary Slingsby-Smith Gene Stein Oliver Stephenson Araya Taechamahaphant Dexin Tang Henry Wearing Samuel Wheeler Anna Williams Hong Wong Anyi Yang Tsung Yang Duae Zehra Raymond Zhan Chaoyi Zhu Xiaoxi Zhu Yifan Zong

Institute of Materials Prize

Second year MEng Aerospace Materials Wasin Laksanakarn Second year MEng Materials with Nuclear Engineering Oliver Adams Thomas Floreani Atsuhide Miyagi Vlad Podgurschi

Hannah Puccetti was awarded the Institute of Materials Prize, valued at £200. This prize is awarded to a final year undergraduate student of the Department of Materials for performance during the whole of his/ her undergraduate course. In addition to examination results, particular attention is given to character, personality and to participation in general College or university activities.

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people POSTGRADUATE taught STUDENTS Chayapat Thongsri Dimitri Varotsis Chengang Xu Emmilyn Yeoh Zi Yi Qi Zeng Han Zhao Tingzhi Zheng

Third year MEng

Fourth year MEng

MSc in Nuclear

Biomaterials and Tissue

Materials Science and

Engineering

Engineering

Engineering

Pia-Theresa Budde Hamizah Mohd Nor Irina Mahmad Rasid Carole Ng Jacob Tyszka

Second year BEng Materials with Management Max Mersch

Third year MEng Materials with Nuclear Engineering Xuan Ye

Third year MEng Materials Science and Engineering Amirah Abdul Aziz Sophie Andrew Thomas Bennett Lars Blumenthal Mario Coxon Hui Fong Hannah Hill Matthew Howard Leanne Johnston Alastair Jones Deana Kwong Hong Tsang Karen Lai Alex Lai Cheng Lao Ka Law Christopher Lawrence Jing Lee Marc Lelong Stanley Liu Hemant Morjaria Alexandra Orrin Pawel Palczynski Leon Pay Oliver Pia Joe Protheroe Luke Salter Gabriel Sonnet Milan Thakore Hayley Turner Tiesheng Wang Laura Wheatcroft DanYang Wu Daryl Yee Wei Liang Yuning Zhou

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Third year BEng Materials Science and Engineering Ali Alkhawajah Theo Bystrom Soo Hong Samantha Jiang Justin Leung Fang Li Kailun Li Justin Lim Shaoyang Liu Samuel Loke Yi Low Yue Lu Feixueer Luo Zeye Lv Francesca Mazzone Valerie Osband Sarut Phongpetra Hannah Puccetti Yuji Shimokawa Kelly Yanisa Srirungkitsward Jonathan Steeves Adisorn Techanitisawad Haomin Wang Theodore Wou Xiangyu Xie Justin Yang Yuen Yiu Third year BEng Materials with Management Jack Ah Teck Kar Chan Songyan Huang John Lee Zijun Wei

Shardul Biwalkar Karissa Chan Thomas Cosnahan Alexandru Crisan Jack Evans Gavin Robert Green Toller Hao Luca Iuzzolino Faizan Javed Harpal Khing Seo Kim Cong Lu Natasha Lunn Amar Mody Thomas Moss-Mccrory Christopher Ogunlesi Tian Sang William Stocker Haow Bin Tee John Wheatley Nicholas Whiteway Shengda Xu Yuzhou Zheng Fourth year MEng Aerospace Materials Salome Chabran Fourth year MEng Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Fanny Dehaine Paul Jones

Tunde Adigun Emmanuel Andrieu Atyab Calloo Anne Callow Ke Deng Antoine Ducloux Conor Galvin Elizabeth Howett Md Islam Bek Kairoshev Alif Shuhaimi Kristijonas Plauoinaitis Joanna Playbell Sebastian Russell-Smith Jamie Sahote Wei Wu Noratiqah Yaakop Gebril El Fallah MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Yanika Agius Caroline Alglave Joao Neves Tommaso Giovannini Jing Guan Ning Hou Yan Huang Ismaila Ibrahim Arun Ichangi Goziem Isichei Ye Jiang Suchanond Kaewjinda Supachai Kerdsuk Qian Li Shaobo Li Qingxin Lin Florence Maliar Fionnan McNamara Nur Mohd Annuar Maurizio Morbidoni Wanxin Peng Bo Ren Xiaohe Ren Marion Roger Xiaoguang Song Naomi Vella Chenfei Wang

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In recent years, well over 90% of students have completed their theses within four years, and the great majority publish at least some of their work in leading peer review journals.

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH STUDENTS Wenshuo Xu Shoaib Zafar Zuochao Zhao Feichi Zhou Liang Zhu Yi Zhu Yuyi Zhu

First year postgraduates

MSc IN Biomedical Engineering with Biomaterials Zahra Abuali Zhen Lun Li Maral Mahlooji Atbin Malayeri Mariam Mohamed Alfonso Muinelo Herranz Konstantinos Pietris Sujata Ravi Johanna Schmidt Amal Sefrioui Pannita Snidvongs Na Ayudhaya Lucien Talvard Marianne Thaila Alain Vella

HIGHLIGHTS

Biotechnology YES J oseph Steele was part of one of two finalist teams of entrepreneurial researchers selected to compete in Biotechnology YES 2013. Biotechnology YES is a business plan competition for hypothetical biotechnology and environmental start-up companies.

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October 2013 cohort Mohammad Adabi Olasunkanmi Adande Shweta Agarwal Robert Bain Bartosz Barzdajn Theresa Davey Anna Fricker Claudia Gasparrini Chiara Grotta Thomas Haynes Matthew Jackson Kevin Kahn Michaella Kapnisi Zhenqi Li Muzi Li Chen-Sheng Lin Wei Liu Zhaolong Ma Allen Madamombe Ali Mohammed Nur Muhammad Nadzri Benjamin Nash Annalisa Neri Christian Niedermeier Tsvetoslav Pavlov Dimitri Pletser James Quirk Francesco Reale Maciej Rokosz Giorgio Sernicola Zonghao Shen Aaron Thong Vivian Tong Shih-Ting Wang Rui Wang Chi Wong Jiaqi Zhang Zebang Zheng Second year postgraduates October 2012 cohort Jennifer Alex Benjamin Bell Cyri Besnard Farah Ismail Polina Brangel Claire Burgess Justin Chung Mitchell Cuddihy Tomiwa Erinosho Peter Evans Claudio Ferraro Sarah Greasley Sonia Hallen

Rachael Harrison Coline Jumeaux Juhan Kahk Charalambos Kallepitis Yong Kim Dorothy Latham Tsz Lee Mabel Lew Cheng Li Elena Littmann Wenjun Lu Yongkun Luo Giovanni Luongo Gil Machado Mohd Mahat Robert Maller Setareh Monajem-Isfahani Constant Morez Paul Mulvey Maria Nelson Mathew Niania Amy Nommeots-Nomm Celia Maria Pacheco Moreno Paresh Parmar Lucia Podhorska Yoann Porte Daniel Price Anna Radecka Caroline Riedel Hao Shang Richard Simons Anu Solanki Francesca Tallia Hung Ting Hei Tsui Peter Tympel Celeste van den Bosch Robert Walker Victor Wan Alex Wang Clare Watts Ji Wu Jingwei Xian Amanda You Tiantian Zhang Xuemei Zhang Third year postgraduates October 2011 cohort Anna Antoniou Laurentiu Braic Emily Brooke Patrick Burr Omar Cedillos Barraza Tamara Chapman Michael Cooper Samuel Cooper

Eleonora D’Elia Evgeniy Donchev Carina Dos Santos Almeida Bernadette Elliott-Bowman Stefan Goniszewski George Harrington Cassandra Harris Robert Harrison Karla-Luise Herpoldt Zoltan Hiezl Andrew Hodgson Matthew Horton Charles Hutchison Sajjad Jaffer Anthony Macon Jodie Melbourne Kharissa Nitiputri Christopher Poll Alberto Scaccabarozzi Giuseppe Scatigno Jun Soh Kyasha Sri Ranjan Joseph Steele Stephen Tay Ioannis Theodorou Hsiang-Han Tseng Saif Ur Rehman Hannah Weekes Fourth year postgraduates October 2010 cohort Nor Ezzaty Ahmad John Alexander Tansel Arif Robert Bell Ci’En Chang Edoardo Giorgi Ming He Robert Hewlett Michal Klosowski Matthias Knop Bey Leo William Montague Basmah Othman Jing Pang Kien Cuong Pham Amanda Quadling Wouter van den Bergh Clementine Walker

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The Department of Materials is committed to exhibiting best practice in all aspects of its decision-making and departmental affairs. The committees and groups listed below have ultimate responsibility for directing the activity of the Department, ensuring it is well run and that it delivers the outcomes for which it has been set up. Membership of the various committees and their roles are described below.

Departmental management and committee structure

Head of Department

Safety Committee

External Advisory Panel

Management Committee

Academic staff meeting

Athena Self-Assessment Team

Director of UG Studies

Senior Tutor

Centralised Facilities Committee

Research staff Committee

PG Tutor

Director of Research

Director of PG Studies

Technical Staff and Research Officers Committee

PG Committee

Technical staff Committee

Teaching Committee UG Staff-Student Committee

PG Staff-student Committee

Departmental Operations Manager

Research Committee

Support Staff Committee

The Department is run using a committee structure as illustrated in the chart above

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HIGHLIGHTS

Professor Stephen Skinner Director of Facilities

Fiona Thomson Claire Tibble

The Hon. Angad Paul

Meeting Secretary

Fraser Wigley

DEPARTMENT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (DMC) Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng

Chair, Head of Department

Dr David Dye

Director of Postgraduate Studies

Dr Andrew Horsfield

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Darakshan Khan

Departmental Resources Manager

Dr Cora O’Reilly

Department Operations Manager

Dr David Payne

Academic Without Portfolio

Dr Peter Petrov

Department Safety Officer

Professor Jason Riley

Director of Research

Professor Mary Ryan

Athena Swan/Equalities representative

Head of Technical Support This is the Department’s most senior advisory and policy-making committee and is chaired by the Head of Department. It meets monthly to assist the Head of Department in discharging his duties and has responsibility for upholding the Department’s mission statement, writing and ratifying the Five Year Plan, ratifying other Committees’ decisions, managing risks, and finalising the budget. The Chair communicates all key decisions at Academic Staff meetings. The DMC is quorate with 5+ members in attendance.

ACADEMIC STAFF MEETINGS Chaired by the Head of Department, Academic staff meetings are held every two months to discuss Department, Faculty, College, national and international issues. These meetings are attended by academic staff, research officers and senior support staff.

EXTERNAL ADVISORY PANEL External members:

Caparo Industries plc

Dr Neil Smart (Chair) Sellafield Ltd

Professor Sybrand van der Zwaag

Delft University

Caroline Detchenique

Senior Marketing and Communications Officer

Dr David Dye

Director of Postgraduate Studies

Dr Andrew Horsfield

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Professor Julian Jones

Senior Undergraduate Tutor

Dr Cora O’Reilly

Departmental Operations Manager

Dr David Farrar

Smith and Nephew Research Centre

Professor Derek Fray

University of Cambridge

Dr Andrew Hosty

The Morgan Crucible Company plc

Dr Tasadduq Khan ONERA

Professor Nicola Marzari

Dr Rongshan Qin

Careers/Placements

Professor Mary Ryan

Professor Jason Riley

Fiona Thomson

Chaired by the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUGS) this committee is responsible for all aspects of the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses including overseeing programme specifications, regulations, timetabling, assessment and examinations, coursework, student welfare and responding to external factors such as College policy, external examiners’ reports, SOLE (Student On Line Evaluation) responses and course accreditation. The Chair also represents the Department on the Faculty’s Engineering Studies and Teaching Committees.

Director of Research

Clare Tibble

Research Operations Officer The panel meets once a year in London and its main remit is to act in an advisory role to the Head of Department, Departmental Management Committee and its subcommittees, in particular:

Rolls-Royce plc

IBM Research

Fourth Year Coordinator

Student Office Manager

Head of Department

Steve Dearden Dr Urs Duerig

Dr Arash Mostofi

Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng

The meeting is chaired by an external member.

DSTL

Dr Martyn McLachlan

Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies

Internal members:

Dr Peter Brown

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Professor Julian Jones

Senior Undergraduate Tutor

First and Second Year Coordinator

• T o provide advice on the structure and content of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses provided by the Department. • To provide advice on the strategic research focus of the Department.

Professor Anne Borg

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Dr Steve Paterson

Shell UK

Sonia Tomasetig

The Staff-Student Committee is a forum in which students can raise points of concern, make suggestions and get responses from staff regarding the undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses. It meets twice a term in the autumn and spring terms and once in the summer term.

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Student Office Manager

Research Operations Officer

The StaffStudent Committee

Professor Eva Olsson

STAFF-STUDENT COMMITTEE Dr T Ben Britton

Course Director (MSc in Nuclear Engineering)

Caroline Detchenique

Senior Marketing and Communications Officer

Raj Gill

Meeting Secretary, Student Office Administrator and Administrator for MSc courses

Dr Finn Giuliani

Third Year Coordinator

Dr Andrew Horsfield

Director of Undergraduate Studies

TEACHING COMMITTEE Dr T Ben Britton

Course Director (MSc in Nuclear Engineering)

Dr Iain Dunlop

Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

Dr Finn Giuliani

Professor Julian Jones

Senior Undergraduate Tutor

Dr Martyn McLachlan

Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dr Arash Mostofi

Fourth Year Coordinator

Mike Mussard

Third Year Coordinator

ICT Liaison

Dr Andrew Horsfield

Professor Mary Ryan

Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Exams Coordinator

First and Second Year Coordinator

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THE DEPARTMENT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (DMC) has responsibility for upholding the Department’s mission statement, writing and ratifying the Five Year Plan, ratifying other Committees’ decisions, managing risks, and finalising the budget.

Fiona Thomson

Dr Cora O’Reilly

Student Office Manager

Department Operations Manager

Nicole Urquhart

Dr Peter Petrov

Dr Florent Tonus / Dr Esther Garcia Tunon Blanca

Postdoctoral staff representatives

Library Liaison

Department Safety Officer

All Postdoctoral research staff

levgenii Gettse / Laura Ford

Professor Eduardo Saiz Gutierrez

Chaired by the Postdoctoral research staff mentor, this committee is a forum to discuss issues relevant to PDRA researchers in the Department including safety, space, facilities and career development.

Student Representatives (Year 1)

lacopo Russo / Julien Thevenard

Chair, Postgraduate Tutor

Professor Natalie Stingelin

Student Representatives (Year 2)

PDRA Mentor

Lars Blumenthal / Yuji Shimokawa Kelly

Fiona Thomson

Student Representatives (Year 3)

Thomas Cosnahan

Chair, Student Representative (Year 4)

Sebastian Russell-Smith

Student Representative (MSc in Nuclear Engineering)

Student Representatives (MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering)

Carole Ng

Departmental Representative The Staff-Student Committee is a forum in which students can raise points of concern, make suggestions and get responses from staff regarding the undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses. It meets twice a term in the autumn and spring terms and once in the summer term. The committee is normally chaired by a student representative and is composed of academic staff from the teaching committee, undergraduate year representatives, the student departmental representative on the union committee, and representatives from ICT and the library. The student office administrator acts as the secretary. The student office manager and DUGS jointly prepare the agenda. There are two year representatives from the first, second and third years and one from the fourth year and student representatives for each of the Masters courses. The Staff-Student Committee meeting is immediately followed by a Teaching Committee meeting, chaired by the DUGS. At this meeting, students provide their thoughts on items on the Teaching Committee agenda, which are then considered at the next staff-only Teaching Committee meeting.

GRADSOC COMMITTEE Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng

Head of Department

Dr David Dye

Director of Postgraduate Studies

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Daniel Price

Student Safety Representative

Astrid Armgarth / Kella Kapniski

Student Representatives (Year 1)

Sonia Hallen / Richard Simons

Student Representatives (Year 2)

Joseph Steele

Student Representative (Year 3)

Evgeniy Donchev

Departmental Representative This committee meets four times a year to discuss issues relevant to postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers including safety, space and facilities. It also highlights concerns raised by the ROLE (Researchers On Line Evaluation) responses, organises the Department’s Postgraduate Research Day and encourages social events.



RESEARCH COMMITTEE Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng

Functional Materials, Head of Department



Professor Fionn Dunne FREng

Engineering Alloys

Professor Mike Finnis

Theory and Simulation of Materials

Professor Peter Haynes

Theory and Simulation of Materials

Dr Cora O’Reilly

Department Operations Manager

Professor Jason Riley

Chair, Director of Research

Professor Mary Ryan

Nanotechnology and Nanoscale characterisation

Professor Eduardo Saiz Gutierrez

POSTGRADUATE COMMITTEE Dr David Dye

Ceramics and Glasses

Professor Stephen Skinner

Chair, Director of Postgraduate Studies

Director of Facilities, Ceramics and Glasses

Dr Christopher Gourlay

Professor Molly Stevens FREng

Professor Peter Haynes

Claire Tibble

Deputy Postgraduate Admissions Postgraduate Admissions Tutor

Professor Eduardo Saiz Gutierrez

Postgraduate Tutor

Fiona Thomson

Meeting Secretary

Claire Tibble

Research Operations Officer The main aim of this committee is to ensure the smooth administration of the postgraduate programme.

RESEARCH STAFF COMMITTEE Darakshan Khan

Departmental Resources Manager, Meeting Secretary

Professor Natalie Stingelin

Chair, Postdoctoral Research Staff Mentor



HIGHLIGHTS

Chenfei Wang / Tommaso Giovannini

Student Office Manager



internationally through a range of activities including assisting with nominations for fellowships of learned societies, recommendations for award of prizes, and nominations for invited and keynote lectures; overseeing Department Research Assessment submissions. Ensuring academics are aware of funding opportunities and facilitating collaborative bids where appropriate. Interfacing with the Faculty Research Committee. Advising on research areas/profiles of members and arranging an annual meeting of the External Advisory Panel. Formulating the seminar programme.

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Meeting Secretary, Research Operations Officer Chaired by the Director of Research, the aim of the Research Committee is to improve the quality and volume of research performed within the Department and to facilitate multidisciplinary interactions. This is achieved by: • E  volving the departmental research strategy, linked to the Departmental Business Plan and the Faculty Research Strategy, identifying new equipment needs, including funding and space, and identifying future opportunities, and how to grow these internally and through interaction at Faculty, College, National and International levels. • Enabling the best research profile by: raising the esteem of each academic nationally and

Teaching Committee Chaired by the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUGS) this committee is responsible for all aspects of the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses including overseeing programme specifications, regulations, timetabling, assessment and examinations, coursework, student welfare and responding to external factors such as College policy, external examiners’ reports, SOLE (Student On Line Evaluation) responses and course accreditation.

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MANAGEmENT STRUCTURE

• Producing an annual Research in Progress booklet. The committee meets 4–6 times a year.

Adrian Dorrington

Chief Fire Officer, Fire Safety Office

Guy Fairhurst



Building Manager

HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng

Chair, Head of Department

Ezra Feilden-Irving

Undergraduate Safety Representative

Stephen Greenwood

Faculty Safety Manager

Dr Eileen Cheng



Surrinder Johal

First Aid

Safety Director, Health and Safety Services

Julia Cotton

College Safety Auditor



Kenneth Keating

Departmental Safety Officer (Bioengineering)

Jason Coyne

Meeting Secretary

Darakshan Khan

Simon Davies

Display Screen Equipment Advisor

Departmental Safety Officer (Earth Science & Engineering)



John Luke

HIGHLIGHTS

College Safety Advisor, Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor



Dr Peter Petrov

Departmental Safety Officer (Materials)

Daniel Price

Postgraduate Representative



Sabrina Skeete

Biological Safety Advisor

Professor Stephen Skinner Chemical Safety Advisor

Centralised Facilities Committee

Dr Cephas Small

Research Staff Representative

Russell Stracey

Manual Handling Assessor and Trade Union Representative

Richard Sweeney

The Centralised Facilities Committee’s main aims are to: • M  onitor the funding, maintenance and utilisation of the central facilities. • Ensure that the facilities are accessible to all College members at an appropriate cost. • Identify areas where investment and development are necessary, and to propose funding applications to address these requirements.

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Radiation Protection Advisor

Fraser Wigley

Head of Technical Support The remit of the Departmental Health and Safety Committee is to advise and assist the Head of Department in the effective discharge of his health and safety responsibilities and in this respect to: • P  romote a positive health and safety culture by, for example: – Ensuring effective communication of health and safety information. – Disseminating best practice across the Department. – On an occasional basis, conducting its own safety inspections and audits. • Monitor, review and advise on the local arrangements for the implementation of College health and safety policies, procedures and codes of practice. • Monitor, review and advise on the Department Health and Safety Risk Register, which sets out the



principal hazards and risks present in the Department. Monitor new initiatives and grant proposals being put forward by the Department, consider the health and safety implications of any new hazards which have been identified, and advise on the appropriate mitigating action. Monitor, review and advise on the induction and specialist training provided for all departmental staff, students, visitors and contractors. Monitor, review and advise on the inspection and audit programme of the Department health and safety performance, receive the resultant reports and recommend action as appropriate. Act as the departmental forum for consultation with staff and students on health and safety matters. Ensuring that there is proper coordination, cooperation and communication with other users of shared and/or adjacent space, for example through the consideration of reports from building user groups. Monitor and review the arrangements for dealing with emergencies and the provisions for emergency evacuations, evacuation drills, first aid and reporting accidents, incidents and noncompliances. Receive reports of accidents, near misses and work-related health problems and monitor follow up action as appropriate. Consider reports from trades union and employee safety representatives.

The Departmental Health and Safety Committee meets once a term and is chaired by the Head of Department.

CENTRALISED FACILITIES COMMITTEE Dr Mahmoud Ardakani

Research Officer (Electron Microscopy)

Dr Victoria Bemmer

Junior Research Officer (Materials Characterisation)

Dr Sarah Fearn

Research Officer (Surface Analysis)

Dr Finn Giuliani

Undergraduate Lab Coordinator

Dr David McPhail

Manager (Surface Analysis facility)

Dr Michelle Moram

Dr David Payne

Manager (High Pressure Photoelectron Spectroscopy facility)

Dr Peter Petrov

Research Officer (Thin Film Laboratory), Department Safety Officer

Professor Stephen Skinner Chair, Director of Facilities

Russell Stracey

RSM workshop manager

Richard Sweeney

Senior Research Officer (XRD/Thermal Analysis)

Claire Tibble

Meeting Secretary, Research Operations Officer

Dr Ignacio Villar Garcia

Research Officer (Ambient High Pressure Photoelectron Spectroscopy)

Chaired by the Director of Facilities, the Centralised Facilities Committee’s main aims are to: • M  onitor the funding, maintenance and utilisation of the central facilities. • Ensure that the facilities are accessible to all College members at an appropriate cost. • Identify areas where investment and development are necessary, and to propose funding applications to address these requirements. The committee meets three times a year.

SUPPORT STAFF MEETINGS The main aim of these meetings is to ensure that support staff are kept informed of matters affecting the Department and to help them ensure appropriate support is delivered. The committee meets two times a year and is chaired by the Departmental Operations Manager. All support staff are invited to attend.

TECHNICAL STAFF & RESEARCH OFFICERS COMMITTEE Mohammad Adabi

Research Support Technician

Dr Mahmoud Ardakani

Research Officer (Electron Microscopy)

Dr Victoria Bemmer

Meeting Secretary, Junior Research Officer (Materials Characterisation)

Manager (Atomic Force Microscopy facility)

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Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory Technician

ATHENA SELF-ASSESSMENT TEAM

Dr Cora O’Reilly

Chair, Department Operations Manager

Professor Jason Riley

Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng

Senior Research Officer

Head of Department

Director of Research

Dr Eileen Cheng

Dr Liz Elvidge

Postgraduate Tutor

Dr Richard Chater

Lab Technician in Tissue Engineering

Dr Sarah Fearn

Research Officer (Surface Analysis)

Jason Hoadley Technician

Michael Lennon

Mechanical Workshop Technician

Dr Catriona McGilvery Research Fellow

Dr Cora O’Reilly

Department Operations Manager

Dr Peter Petrov

Postdoc Development Centre, Athena Assessor

Dr Sandrine Heutz

Academic staff representative (Reader)

Darakshan Khan

Departmental Resources Manager

Dr Suze Kundu

Teaching Fellow and Outreach Officer

Dr David Payne

Academic staff representative (Lecturer)

Professor Mary Ryan

Chair, Athena Swan Coordinator

Safety Officer, Thin Film Technology Manager

Sonia Tomasetig

Professor Jason Riley

Postdoctoral research staff representative

Sabrina Skeete

Postgraduate student representative

Garry Stakalls

Undergraduate student representative

Russell Stracey

The Athena Self-Assessment Team (SAT) is chaired by the Departmental Athena Swan Coordinator. The SAT meets on a bi-monthly basis and its remit is to:

Chair, Director of Research Biomaterials Technician Technician

RSM Workshop Supervisor

Richard Sweeney

Senior Research Officer (XRD/Thermal Analysis)

Dr Ignacio Villar Garcia

Research Officer (Ambient Pressure Photoelectron Spectroscopy)

Ecaterina Ware

Characterisation Facilities Technician

Fraser Wigley

Head of Technical Support

Benjamin Wood

Research Support Technician Chaired by the Director of Research, the main aims of the Technical Staff & Research Officers Committee are to: • E  nsure that all technical staff are kept informed of matters affecting their work in the Department. • Seek advice from the technical staff regarding research and teaching laboratory activities, the purchase of new equipment and repair and maintenance of existing equipment.

The committee meets monthly. Alternate meetings are attended by technical staff only and are chaired by the Head of Technical Support.

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Meeting Secretary

• M  onitor recruitment, progression and the retention of all staff. • Look at the systems in the Department to make sure they are fair, transparent and accessible. • Ensure the Department continues its commitment to advance gender equality and enhance the working environment. • Consider issues of strategic relevance, plan how best to address issues of concern and how best to optimise and disseminate current good practice. • Ensure that changes are made to practices within the Department and that these are communicated to the staff.

SPACE COMMITTEE Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng

Head of Department

Dr Andrew Horsfield

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Darakshan Khan

Meeting Secretary, Departmental Resources Manager

HIGHLIGHTS

Benjamin Chan

Professor Eduardo Saiz Gutierrez Fraser Wigley

Head of Technical Support Representatives from each research theme: Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Ceramics and Glasses, Engineering Alloys, Functional Materials, Nanotechnology and Nanoscale Characterisation, Theory and Simulation of Materials. The committee aims to ensure optimal configuration of the space available to the Department. This means: For research: • A  nticipating and allocating the space requirements for new research equipment/facilities. • Anticipating and allocating the space requirements for new research labs. For teaching: • E  nsuring teaching labs and lecture theatres are fit for purpose. For the working environment: • E  nsuring office and communal areas are efficiently configured and conducive to productive working. Specific roles in relation to these aims are: • D  etermine the policy and procedure for desk allocations to postdoctoral research staff, postgraduate students, academic visitors and other fixed term research staff. This will then be implemented by the Departmental Resources Manager. • Allocate the space committee’s annual budget to small reconfiguration projects within the Department. • Ensure prioritisation of medium to large scale reconfiguration projects. These projects will then be considered by the Head of Department for inclusion in the Department’s annual budgets. • Individual committee members to act as the champion (‘key user’) in reconfiguration projects and liaise with other relevant theme members to ensure optimal layout for users and the Department.

External Advisory Panel The panel meets once a year at Imperial and its main remit is to act in an advisory role to the Head of Department, Departmental Management Committee and its subcommittees, in particular: • T  o provide advice on the structure and content of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses provided by the Department. • To provide advice on the strategic research focus of the Department.

The committee meets every month, alternating agenda items between short term and long term space considerations.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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From left to right: Dr David Payne, Paul Stein, Chief Scientific Officer, Rolls-Royce plc and Professor Molly Stevens FREng

We recognise the achievements of our staff and students. The stories here include prizes and awards, media mentions, innovative approaches to education, VIP visits as well as invitations to serve on high-profile committees.

Academic staff highlights potential nuclear research needs of Rolls-Royce plc.

 atherine McKinnel, MP for Newcastle C North & Shadow Treasury Minister, visited the Imperial Rolls-Royce Nuclear University Technology Centre and the Department of Materials in November 2013 to discuss industry uptake of research and innovation. Paul Stein, Chief Scientific Officer, Rolls-Royce plc, visited Imperial Materials to discuss the HexMat programme grant and the

 rofessor Bill Lee FREng was awarded P the Lee Hsun Lecture Award by the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMR CAS). The award honours research scientists who have made important achievements and great contributions to Materials Science and Engineering and who have promoted scientific cooperation and exchanges.

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 rofessor Molly Stevens FREng P featured in The Wired Smart List 2013. She was selected by Jim Al-Khalili, Professor of Physics, University of Surrey, who said: ‘Molly was one of the very early guests on my Radio 4 programme The Life Scientific and she was quite fascinating. What struck me most is her ability to bring so many different people from diverse disciplines together under one roof.’ Click here for the full list.

Humboldt Research Award

HIGHLIGHTS

 n unusual collaboration of Alberto A Scaccabarozzi, Dr Ester BuchacaDomingo, Dr Christoph Hellman and Professor Natalie Stingelin with Mira Calix, an award-winning composer, artist and performer who works with electronic-based music to incorporate more classical orchestration, led to the new sonic-art experience The Sun is the Queen of Torches. The piece, initiated by TEDAlbertopolis and inspired by solar powered materials (photovoltaics), was presented at the Brighton Dome in December 2013.

Professor Mike Finnis was awarded the Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany. Humboldt Awards are granted in recognition of the lifetime achievements of an ‘internationally recognised scientist from another country, whose work has made a lasting impact on their own field and beyond, and from whom more top-class scientific achievements can be expected’.

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Below: Dr David Dye and Professor Robin Grimes FREng

DPI / Bart van Overbeeke

Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng was invited to Buckingham Palace in November 2013 to receive his MBE for services to Engineering.

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MBE

 rofessor Bill Lee FREng and Professor P Robin Grimes FREng (in his capacity as Chief Scientific Advisor for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) were invited to become members of the Nuclear Innovation and Research Advisory Board (NIRAB) which is chaired by Dame Sue Ion OBE FREng (Visiting Professor in the Department of Materials). NIRAB’s remit is to advise Ministers, Government

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Departments and Agencies on issues relating to nuclear research and innovation in the UK.

entitled: Bioactive materials could rebuild your body one day in Wired in April 2014. Click here for the full article.

 r David Payne was elected to the D Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Strategic Advisory Team (SAT) for Research Infrastructure. SATs exist to provide Theme Leaders at EPSRC with strategic advice that will assist them to develop, implement and modify plans.

 rofessor Natalie Stingelin was P awarded the 2014 Rosenhain Medal and Prize by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. The prize is awarded to candidates under the age of 40 for distinguished achievement in any branch of Materials Science.

 rofessor Neil Alford MBE FREng was P made Chair of the EPSRC’s Physical Sciences SAT.  rofessor Robin Grimes FREng and P Dr Mark Wenman’s visit to Australia in April 2014 was reported in The Australian newspaper and featured in a news announcement on the University of NSW’s website. Robin and Mark delivered some of the course material of the Nuclear Engineering masters program at the university, under a new teaching partnership agreement between the University of NSW and Imperial’s Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy.  esearch conducted by Professor R Molly Stevens FREng and her colleagues featured in an article

 r T Ben Britton was awarded the D 2014 Silver Medal by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. This prize is awarded to a member under the age of 30, in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the broad field of materials science, engineering and technology, including promotion of their subject on a national or international basis.  rofessor Molly Stevens FREng was P listed in Cells’ 40 under 40 list. Click here for the full list.  rofessor Molly Stevens FREng was P awarded the 2014 Corday-Morgan Prize by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The Corday-Morgan prizes are awarded for the most meritorious contributions to chemistry.

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From left to right: Professor Natalie Stingelin, Dr T Ben Britton and Professor Fionn Dunne FREng

Professor Natalie Stingelin was awarded the 2014 Rosenhain Medal and Prize by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. The prize is awarded to candidates under the age of 40 for distinguished achievement in any branch of materials science.

 r David Dye was awarded the 2014 D Student Academic Choice by the Imperial College Student Union in the category of Innovation (teaching). Dr Luc Vandeperre was also shortlisted under the category of Best Tutoring.

 r Helena Tellez, Dr John Druce, D Professor Tatsumi Ishihara and Professor John Kilner were awarded the Christian Friedrich Schoenbein Contribution to Science Medal at the 11th European SOFC and SOE Conference in Lucerne, Switzerland, in July 2014, for their project entitled: Decrease of the electrochemically active surface in mixed ionic-electronic conductors (MIECs) by impurity segregation.

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 rofessor Neil Alford MBE FREng was P involved in the science media frenzy that followed the release of the new screen on the latest Apple iPhone 6 with interviews in the following publications: MIT Technology Review, Yahoo Tech, The Guardian and Cable.co.uk.  r Theoni Georgiou was invited D to serve on the Macro Group UK committee.  rofessor Molly Stevens FREng was P awarded the 2013 Karen Burt Memorial Award by the Women’s Engineering Society. The award is intended to encourage more women to aim for and celebrate the achievement of Chartered Engineer status.

Gottardi Prize Professor Julian Jones was awarded the 2014 Gottardi Prize by the International Commission on Glass. The prize is awarded annually to a young person with outstanding achievements in the field of glass in research and development, teaching, writing, management or commerce.

HIGHLIGHTS

 rofessor Fionn Dunne FREng and Dr P Saira Naeem featured in an article in the May 2014 issue of International Innovation, explaining the research and rationale behind Heterogeneous Mechanics in Hexagonal Alloys across Length and Time Scales (HexMat). HexMat is a five-year collaborative EPSRC programme grant. International Innovation is a leading scientific dissemination service. Click here for the full article.

 r Finn Giuliani won first prize for D Best Poster at the Gordon Research Conference on Thin Film and Small Scale Mechanical Behavior, Bentley University, MA, USA in July 2014 for his poster entitled: In-situ deformation of niobium interlayers.

 rofessor Molly Stevens FREng and P her research group won the 2014 Research Group of the Year award by the European Life Science Awards.

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From left to right: Human heart (aortic valve) tissue displaying calcification, a calcified heart valve by Dr Sergio Bertazzo.

Images: Sergio Bertazzo, Department of Materials, Imperial College London, Wellcome Images

Postdoctoral research staff highlights  r Sergio Bertazzo was a finalist in the D International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge for his image of a calcified heart valve. The competition is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the journal Science.

Dr Sergio Bertazzo received a 2014 Wellcome Image Award for a scanning electron micrograph of the surface of human heart valve (aortic valve) tissue. The awards recognise the creators of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images, as chosen by a panel of judges.

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Wellcome Image Award

 r Manuela Russo won a prize for Best D Oral Presentation at the Department of Materials Postdoctoral Staff Research Symposium 2014. The prize consisted of £100 (sponsored by Lenton) and a one-year subscription to Nature Materials.  r Esther Garcia Tunon Blanca D and Dr Christine-Maria Horejs were joint runners up for the Best Oral Presentation prize at the Department of Materials Postdoctoral Staff Research Symposium in January 2014. The prize, sponsored by the CSI, was valued at £50.  r Eleonora D’ Elia won a prize for Best D Poster Presentation at the Department of Materials Postdoctoral Staff Research Symposium 2014. The prize, sponsored by CSI, was valued at £100.  r Cephas Small was runner up for D Best Poster Presentation prize at the

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Department of Materials Postdoctoral Staff Research Symposium 2014. The prize, sponsored by the Postdoc Development Centre, was valued at £50.  r Sergey Belyakov won the Best D Poster award for his poster entitled: Influence of the IMC layer on nucleation undercooling of βSn in solder joints at the Pb-free Solders and Emerging Interconnect and Packaging Materials Symposium at TMS 2014 in San Diego, USA. Sergey is supervised by Dr Christopher Gourlay.  r Jun Jiang won the Best Poster prize D at the annual RMS EBSD meeting for his poster entitled: Geometrically necessary dislocation grain orientation dependence study. Jun was invited to write a report on the conference which featured in Infocus magazine (issue 35, September 2014). Jun is supervised by Professor Fionn Dunne FREng and Dr T Ben Britton.  r Kristina Kareh won the Best Poster D award at the EPSRC UK Solidification Workshop at Brunel University in April 2014. Kristina is supervised by Dr Christopher Gourlay.

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Dr Gregor Fuhrmann

Dr Derfogail Delcassian and Christian Loftus, Into the Wind 2014

Dr Gregor Fuhrmann was awarded the 2014 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Medal for producing an outstanding doctoral thesis.

 r Gregor Fuhrmann was awarded D the 2013 Rottendorf Research Prize by Rottendorf Pharma. The prize recognises excellent pharmaceutical research.  r Gregor Fuhrmann was awarded D the 2014 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Medal for producing an outstanding doctoral thesis.

 r Philip Howes won the Analyst D Poster Prize for his poster entitled: Quantum dots for multiplexed detection of microRNAs as biomarkers of myocardial fibrosis at the 2014 RSC Analytical Research Forum in July 2014.  r Derfogail Delcassian and Christian D Loftus undertook an Expedition to Tasmania (Into the Wind 2014) in May 2014, funded by the Imperial College Exploration Board, and winning external funding from the Lord Mayor’s Trust. The group spent four weeks undertaking a long distance triathlon across the island, crossing from sea

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 r Toby Basey-Fisher was awarded D the Constance Fligg Tipper Centenary Memorial Prize. The prize, valued at £100, is awarded annually to a completing PhD student showing the most industrial relevance and independence in research with outstanding contributions to Materials Science and Engineering.  r Louise Connell was awarded the D Larry Hench Biomaterials Prize. The prize, valued at £100, recognises excellence in a PhD in a Biomaterialsrelated subject.  r Jonathon Downing was awarded D the Matthey Prize. The prize, valued at £200, is awarded annually to an Associate of the Royal School of Mines for research completed in the Department of Materials.

OneStart Grand Prize

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 r Lesley Chow was awarded D second prize for Best Poster at the Musculoskeletal Technology Network Meeting in April 2014.

to summit (and back to sea) by bike, boat and boot, exploring Tasmania’s range of niche ecosystems en route. The Exploration Board aims to support projects that reach a balance between straightforward scientific research and an adventurous holiday.

A recently established spin-out company founded by Dr Toby Basey-Fisher won £100k as a part of the 2014 OneStart grand prize to further develop a device for diagnosing anaemia, which uses optical technology. OneStart is an idea competition designed to inspire, encourage and assist the next generation of European bioentrepreneurs. The spin-out, Eva Diagnostics, was selected from over 100 competing companies.

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Postgraduate students highlights

Robert Charlton was awarded a highly competitive Imperial College PhD Scholarship to undertake a PhD in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Simulation of Materials. Recipients are amongst the highest achievers in their undergraduate cohort. Robert’s scholarship covers tuition fees and £20.2k stipend per annum for 4 years. Robert is supervised by Professor Peter Haynes.

HIGHLIGHTS

Imperial College PhD Scholarship

L injun Wei was a member of the AWE Ceramic and Glass Research Team given the 2014 MoD Chief Scientific Advisor Commendation Award. Linjun completed an MSc project entitled: Joining of boro-aluminate glasses to Ti6Al4V, Nilo 48, Nilo 52 and Kovar Alloys under the supervision of Professor Bill Lee FREng.  hedtha Puncreobutr was awarded a C 2013 Educational Award for Excellence (Engineering field). This is an annual award for Thai students studying in the UK who have a record of outstanding performance during their PhD research.  hree images by Yongkun Luo were T selected for the front cover of Surface Science, Volume 624, June, 2014. Yongkun is supervised by Dr Rongshan Qin. F rancesca Tallia was awarded the Best Poster Prize at 12th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials (ICFPAM), in Auckland, New Zealand in December 2013 for her poster entitled: Functionalisation of OH groups in

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polymers for Class II hybrids for bone substitution. Francesca is supervised by Professor Julian Jones and Professor Eduardo Saiz Gutierrez on the BioBone ITN.  ernadette Elliott-Bowman won the B Student Prize at THERMEC 2013, in Las Vegas in December 2013. Bernadette is supervised by Dr Rongshan Qin.  e-Cheng Su was awarded a highly T competitive Imperial College PhD Scholarship. Recipients are amongst the highest achievers in their undergraduate cohort. The scholarship covers tuition fees and £20.2k stipend per annum for up to 3.5 years. TeCheng is supervised by Dr Christopher Gourlay.  aoyao (Jane) Xiong was awarded a Y highly competitive Imperial College PhD Scholarship. Recipients are amongst the highest achievers in their undergraduate cohort. The scholarship covers tuition fees and £20.2k stipend per annum for up to 3.5 years. Jane is supervised by Professor Natalie Stingelin.

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 laudio Ferraro was awarded first C prize for Best Poster Design and Layout at the Department of Materials Postgraduate Research Day 2014.

Thesis in the ceramics discipline as determined by the Director of the Structural Ceramics Centre based on the examiners’ report.

J oseph Steele was awarded the Don Pashley Memorial Prize and Medal for the Best Scientific Content of a Lecture given at the Department of Materials Postgraduate Research Day 2014. Second place went to Eleonora D’Elia.

 ussell Woolley was awarded the John R Kilner Prize for Energy Materials. The prize, valued at £100, is awarded for excellence in a PhD study in any subject related to materials for application in energy conversion systems.

F rancesca Tallia was awarded first prize for Industrial Relevance at the Department of Materials Postgraduate Research Day 2014.

 assan Tahini was awarded the [email protected] H Imperial prize. The prize, valued at £100, is awarded annually to the student who has demonstrated the most important and innovative contribution to research in the Theory and Simulation of Materials.

J orge Costa was awarded first prize for Best Scientific Content of a Poster at the Department of Materials Postgraduate Research Day 2014.  arla-Luise Herpoldt was awarded first K prize for Best Public Speaker at the Department of Materials Postgraduate Research Day 2014. Second place went to George Harrington.

 athide Jaona was awarded the RollsM Royce Prize in Nuclear Engineering. This prize, valued at £400, is awarded annually to the best student graduating from the MSc Nuclear Engineering degree programme.

J ianye Wang was awarded the Tony Evans Memorial Prize. The prize, valued at £100, is awarded annually to the student with the best PhD

 athide Jaona was awarded the M William Penney Prize. The prize, valued at £1,000, is awarded annually to the student producing the best project on

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the MSc in Nuclear Engineering course.  obbie Lyons was awarded the William R Penney Prize. The prize, valued at £500, is awarded annually to the student producing the second best project on the MSc in Nuclear Engineering course.  iane Chircop was awarded the William D Penney Prize. The prize, valued at £1,000, is awarded annually to the student producing the best project on the MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering course.  atrick Steiger was awarded the William P Penney Prize. The prize, valued at £500, is awarded annually to the student producing the second best project on the MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering course.  laudio Ferraro was awarded C the Materials Image Prize at the Department of Materials Postgraduate Research Day 2014. Second place went to Zoltan Hiezl.  eleste van den Bosch was awarded a C Royal Society of Chemistry Researcher Mobility Fellowship, valued at £3,000, to visit an institution in Spain.

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Tiantian Zhang received a Santander Mobility Award, valued at £1,000. These are awarded to support students who are deemed academically excellent and who are studying or undertaking research at Imperial 2014–15.

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 oline Jumeaux won the Graduate C Training Assistant (GTA) of the Year Award which was presented by Professor Alice Gast, President of Imperial College London, in September 2014. The award demonstrates that the Faculty of Engineering recognises the integral role GTAs perform in teaching within the Faculty, offers an incentive to GTAs to strive for excellence in their teaching, provides GTAs with recognition for inclusion in their CVs and encourages GTAs to talk and think more about their approach to teaching. J oseph Steele won Best Poster Prize for his poster entitled: Zonally-distinct tissue regeneration within anisotropic articular cartilage scaffolds at the Imperial College Musculoskeletal Technology Network Meeting in April 2014. J oseph Steele was part of one of two finalist teams of entrepreneurial researchers selected to compete in Biotechnology YES 2013. Biotechnology YES is a business plan competition for hypothetical

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biotechnology and environmental start-up companies.  achael Harrison won a prize for Best R Oral Presentation for her talk entitled: Engineering gliding surfaces: focusing on the human hand at the FIRM Conference in September 2014.  oline Jumeaux was awarded an IC C Trust Grant to attend the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) conference in September 2014.  manda You was awarded an A Armourers & Brasiers’ Gauntlet Trust travel grant to attend the Gordon Research Conference on Biomineralization in August 2014.  manda You was awarded an Imperial A College Trust travel grant to attend the Gordon Research Conference on Biomineralization in August 2014.  atherine Hansel was awarded the C Mark Seller Certificate of Excellence for outstanding performance on the MRes in Chemical Biology of Health and Disease.  arriet Gliddon was awarded a Poster H Award for her poster entitled: TB or not

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Celeste van den Bosch was awarded a Royal Society of Chemistry Researcher Mobility Fellowship, valued at £3,000, to visit an institution in Spain.

 arriet Gliddon was awarded Best H Essay Award for her essay entitled: TB Diagnosis: A Work in Progress at the MRC DTP Colloquium at Imperial College London in September 2014.  ound artist Felicity Ford was S commissioned to create a soundscape for a six month exhibition in the Turbine Hall by sculptor Richard Tuttle called I Don’t Know – The Weave of Textile Language. Felicity recorded the sounds of rayon viscose being synthesised in a laboratory in the Department of Materials (with the assistance of Dr Suze Kundu) which can be heard on the Sonic Trails. Click here to listen to the soundscape.

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Penwortham Primary School

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TB: A diagnostic test for tuberculosis using nanoparticle detection of a whole blood multigene expression signature at the MRC DTP Colloquium at Imperial College London in September 2014.

Mitch Cuddihy and Dr Saira Naeem (HexMat Programme Manager) led a group of HexMat researchers, together with Rolls-Royce Engineering Fellows David Rugg and Steve Williams, to Penwortham Primary School, Tooting, in November 2013 to run a half-day introduction to ‘How do aeroplanes fly?’ This initiates what is planned to be a long-term relationship with Penwortham to bring applied science events to primary-level pupils.

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Undergraduate students highlights  yles Holbrough received an Old M Centralians’ Trust Student Activity Award for 2014–15, valued at £700. These are awarded to undergraduates who are playing an active role in Society, Sport or Union affairs.  nric Juan Alcocer received an Old E Centralians’ Trust Student Activity Award for 2014–15, valued at £700. These are awarded to undergraduates who are playing an active role in Society, Sport or Union affairs.  alerie Osband received an Armourers V and Brasiers’ Company Award, valued at £100. These are awarded to students in the Department of Materials for the best third year design study.  awel Palczynski received an P Armourers and Brasiers’ Company Award, valued at £100. These are awarded to students in the Department of Materials for the best third year design study.  ayley Turner received an Armourers H and Brasiers’ Company Award, valued at £100. These are awarded to students in the Department of Materials for the best third year design study.  disorn Techanitisawad received an A Armourers and Brasiers’ Company Award, valued at £100. These are awarded to students in the Department 34

of Materials for the best third year design study. L uca Iuzzolino was awarded the Bessemer Medal. This prize is awarded to a final year undergraduate student for the Associateship of the Royal School of Mines for excellence in Metallurgy and Materials.  alome Chabran was awarded the S Charles Salter Prize, valued at £75. This prize is award for excellence in Metallurgy to a student completing his/ her finals in this subject.  aryl Liang was awarded an Ernest D Edward Glorney Scholarship, valued at £500. These scholarships are awarded for excellence and to an undergraduate student completing the final year examinations in Materials. The Scholarship may be used (a) to study for another year at the College; (b) to obtain practical training after leaving. L ars Blumenthal was awarded an Ernest Edward Glorney Scholarship, valued at £500. These scholarships are awarded for excellence and to an undergraduate student completing the final year examinations in Materials. The Scholarship may be used (a) to study for another year at the College; (b) to obtain practical training after leaving.

 amuel Loke was awarded the S Governors’ BEng Prize in Materials, valued at £100. This prize is awarded to an outstanding student in the final undergraduate year of the BEng course.  arpal Khing was awarded the H Governors’ MEng Prize in Materials, valued at £100. This prize is awarded to an outstanding student in the final undergraduate year of the MEng course.  annah Puccetti was awarded the H Institute of Materials Prize, valued at £200. This prize is awarded to a final year student of the Department of Materials for performance during the whole of his/her undergraduate course. In addition to examination results, particular attention is given to character, personality and to participation in general College or university activities.  lexandru Crisan was awarded the A Materials Student Centenary Prize, valued at £200. This prize is awarded to the fourth year undergraduate student who is judged to have completed the best MEng placement project.  rian Sum was awarded the Morgan B Advanced Ceramics Undergraduate Prize, valued at £500. This prize is

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Alexandru Crisan was awarded the Materials Student Centenary Prize, valued at £200. This prize is awarded to the fourth year undergraduate student who is judged to have completed the best MEng placement project.

 race Fong was awarded the Peter G Pratt Memorial Prize, valued at £100. This prize is awarded to the undergraduate student from the Department of Materials who produces the best final year project.  ulin Gao was awarded a Rolls-Royce / Y Armourers and Brasiers’ Company First Year Undergraduate Award, valued at £200. This is awarded to the top two performing first year undergraduate students.  illa Puolamaa was awarded a RollsM Royce / Armourers and Brasiers’ First Year Undergraduate Award, valued at £200. This is awarded to the top two performing first year undergraduate students.  imon Steinvall was awarded the S Ronald Jock McGregor Prize, valued at £150. This prize is awarded to an undergraduate student from the Department of Materials who produces the best second year case study.

is awarded to the second year undergraduate student achieving the highest overall mark in the Mathematics and Computing Course (MSE.201). I rina Rasid was awarded a Tin Plate Workers’ Prize, valued at £250. This prize is given to the two third year MEng students who achieve the highest overall score.  ouning Zhou was awarded a Tin Y Plate Workers’ Prize, valued at £250. This prize is given to the two third year MEng students who achieve the highest overall score. J ohn Wheatley was awarded a Daiwa Scholarship. He is one of only six new Daiwa Scholars to be awarded following a very competitive selection process. John will be based in Tokyo from September 2014 until March 2016 and will receive intensive language training, have opportunities to network with decision-makers in his field and undertake work placements at organisations relevant to his career goals.

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awarded to the student in the second year who achieves the highest mark for a ceramics extended laboratory project.

The Department was the only one in the Faculty of Engineering to hold an outreach event to celebrate the first ever National Women in Engineering Day. 30 Key Stage 3 students (aged 11 to 14) attended a full day of handson activities, reciprocal learning tasks and presentation skills all based around the contributions that women in Materials Science and engineering have made to our everyday lives. The event was supported by Professor Ann Muggeridge, the Faculty Ambassador for Women, and by visiting lecturer for the Department and supporter of diversity in engineering, Dame Sue Ion OBE FREng.

 loisius Purnama was awarded the A Thomas Young Centre Mathematics Prize, valued at £100. This prize

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Undergraduate degree awards We congratulate the following students who succeeded in meeting this challenge and who graduated in the 2013–14 period. We wish them every success in their future careers. Materials Science and Engineering (BEng) Ali Mohamed Alkhawajah Lars Blumenthal Theo Bystrom Hjh Hamizah Dp Haji Mohd Nor Hui Ni Grace Fong Soo Yeon Hong Yeting Jiang Cheng Yen Lao Ka Ki Law Jing Ting Lee Justin Leung Fang Xin Li Kailun Li Shaoyang Liu Samuel Loke Yi Ting Low

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Yue Lu Feixueer Luo Zeye Lv Francesca Mazzone Hemant Morjaria Valerie Osband Leon Pay Oliver Pia Joe Protheroe Hannah Puccetti Yanisa Srirungkitsward Adisorn Tachanitiswad Milan Thakore Haomin Wang Tesheng Wang Zijun Wei Theodore Wou Dan Yang Wu Xiangyu Xie Zihua Yang Daryl Yee Wei Liang Yuen Yiu

Materials with Management (BEng) Jack Ah Teck Kar Kei Chan Sonyan Huang John Lee Yiqiao Liu Materials Science and Engineering (MEng) Shardul Biwalker Karissa Chan Thomas Cosnahan Alexandru Crisan Jack Evans Gavin Green Toller Hao Luca Iuzzolino Faizan Javed Harpal Khing Seo Kim Cong Lu Natasha Lunn Amar Mody

Thomas Moss-McCrory Christopher Ogunlesi Tian Sang William Stocker Haow Bin Tee John Wheatley Nicholas Whiteway Shengda Xu Yuzhou Zheng Aerospace Materials (MEng) Salome Chabran Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (MEng) Fanny Dehaine Paul Jones

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MPhil and PhD awards

Postgraduate taught degree awards HIGHLIGHTS

Postgraduate Masters Courses The Department of Materials runs MSc courses in Biomedical Engineering with Biomaterials (with the Department of Bioengineering), Nuclear Engineering and Advanced Materials Science and Engineering. The Department also contributes to the MSc course in Composite Materials run by the Centre for Composite Materials in the Department of Aeronautics.

MSc in Nuclear Engineering Tunde Adigun Emmanuel Andrieu Atyab Calloo Antoine Callow Ke Deng Antoine Dulcoux Conor Galvin Elizabeth Howett Bek Kairoshev Alif Imran Mohd Shuhaimi Kristijonas Plauoinaitis Sebastian Russell-Smith Jamie Sahote Wei Wu Noratiqah Yaakop

MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Gulnaz Bulebayeva Yinghui Cao Wan-Ting Chen Diane Chircop David Conway Jozerd Costan Helene de Maleprade Ezra Feilden-Irving David Soon Kiat Lee Zhenqi Li Wei-Hsin Liao Yvonne Lim Yao Meng Thomas Mullners Yiqi Pan Zonghao Shen Patrick Steiger Bo Sun Christina Topouzeli Yaqian Wang Linjun Wei Tianyun Ye Ana Yong Zebang Zheng

The road to completing a PhD is filled with challenges and pressures as well as exhilaration, immense satisfaction and a sense of achievement at the end. Our postgraduate students are at the frontiers of their subjects. They have made contributions to their scientific fields, pushed and tested the boundaries of knowledge and achieved new levels of learning. We look forward to each of them realising the full impact of their success as they develop their careers into the future.

We congratulate the students listed below on completing their MPhils and PhDs and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours. MPhil awards

MSc in Biomedical Engineering with Biomaterials* Zahra Abuali Zhen Li Alfonso Muinelo Herranz Konstantinos Pietris Sujata Ravi Johanna Schmidt Amal Sefrioui Pannita Snidvongs Na Ayudhaya Lucien Talvard Marianne Thaila Alain Vella * offered jointly with the Department of Bioengineering

Gabriel Mecklenburg

Functionalised polymer fibres for orthopaedic interfacial tissue engineering and other biomedical applications Award date: 01 May 2014 Supervisors: Dr Iain Dunlop, Professor Molly Stevens FREng

Kuan-Cheng Yeh

Growth and properties of BiMnO3 thin films Award date: 01 December 2013 Supervisors: Dr Peter Petrov, Dr Martyn McLachlan

PhD awards Zhangwei Chen

Mechanical properties of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3 fuel cell electrodes Award date: 01 June 2014 Supervisors: Dr Finn Giuliani, Professor Alan Atkinson

Constantin Ciurea

The influence of temperature on the mechanical behaviour of ceramics in Ti1-xAlxN system Award date: 01 February 2014 Supervisors: Dr Finn Giuliani, Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng

David Clarke

‘Smart’ self-assembled ß-sheet poly (γ-glutamic acid) hybrid hydrogels Award date: 01 June 2014 Supervisors: Professor Natalie Stingelin, Professor Molly Stevens FREng

Kristy Cloyd

Shedding light on living cells and mineralised tissues using Raman spectroscopy Award date: 01 August 2014 Supervisors: Professor Molly Stevens FREng, Dr Adrian Chester

Louise Connell

Natural and synthetic polymer-based hybrid materials for tissue regeneration Award date: 01 February 2014 Supervisor: Professor Julian Jones

Derfogail Delcassian

Biomimetic substrates for immune cell activation Award date: 01 March 2014 Supervisors: Professor Molly Stevens FREng, Dr Iain Dunlop

Christabel Evans

Micromechanisms and micromechanics of Zircaloy-4 Award date: 01 July 2014 Supervisor: Dr David Dye

Lydia Fawcett

Electrochemical performance and compatibility of La2NiO4+δ electrode material with La0.8Sr0.2Ga0.8Mg0.2O3 electrolyte for solid oxide electrolysis Award date: 01 May 2014 Supervisors: Professor Stephen Skinner, Professor John Kilner

Benjamin Foss

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commercial polycrystalline Ni-based superalloy under static and loading conditions Award date: 01 March 2014 Supervisors: Dr Barbara Shollock, Dr David McPhail

Thorsten Stechert

Daniel Glymond

Hassan Tahini

Fracture toughness and creep of mullite and mullite based composites Award date: 01 March 2014 Supervisors: Dr Luc Vandeperre, Dr Finn Giuliani

JineSung Jung

Investigation of the effect of lanthanum on the oxidation of CMSX-4 Award date: 01 February 2014 Supervisors: Dr Barbara Shollock, Dr David McPhail

Kristina Kareh

In-situ synchrotron tomography of granular deformation in semi-solid Al-Cu alloys Award date: 01 February 2014 Supervisors: Dr Christopher Gourlay, Professor Peter Lee

Soo-Na Lee

Chromium poisoning of cathodes in the SOFC Award date: 01 April 2014 Supervisors: Professor John Kilner, Professor Alan Atkinson

Emanuela Liberti

Transmission electron microscopy of titanium dioxide nanoplatelets and nanorods Award date: 01 October 2013 Supervisors: Professor David McComb , Professor Milo Shaffer

Simon Lumley

Atomistic simulation of hydrogen and hydrides in zirconium and zirconium alloys Award date: 01 March 2014 Supervisors: Dr Mark Wenman, Professor Robin Grimes FREng

Chedtha Puncreobutr

In-situ synchrotron characterisation of Fe-rich intermetallic formation during the solidification of Al-Si-Cu-Fe alloys Award date: 01 January 2014 Supervisors: Dr Andrew Horsfield, Professor Peter Lee

Khandaker Rahman

Mechanical behaviour of twinning induced plasticity (TWIP) steels Award date: 01 October 2013 Supervisor: Dr David Dye

Michele Serri

Magnetic and structural properties of molecular films, blends and nanostructures based on cobalt phthalocyanines Award date: 01 March 2014 Supervisor: Dr Sandrine Heutz

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Glasses for energy applications: Atomic scale network structure and properties Award date: 01 December 2013 Supervisor: Professor Robin Grimes FREng Controlling dopant distributions and structures in advanced semiconductors Award date: 01 February 2014 Supervisors: Professor Robin Grimes FREng, Dr Alexander Chroneos, Udo Schwingenschloegl

Hok Man Tang

Porous melt-derived bioactive glass scaffolds for bone regeneration via gel-cast foaming Award date: 01 March 2014 Supervisors: Professor Julian Jones, Professor Peter Lee

Samuel Taub

Transition metal oxide doping of ceria-based solid solutions Award date: 01 December 2013 Supervisors: Professor Alan Atkinson, Professor John Kilner

Pinyuan Tian

Engineered biomolecules with improved functionalities for bone tissue engineering Award date: 01 February 2014 Supervisor: Professor Molly Stevens FREng

Daming Wang

Sol-gel silica-based tissue scaffolds: freeze casting and SIMS analysis strategies Award date: 01 January 2014 Supervisors: Dr David McPhail, Professor Julian Jones

Tian-le Wang

Fabrication of ferroelectrics based MEMS structures for electronically switchable bulk acoustic wave resonators Award date: 01 June 2014 Supervisors: Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng, Dr Peter Petrov

electrochemical performance and in situ characterisation Award date: 01 October 2013 Supervisors: Professor Stephen Skinner, Professor John Kilner

Kuan-Ting Wu

Layered Ruddlesden-Popper Lan+1NinO3n+1 (n = 1, 2 and 3) epitaxial films grown by pulsed laser deposition for potential fuel cell applications Award date: 01 July 2014 Supervisors: Professor Stephen Skinner, Professor John Kilner

Hui Yu Yan

Co-Al-W based alloys for turbine disc applications Award date: 01 March 2014 Supervisor: Dr David Dye

Gladys Teo Yanru

Synthesis of multi-segmented TiO2 /Pt nanorods for photocatalytic hydrogen production Award date: 01 September 14 Supervisors: Professor Mary Ryan, Professor Jason Riley

Kai Wang

Chemical vapor deposition of largearea high-quality graphene films for electronic applications Award date: 01 July 2014 Supervisors: Professor Norbert Klein, Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng

Jonnathan Warwick

Texture, microstructure and deformation mechanisms in titanium alloys Award date: 01 August 2014 Supervisors: Professor Richard Dashwood, Dr David Dye

Russell Woolley

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Left: Dr Suze Kundu hosting the Material Girl session in the Research Zone at Imperial Festival 2014.

Imperial College London has long been at the forefront of excellent Outreach and Public Engagement. The aim is not only to recruit future Imperial students, but also to inspire people of all ages with science, and allow them to connect the scientific research that we do here to everyday life. As the UK Chief Scientist, Sir Mark Walport famously said, ‘science is not finished until it is communicated’.

Outreach and Public Engagement Research Council grants increasingly insist that a proportion of time is spent communicating research with the public. In May 2014 the Government launched the Your Life initiative which works towards a more diverse and genderbalanced scientific workforce, to which Imperial has made pledges. These include commitments to extending Outreach into primary schools, and holding an international conference on the teaching of science, all of which encourage the Department to do more Outreach and Public Engagement. The Department has continued with some ongoing annual schools outreach activities, such as its participation in the Headstart programme in July, which allows Year 12 and Year 13 students the opportunity to spend a week at Imperial attending lectures and taking part in labs across a range of subjects. This year, 60 students took part in the Materials Challenges offered by the Department. www.imperial.ac.uk/materials

The evaluation report supplied by Imperial Outreach shows that Materials ranked highly in enjoyment, and students found the session useful. Direct feedback from students following their session in the Department confirmed that they enjoyed the complexity of the challenge offered to them, and carrying out genuine undergraduate level materials testing. The Department has continued to work with St Paul’s School, London through our links with one of their science teachers, a former member of staff here. Through this programme, A-level students work with our undergraduate and PhD students to deliver outreach activities to younger students in their own school and neighbouring schools. It is hoped that the scheme will continue throughout the next academic year, with our students getting more involved with delivering activities. Students from St Paul’s also visited the Department and attended lectures given by a range of academics.

This year was the first year that we worked alongside other Departments on an Imperial-run Summer School. We provided a hands-on materials lab session for 20 Year 10 students on the Insights into Science and Engineering Summer School in July. The students said that they enjoyed their sessions on interesting materials, and even proposed inventing some superhydrophobic safety glasses, as the hot summer day made their protective eyewear steam up, perfectly demonstrating their new found application-driven Materials Science and engineering skills. We were also asked by Imperial Outreach to give a lecture on Materials Science and Life as a Scientist to the Future Scholars students visiting Imperial, and a skills-based session on science and engineering communication and presentation skills to 96 Year 12 students. The Department was also the only one in the Faculty of Engineering to hold an Department of Materials Annual Report 2013–14

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outreach event to celebrate the first ever National Women in Engineering Day. 30 Key Stage 3 students (aged 11 to 14) attended a full day of hands-on activities, reciprocal learning tasks and presentation skills all based around the contributions that women in Materials Science and Engineering have made to our everyday lives. The event was supported by Professor Ann Muggeridge, the Faculty Ambassador for Women, and by visiting lecturer for the Department and supporter of diversity in engineering, Dame Sue Ion. In April, 800 Year 12 science students attended a lecture entitled Material Girl at the Institute of Education with The Training Partnership. Following the success of this, the Department has been asked to give two more lectures in the coming months to the samesized audience, extending the reach of Materials Science and Engineering to science students who are about to decide what to study at university and which university to study at. Members of the Department have also been regularly visiting their old schools and the schools of their children, attending careers conventions, giving Materials Science and

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careers talks and mentoring students. Dr Sandrine Heutz ran a longer-term project funded by the Royal Society that allowed students from all ages across her children’s primary school to get involved in making some dye sensitised solar cells. The Department has been involved in a great deal of public engagement over the past year. Representatives from CASC and the Centre for Nuclear Engineering were present in the Research Zone at the Imperial Festival in May, while there were also family-friendly Material Girl demo lectures held in the Workshop Tent. Materials have also had a presence at many of the monthly Imperial Fringe events, demonstrating everything from the wonders of glass to the complex business of materials and mixology. A band formed by some of our PhD students even played in the Music Tent of the festival, powered by a fuel cell. In November, Professor Peter Haynes gave his inaugural lecture on Quantum Mechanical Simulations of Real Materials. In April, Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng gave a lecture on Graphene to the Friends of Imperial. In May 2014, the Imperial strand of the Pint of Science Festival was

held in four pubs across London, with Materials staff and students speaking at two of the four strands; Understanding our Bodies (Designing Materials to Heal) and Chemistry and Physics (Materials Discovery, and High Tech Glass). Many of our academics have also given invited and public lectures across the world, from Professor Bill Lee’s Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering lecture in February to Professor Molly Stevens’ lecture at the MRS Spring Meet in San Francisco in May. Many members of the Department have been asked to feature in media coverage of Materials Science and Engineering. Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng was involved in the science media frenzy that followed the release of the new screen on the latest Apple iPhone. Dr Suze Kundu and Dr T Ben Britton have both featured in science slots on Radio Cardiff, and Dr Paul Tangney discussed plasticity on Resonance FM. Professor Bill Lee FREng featured on Science in Action on the BBC World Service discussing the fallout from Fukushima, and Dr Suze Kundu continues to be a regular Materials Science presenter on series two of the

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The Department will continue to work closely with the Media and Communications Teams at Imperial, to ensure that we are available to comment on and cover breaking news stories and share research breakthroughs and academic awards.

Discovery Channel show ‘You Have Been Warned’ and the Science Channel show ‘Outrageous Acts of Science’. While public engagement is important, it is also worthwhile engaging with government, policy makers and learned societies. Dr Suze Kundu has continued to represent the Department at events as diverse as the Government launch of the Your Life Initiative at the Science Museum, the reception for the same initiative with Liz Truss at Imperial College London, the Institute of Physics’ diversity event ‘Closing Doors’, the L’Oreal Women in Science Awards at the Royal Society, the National Women in Engineering Event at the IoM3, Parliamentary Links Day and the Royal Society’s Vision for Science and Mathematics Education. Going forward, the Department plans to increase the number of school visits, with the aim of reaching students of all ages, including more primary school students. Activities offered will highlight ties with the National Curriculum at all Key Stages, and will be dynamic enough to take into account any changes in the National Curriculum. We will also try to increase the number of students that

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visit the Department through Imperial’s Summer School programmes. Due to some changes in how Outreach is carried out by Imperial, from September, Departments will have the opportunity to become more involved in the Imperialwide Outreach programme and book the Reach Out Lab, a purpose-built, wellequipped lab, for their own events during the year. Information is being gathered from academics to see how their work can be presented to a range of ages and incorporated into future activities. Academics from the Department have also been getting involved with the series of primary Outreach videos being produced for Imperial College London by TwigWorld. So far we have been involved in films about Materials Science and conservation based on the Mary Rose, and artificial photosynthesis filmed in the UK’s largest solar farm. The Graduate School offers training for PhD students to become Outreach Postgraduate Ambassadors. PhD students are being made aware of the training course associated with this, which will give them some formal training in how to communicate science effectively, and

can also count towards their personal development. In addition, students from Materials will be able to access the bank of activities available through Imperial Outreach and give talks and carry out workshops, and Outreach will, in turn, be able to offer more Materials activities to schools that may not yet be aware of how much of the curriculum this can cover. The Department will continue to work closely with the Media and Communications Teams at Imperial, to ensure that we are available to comment on and cover breaking news stories and share research breakthroughs and academic awards. An Outreach plan is now in place which will ensure that the Department is represented at all the big annual science festivals and events, Imperial events and Parliamentary events, in order to continue to be a visible presence in the science communication world.

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UNDERGRADUATE We have earned a reputation for excellence in undergraduate teaching. In the most recent HEFCE national teaching quality assessment, we were the only Materials department in the whole country to be awarded the maximum score across every assessment.

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The theme driving continuing improvements to the already excellent teaching programme in the Department of Materials is student experience. Better use of information technology is enabling more flexible submission of course work, more rapid return of results to students and higher quality feedback.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS The labs now have the benefit of two members of staff (superdemonstrators) who are always present: they know both the students and the experiments well, and address student problems quickly and with the minimum of complexity. A new agreement has been reached with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to allow an exchange of students each year both for summer placements, and for a term of study at the start of the fourth year; what started as a Department of Materials project has rapidly gained the attention of the rest of Imperial. The Department continues to optimise its teaching environment, which has included the purchase of new equipment for the undergraduate labs. A notable new arrival is a set of high quality optical microscopes, as popular with research groups as with the undergraduates. The undergraduate programme is led www.imperial.ac.uk/materials

by the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUGS) with the assistance of the Senior Tutor, Teaching Committee and Student Office. Because of the importance we put on teaching through laboratory work, a new role of Laboratory Coordinator has been introduced to ensure it receives the attention it requires from an academic. The Senior Tutor is responsible for monitoring student progression and welfare, while the Teaching Committee oversees developments in course structure, admissions policy and educational strategy, and the Student Office manages all aspects of course delivery and student applications. Undergraduate courses

The Department offers a number of Honours degree programmes:

 -year BEng in Materials Science and 3 Engineering and BEng Materials with Management; 4-year MEng courses in Materials Science and Engineering, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Nuclear Materials and Aerospace Materials. For more information, please visit: www.imperial.ac.uk/materials/courses. The first two years are the same for all programmes so that everyone has a rigorous background in the essential ideas that underpin the whole of Materials Science and Engineering, which includes business and communication skills. The students can change programmes at any stage until the end of their second year. Teaching occurs through lectures, feedback sessions, computing classes, tutorials and laboratory work. Students in the first two years are Department of Materials Annual Report 2013–14

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The Department continues to support its students via numerous scholarships and bursaries. These are made available largely due to the generosity of various companies and charities

scheduled approximately 21 hours of contact per week and expected to spend considerable additional time reading, preparing for tutorials/workshops and writing laboratory reports: activities they are encouraged to do in groups where appropriate. One of the favourite second year exercises is the group case study, where each group is assigned an artefact (i.e. a kettle, toaster, golf club, etc.) and is expected to dismantle it, assess the design and function of each individual component, and then conduct tests to identify the material and production method used. In the third and fourth years, students are expected to take greater control of their studies. The only core lecture course in year three is concerned with materials characterisation and is supported by a series of laboratory sessions at which the students have an opportunity to use the excellent characterisation instruments available in the Department. The third year students are also offered a range of eight electives from the Department, spanning the research interests of the academic staff, plus a number of additional electives in Business or Humanities, from which they must choose five in which to be assessed. They are also expected to complete an individual

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Literature Survey, a good opportunity both to refine their writing skills and to get to grips with the scientific literature, and a Group Design Study. In the latter exercise, the team of students independently plans how to address a design brief, including how to acquire the knowledge needed to carry out the design, how to organise the work as a team effort and how progress will be monitored. In addition to technical content, the final report is expected to contain a business plan for commercialisation of the design which must manage the Intellectual Property rights and ensure Quality Assurance is taken care of. In June of the third year, the BEng students, with the exception of those on the Year Abroad programme, graduate, whilst those on the MEng programme go off to spend their summer on placement. Details of placements conducted in the summer of 2014 are listed on the right. In parallel, they attend lectures and are assessed on four electives from the Department or from a wide selection of courses offered throughout the Faculty of Engineering.

Sources of support for undergraduates

The Department continues to support its students via numerous scholarships and bursaries. These are made available largely due to the generosity of various companies and charities including the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, AWE, Rolls-Royce plc, TATA to name a few and due to the kind donations made to the Harvey Flower Undergraduate Research Scholarship fund, set up in 2007 in honour of the late Professor Harvey Flower. These funds mainly enable our undergraduates to spend time abroad at high quality research institutions. In addition, the Department now offers five scholarships to any of our MEng courses applicants from 2014–15. The following undergraduate students received financial support in 2013–14 to assist with summer placement expenses. Recipients of summer placement funds Student

Amount

Laura Wheatcroft

£765

Matthew Howard

£765

Mun Lai

£1,500

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UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENTS AND PROJECTS Industrial experience and work placements Amirah Aziz

Glass hazing investigation Location: Museum of London

Sophie Andrew

Nano-coatings for electrical devices (R&D Dept.) Location: P2i

Thomas Bennett

Post synthetic modification of porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) Location: Ecole Nationale Súperieure de Chimie de Lille (ENSCL)

Pia-Theresa Budde

Industry work Location: NSG Environmental Ltd

Hannah Hill

Industry work Location: Repsol, Ecuador

Matthew Howard

Fabrication and characterisation of metallic nanofoams Location: Purdue University, USA

Leanne Johnston

Synthesis and characterisation of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) Location: Ecole Nationale Súperieure de Chimie de Lille (ENSCL)

Alastair Jones

Materials and process placement Location: Dowty Propellers

Deana Tsang

Microfluidic circulatory tumour cell sorting and separating Location: Imperial College London

Karen Lai

Global technology: architecture and core engineering Location: Deutsche Bank

Alex Lai

Diffusion of particles through carious enamel Location: King’s College London Dental Institute

Christopher Lawrence

Nuclear materials, chemistry and corrosion (MCC) Location: Rolls-Royce plc

Marc Lelong

Research & innovation, supercapacitor division Location: Blue Solutions

Justin Lim

Research into bioceramics, bioglasses and biopolymers Location: Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

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Stanley Liu

Studying the effect on stem cell development of changing the mechanical properties of hydrogel scaffolds Location: Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology

Irina Rasid

Design a self-healing polymer Location: MIT, USA

Carole Ng

Surface crack measurement project Location: MRX Technologies On return from their placements, the students join one of the Department’s research groups to carry out an individual project conducted over both the autumn and spring terms, details of research projects completed in 2013–14 are listed below.

Final year undergraduate projects Shardul Biwalkar

Fatigue indicator parameters and micromechanics of nucleation Supervisor: Professor Fionn Dunne FREng

Lars Blumenthal (BEng student)

Monte Carlo simulations of gamma/ gamma’ interfaces of NiAl superalloys Supervisor: Professor Mike Finnis

Alexis Burr (Erasmus student)

Hui Fong (BEng student)

Development of light manipulating nano-structures Supervisor: Dr Peter Petrov

David Green

Investigating molecular films for graphene electronics Supervisor: Dr Sandrine Heutz

Toller Hao

The mechanical properties of silicon carbide-aluminium spinodal alloys Supervisor: Dr Luc Vandeperre

Luca Iuzzolino

Graphene analogues: single-layer transition metal dichalcogenides for large-area electronics Supervisor: Dr Cecilia Mattevi

Faizan Javed

Effect of electropulsing on the microstructure evolution of steels Supervisor: Professor Norbert Klein

Paul Jones

Scaffolds for respiratory diagnosis Supervisor: Professor Julian Jones

Harpal Khing

Percolation thresholds in non-random alloys Supervisor: Dr Michelle Moram

Seo Kim

Turbine blade defect removal using laser ablation Supervisor: Dr Barbara Shollock

Fanny Dehaine

Biomaterials thin films by sol-gel processing Supervisor: Dr Iain Dunlop

Jack Evans

Controlling the SiC content in B4C for high-performance armour Supervisor: Dr Finn Giuliani

Tian Sang

Effect of electropulsing on the microstructure evolution of steels Supervisor: Dr Rongshan Qin

Will Stocker

Growth and characterisation of oxide and oxynitride thin films for UV applications Supervisor: Dr Michelle Moram

Haow Tee

Synthesis and characterisation of Sr1-x NbO3 Supervisor: Dr David Payne

Regis Voillat (Erasmus student)

ZTS – A new sensitizer for Q-dot solar cells Supervisor: Professor Jason Riley

Tiesheng Wang (BEng student)

Cong Lu

John Wheatley

Natasha Lunn

Alexandru Crisan

Processing of cubic HfO2 as a refractory oxide Supervisor: Professor Bill Lee FREng

Applying Nanostructured ZnO as a Broadband Fluorescence Enhancement Material Supervisor: Dr Fang Xie

Salome Chabran

An evaluation of the effect of surface charges due to cleaning on the visual aesthetics of plastic art and design objects in heritage collections Supervisor: Dr David McPhail

Factors affecting competition between Sn-Ni3Sn4 and Sn-NiSn4 eutectics Supervisor: Dr Christopher Gourlay

Microfabrication of nanoscale functional oxide film devices Supervisor: Dr Peter Petrov

Surface scale defect on Ni-base superalloys Supervisor: Dr Barbara Shollock

Thomas Cosnahan

Leon Pay (BEng student)

Romain Portal (Erasmus student)

Graphene analogues: single-layer transition metal dichalcogenides for energy applications Supervisor: Dr Cecilia Mattevi

Micromechanics of superplasticity: grain boundary sliding and secondphase effects Supervisor: Professor Fionn Dunne FREng

composites for the skin of SKYLON Supervisor: Dr Luc Vandeperre

Oxidation and tribology Supervisor: Dr Barbra Shollock

Growing graphene on a computer Supervisor: Dr Andrew Horsfield

Nicholas Whiteway

Fabrication of graphene free-standing structures towards NEMS sensor applications Supervisor: Professor Norbert Klein

Theodore Wou (BEng student)

Ariella Machness (Erasmus student)

Phase morphology optimization for increased organic photovoltaic device efficiency Supervisor: Professor Natalie Stingelin

Corrosion of nuclear waste glasses Supervisor: Professor Robin Grimes FREng

Shengda Xu

Sintering of SiC at very low temperatures Supervisor: Dr Luc Vandeperre

Theory and simulation of metastable intermetallic in electronic interconnections Supervisor: Dr Andrew Horsfield

Thomas Moss-McCrory

Karissa Yan

Characterisation of the effect of surface condition on stress corrosion cracking in Ni alloys for use in nuclear reactors Supervisor: Dr Mark Wenman

Conservation of wall paintings, their protective coatings and adhesion to the wall substrate at Hampton Court Palace Supervisor: Dr David McPhail

Yannick Naunheim (Erasmus student)

Darryl Liang (BEng student)

Amar Mody

Simulation of crystal plasticity using spectral method Supervisor: Dr T Ben Britton

Christopher Ogunlesi

SiC fibre reinforced BMAS glass ceramic

High strength TWIP steels Supervisor: Dr David Dye

Yuzhou Zheng

Towards printing of organic semiconductor gels Supervisor: Professor Natalie Stingelin

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Typically, there are over 150 postgraduate research students in the Department of Materials studying for higher degrees. We give each of these students a very high quality research training experience on a topic of societal importance that is relevant to the needs of end users. POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH We are keenly focused on ensuring that our students have all the technical and transferable skills that end users are looking for. As a result, our graduating research students are eminently employable and are in great demand in a variety of sectors including the academic sector, industry and commerce. In recent years, well over 90% of students have completed their theses within four years, and the great majority publish at least some of their work in leading peer review journals in their disciplines. The research projects on offer allow them to study the relationship between microstructure, processing and properties of key materials. Thus they can improve the chemical, physical and engineering processes by which materials may be produced. These objectives are supported by world-class facilities in the areas of surface analysis and surface science (SIMS, LEIS and XPS), transmission and scanning electron microscopy, mechanical testing, electrical characterisation and X-ray diffraction. The broad range of postgraduate projects available is based around six core themes depending on the type of materials being studied: Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering,

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Ceramics and Glasses, Engineering Alloys, Functional Materials, Nanotechnology and Nanoscale Characterisation, Theory and Simulation of Materials. Postgraduate masters

many aspects of both the science of materials and engineering applications. It will include coursework, projects, exams and original research. www.imperial.ac.uk/materials/courses/ msccourses/mscmaterials

courses MSc in Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Materials runs MSc courses in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, Biomaterials (with the Department of Bioengineering) and Nuclear Engineering. The Department also contributes to the MSc course in Composite Materials run by the Centre for Composite Materials in the Department of Aeronautics. MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering

The MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering is a course offered by the Department of Materials to be completed over one year of full time study. This MSc is a stand-alone qualification designed to prepare students to solve problems in Materials Science and Engineering under the exacting conditions we encounter today. The programme is broad, covering

with Biomaterials

The Biomaterials stream focuses on the design and synthesis of new materials that will be used as implants or prostheses. Key to implant development is the understanding of how the material design affects biological response. An example is total joint replacement: understanding materials selection and properties and the advantages and disadvantages of their use and long term effects. Another example is the design of temporary templates (scaffolds) that can act as guides for tissue repair and can signal stem cells depending on their surface chemistry and topography. Depending on their design, materials can be degradable, can stimulate tissue growth at the cellular level and can release drugs at controlled rates. The design of the Department of Materials Annual Report 2013–14

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Overseas Student Breakdown

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2 2

Overseas

Italy

China

Singapore

Female

EU

Poland

India

Qatar

Male

Home

Germany

Canada

Malaysia

Bulgaria

Taiwan

Iran

Belgium

Switzerland

material is very specific to the tissue that is being repaired or the drug being delivered. Techniques for imaging the cellmaterial interactions are also important. www.imperial.ac.uk/bioengineering/ courses/msc MSc in Nuclear Engineering

The MSc in Nuclear Engineering is a course being offered by the Department of Materials to be completed over one year of full time study that commenced in October 2010. The course is aimed at a new generation of engineers with the intention of ensuring they are equipped with specific nuclear training to satisfy the demands of the nuclear industry. The course covers all major aspects of the nuclear industry from the design and build of nuclear power stations and their operations through to decommissioning and final disposal. The course is a multidisciplinary subject and the core courses are taught by research leaders from the Departments of Materials, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Earth Science and Engineering with expertise unique to the UK from our Reactor Centre staff at the Silwood Park campus who operate the CONSORT test reactor. www.imperial.ac.uk/materials/courses/ msccourses/mscnuclear

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Centres for Doctoral Training

The Department is involved in many of the Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) at Imperial College London. Of the twelve CDTs awarded to Imperial, the Department leads the following three: Nuclear Energy, Theory and Simulation of Materials and Advanced Characterisation of Materials. Each of these has a strong component of industry funding, and is collaborative with colleagues in other departments and universities, providing inter- and multidisciplinary depth. ICO Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy

The Imperial, Cambridge and Open University (ICO) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Nuclear Energy will enable future reactors to be developed, new reactors to be built and operated more safely and current reactors to operate for longer. At the same time, ICO research will support the clean up and decommissioning of the UK’s contaminated nuclear sites and moves towards Geological Disposal in the UK and worldwide. ICO research aims to place the UK at the forefront of international programmes on future reactors for electricity and civil marine power. By doing so, it will provide highly skilled and trained cohorts of PhDs with a global

vision and international outlook for the UK nuclear industry, regulators, government and academia. The CDT will train 62 PhD students in five cohorts and is sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) and the nuclear industry and international partners. The programme involves a one year MSc in Nuclear Engineering at Imperial followed by three years PhD study at either Imperial, the University of Cambridge or the Open University. Students can select a PhD from the many projects covering the whole fuel cycle listed on the CDT website. The majority of projects are joint ventures with industry. Our industrial partners include among others: Rolls-Royce plc, the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), EDF Energy, Hitachi, the University of NSW, Westinghouse, and the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL). www.imperial.ac.uk/nuclearcdt Centre for Doctoral Training In Theory and Simulation of Materials

The CDT in Theory and Simulation of Materials (TSM) aims to train a new generation of scientists who have a passion for cutting-edge research and are inspired to use their talent for theory and mathematics to tackle the scientific and technological challenges of today and the future. The central theme is bridging

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We are keenly focused on ensuring that our students have all the technical and transferable skills that end users are looking for. As a result, our graduating research students are eminently employable and are in great demand in a variety of sectors.

Postgraduate research students length and time scales which poses some of the most challenging problems in theory and simulation. Students receive a comprehensive foundation in theoretical materials physics together with techniques for simulating materials across the wide range of length and time scales met in academic and industrial research: from electronic structure, through the nanoscale and microstructural level to the continuum. Each student undertakes a research project with at least two supervisors with complementary expertise at adjacent length scales, normally from different departments. A key emphasis of research projects will be the development and implementation of new theory and simulation tools. Students in the TSMCDT are empowered with the freedom to choose their research project from a list proposed by academic staff of the CDT or to design their own project in consultation with academic staff. www.imperial.ac.uk/ theoryandsimulationofmaterials

analytical techniques available for the study of materials. By the end of the training program the students have a broad range of expertise in state-of-theart analytical techniques and can select the correct techniques to use in the correct hierarchical order to determine the properties of interest in a particular system. The students also have an in-depth expertise of a few techniques which they specialise in during their research project, whilst studying a material system of societal importance drawn from one of our key thematic areas. Each project is designed to exploit the synergistic strengths of the partners at Imperial College London and University College London and this very rich training experience is reinforced by a three-month (minimum) placement in a company or an overseas university research group. The knowledge and expertise gained on this course, combined with the transferable skill training, makes our graduates highly attractive to employers. www.imperial.ac.uk/materials/cdtacm

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38 new research students joined us in the 2013–14 session compared with 59 in the 2012–13 session, 36 in the 2011–12 session and 18 in 2010–11 session. The number of applications received in the 2013–14 session was 177 compared with 149 in the 2012–13 session, 159 in the 2011–12 session and 162 in the 2010–11 session. The following table summarises the information for the past three years: Session

Postgraduate research students* (MPhil/PhD)

2013–14

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2012–13

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2011–12

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Sources of support for postgraduate research students

The Department continues to support its students via numerous scholarships including five departmental Materials Research Scholarships (£6,000 per year) and five fully-funded studentships under the Imperial Doctoral Training Partnership scheme. Travel support is also available from the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers in collaboration with AWE, Rolls-Royce plc and TATA to assist our PhD students with travel

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Claudio Ferraro: Best design and layout and materials image prize winner

Joseph Steele: Best scientific content of a lecture prize

Karla-Luise Herpoldt: Best Public Speaker prize

Jorge Costa: Best scientific content of a poster prize

Dendritic features (Ba, Al and O) surrounded by UO2 grains: Materials Image Prize runner up image

Silicon Carbide lollipop by Claudio Ferraro: Materials Image Prize winning image, Postgraduate Research Day 2014

Postgraduate Research Day costs to conferences and/or industrial placements. The following postgraduate students received financial support in 2013–14: Student

Scholarship

Shweta Agarwal Shi-Ting Wang Zebang Zheng

Materials Research Scholarship (MRS)

Robert Bain Theresa Davey James Quirk Celeste van den Bosch Clare Watts

EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) studentship

Amy Nommeots-Nomm Evgeniy Donchev Cassandra Harris Celeste van den Bosch Celia Pacheco George Harrington Jodie Melbourne Juliana Lee Karla-Luise Herpoldt Bey Leo Robert Harrison Samuel Cooper Sonia Hallen Victor Wan Tiantian Zhang

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The twenty fourth Postgraduate Research Day took place on Monday 24 March 2014. This annual event takes the form of a oneday scientific meeting with a programme of oral presentations interspersed with poster sessions. As part of their postgraduate research training, all third year postgraduate students are required to give a fifteen-minute oral presentation on their research and second year postgraduates are required to present a poster. All members of the Department and collaborating researchers are invited to attend. The audience consists of industrial sponsors, members of academic, research, technical and administrative staff and postgraduate as well as final year undergraduate students. The aims of the day are: t o train postgraduates in the important transferable skills of oral and poster presentation t o inform postgraduates and other members of the Department of the wide range of research being carried out in the Department to inform final year undergraduates of interesting research possibilities in the Department

t o help create a ‘close-knit postgraduate community’. This year, the presentations covered a wide range of areas including: Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Ceramics and Glasses, Engineering Alloys, Functional Materials, Nanotechnology and Nanoscale Characterisation and Theory and Simulation of Materials, reflecting the diverse research being carried out in the Department. The standard of both the presentations and the posters gets better every year; testament to the professionalism of the students and their supervisors as well as to the GSEPS training courses that they attend. The presentations given on the day are listed below. Overall, the standard was that of a professional meeting. At the end of the day, it is a tradition that members of the audience participate in judging panels to award prizes for all aspects of postgraduate performance. The prizegiving ceremony, which brings together all members of the Department, makes a very enjoyable ending to an excellent day. The prizes awarded on the day are given on the right.

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POSTGRADUATE POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY Carina Almeida

Polina Brangel

Design of bespoke synthetic polymers for tailorable silica hybrid properties towards an ideal bone implant

Jodie Melbourne

Giovanni Luongo

Leo Bey

Joseph Steele

Rachael Harrison

Amanda Quadling

Claudio Ferraro

Postgraduate Research Day Presentations Anthony Macon

The effect of particle size and surface chemistry on the toxicity of silver nanoparticles in murine lungs

Omar Cedillos Barraza

Microstructure and mechanical properties of (Ta,Hf)C ultra-high temperature ceramics

Conjugated polymer nanoparticles for bioimaging and biosensing using novel peptide capping agents The impact of the nanoparticle-lipid interface on lung function Zonally-distinct tissue regeneration within articular cartilage scaffolds Aggregate evolution in zirconia refractories

Cassandra Harris

Patrick Burr

Ce1-xSrxNbO4±δ : a new fast ion conductor for SOFC and related applications

Zoltan Hiezl

Postgraduate Research Day

Revised Be-rich side of the Al-Be-Fe phase diagram using DFT Preparation and characterization of UO2-based AGR SIMFuel-continuation

Karla-Luise Herpoldt

Peptide nanosensors for the point-ofcare detection of HIV-1 protease

Eleonora D’Elia

Self-healing organic-inorganic composites

Evgeniy Donchev

Fully experimental approach to characterising the electrical properties of Metal-Insulator-Insulator-Metal diode structures

George Harrington

POSTER PRESENTATIONS Amanda You

Characterisation of human cardiovascular tissue calcification in disease using Raman and nanoanalytical electron microscopy

Amy Nommeots-Nomm

An environmentally friendly solution processing of earth-abundant and nontoxic materials for photovoltaics

Robert Harrison

Processing and thermophysical characterisation of non-oxide candidates for use as Inert Matrix Fuels in Generation IV nuclear power plant

Nasrin Al Nasiri

The effect of microstructure on the slow crack growth of SiC at ambient conditions

Nor Ezzaty Ahmad

Dissolution of simulant UK high level waste glasses

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Jenniffer Alex

Hypoxia mimicking glasses for use as chronic wound dressings

Francesca Tallia

Gil Machado

Justin Chung

Sol-gel derived hybrids made with synthetic polymers for bone tissue engineering

Sarah Greasley

Bioactive glass nanoparticles for incorporation into hybrids for bone regeneration

Paresh Parmar

Development of novel tailorable bioactive matrices for articular cartilage regeneration

Maria Nelson

Silica-gelatin hybrid scaffolds produced by 3D printing directly from Sol

Coline Jumeaux

Stimuli-responsive hybrid gold-silica nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery in cancer therapy

Constant Morez

Rescuing low efficiency in virallytriggered de novo cardiomyocytes generation through biophysical cues

Yongkun Luo

Description of surface energy anisotropy for BCC metals

Jorge Costa

The influence of MoO3 thickness on the emission colour of hybrid LEDs

Samuel Cooper

In operando X-ray microtomography of a solid oxide fuel cell

Kien-Cuong Pham

A graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid for high performance proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)

Leo Tsui

Containing fire: understanding impurities in refractory cements

ScxGa1-xN film growth and microstructure

Alberto Scaccabarozi

Semiconducting: insulating polymer blends for organic electronics

Caroline Riedel

Tin-based ternary oxide photocatalysts

Celia Pacheco-Moreno

Organic semiconducting: insulating blends for novel bioelectronics applications

Cheng Li

Claire Burgess

Hsiang-Han Teng

Stephen Tay

Bio-inspired ceramic based composites

Anu Solanki

Sintering of calcium phosphates with controlled properties

The Stability of Silver Nanowires (AgNWs) in the Pulmonary Surfactant

Engineering of gliding and adhesive surfaces; focusing on the human hand

Comparison of 3 bioactive glasses manufactured via gel casting

Can strained oxide ion conductors provide a route to low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells?

Ioannis Theodorou

Synthesis of biocompatible Iron oxide magnetic nanowires

Structure and electrochemical studies of modulated LaNb1-xWxO4+δ phases as a new electrolyte for SOFC

Tough bio-inspired Silica/PCL hybrid materials for bone substitution

Fabrication and characterisation of magnetic molecular films based on charge-transfer salts

Quantum dot multiplexing assay for the detection of microRNA and enzymatic activity in clinical samples

Atomic layer deposition of ZnO on solution grown nanorods for transparent conducting applications

Daniel Price

Self-assembled monolayers of polystyrene templates and sputtering deposition to create ordered nanostructures

Matthias Kahk

The electronic structure of IrO2 studied by HAXPES and DFT

Mohd Mahat

A bio-stability study of acid-doped polyaniline thin films using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

Richard Simmons

A novel method for modelling UV fluence in LED-based home-scale water treatment

Xuemei Zhang

Photoelectrochemical characterization of Cu2ZnSnS4 films made from nanoparticle ink

Yong Kim

Room temperature routes for the growth of molecular oxide films

Yoann Porte

Structural, morphological and electronic properties of Zn doped SnO2 thin films

Wenjun Lu

The improvement of corrosion resistance in cold rolled 316L stainless steel via electropulsed annealing

Farah Ismail

Oxidation and oxygen transport in P/M cobalt-based Co-Al-W superalloys

Victor Wan

Fundamental modelling of fatigue crack nucleation and propagation in superalloys

Giuseppe Scatigno

Chloride-induced transgranular stress corrosion cracking of 304L austenitic stainless steel

prizes awarded Don Pashley prize for the best scientific content of a lecture

First prize: Joseph Steele Second prize: Eleonora D’Elia

Best public speaker

First prize: Karla-Luise Herpoldt Second prize: George Harrington

Best Scientific content of a poster First prize: Jorge Costa

Best poster design and layout First prize: Claudio Ferraro

Peter Evans

Twinning as a route to strain hardening, ductile TWIP Beta-Ti armour and containment alloys

Tiantian Zhang

Postgraduate Research Day

Crystal plasticity and HR-EBSD analysis of full-field strains and rotations under thermal loading in a Ni-base superalloy

Industrial relevance

First prize: Francesca Tallia

Materials image prize

First prize: Claudio Ferraro Second prize: Zoltan Hiezl

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Postdoctoral research staff

There are currently over 100 research assistants, postdoctoral research associates and postdoctoral research fellows working on a wide range of projects in the Department of Materials. The majority are embarking on careers in academia and are developing their autonomy as researchers in their respective fields. The Department of Materials assists in the development of its postdoctoral staff by encouraging them to take on a number of responsibilities related to both research and teaching, including: writing papers, giving presentations, reviewing publications, mentoring younger researchers, and assisting with teaching undergraduates. Additionally, postdoctoral staff may undertake some form of teaching or student supervision. The Postdoc Development Centre at Imperial is also committed to supporting our postdocs by providing a range of courses and development events, a series of publications and one-to-one coaching. The number of research assistants and postdoctoral research staff in the Department has increased steadily over the past few years as the figures in the following table indicate. The table summarises this information for the past three years: Session

Postdoctoral Research Associates and Assistants

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

2013–14

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24

2012–13

49

20

2011–12

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Postdoctoral Research Symposium

The 4th Postdoctoral Research Symposium took place on 29 January 2014. This annual event acts as a forum for postdoctoral staff to interact with other researchers, members of the Department as well as event sponsors. The research associates have an excellent opportunity to share and present their research, which helps to foster new collaborations within the Department and enables the development of additional transferable skills. The half-day programme commenced with a welcome by Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng, Head of Department, followed by Sam Keltie, an event sponsor, who introduced the new Royal Society of Chemistry journal, Material Horizons. Dr Liz Elvidge, Head of the Postdoc Development Centre, then gave an overview of the Postdoc Development Centre and the range of resources available for postdoctoral staff. Eight scientific presentations were given by postdoctoral research staff, followed by a poster session and drinks reception. The oral session highlighted the breadth of research being undertaken within the Department and gave an

overview of the techniques, equipment and expertise available to the Materials postdoc community. The postdocs also made excellent use of the poster session to present their work, exhibiting more than 30 posters. Researchers, academics and sponsors shared a drink before all the participants gathered for closing remarks and the prize award ceremony. The judging committee comprised both academics and external guests including representatives from Nature Materials, Materials Horizons, Lenton, Concept Scientific Instruments (CSI) and the Postdoc Development Centre. Prizes were awarded for Best Oral Presentation (first and second place) and Best Poster (first and second place). Overall, the 2014 symposium was a great success. Participation by far exceeded any previous event and attracted postdocs, academic staff, postgraduate students and external company representatives and sponsors. The Department of Materials is grateful to the Postdoc Development Centre and to Lenton, CSI, Nature Materials and Material Horizons for their generosity in sponsoring the Postdoctoral Research Symposium prizes.

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Postdoctoral Postdoctoral Research Symposium HIGHLIGHTS

oral presentations Dr Florent Tonus

In-situ SOFC cathode / electrolyte interaction study at operating conditions

Dr Manuela Russo

A solar battery based on titanium oxide hydrates / polyalcohol hybrids

Dr Salvador Eslava

Sonic-art experience  n unusual collaboration A of Alberto Scaccabarozzi, Dr Ester BuchacaDomingo, Dr Christoph Hellman and Professor Natalie Stingelin with Mira Calix, an awardwinning composer, artist and performer who works with electronic-based music to incorporate more classical orchestration, led to the new sonic-art experience ‘The Sun is the Queen of Torches’. The piece, initiated by TEDAlbertopolis and inspired by solar powered materials (photovoltaics), was presented at the Brighton Dome in December 2013.

Photocatalyst-graphene composites for solar water splitting

Dr Rona Chandrawati

Capsosomesas biosensors for the detection of phospholipase activity

Dr Shu Chen

Nanoanalytical electron microscopy reveals that silver sulfidation in cell culture media and lung cells impacts on the pulmonary toxicity of nanosilver

Dr Christine-Maria Horejs

Biologically active laminin fragment reveals new link between the extracellular matrix and early embryonic development

Dr Esther Garcia Tunon Blanca Complex ceramic architectures by directed assembly of ‘smart’ nanoparticles

Dr Samuel Murphy

Point defects and non-stoichiometry in Li2TiO3

Growth of tin (II) monoxide and tin (IV) dioxide thin films by molecular beam epitaxy

Dr Joseph Franklin

poster presentations Dr Eleonora D’Elia

A bio-inspired self-healing composite

Dr Claudio Ferraro

Bio-inspired ceramic-base composite

Dr Miriam Miranda Fernandez

The influence of carbon nanostructures on the sintering of ZrO2 Graphene cellular networks

Gil Machado

Calcium phosphate scaffolds with controlled properties

Francesca Tallia

Functionalisation of OH groups in polymers for Class II hybrids for bone substitution

Dr Yuliya Vueva

Silica / alginate biohybrids with covalent coupling

Michele Pettinà

Modelling damage and failure in structural ceramics at ultra-high temperatures

Dr Ciro Chiappini

Biodegradable porous nanoneedles for multiplexed intracellular sensing

Dr Derfogail Delcassian

Highly conductive oxide top contacts for organic optoelectronics

Nanoscale artificial immune synapses can be used to controllably activate T Cells and NK cells

James Gilchrist

Dr Christoph Hellmann

Dr Sergey Belyakov

Dr Angela Goode

Dr Gowsihan Poologasundarampillai

Dr Rob Chapman

Uncovering the buried interface in organic photovoltaics Influence of the IMC layer on nucleation undercooling of β-Sn in solder joints

Direct 3D printing of bioactive sol-gel glass scaffolds for bone regeneration

Dr Kristina Kareh

Time-resolved X-ray tomography of granular semi-solid alloy deformation

Controlling the interaction of light with polymer semiconductors Mapping functionalised carbon nanotubes with EELS Enzymatically cleavable polymersomes for biomolecule encapsulation

Dr Helene Autefage

Gene microarray profiling of stem cells treated with strontium-substituted bioactive glasses

Dr Celia Pacheco Moreno

Organic conducting: insulating blends for bioelectronic applications

Dr Franziska Fleischli

Prizes awarded Dr Manuela Russo

Block copolymers as macrosurfactants: P3HT nanoparticles of varying size and properties dispersed in water

Best Oral Presentation, £100 (sponsored by Lenton) and a 1-year subscription to Nature Materials.

Dr Cephas Small

Dr Esther Garcia Tunon Blanca and Dr Christine-Maria Horejs

Inverted dithienogermolethienopyrrolodione based polymer solar cells with over 8% efficiency

Dr Ester Buchaca-Domingo

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Additive-assisted supramolecular manipulation of polymer: fullerene blend phase morphologies and its influence on photophysical processes

Dr Neil Treat

Nucleating agents in organic electronics

Joint Runners up, Best Oral Presentation, £50 (sponsored by CSI)

Dr Eleonora D’Elia

Best Poster Presentation, £100 (sponsored by CSI)

Dr Cephas Small

Runner up, Best Poster Presentation, £50 (sponsored by the Postdoc Development Centre)

Dr Shu Chen

Cationic, anionic and non-ionic watersoluble multi-walled carbon nanotubes, functionalised with minimal framework damage, for controlled biological investigations

Dr Jaime Martin Perez

Segmental Dynamics of Semicrystalline Polymer Nanowires and Nanotubes

Dr Laura Frisk

Effect of hydrolysis on the stability of PET films under harsh environments

Dr Louise Connell

Design of synthetic polymers for tailorable properties in hybrid materials for tissue engineering

Dr Maria Lopez Heras

Surface-functionalized silver nanoparticles for antibacterial therapeutics in the lung

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A key part of research engagement in our Department is presenting results to our peers in the UK and further afield. Listed here are details of talks given at national and international conferences.

Academic Staff Dr Ainara Aguadero Ceramic conducting oxides for next generation energy devices

Invited talk, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, February 2014.

Processing control in superior Li-ion conducting electrolytes: the effect of moisture exposure Oral presentation, Power Our Future, Vitoria, Spain, April 2014.

Solid State NMR studies of Li and Na-based battery materials Oral presentation, Power Our Future, Vitoria, Spain, April 2014.

On the control of moisture corrosion processes for the optimization of transport properties in fast Li-conducting ceramic electrolytes

Oral presentation, Materials Research Spring Meeting, San Francisco, USA, April 2014.

Strain effects on the defect structure of thin film La0.5Sr0.5Mn0.5Co0.5O3-δ perovskites

Invited talk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA, May 2014.

Effect of the current polarisation on the versatility of SrCoO3-δ derivatives as electrodes for solid oxide fuel cells and electrolisers Oral presentation, 11th European SOFC and SOE Forum, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2014.

Oxides for solid state energy devices

Invited talk, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, August 2014.

Moisture control for the optimization of the microstructure and transport properties of Liconducting ceramic oxides

Oral presentation, Symposium on Energy Materials, Bath, UK, September 2014.

Ultrafast MAS solid-state NMR studies of battery materials; material performance and controlled atmosphere processing Oral presentation, GERMN2014 (IV Iberian NMR Meeting/VI Iberoamerican NMR Meeting), Alcala de Henares, Spain, September 2014.

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Professor Neil Alford MBE FREng Graphene – much ado about nothing…or lots to do?

Invited talk, Imperial-BASF IV Symposium, Imperial College London, London, UK, October 2013.

Why Materials Science is changing our lives Invited lecture, Highgate Scientific Society, London, UK, November 2013.

Graphene: super material

Invited lecture, Friends of Imperial College London, London, UK, April 2014.

Understanding micromechanical deformation behaviour with HREBSD Invited talk, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, June 2014.

CNE: Nuclear teaching

Oral presentation, Centre for Nuclear Engineering Advisory Panel Meeting on Nuclear Teaching, Imperial College London, London, UK, July 2014.

Deformation in metals – studies in the scanning electron microscope Invited talk, Purdue University, Lafayette, USA, August 2014.

Twins in HCP materials: stress fields and dislocation densities

Invited talk, Materials Science and Technology, Montreal, Canada, October 2013.

Micromechanical testing of zirconium alloys

Invited talk, Nuclear Department Research Seminars, HMS Sultan, Gosport, UK, October 2013.

Dislocation density distributions in deformed polycrystals Contributed talk, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, USA, December 2013.

Energy education and training 2014

Oral presentation, UK Trade and Industry Meeting on Nuclear Education, London, UK, January 2014.

Understanding micromechanical deformation behaviour with HREBSD Invited talk, National Physics Laboratory, Teddington, UK, February 2014.

Optimising time resolved strain resolution with micro-Laue X-ray diffraction

Dr Iain Dunlop Nanoscale ligand spacing influences receptor triggering in immunological synapses

FREng Microstructure-sensitive fatigue crack nucleation criteria in ferritic steels

Invited lecture, Materials Science and Technology, Montreal, Canada, October 2013.

Non-proportionality of strain and coupling effects on dislocation distribution and ductility in ferritic steel polycrystals Invited lecture, Plasticity 14, Freeport, Bahamas, January 2014.

Ultrasonic wave propagation in polycrystal hexagonal materials: computational and experimental studies combined with EBSD for texture detection

Invited lecture, TMS 2014: 143rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition, San Diego, USA, February 2014.

An assessment of understanding of cold dwell fatigue from crystal plasticity and of what’s missing Invited lecture, CECAM Workshop, Lausanne, Switzerland, April 2014.

Lattice strain distributions due to elastic distortions and GNDs in polycrystals

Contributed talk, TMS 2014: 143rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition, San Diego, USA, February 2014.

Invited lecture, Possibilities and Limitations of Quantitative Materials Modelling and Characterisation Workshop, Bernkastel-Kues, Germany, April 2014.

Micromechanical testing of zirconium alloys

Aspects of texture, properties and performance of Zr alloys

Invited talk, Centre for Nuclear Engineering Research Seminars, Imperial College London, London, UK, March 2014.

Invited lecture, International Workshop on Modelling and Simulation of Superalloys, Bochum, Germany, September 2014.

Invited talk, The Physics of Soft and Biological Matter Conference, Cambridge, UK, April 2014.

Professor Fionn Dunne Dr T Ben Britton

Slip localisation and fatigue crack nucleation in single crystal Ni-CMSX4 and in DS columnar grained Ni.

Invited lecture, Zirconium for Nuclear Applications Workshop, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, September 2014.

Dr David Dye Teaching phase diagrams and stress tensors with peer instruction: in understanding the art of flipping

Invited talk, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK, September 2014.

The phenomenology of dwell fatigue and some known unknowns

CECAM workshop, Lugano, Switzerland, April 2014.

Professor Mike Finnis Possibilities and limitations of characterisation and modelling of defects, interfaces and phase transformations

Invited talk, Modelling Oxide Scale Growth: Insights, Progress, Limitations conference, Bernkastel-Kues, Germany, May 2014.

Defect chemistry in oxide scales

Invited talk, ICMR Summer Workshop on Ab-initio description of charged systems and solid/liquid interfaces for semiconductors and electrochemistry, Santa Barbara, USA, July 2014.

Dr Theoni Georgiou Manufacturing milestones for polymers business

Invited lecture, Medtek UK, London, UK, May 2014.

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Meeting and Exhibition, San Antonio, USA, March 2013.

Heterogeneous nucleation of intermetallics in Pb-free soldering Contributed talk, TMS 2014: 143rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition, San Diego, USA, February 2014.

Exploring the solidification of intermetallics with ESBD

Christian Friedrich Schoenbein Contribution to Science Medal Dr Helena Tellez, Dr John Druce, Professor Tatsumi Ishihara and Professor John Kilner were awarded the Christian Friedrich Schoenbein Contribution to Science Medal at the 11th European SOFC and SOE Conference in Lucerne, Switzerland, in July 2014, for their project entitled: Decrease of the electrochemically active surface in mixed ionicelectronic conductors (MIECs) by impurity segregation.

Dr Finn Giuliani In-situ deformation of Niobium interlayers

Invited talk, CAMTEC III, University of Cambridge, UK, March 2014.

Dr Christopher Gourlay Solidification of Sn-0.7Cu-0.05Ni solder Contributed talk, TMS 2013: 142nd Annual Meeting and Exhibition, San Antonio, USA, March 2013.

Dilatancy during semi-solid deformation

Invited talk, The Royal Microscopy Society ESBD Conference, London, UK, March 2014.

Competition between stable and metastable intermetallics during the solidification of Sn-rich Sn-Ni alloys

Invited talk, 4th International Conference on Advances in Solidification Processes, Windsor, UK, July 2014.

Professor Robin Grimes FREng Preparing for nuclear new build – the UK’s experience

Annual statement, 58th International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference, Vienna, Austria, September 2014.

Professor Peter Haynes Linear-scaling time-dependent density-functional theory

CECAM Workshop: Theory, Modelling and Computational Methods for Semiconductors, Salford, UK, January 2014.

What’s the point of linear-scaling electronic structure methods?

Invited talk, Theory of Condensed Matter Seminar, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, February 2014.

Big data and cloud computing in HPC: encouraging new customer uptake using CORE Plenary talk, High Performance Computing & Big Data conference, London, UK, February 2014.

Enhancing and utilising magnetism in phthalocyanine films and nanostructures

Bioactive glass: from Hench to hybrids

High temperature antiferromagnetism in phthalocyanine thin films and nanostructures

Inorganic-organic hybrids for bone regeneration

Invited talk, Leeds Condensed Matter Group, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, April 2014.

Contributed talk, European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Lille, France, May 2014.

Putting a spin on phthalocyanines

Invited talk, Centre for Plastic Electronics Annual Lecture, Imperial College London, London, UK, June 2014.

Tuning magnetism in molecular films using novel vacuum-based growth methods Invited talk, JSPS Symposium on Nanoscale Physics of Quantum Materials, Leeds, UK, August 2014.

Achieving strong and tuneable magnetic couplings in molecular thin films and nanowires

Invited talk, European Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Warsaw, Poland, September 2014.

Molecular materials for optoelectronics and spintronics

The importance of molecular orientation in organic photovoltaics

Invited talk, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry Symposia, University of Gainesville, Florida, USA, February 2014.

Keynote lecture, 3rd International Symposium on Ceramic Nanotune Technology, Nagoya, Japan, March 2014.

Professor John Kilner The application of LEIS to surface studies in mixed electronic ionic conductors

Contributed talk, 13th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Okinawa, Japan, October 2013.

Ceramic oxygen ion conductors for electrochemical devices: the need for speed Invited talk, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry Lecture Series, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, November 2013.

Mixed conductors for energy applications

Invited talk, Qiushi Forum, Zhejiang University, China, September 2014.

Invited talk, Opening of the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, December 2013.

Molecular materials for optoelectronics and spintronics

Factors affecting the operation of oxygen electrodes

Plenary talk, sponsored by Maney Publishing (www.maneyonline.com), International Conference on Functional Materials, Shanghai, China, September 2014.

Dr Andrew Horsfield Modelling thin films subject to ultrafast laser pulses

Invited talk, Enhancing DoD Collaborations in Computational Materials Science and Engineering Conference, Dayton, USA, June 2014.

Professor Julian Jones Dr Sandrine Heutz

Keynote lecture, 25th Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials, Liverpool, UK, August 2014.

Bioactive glass: from Hench to hybrids

Plenary lecture, Bioceramics 25, Bucharest, Romania, November 2013.

Bioactive glass and sol-gel hybrids for regenerative medicine Plenary lecture, European Society of Glass, Parma, Italy, September 2014.

Keynote talk, International Conference on Hydrogen Production, Fukuoka, Japan, February 2014.

SrCoO3-δ derivatives as electrodes for SOFC and SOEC Contributed lecture, European Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Forum, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2014.

Isolating the influence of microstructural and strain properties on the oxygen ion transport in YSZ thin films

Contributed lecture, European Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Forum, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2014.

Enhanced ion transport in oxide thin films

Plenary lecture, Oxide Thin Films for Advanced Energy and Information Applications, Chicago, USA, July 2014.

Oxide surfaces at high temperature: implications for solid oxide fuel cells Keynote lecture, Energy Materials Symposium, Bath, UK, September 2014.

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Professor Norbert Klein Microwave to terahertz sensors: an old and new window into liquids, blood and cells

Invited Seminar, Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland, October 2013.

Liquid detection by microwave resonators

Invited workshop, ARMMS RF & Microwave Society Workshop, Wyboston Lakes, St Neots, UK, November 2013.

Microwave to terahertz sensors: an old and new window into liquids, blood and cells

Invited seminar, Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College London, London, UK, January 2014.

Materials research at KAUST and ICL: A B team for the future Invited talk, Global Collaborative Research Symposium, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, March 2014.

Sensing of biological liquids at microwave-to-terahertz frequencies

Keynote lecture, The European EMMA Club Meeting, Teddington, UK, May 2014.

Microwave-to-terahertz measurements on biological liquids

Contributed talk, Application of Terahertz Spectroscopy to Protein Chemistry Workshop, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, July 2014.

Microwave-to-terahertz sensors: a challenge for graphene and beyond Invited seminar, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK, June 2014.

Microwave-to-terahertz resonators for free-solution bio-sensing Invited workshop, European Microwave Week, Rome, Italy, October 2014.

Professor Bill Lee FREng The UK’s radioactive waste management programme

Invited talk, Materials Science and Technology, Montreal, Canada, October 2013.

Materials research for inertial fusion energy and magnetic confinement fusion

Invited talk, UK Inertial Fusion Energy Network Kick-off Meeting, London, UK, November 2013.

Understanding wasteforms from thermal treatment methods Invited talk, Thermal Treatment of

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Radioactive Wastes Meeting, Risley, UK, December 2013.

Nuclear R&D in UK universities

Invited talk, UK Trade and Investment UK-China Civil Nuclear Mission Industry Days, London, UK, January 2014.

Work package on UK legacy ponds and silos

Invited talk, Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Storage Solutions for Nuclear Waste Inventories. Consortium Kick-off Meeting, Leeds, UK, April 2014.

Current US/UK nuclear R&D collaborations

Invited talk, US/UK Technical Experts Workshop, Bilateral Civil Nuclear Energy R&D Cooperation, Institute Mechanical Engineering, London, UK, May 2014.

Materials needs in the UK nuclear programme

Invited talk, The Armourers and Brasiers’ Cambridge Forum, London, UK, June 2014.

Fabrication, microstructural characterisation, oxidation and laser testing of ultra-high temperature ceramics

Invited talk, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China, July 2014.

Fabrication, microstructural characterisation, oxidation and laser testing of ultra-high temperature ceramics

Invited talk, Beihang University, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, July 2014.

Multifunctional cellular networks of chemically functionalized graphene Invited talk, 4th Molecular Materials Meeting, Singapore, January 2014.

Graphene-based 2D and 3D networks

Invited talk, Beyond Graphene Workshop, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK April 2014.

Graphene-based 2D and 3D multifunctional structures

Invited seminar, Begbroke Science Forum, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, June 2014.

Materials Symposium, Kentucky, USA, June 2014.

Dr David McPhail The characterisation of nanomaterials

Invited seminar, International Conference on the Advancement of Materials and Nanotechnology, Penang, Malaysia, November 2013.

Characterisation of nano-materials using SIMS

Graphene-based multifunctional 3D networks

Invited talk, International Conference on the Advancement of Materials and Nanotechnology, Penang, Malaysia, November 2013.

Graphene-based 2D and 3D functional structures

The application of secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), low energy ion scattering, focused ion beam SIMS and stable isotope exchange protocols in Materials Science

Invited talk, 7th International Symposium on Flexible Organic Electronics, Thessaloniki, Greece, July 2014.

Invited talk, 1st International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics, Aberdeen, UK, July 2014.

Dr Martyn McLachlan Heterojunctions, electrodes and interfaces – oxides in plastic electronics

Invited talk, International Colloquium on Flexible Electronics and Photovoltaics, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, November 2013.

Invited talk, International Conference on System Engineering and Modelling, University of Malaya, Malaysia, November 2013.

The application of SIMS and stable isotope exchange in Materials Science Invited speaker, Indian Society for Mass Spectrometry Workshop, Chandigarh, India, March 2014.

Dr Arash Mostofi Structure and properties of fullerene molecular crystals with linear-scaling van der Waals density functional theory

Structural ceramics for extreme environments

Oxide nanorods as heterojunctions and electron extracting layers in hybrid photovoltaics Contributed talk, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, USA, December 2013.

Invited talk, Meeting of the American Physical Society, Denver, USA, March 2014.

Challenges and opportunities for advanced ceramics and composites in the nuclear sector

Metal oxides for organic electronics: heterojunctions, interlayers and electrodes

Wannier90: design and development

Invited talk, Institute of Metals Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China, July 2014.

Invited talk, National Nuclear Laboratory Seminar, Imperial College London, London, UK, September 2014.

Structural ceramics for extreme environments

Plenary lecture, Serbian Ceramic Society Conference: Advanced Ceramics and Applications III, Belgrade, Serbia, September 2014.

Dr Cecilia Mattevi Graphene and other 2D devices

Invited talk, Atoms to Devices: Low Dimensional Structures in Electronics, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, October 2013.

Invited talk, 3rd International Symposium on Ceramics Nanotune Technology, Nagoya, Japan, March 2014.

Towards non-planar structures for optoelectronic applications Invited talk, 3rd International Symposium on Ceramics Nanotune Technology, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan, March 2014.

Metal oxides in plastic electronics: old materials for new technologies Invited talk, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, April 2014.

Oxide thin films in organic electronics

Invited talk, Kentucky Organic Electronic

Invited talk, CECAM Workshop, Lausanne, Switzerland, July 2014.

Improving the conductivity of carbon nanotube networks

Invited talk, The Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel, July 2014.

Improving the conductivity of carbon nanotube networks

Invited talk, Tel Aviv University, Israel, July 2014.

Dr Mark Oxborrow Room temperature masers

Invited talk, Bishop Wordsworth’s Grammar School, Salisbury, UK, October 2013.

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Fantastic aromatic: roomtemperature solid-state MASERs based on molecular intersystem crossing

Invited seminar, Department of Physics, University of Hull, Hull, UK, November 2013.

Organic masers: extremely low-noise electronics without refrigerators

Invited talk, 3rd UK-Korea Workshop on Plastic Electronics, London, UK, November 2013.

Dr David Payne Recent developments in laboratory-based high pressure photoelectron spectroscopy

Oral presentation, 9th International Workshop on Oxide Surfaces, Lake Tahoe, USA, January 2014.

A periodic table of metal oxides

Invited talk, New Chemistry of the Elements Discussion Meeting, London, UK, May 2014.

Photoelectron spectroscopy: history, development and application

Invited talk, Advanced Experimental Methods for Energy Materials Characterisation Summer School, Delmenhorst, Germany, September 2014.

Recent developments in laboratory-based high pressure photoelectron spectroscopy

Oral presentation, European Materials Research Society, Warsaw, Poland, September 2014.

Dr Alexandra Porter Nanoscale imaging and analysis of the cell-nanomaterial interface

Invited talk, MMC2014, Manchester, UK, July 2014.

Imaging and electron spectroscopy of the MaterialsBiology Interface reveals insights into the impact of engineered nanomaterials on human physiology Invited talk, Microscopy and Microanalysis meeting, Hartford, USA, August 2014.

Nanoscale imaging and analysis of the cell-nanomaterial interface Invited talk, Biophysical Sciences Seminar Series, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, April 2014.

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Professor Jason Riley Improving chronic wound healing with self-signalling bispecific antibodies for bacterial detection

Invited lecture, Protein and Antibody Engineering Summit, Boston, USA, May 2014.

Dr Rongshan Qin Electropulsing-induced microstructure evolution in steels

Invited talk, 5th China-Russian Electroplasticity Symposium, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen, China, September 2014.

Nanostructured pearlitic steel

Invited talk, Modern Steels MS2014, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, July 2014.

Professor Eduardo Saiz Gutierrez Assembly of chemically modified graphene into macroscopic porous architectures

Keynote lecture, 5th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues, Sitges, Spain, December 2013.

Bioinspired carbon composite materials by freeze casting

Invited talk, Royal Society International Scientific Seminar, Nanomaterials by Design – Manufacturing Carbon Nanomaterials for Future Markets, Chicheley, UK, March 2014.

Professor Stephen Skinner

Research Society Fall Meeting, Warsaw, Poland, September 2013.

In-situ studies of novel solid oxide fuel cell electrodes

Bio-functionalised nanomaterials for ultrasensitive biosensing

Invited talk, 8th International Conference on Advanced Materials, Las Vegas, USA, December 2013.

Synthesis and characterisation of the surface structure of thin film oxides for use as mixed conductors in electrochemical cells Invited talk, Nanotek, Las Vegas, USA, December 2013.

Development of next generation fuel cell materials

Invited talk, Royal Society of Chemistry Easter Meeting, Milton Keynes, UK, April 2014.

In-situ characterisation of novel SOFC materials: neutron diffraction as an essential tool?

Invited talk, ISIS-Chalmers Neutron Diffraction Symposium, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2014.

Low symmetry oxide systems as potential next generation fuel cell materials

Keynote speaker, Australia-China Energy Symposium, Taiyuan, China, May 2014.

Synchrotron and neutron techniques to probe the structure and chemistry of novel fuel cell materials

Invited talk, STFC Supergen H2 & Fuel Cells Workshop, Didcot, UK, June 2014.

New interstitial oxide ion conductors for electrochemical applications

Bio-inspired ceramic materials

Invited talk, International Conferences on Modern Materials and Technologies, Montecatani Terme, Italy, June 2014.

Bio-inspired materials

Ionic and electronic transport in thin film ruddlesden-popper oxides

Invited talk, Begbroke Science Forum, Oxford, UK, April 2014. Invited talk, International Seminar on Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Regenerative Medicine, University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, May 2014.

Building porous structures

Invited talk, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK, May 2014.

Ceramic-based composites.

Invited talk, Macan Meeting, MaxPlanck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH (MPI-E), Düsseldorf, Germany, June 2014.

Bioinspiración: qué podemos aprender de la naturaleza Invited talk, De Pais en Pais (From Country to Country), University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, September 2014.

Invited talk, 11th International Symposium on Systems with Fast Ionic Transport, Gdańsk-Sobieszewo, Poland, June 2014.

Professor Molly Stevens FREng Designing biomaterials for ultrasensitive biosensing and regenerative medicine

Keynote speaker, International Conference on Medical Physics, Brighton, UK, September 2013.

New materials-based approaches for biosensing and regenerative medicine Plenary lecture, European Materials

Plenary lecture, Italian Supramolecular meeting, Padova, Italy, September 2013.

Developing materials for use in regenerative medicine

Plenary lecture, Barts & The London Academic Medicine & Surgery Society National Research Conference, London, UK, October 2013.

Materials-based approaches for biosensing and regenerative medicine Keynote lecture, International Conference on Nanosciences and Healthcare, Paris, France, November 2013.

State of the art materials analysis of engineered tissue

Keynote lecture, TERMIS-AM Conference, Atlanta, USA, November 2013.

Designing artificial materials to control biology

Plenary lecture, Biology: A student’s guide to DNA and genetics at the A-Level/IB Student Study Day, London, UK, November 2013.

Healing the body with new materials

Plenary lecture, Cambridge University Scientific Society, Cambridge, UK, November 2013.

New materials-based approaches for regenerative medicine Keynote lecture, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, USA, December 2013.

Public lecture – new materialsbased approaches for regenerative medicine

Plenary lecture, The Biochemical Society Annual Symposium – Biochemical Determinants of Tissue Regeneration, Macclesfield, UK, December 2013.

Designing biomaterials for ultrasensitive biosensing and regenerative medicine

Invited Lecture, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, January 2014.

New materials-based approaches for regenerative medicine Plenary lecture, ASME 2014 3rd World Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology, San Francisco, USA, February 2014.

Does Materials Science ever meet a medical need?

Keynote lecture, Translate! 2014 Open Forum for Translational Research, Berlin, Germany, May 2014.

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Investigating and engineering the cell-material interface Keynote lecture, GRC: Biointerface Science, Il Ciocco, Italy, June 2014.

New materials-based approaches for regenerative medicine

Plenary lecture, International Society for Stem Cell Research, Vancouver, Canada, June 2014.

Designing materials for regenerative medicine and ultrasensitive biosensing

Plenary lecture, NanoBio Australia, Brisbane, Australia, July 2014.

Engineering organs and other small challenges Plenary lecture, Gordon Research Seminar: Biomineralization, New London, USA, August 2014.

New biomaterials approaches for biosensing

Keynote lecture, Gordon Research Conference: Drug Carriers in Medicine & Biology, Waterville Valley, USA, August 2014.

Designing materials for regenerative medicine and biosensing

Keynote lecture, APS Pharm Sci, Hatfield, UK, September 2014.

Designing nanomaterials for biosensing and regenerative medicine

Keynote lecture, Kavli Nanoscience Symposium, Tondheim, Norway, September 2014.

Designing materials for regenerative medicine and ultrasensitive biosensing

Keynote lecture, Symposium on Innovative Polymers for Controlled Delivery, Suzhou, China, September 2014.

Professor Natalie Stingelin Unravelling electronic processes and phenomena in organic materials through polymer scientists’ tools

Invited talk, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, October 2013.

Unravelling electronic processes and phenomena in organic materials through polymer scientists’ tools

Invited talk, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Melbourne, Australia, October 2013.

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Unravelling electronic processes and phenomena in organic materials through polymer scientists’ tools

Phase diagrams of complex materials: from the katana, Swiss chocolates to organic semiconducting devices

Solution processed inorganic/ organic photonic structures of low loss and tunable refractive index for use in optoelectronic devices

Controlling microstructure, order, and interfaces in semiconducting polymers

Invited talk, National University of Singapore, Singapore, October 2013.

Invited talk, International Colloquium on Flexible Electronics and Photovoltaics KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, November 2013.

On the role of intermixed phases in organic photovoltaic blends Contributed talk, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, USA, December 2013.

Solution processed inorganic/ organic photonic structures of low loss and tunable refractive index for use in optoelectronic devices Contributed talk, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, USA, December 2013.

Organic semiconducting: insulating blends for novel bioelectronics applications

Contributed talk, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, USA, December 2013.

The principles of manipulating the phase transformations and solid-state order of organic semiconductors for manipulation of their photophysical properties

Invited talk, UK-Asia Symposium on Organic Optoelectronics, Beijing, China, December 2013.

OPV devices and structural aspects Invited talk, Joint Workshop on Energy Polymers, Potsdam-Golm, Germany, January 2014.

Unravelling electronic processes and phenomena in organic materials through polymer scientists’ tools

Invited talk, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA, January 2014.

Future challenges in carbon-based electronics: a Materials scientist’s point of view Invited talk, Carbon Photonics and Electronics Triangle Research Forum Workshop, Raleigh, USA, February 4, 2014.

The power of Materials Science tools for gaining insights in organic photovoltaic devices

Invited talk, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, USA, February 2014.

The power of Materials Science tools for gaining insights in organic optoelectronic devices

Invited talk, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, February 2014.

Invited talk, JAIST International School on Japan-UK Nanotechnology Frontier 2014, Tokyo, Japan, March 2014.

Organic photovoltaics: a Materials scientist’s point of view Invited talk, Nano & Giga Challenges in Electronics, Photonics and Renewable Energy, Phoenix, USA, March 2014.

Solution processed inorganic/ organic photonic structures of low loss and tunable refractive index for use in optoelectronic devices Invited talk, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, April 2014.

Electronic processes and phenomena in organic materials: a Materials scientist’s point of view Invited talk, Solar Cell and Intelligent Lighting Workshop, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, April 2014.

Nucleating-agent-assisted microstructure formation in molecular and polymer semiconductors

Invited talk, Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, USA, April 2014.

‘Cool’ plastics: towards novel heat management concepts based on solution-processable inorganic/ organic hybrid systems and beyond Invited talk, High-Polymer Research Conference, Pott Shrigley, UK, April 2014.

On the role of intermixed phases in organic photovoltaic blends Invited talk, 6th International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics, Lausanne, Switzerland, May 2014.

The power of Materials Science tools for gaining insights in organic optoelectronic devices Keynote lecture, Hengstberger Symposium on Organic Electronics, Heidelberg, Germany, May 2014.

The power of Materials Science tools for gaining insights in organic optoelectronic devices

Invited talk, International Symposium on Optoelectronics, Materials and Energy, Nanjing, China, May 2014.

Unravelling electronic processes and phenomena in organic materials through polymer scientists’ tools

Invited talk, Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA-CNRS-UJF) Grenoble, France, June 2014.

Unravelling electronic processes and phenomena in organic materials through polymer scientists’ tools

Invited talk, CIMTEC 2014: 6th Forum on New Materials, Montecatini Terme, Italy, June 2014.

What structural features do charge transfer states depend on?

Invited talk, Kentucky Organic Electronic Materials Workshop, Lexington, USA, June 2014.

The power of Materials Science tools for gaining insights in organic photovoltaic devices

Invited talk, International Conference on Synthetic Metals, Turku, Finland, June 2014.

Solution processed inorganic/ organic photonic structures of low loss and tunable refractive index for use in optoelectronic devices Contributed talk, MACRO 2014, Chiang Mai, Thailand, July 2014.

A solar battery based on titanium oxide hydrates-polyalcohol hybrids Contributed talk, MACRO 2014, Chiang Mai, Thailand, July 2014.

‘Cool’ plastics: towards novel heat management concepts based on solution-processable inorganic/ organic hybrid systems and beyond Invited talk, Materials Horizons Symposium, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, July 2014.

The power of Materials Science tools for gaining insights in organic optoelectronic devices

Invited talk, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, USA, August 2014.

On the role of intermixed phases in organic photovoltaic blends Invited talk, Excitonic Photovoltaics (XPV), Telluride, USA, August 2014.

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Invited talk, SPIE: Optics & Photonics Conference, San Diego, USA, August 2014.

Semiconducting: insulating polymer blends: processing, structure and opportunities for the OFET field Invited talk, SPIE: Optics & Photonics Conference, San Diego, USA, August 2014.

What structural features do charge transfer states (and other photophysical processes) depend on? Invited talk, SPIE: Optics & Photonics Conference, San Diego, USA, August 2014.

‘Cool’ plastics: towards novel heat management concepts based on solution-processable polymers and inorganic/organic hybrid systems

Invited talk, 2nd ERC Grantees Conference: Frontiers in Chemistry – the Basis for Advanced Materials, Berlin, Germany, August 2014.

The power of Materials Science tools for gaining insights in organic optoelectronic devices

Invited talk, Kathmandu Symposia on Advanced Materials, Kathmandu, Nepal, September 2014.

The power of Materials Science tools for gaining insights in organic optoelectronic devices

Invited talk, International Fall School on Organic Electronics, Moscow, Russia, September 2014.

Dr Mark Wenman Modelling of nuclear fuel pins and fuel cladding materials

Invited talk, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, March 2014.

HIGHLIGHTS

The power of Materials Science tools for gaining insights in organic photovoltaic devices

Overview of hydrogen in Zr alloys research

Invited talk, EDF Energy, Barnwood, UK, May 2014.

Fuel performance and damage modelling using finite element and peridynamics

Invited talk, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe, Germany, September 2014.

Dr Fang Xie Nanoscale engineered optical platforms for early diagnosis of cancer

Invited talk, 22nd Annual International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering, Valletta, Malta, July 2014.

Plasmonic Materials Nanoscale Engineering for light harvesting

Invited talk, International Conference on Functional Materials, Shanghai, China, September 2014.

Pb-free Solders and Emerging Interconnect and Packaging Materials Symposium Dr Sergey Belyakov won the Best Poster award for his poster entitled: Influence of the IMC layer on nucleation undercooling of βSn in solder joints at the Pb-free Solders and Emerging Interconnect and Packaging Materials Symposium at TMS 2014 in San Diego, USA. Sergey is supervised by Dr Christopher Gourlay.

Dr Luc Vandeperre Deformation of ultra-high temperature ceramics

Invited lecture, 8th International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics, Chongqing, China, November 2013.

An overview of the high temperature deformation of ultrahigh temperature ceramics Invited lecture, 38th International Conference & Exposition on Advanced Ceramics & Composites, Daytona Beach, USA, January 2014.

Dr Nadav Amdursky Serum albumin as the basis for bioelectronic materials: from the single molecular level to 3D structures

Poster presentation, Recent Appointees in Materials Science Conference, Bath, UK, September 2014.

Dr Hélène Autefage Effect of ions released from bioactive glass-based bone substitute on relevant cell types for osteochondral applications

Poster presentation, Imperial College Musculoskeletal Technology

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Network: Science, Surgery, Sports and Rehabilitation, London, UK, April 2014.

Gene microarray profiling of stem cells treated with strontium-substituted bioactive glasses reveals an upregulation of mevanolate and steroid biosynthesis pathways

Poster presentation, Imperial College Musculoskeletal Technology Network: Science, Surgery, Sports and Rehabilitation, London, UK, April 2014.

Unsupervised techniques unexpectedly highlight steroid biosynthesis in the global response of human MSC to strontium-substituted bioactive glasses

Oral presentation, 26th European Conference on Biomaterials, Liverpool, UK, August 2014.

Effect of strontium incorporation with bioactive glasses on human mesenchymal stem cell whole gene expression Oral presentation, Medical Engineering Centre Annual Meeting and Bioengineering14, London, UK, September 2014.

Dr Sergio Bertazzo Electron and Ion Microscopy to Bridge Materials, Biology and Medicine

Invited talk. Bioelectronics Group, Forschungszentrum, Jülich, Germany, November 2013.

Materials Science in Medicine and Biology: a new research perspective

Invited talk, Centre for Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Sciences, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, August 2014.

Cardiovascular calcification: A unique biomineralization process Poster presentation, Gordon Research Conference: Biomineralization, New London, USA, August 2014.

Dr Ioan Botiz Enhancing the photoluminescence emission of conjugated polymers by light processing

Poster presentation, Gordon Research Conferences: Electronic Processes in Organic Materials; New Frontiers in the Chemistry and Physics of Organic Electronic and Opto-Electronic Materials, Lucca, Italy, May 2014.

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Enhancing the photoluminescence emission of conjugated polymers by light processing Poster presentation, Gordon Research Conference: Electronic Processes in Organic Materials; Exploring the Fundamentals of Organic Electronics, Lucca, Italy, May 2014.

Dr Rona Chandrawati Capsosomes as biosensors for the detection of phospholipase activity

Oral presentation, 2nd International Conference on Nanotechnology in Medicine, London, UK, February 2014.

Intact liposomal subcompartments in electrospun polymer fibers: towards a functional therapeutic delivery platform Oral presentation, Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, USA, April 2014.

Plasmonic and fluorescent particle biosensors for the detection of blood coagulation factor XIII and phospholipase activity Oral presentation, 5th International NanoMedicine Conference, Sydney, Australia, July 2014.

Dr Ciro Chiappini Biodegradable silicon nanoneedles for intracellular delivery and sensing

Oral presentation, Recent Appointees in Materials Science Conference, Bath, UK, September 2014.

Dr Lesley Chow Peptide-polymer conjugates for dynamic, functionally diverse tissue engineered scaffolds

Poster presentation, Imperial College Musculoskeletal Technology Network: Science, Surgery, Sports and Rehabilitation, London, UK, April 2014.

Glycosaminoglycan-binding peptides to functionalise scaffolds for articular cartilage regeneration Poster presentation, Medical Engineering Initiative Annual Networking Event, London, UK, September 2014.

Dr Louise Connell Characterisation and synthesis of chitosan-silica hybrid materials: Focus on functionalization www.imperial.ac.uk/materials

Oral presentation, 12th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials, Auckland, New Zealand, December 2013.

Design of synthetic polymers for tailorable properties in hybrid materials for tissue engineering

Poster presentation, 12th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials, Auckland, New Zealand, December 2013.

Bone repair with tailor-made synthetic materials

Building complex structures with smart building blocks

Invited talk, International workshop in Advanced Ceramics, Erlangen, Germany, September 2014.

Dr Maggie Holme Investigating liposome sensitivity towards phospholipase c and d Poster presentation, Liposome Research Days, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2014.

Poster presentation, SET for Britain, London, UK, March 2014.

Functionalising natural polymers with alkoxysilane coupling agents for tissue engineering applications Oral presentation, European Society of Biomaterials, Liverpool, UK, August 2014.

Dr Gregor Fuhrmann Characterisation of shedding microvesicles as carriers for small molecule drugs

Poster presentation, 13th European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery, Egmont aan Zee, Netherlands, April 2014.

Dr Esther Garcia Tunon Blanca Manufacturing of complex and hierarchical ceramic structures following a bottom-up approach

Oral presentation, 5th International Conference on Biomechanics of Tissues and Biomaterials, Sitges, Spain, December 2013.

New manufacturing approaches to multifunctional structures for energy applications Invited talk, Faculty of Engineering, Swansea University, Swansea, UK, January 2014.

Bottom-up assembly of complex and hierarchical ceramic structures

Oral presentation, Centre for Advanced Structural Ceramics Industrial Day, Imperial College London, London, UK, January 2014.

3D Manufacturing: from basic science to industry and to the high street Invited talk, Centre for Advanced Structural Ceramics Summer School, Imperial College London, London, UK September 2014.

Dr Christine-Maria Horejs The cleavage of laminin-111 by MMP-2 affects early differentiation of murine ESCs and iPS cells

Oral presentation, Federation of European Biochemical Societies Young Scientists’ Forum, St. Petersburg, Russia, July 2013.

The cryptic extracellular matrix and its impact on stem cell differentiation.

Invited Lecture, King’s College, Division for Biomaterials, Biomimetics & Biophotonics, London, UK, April 2014.

Introducing a new biologically active laminin fragment to modulate stem cell differentiation Oral presentation, Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, USA, April 2014.

The cryptic extracellular matrix and its impact on stem cell differentiation

Oral presentation, Invited Lecture, Karolinska University, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2014.

Quantum dots for the detection of microRNAs as biomarkers of influenza infection

Poster presentation, New Frontiers in Digital Technologies for Influenza, London, UK, June 2014.

Quantum dots for multiplexed detection of microRNAs as biomarkers of myocardial fibrosis Poster presentation, Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Research Forum, London, UK, July 2014.

Quantum dots for the detection of microRNAs as biomarkers of influenza infection

Poster presentation, Gordon Research Seminar: Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals, Rhode Island, USA, July 2014.

Dr Jiang Jun Evolution of geometrically necessary dislocation density in cyclically deformed copper

Oral presentation, Royal Microscopy Society EBSD Conference, London, UK, March 2014.

Geometrically necessary dislocation grain boundary orientation dependence study

Poster presentation, Royal Microscopy Society EBSD Conference, London, UK, March 2014.

Dr Pakatip Ruenraroengsak Translocation of carbon nanotubes across the alveolar epithelial barrier

Poster presentation, European Respiratory Society International Congress, Munich, Germany, September 2014.

Dr Denis Horlait MAX phases for ATF cladding: projects at Imperial College London & advanced TEM: PhD proposal

Oral presentation, CARAT 2nd Conference on MAX Phase Collaboration, Manchester, UK, June 2014.

Dr Jean-Philippe St-Pierre Anisotropic scaffold to direct zonally distinct articular cartilage tissue regeneration

Oral presentation, Medical Engineering Centres Annual Meeting and Bioengineering, London, UK, September 2014.

Dr Philip Howes Quantum dots for multiplexed detection of microRNAs as biomarkers of myocardial fibrosis

Poster presentation, International Conference on Nanotechnology in Medicine, Rhode Island, USA, February 2014. Department of Materials Annual Report 2013–14

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OUT AND ABOUT Postgraduate research students HIGHLIGHTS

Polina Brangel Development of quantum dot multiplexing platform for the detection of microRNA and protease in clinical samples

Oral presentation, Gordon Research Seminar: Bioanalytical sensors, Newport, USA, June 2014.

ICFPAM Conference Prize Francesca Tallia was awarded the Best Poster Prize at 12th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials (ICFPAM), in Auckland, New Zealand in December 2013 for her poster entitled: Functionalisation of OH groups in polymers for Class II hybrids for bone substitution. Francesca is supervised by Professor Julian Jones and Professor Eduardo Saiz Gutierrez on the BioBone ITN.

Development of quantum dot multiplexing platform for the detection of microRNA and protease in clinical samples

Poster presentation, Gordon Research Conference: Bioanalytical sensors, Newport, USA, June 2014.

Patrick Burr Solution of hydrogen and impurities in intermetallic phase of beryllium

Oral presentation, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, USA, October 2013.

Hydrogen solubility in zirconium intermetallic second phase particles

Poster presentation, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, USA, October 2013.

DFT investigation of dilute Fe and Cr additions in Zr: implications for irradiated Zr alloys Oral presentation, Universities Nuclear Technology Forum, Oxford, UK, April 2014.

Clustering of Cr and Fe in irradiated Zr alloys

Oral presentation, Computer Simulation of Radiation Effects in Solids Conference, Alicante, Spain, June 2014.

Astrid Armgarth Biofunctional conducting polymers for tissue engineering

Oral presentation, 1st International Winterschool on Bioelectronics, Kirchberg in Tirol, Austria, February 2014.

Solid-state processing – new exciting avenues to develop in-vitro models for electrical stimulation of cells.

Oral presentation, Centre for Plastic Electronics Annual Lecture, Imperial College London, London, UK, June 2014.

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Omar Cedillos Barraza Microstructure and mechanical properties of (Ta,Hf)C ultra-high temperature ceramics

Oral presentation, 38th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Daytona Beach, USA, January 2014.

Solid solution processing and characterisation of (Ta,Hf)C ternary carbines

Poster presentation, British Ceramic Confederation and the Materials Knowledge Transfer Network Meeting: Defect reduction in Ceramics, Stoke-onTrent, UK, March 2014.

Evgeniy Donchev Systematic study of metalinsulator-metal diodes with a native diode

Oral Presentation, International Society for Optics and Photonics: Optics + Photonics Conference, San Diego, USA, August, 2014.

Claudio Ferraro Bio-inspired SiC structures

Oral presentation, European Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Warsaw, Poland, September 2013.

Rachel Harrison Engineering of gliding surfaces; focusing on the human hand

Poster presentation, Imperial College Musculoskeletal Technology Network: Science, Surgery, Sports and Rehabilitation, London, UK, April 2014.

Engineering gliding surfaces; focusing on the human hand

Poster presentation, Imperial Graduate School Summer Research Symposium, London, UK, July 2014.

Engineering of gliding surfaces; focusing on the human hand.

Oral presentation, Future Investigators of Regenerative Medicine, Girona, Spain, September 2014.

Harriet Gliddon TB or not TB: a diagnostic test for tuberculosis using nanoparticle detection of a whole blood multigene expression signature

Poster presentation, Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Programme Colloquium, Imperial College London, London, UK, September 2014.

Sarah Greasley Bioactive glass nanoparticles for therapeutic applications and incorporation into hybrids for bone regeneration

Oral presentation, European Society of Biomaterials, Liverpool, UK, August 2014.

Cassandra Harris Investigating superstructured oxides as potential candidates for improved proton transport

Poster presentation, Functional Inorganic Materials, Liverpool, UK, September 2013.

Ce1-xAxNbO4±δ: A new oxygen excess and deficient fast ion conductor

Poster presentation, H2FC Supergen Researcher Conference, Birmingham, UK, December 2013.

Ce1-xSrxNbO4±δ: A new fast ion conductor for SOFC and related applications

Oral presentation, Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, USA, April 2014.

Karla-Luise Herpoldt Point-of-care detection of HIV-1 protease with peptide nanosensors

Poster presentation, Australian Society for Biophysics, Melbourne, Australia, November 2013.

Peptide nanosensors for the pointof-care detection of HIV-1 protease Oral presentation, Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, USA, April 2014.

Multivalent biomolecular interactions as inhibitors of HIV-1 protease

Oral presentation, Gordon Research Seminar: Bioinspired Materials, Maine, USA, June 2014.

Multivalent biomolecular interactions as inhibitors of HIV-1 protease Poster presentation, Gordan Research Conference: Bioinspired Materials, Maine, USA, June 2014.

Zoltan Hiezl Preparation and characterisation of UO2-based SIMFuel

Oral presentation, Materials Research Society: Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management, Barcelona, Spain, September 2013.

Preparation and characterisation of UO2-based SIMFuel

Oral presentation, Universities Nuclear Technology Forum, Oxford, UK, April 2014.

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Processing and microstructural characterisation of UO2-based ceramics

Oral presentation, International Young Nuclear Congress, Burgos, Spain, July 2014.

Preparation and characterisation of UO2-based AGR SIMFuel Oral presentation, FIRST-Nuclide Workshop and Spent Fuel Workshop, Karlsruhe, Germany, September 2014.

Coline Jumeaux Gold-silica hybrid nanovectors for combined cancer therapy and imaging

Oral presentation, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Chapter Conference, Kent, UK, July 2014.

Gold-silica hybrid nanovectors for combined cancer therapy and imaging

Oral presentation, European Society of Biomaterials, Liverpool, UK, August 2014.

Maria Nelson 3D Printed silica-gelatin hybrid tissue scaffolds

Oral presentation, European Society of Biomaterials, Liverpool, UK, September 2013.

Alireza Rahnama Electropulse-induced texture evolution in TRIP steel

Oral presentation, 3rd National Student Conference in Metallic Materials, London, UK, June 2013.

Poster presentation, BIOBONE-ITN FP7 Workshop, Lyon, France, November 2013.

Bioactive glasses for bone and cartilage tissue engineering

Oral presentation, BIOBONE-ITN FP7 Workshop, Davos, Switzerland, April 2014.

Hypoxia mimicking glasses for osteochondral tissue engineering

Poster presentation, eCM XV: Cartilage & Disc: Repair and Regeneration, Davos, Switzerland, June 2014.

The effect of bioactive glass ionic dissolution products on chondrogenesis

Poster presentation, Future investigators of regenerative medicine symposium, Girona, Spain, September 2014.

The response of human mesenchymal stem cells to bioactive glass ionic dissolution products

Oral presentation, European Materials Research Society, Warsaw, Poland, September 2014.

Hypoxia mimicking glasses for use as chronic wound dressings

Oral presentation, European Society of Biomaterials, Liverpool, UK, August 2014.

Hypoxia mimicking glasses for use as chronic wound dressings Oral presentation, Future Investigators of Regenerative Medicine Symposium, Girona, Spain, September 2014.

Alessondra Speidel Bioscaffold engineering for cardiac progenitor transplantation.

Oral presentation, Future Investigators of Regenerative Medicine Symposium, Girona, Spain, September 2014.

Joseph Steele Development of an anisotropic articular cartilage scaffold

Invited talk, Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Knee Surgery and Rehabilitation in 2013, London, UK, November 2013.

Zonally-distinct tissue regeneration within anisotropic articular cartilage scaffolds

Poster presentation, Imperial College Musculoskeletal Technology Network: Science, Surgery, Sports and Rehabilitation, London, UK, April 2014.

Francesca Tallia Functionalisation of OH groups in polymers for class II hybrids for bone substitution

Poster presentation, 12th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials, Auckland, New Zealand, December 2013.

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Poster presentation, Musculoskeletal Technology Network Meeting, Imperial College London, London, UK, April 2014.

Tough silica/PCL hybrid materials for tissue regeneration

Crystal plasticity and HR-EBSD analysis of full-field strains and rotations under thermal loading in a Ni-base superalloy

Oral presentation, Optimising Performance through Integrated Modelling of Microstructure Conference, Oxford, UK, September 2014.

Oral presentation, 26th Annual Conference of the European Society of Biomaterials, Liverpool, UK, August 2014.

Tough Silica/PCL hybrid materials for tissue regeneration

Oral presentation, European Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Warsaw, Poland, September 2014.

Anu Solanki

Elena Littmann Effects of strontium-substituted bioactive glasses on human mesenchymal stem cells

Tough bio-inspired silica/ PCL hybrid materials for bone substitution

Leo Tsui The influence of defects on the band gaps of ScxGa1-xN films

Oral presentation, The International Workshop on Nitride Semiconductors, Warsaw, Poland, August 2014.

Amanda You Raman and nano-analytical electron microscopy characterisation of human cardiovascular tissue calcification in disease

Poster presentation, FT-IR Spectroscopy in Microbiological and Medical Diagnostics, Robert Koch-Institute, Berlin, Germany, October 2013.

Characterisation of human cardiovascular tissue in calcific disease using Raman spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy

Poster presentation, Gordon Research Conference: Biomineralization, New London, USA, August 2014.

Classification and characterisation of human cardiovascular tissue in medial calcification using Raman spectroscopy Oral presentation, 6th Biennial Heart Valve Biology & Tissue Engineering Meeting, London, UK, September 2014.

Tiantian Zhang Gradient-dependent crystal plasticity analysis of thermal strains across grain boundaries

Oral presentation, 14th European Mechanics of Materials Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, August 2014.

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