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Professor Judith L MacManus-Driscoll

driscoll head shotjpg1241937I am a Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at University of Cambridge. My group's research is concerned with the nanoscale design and tuning of functional oxide thin film materials for a variety of energy and electronic applications for generation, transmission, storage and harvesting. Oxides are of growing interest to all the applied science community owing to their very wide range of functions. However, their compositions tend to be complex, defects are prevalent, and interface effects play a strong role. Also, for many applications device structural dimensions are required down to nanometre length-scales. Together, all these factors produce exciting challenges for the materials scientist.

 

The materials systems currently under in my group are oxides for new kinds of magnetoelectrics, superconductors, ionics, solar cells, and ferroelectrics.  Example processing methods that we use include advanced pulsed laser deposition (PLD) with in-situ RHEED and XPS, and atmospheric pressure spatial atomic layer deposition (AP-SALD). When using PLD, we fabricate epitaxial films in the form of either conventional planar thin films architectures or heteroepitaxial nanocomposites. When using AP-SALD, we fabricate non-epitaxial binary oxides at ~100 - 200 °C. Physical properties are measured by a wide range of electrical and optical characterisation methods.

We collaborate with several groups, including those in Cambridge and others around the world. We also work with industries in the UK and across the world.

 

Positions and Awards

  • Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
  • Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Editor-in-Chief of APL Materials journal from American Institute of Physics (AIP)
  • Long term visiting staff member of Los Alamos Laboratory
  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics
  • Fellow of the Materials Research Society
  • Recipient of the 2015 Institute of Physics Joule Medal and Prize
  • Winner of the Royal Academy of Engineering Armourers and Brasiers' Company Prize 2015
  • Winner of the IEEE James Wong Award 2017
  • Professor Driscoll also plays an active role in many committees where she advises on matters concerning Energy and Advanced Materials. For more information about her advisory roles, click here.

 

 

 

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Prof. Driscoll outside the Wren Library in Trinity College
  

 

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Prof. Driscoll at the Fall MRS meeting in Boston, Dec. 2017, advertising the APL Materials meeting on “Interfaces in Energy Materials, 10-12 April, 2018, Trinity College, Cambridge, U.K.

Women in Science

Prof. Driscoll mentors several younger female researchers in science. In a minoroity situation, and often in a very competitive situations, she understands the great need for mentors and friends. If anyone (wherever you are!) has any concerns or queries about their position or career path or anything, she is always happy to chat. The best way to contact her is to email her at: jld35@cam.ac.uk and with subject header, “women in science”, She will not be not acting in any formal capacity or on behalf of any organisation. 

Further Information

Click here for Professor Driscoll's ResearchGate profile

For a full list of publications, please search Web of Knowledge for Author “MacManus-Dri* OR Macmanusdri* OR driscoll jlm OR macmanus jl

Professor Driscoll is grateful for receiving funds from the ERC, the EU, the EPSRC, Applied Materials, The Leverhulme Trust, UKIERI, The Royal Society, The Winton Programme and Deregallera

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Christmas Party

Dec 02, 2019

Thanks to everyone for the wonderful food. We all had a lovely relaxing day.

Interview candidates from Newham

Nov 30, 2019

Tahmida and Judith welcomed a group of students from Newham in London to discuss the interview process from Cambridge undergraduates.

Matias Acosta left the group

Nov 22, 2019

We say goodbye to Matias Acosta who was in our group as a Feodor Lynnen Fellow for 2.5. years.

Part III student Matt Webb

Nov 14, 2019

We are very pleased to be hosting Matt Webb in our group for his part III project. Matt is working on resistive switching.

This is Engineering Day

Nov 06, 2019

We got dozens of under-represented groups to take part in “This is Engineering Day” for the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Birthday celebration for Ahmed

Oct 26, 2019

We celebrated a "big" birthday for Ahmed who is the longest-serving member of our group.

Judith and Rob at Univsersity of Twente

Sep 30, 2019

Rob Jagt and Judith visited the University of Twente where Judith delivered a plenary talk at the annual Mesa+ meeting.

Tahmida received Aziz Foundation bursary

Sep 24, 2019

The scheme supports exceptional men and women who want to positively transform attitudes towards Muslims in the UK, or facilitate better representation and contribution of the Muslim community to civil society.

Members of the group attended EUCAS 2019

Sep 05, 2019

John Feighan, May Lai and Tom Bedford attended EUCAS 2019 in Glasgow.

Bonan attended MMMHub Conference 2019

Sep 04, 2019

Bonan Zhu presented his research on interfaces between perovskite and fluorite materials at Materials and Molecular Modelling Hub Conference, UCL London

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