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Driscoll Research Group

 

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I am a Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at University of Cambridge and also a Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies. My group's research is concerned with the nanoscale design and tuning of functional oxide thin film materials for energy efficient electronic applications. Our particular focus is oxide thin films  owing to their wide range of functionalities and their stability. 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.

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 Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics
  • Fellow of the Materials Research Society
  • Fellow of American Association of Arts and Sciences 2021
  • Recipient of the IOM3 Kroll Medal 2018
  • Recipient of the IEEE James Wong Award 2017
  • Recipient of the Institute of Physics Joule Medal and Prize 2015
  • Receipt of the Royal Academy of Engineering Armourers and Brasiers' Company Prize 2015
  • 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.

Prof. Driscoll outside the Wren Library in Trinity College  

Prof. Driscoll outside the Wren Library in Trinity College

 

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.

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

 

Latest news

Group members join Fall MRS 2022 conference in Boston

3 December 2022

A good time was had by several group members at Fall MRS 2022 in Boston, including (from left to right in the picture) Max, Moritz, Matt, Thomas and Judith. Very interesting presentations were held by the researchers and strong connections made.

Visit of Stuart Parkin to the group

21 November 2022

We welcomed Stuart Parkin to the group for a talk, and for ongoing collaboration discussions.

Final CAM-IES dinner

16 November 2022

The Final CAM-IES Science meeting and dinner was held at the Maxwell Centre, followed by a dinner at Trinity College.

Judith and Dr Kinam Kim, CEO of Samsung Electronics

8 November 2022

Judith was very happy to meet with Dr Kinam Kim, CEO of Samsung Electronics and his wife. We had an interesting discussion about future Memory technologies.

Muireann visit to UAB with BeMAGIC

2 November 2022

A massive thank you to Prof. Jordi Sort at Autonomous at University of Barcelona (UAB) for hosting PhD student Muireann de h-Óra this past month. Muireann visited UAB on a secondment as part of the BeMAGIC International Training Network to work on both magnetoionic testing of CoFe2O4 thin films and the fabrication of...

DMG celebrates #NationalEngineeringDay!

2 November 2022

Engineering is tackling the greatest challenge of our age - moving the world closer to Net Zero. At University of Cambridge, we develop memristive switches that can decrease energy consumption in IT up to 80%! We asked our lab what they like most about engineering: "I like figuring out how to make things. There's a...

Markus speaks at Cambridge Zero Symposium about ICT challenges for climate change

28 October 2022

homepage.png Markus gave a talk on the effects of Information and Communications Technology on climate change at the Cambridge Zero symposium on 28 October. Reflective discussions ensued and a follow-up talk is planned for early February 2023. "The combined power consumption of data centres around the world is equivalent...

Congratulations to Dr Bakhit for the CAPE Acorn Blue Sky Award 2022

26 October 2022

Dr Babak Bakhit has received the CAPE Acorn Blue Sky Award 2022. Babak is awarded for his project “ An iontronic-based revolutionary architecture in advanced transparent oxide thin films for memory technology” . The award gives Cambridge´s early career researchers an opportunity to undertake pilot studies in new research...