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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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The beMagic grant

May 18, 2019

A new grant from the EU for developing new materials.

Judith visted China

May 14, 2019

Judith had an exciting trip to Chengdu, Chongching and Shanghai.

Visit to Tokomak Energy

May 09, 2019

Tom Bedford and Judith visited Tokomak Energy

Article aboutt the groups industry link

Apr 26, 2019

The group's industry link and joint research are featured in an article in the April issue of Physics World - the membership magazine of the Institute of Physics.

Chair in Emerging Technologies arwarded to Judith

Apr 22, 2019

Judith is pleased to announce the award to her of a Chair in Emerging Technologies from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Judith delivered a talk at the Naval Research Lab

Apr 17, 2019

After 3 days in New York at a Journal Editors meeting at AIP, Judith visited the Naval Research Lab and delivered a talk there on how to engineer 3D strain states into complex oxides for creating entirely new properties

Dr. Moon from SuNAM visited the group

Apr 12, 2019

Judith and her team hosted a very interesting visit by Dr. Moon from SuNAM.

Farewell to Jane Dukes

Apr 05, 2019

We wish Jane Dukes, our group secretary a very fond farewell.

Chao Yun passed his PhD

Mar 27, 2019

Congratulations to Chao Yun who passed his PhD today.

Science Festival - kids visit

Mar 23, 2019

Judith hosted visiting kids at the Cambridge Science Festival

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