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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

Judith presents at Solid State Ionics 23 meeting in Boston

17 July 2022

Judith had fun time at the Solid State Ionics 23 meeting (2022) in Boston, meeting old and newer friends, past students and former colleagues. Excellent collaborative talks were had. It was also great to meet and hear Prof. Stanley Whittingham talk about his life in battery research which led to the Nobel Prize in...

Adam attends the IMLB in Sydney Australia

1 July 2022

Adam attends the International Meeting on Lithium Ion Batteries, hosted at the ICC in Sydney, Australia, where he presented his recent paper published in APL Materials. He would like to thank The Armourers and Brasiers' Company and Peterhouse for funding to attend the conference in person

Jose leaves the group

29 June 2022

We had a great visit from Jose Pedro Silva from the University of Minho in Portugal. He visited to discuss binary oxides for ferroelectric memory and related devices. We look forward to working with him in future

Group members awarded Armourers and Brasiers' Gauntlet Trust prizes

24 June 2022

We are pleased to announce Adam, Tom B, May Hsim and Muireann were awarded Armourers and Brasiers' Gauntlet Trust prizes to contribute to our research. We thank the Worshipful Company for their support with our research

Dr Jose Pedro Silva visits our group

20 June 2022

We are pleased to welcome Dr Jose Pedro Basto da Silva from the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, who is visiting us to discuss our collaborations on ferroelectric binary oxides.

DMG have midsummer party

19 June 2022

DMG MIDSUMMER EVENT. A good time was had by all (around 50 people in attendance), with lots of food and fun, and great play area for the kids. Thanks to Muireann and Moritz for the great planning!

We welcome Natalia Thoben, our new group Secretary

17 June 2022

We welcome Natalia, our new Senior Secretary, without whom our group would not function smoothly!

Javed leaves the group

7 June 2022

Dr. Javed Iqbal Saggu has completed his Post Doctorate under Prof. Judith Driscoll in the academic session 2021-22. He worked on filamentary Resistive Switching based energy efficient Memristors. Dr. Javed Saggu is working as Professor of Physics at Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan. The group bids him farewell...