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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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Interesting visit to Seoul, Anseong, Hangzhou, Souzhou and Shanghai.

May 10, 2018

On her Far East visit, Prof. Driscoll first had a very interesting visit to our sponsor, Sunam and she also attended the Chinese Chemical Society Meeting.

APL Materials Conference, 10-12 April 2018

Apr 14, 2018

Successful APL Materials Conference on 'Interfaces in Energy Materials'

Kroll Prize

Apr 04, 2018

Judith is very pleased to be notified that she is to be the IOM3 Kroll Prize recipient in 2018, following in the footsteps of former notable recipients from her dept. (Prof. Fray and Best and Dr. Kumar).

Alumnus Donation to Driscoll group

Apr 04, 2018

We are very happy to report that Dr. Bill Welland has made a further donation to support the research in the Driscoll group. Having such unattributed funds is most welcome and needed. Hence, we are very grateful to Bill for his generosity and for his interest in our work.

Science Festival and Ice Cream

Mar 24, 2018

Judith, her group and other members of the Materials Science dept. take part in the annual Cambridge Science Festival. We are very grateful to Trinity College for sponsoring the event.

New funding from The Office of Naval Research Global

Mar 16, 2018

We are pleased to announce funding from The Office of Naval Research Global for a 3 yr. funded program for a postdoc to work on Nanostructured Metamaterials for High-Tc Superconductivity.

Prof. Driscoll attends the COST TO BE Spring meeting in San Feliu

Mar 12, 2018

She talks about the prospects and challenges of ALD for complex Oxides, with co-author Dr. Napari. The talk is based on a paper they have written for the '2018 Oxide Technology Roadmap'

Dr. Ady Suwardi passed his PhD thesis

Mar 09, 2018

Congratulations!

Dr. Mari Napari in COST Action HERALD Workshop

Mar 01, 2018

Dr. Mari Napari attended the COST Action HERALD Workshop in ICMAB Barcelona aimed for early career investigators (ECI) working in the field of ALD to create competitive proposals for joint, EU-funded research projects.

Prof. Driscoll visits Ras Al Khamiah, UAE

Feb 17, 2018

Prof. Driscoll attended the 10th meeting of IWAM. The meeting was in honour of Prof. Millie Dresselhaus who attended the meeting for many years.

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