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Professor Judith L MacManus-Driscoll

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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
  • 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.

 

 

 

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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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Happy Christmas from the Driscoll Group

Dec 16, 2020

While we were sad to not have our usual group Christmas party, we were very happy to have a lovely sunny day to meet and share some goodies outside the department

Press release on our collaborative work on green materials

Nov 18, 2020

We are pleased that a highly interdisciplinary piece of work across several departments/ institutions has led to a press release. The work used simply processed photovoltaic materials to harvest indoor light to power a simple electronic device. The work is important to the IoT field.

Driscoll Group participate in This is Engineering Day #BeTheDifference

Nov 04, 2020

A group of women in STEM the Driscoll group contributed to the Royal Academy of Engineering’s “This is Engineering Day” to promote Diversity in Engineering with photos and tweets.

Welcome new group members!

Oct 14, 2020

We are happy to announce several new group members to our team. They are all warmly welcomed to the group. We continue to persist with our strong research efforts despite the pandemic.

Materials Science labs reopen! The Driscoll group perseveres despite Corvid!

Aug 26, 2020

We were pleased to get together in small groups outdoors in Judith’s garden to discuss work progress and lab matters.

Printed coatings enable more efficient solar cells

Jul 13, 2020

Researchers at Cambridge, Imperial and Singapore have developed a method to print ultrathin coatings on next-generation solar cells, allowing them to work in tandem with silicon solar cells to boost efficiencies.

Tuhin becomes an Assistant Professor

Jun 01, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tuhin Maity has now taken up an Assistant Professor position at the IISER Thiruvananthapuram in India, after very successfully completing his EU H2020 MC fellowship (Grant no. MSCA-IF-2016-745886-MuStMAM) with additional kind sponsorship from the Isaac Newton Trust (Grant no. RG96474). We are thankful to the sponsors and are very happy to keep up our excellent collaboration with Tuhin in the future.

Congradulations Dr Bonan Zhu

May 01, 2020

We congratulate Bonan Zhu who passed his Phd viva. Bonan will continue to collaborate with us on cathode materials for solid state batteries on a Faraday Project called FutureCat. His postdoc work is with David Scanlon at UCL. We look forward to welcoming Bonan back to the group so we can all celebrate together

Nanjing Centre of Technology and Innovation donates PPE to Addenbroke's and the Royal Papworth hospitals

Apr 24, 2020

Prof. Driscoll’s industry collaborators in China, have made a great donation of PPE via the Cambridge University-Nanjing Centre of Technology and Innovation to Addenbroke’s Hospital and the Royal Papworth Hospital, both in Cambridge. Prof. Driscoll and her group are grateful to all our Chinese students for helping us stay safe by providing PPE.

The Driscoll Group thanks Dr Bill Welland for generous donation

Apr 01, 2020

The Driscoll group is very grateful indeed to an alumnus of the department, Dr. Bill Welland, for his generous recent donation to our research group. We are really sorry that our summer meeting with Dr. Welland won’t now be able to take place, but we hope to meet him later in the year.

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