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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
  • 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

Driscoll group host Materials Challenges for Memory virtual conference

11 April 2021

We are pleased to be hosting an international meeting on “Materials Challenges for Memory” (11-13 April 2021) with the top names in the field from around the world. More details can be found here

Driscoll group members participate in the Cambridge Science Festival

2 April 2021

Several members of the group participated in the annual Cambidge science festival. Judith and Markus contributed to an event on Engineering Memories; Matt Tom and Adam worked on a talk about the science of ice cream, funded by Trinity College, Cambridge

Welcome New Group Members!

1 April 2021

We are pleased to welcome new group members Dr. Nives Strkalj and Dr. Max Becker! Nives is a visiting reasearcher and a postdoctoral fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Max joins us as a PDRA sponsered by Samsung

Congratulations John and Rob

31 March 2021

Congradualtions to Dr John Feighan and Dr Rob Jagt for passing their vivas! John will be staying with us to work on a Leverhulme project, Cu-1234, an exciting superconductor with huge untapped applications potential. Rob is also staying with us to work as a consultant on behalf of a local company

Guliana di Martino, Chiara Ciccarelli, and Judith Driscoll participate in the Cambridge Science festival (26 March- 4 April 2021)

5 March 2021

Guliana di Martino, Chiara Ciccarelli, and Judith Driscoll have made a video for the Cambridge Science festival (26 March- 4 April 2021). The video highlights our works on memory materials and is linked to several of our grants. Click here to find out more!

US-UK Resistive Switching Team Website Live

16 February 2021

Thanks for Megan Hill, our Herchel Smith Fellow in the group, we now have a nice new website relating to our ECCS NSF-EPSRC collaboration on memory materials

Driscoll Group contribute to EPISTORE

2 February 2021

EPISTORE is a new project under the EIC Pathfinder scheme with the aim of developing thin-film reversible solid oxide cells. The resulting pocket -sized device would be capable of delivering kilowatts of power, along with highly efficient storage of renewable energy. This new technology is therefore aimed towards applications where the size constraints/long-term storage requirements of batteries limit their practicality, such as off-shore renewable power generation and transportation.

We are pleased to announce a new contract with Samsung

2 February 2021

We are pleased to announce a joint project with Samsung on semiconducting oxides. The project links together the work of Judith Driscoll, Giuliana di Martino, and Andrew Flewitt (CAPE)