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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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GSA event on science and entrepreneurship

Oct 16, 2018

Prof Driscoll spoke to students from 8 girls schools at the Cambridge Academy of Science and Technology

Group dinner at Trinity College

Oct 10, 2018

The group had a social dinner at the great hall of Trinity College after a busy afternoon of DMG annual general meeting followed by a group meeting.

Welcome

Oct 01, 2018

We warmly welcome a post-doctoral researcher (Matthew Wells) and two new PhD students (Tom Bedford and Adam Lovett) to the group.

MMM Hub Conference best poster award

Sep 07, 2018

Bonan was awarded the best poster prize at MMM Hub Conference 2018

Visit to Los Alamos National Laboratary

Aug 10, 2018

Bonan visited LANL as a student guest for two weeks. He had several meetings with local scientists discussing about modelling interfaces.

Fellowship extension

Aug 01, 2018

Matias Acosta is happy to receive an extension to his Alexander von Humboldt Feodor Lynnen Fellowship to continue working on complex oxide cathodes.

Invited guest lecture to the Institute of Materials Science at Los Alamos

Aug 01, 2018

Judith delivered an invited guest lecture to the Institute of Materials Science at Los Alamos lab on “New Concepts for Realising Exemplary Functionalities in Strongly Correlated Oxides”, and also had a lunch meeting with early career researchers.

Invited guest lecture at Applied Materials

Jul 25, 2018

Judith delivered an invited guest lecture at Applied Materials in Sunnyvale on “Designing Reliable RRAM with Applicability to Industry”. It was fascinating to learn more of the industry perspective on new memory technologies.

Meeting Prof Theodore Geballe

Jul 24, 2018

Judith met with Prof. Theodore Geballe, her old Professor from Stanford. It was great to see Ted, discuss science, and to catch up with other colleagues at Stanford.

Invited Talk at Neuromorphic Computing Workshop, 2018

Jun 26, 2018

Dr. Rui Wu Gave an Invited Talk at Neuromorphic Computing Workshop, 2018

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