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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

Welcome Josep Castell Queralt!

1 September 2021

We welcome Josep Castell Queralt who is visiting from University of Autonoma Barcelona. Josep is working on modelling of magneto electric composites with Muireann d’ h-Ora on the beMagic project

Prof. Javed Iqbal Saggu joins us on sabbatical

20 August 2021

We welcome Prof. Javed Iqbal Saggu who is a sabbatical Post Doctoral visitor with the group for at least a year. He obtained a prestigious and competitive HEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Phase -III from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and is visiting from the Physics Department of Quaid-i-Azam...

Eva-Maria Tõnsson graduated from university

30 June 2021

Our Part III student Eva-Maria Tõnsson graduated from Cambridge University - we wish her all the best for her future! The verdict on her project in our group was a 'first', the highest grade category. Very well done!

Driscoll and Di Martino Groups join for German Weißwurstfrühstück

11 June 2021

Following the recent German social events theme, members of Judith's and Giuliana's groups joined for a 'Weißwurstfrühstück', a Bavarian-themed breakfast with white sausages and weissbeer. (We don't even have Bavarians in the group, but hey ...) Group members came by at different times, as their lab schedules allowed, so...

Invited Talk at the 239th Electrochemical Society Meeting: Low Power Electronics - From III-V Semiconductors to Oxides

3 June 2021

On 1 June, Dr. Markus Hellenbrand gave an invited talk at the 239th Electrochemical Society Meeting , linking our work on new non-volatile memory to his previous research about oxide defects in MOSFETs.

Driscoll Group Go Punting

2 June 2021

After weeks of torrential rain, the Driscoll Group take advantage of the rising temperatures and go punting along The Backs on the Cam

Judith hosts German Frühlingsfest

5 May 2021

It was great to have everyone get together in groups of <6 in Judith’s garden for a mini German beer festival

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