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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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Driscoll Group Christmas Party

Dec 09, 2018

We had a great time at Judith’s house with 17 attendees.

AiiDA Coding week

Dec 03, 2018

Bonan Zhu attended the AiiDA coding week in the Swiss Alps

Tahmida Huq at Fall MRS meeting

Nov 28, 2018

Tahmida Huq gave a presentation, at the Fall MRS meeting this year - "Improving charge extraction from bismuth oxyiodide photovoltaics using 2-dimensional and layered materials".

APL Materials annual party at Fall MRS Boston

Nov 27, 2018

We had a great party at Boston, celebrating the 5 year anniversary of APL Materials. Thanks to everyone who came along!

Dr. SeungHyun Moon's visit

Nov 19, 2018

We were really pleased to host our sponsor, Dr. SeungHyun Moon, CEO of Sunam, Korea, with other friends and colleagues. We also had a nice walk to Grantchester on the weekend.

ASC 2018 Conference in Seattle

Nov 03, 2018

Judith Driscoll and John Feighan attended the ASC 2018 Conference in Seattle, Oct 28- Nov. 2

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

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