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Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy is deligthed to invite you to attend the Armourers & Brasiers' Cambridge Forum, on the afternoon of the 18th of June 2019.

Outline programme:

13.15 Registration


13.45 Welcoming Remarks by Professor William Bonfield CBE FRS FREng FMedSci FIMMM (Past Master of the Armourers & Brasiers; Chairman of the A&B Materials Science Committee)

Session I Chair: Professor Paul Midgley FRS

13.50 Introducing Metalysis ‒ Revolutionary technology for advanced metallic powders Dr Mike Ellis, Director of Strategic Projects, Metalysis Ltd, Rotherham

14.20 Single-use electrochemical power sources on paper Dr Neus Sabaté, ICREA Research Professor, Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona

14.50 Brief Encounters! ― a series of 3-minute talks by younger researchers

15.20 Tea and Poster Display

Session II Chair: Professor Ruth Cameron FInstP FIMMM

15.50 The world is not flat: Interfacing 3D organic electronic devices with 3D biological models Dr Róisín M. Owens, Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology, Cambridge University

16.20 Atom-thick compounds for catalytic production of fuels and energy-efficient electronics Prof. Manish Chhowalla, Goldsmiths’ Professor of Materials Science, Cambridge University Chair: Professor William Bonfield CBE FRS FREng FMedSci FIMMM

16.50 Armourers & Brasiers' Materials Science Venture Prize ― presented by Christopher Weston-Simons (Master of the Armourers & Brasiers' Company)

17.05  Short break


17.20 Teaching science to politicians, the example of materials science: a hopeless but unavoidable challenge? Professor Yves Bréchet, Grenoble Institute of Technology, Member of the French Academy of Sciences, French High Commissioner (2012‒2018) for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies

18.20 Vote of Thanks: Professor Norman Fleck FRS FREng FIMMM


Registration: free of charge, but advance booking is essential - register online now


Date: 18 June 2019

Venue: Pippard Lecture Theatre, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue, CB3 0HE Cambridge.

Contact: Rebecca Pritchard on

Tuesday, 18 June, 2019 - 13:15 to 18:30