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Cement – what is it?

On average each person on the planet consumes more cement each day than food. Whether we like it or not cement has been the material of choice for building the modern world. Undergraduate student Max is studying Materials Science and Engineering (Research). Follow his blog as he studies the material cement as part of his research project. …

© Professor Mark Miodownik

The Future according to Miodownik

On Tuesday 1 December we were lucky enough to be able to welcome Prof Mark Miodownik of UCL to Sheffield, to give the annual Hatfield lecture (a public lecture on Materials; we regularly get towards 500 people coming, which I’m sure has nothing to do with the free buffet and wine afterwards…). Mark gave his …

Joining the Department; Undergraduate Admissions

Hello, I’m Russell Goodall, one of the Department’s academics. My research is focussed on new alloys and their properties, especially metal foams and sponges, and silver and precious metal alloys. I’ve been in Sheffield for almost 8 years now, but I can still remember when I first arrived, and how quickly I felt at home. …