Materials Chemistry Committee contacts

Below is a list of email addresses for the board members. You can email a board member directly, or feel free to meet board members at any of the conferences or meetings and discuss the activities of the IOM3 Materials Chemistry Committee.

Prof. Andy Watson
Coventry University
(MCC Chairman)
Interests: High-temperature calorimetry, Phase diagram and thermodynamic assessment in metal and ceramic systems.


Dr. Andrew Scott
University of Leeds
(MCC Secretary)
Interests: Ab-initio methods, Electron microscopy.

Committee members

Dr. Tim Chart

Chart Associates 


Prof. Alan Dinsdale

Hampton Thermodynamics/Brunel University

Interests: Thermodynamic and phase diagram data for oxides, steels, amalgams, aluminium alloys, solders, semiconductors and aqueous solutions.


Dr. John Gisby

Hampton Thermodynamics

Interests: MTDATA. Thermodynamic and phase diagram data for oxides and slags.


Mr. Neil Jones

Tata Steel

Dr. Girish Kale
MCC Newsletter Editor-in-chief

University of Leeds
Interests: Sensor materials. Thermodynamic properties of oxides.  

Dr. Mudith Karunaratne

Loughborough University
Interests: Superalloys, modelling of microstructure evolution in superalloys and coatings using high performance computing, diffusion in nickel based alloys and dopant diffusion in semiconductor materials.  

Dr. Hajime Kinoshita

University of Sheffield
Interests: Calphad. Thermodynamic and phase diagram for nuclear materials, cementitious materials.  

Dr. Stuart Mucklejohn

Ceravision ltd
Interests: Thermochemical properties of metal halide systems, metal oxide systems, alloys; plasma chemistry; health & safety; quality systems; light sources; ISRU.  

Dr. Duncan Putman
Webmaster MCC microsite/IT

Rolls-Royce plc
Interests: Modelling microstructure in steels and other alloy systems. Phase diagrams, prediction of material properties and industrial applications.  

Dr. Michael Rushton

Imperial College
Interests: Nuclear Materials (waste and fuel), Fuel cell materials and glass.  

Prof. Guosheng Shao

University of Bolton
Interests: ab initio calculation; molecular materials design; electronic structures; phase diagram assessment; alloying behaviour.  

Dr. Howard Stone

University of Cambridge
Interests: High temperature materials; alloy design; phase transformations; neutron and synchrotron X-ray methods.  

Prof. Mark Tyrer

Coventry University

Interests: Geomaterials: Cement chemistry, Mineral chemistry and processing, Materials resource efficiency Thermodynamic simulations Low temperature geochemistry Waste management & enviornmental protection.


Dr. Claire Utton

The University of Sheffield

Interests: Experimental phase diagram determination and thermodynamic calculation related to materials for aerospace applications.


Dr. Nils Warnken

University of Birmingham
Interests: Multicomponent alloys, Phase-field, Phase-Diagrams, applications  

Corresponding members

Prof. Derek Fray

University of Cambridge

Mr. Alan Gibbon


Interests: Thermodynamic modelling. Thermodynamic and phase diagram data. Increasing applications and industrial recognition though collaboration.


Miss. Eleanor Jay

Imperial College
Interests: Atomistic simulation, crystallographic and thermodynamic modelling.  

Dr. Derek Sinclair

University of Sheffield

Interests: Electroceramics, fuel cells, experimental phase diagram determinations.


Dr. Carsten Schwandt

University of Cambridge
Interests: Thermodynamic properties of molten salts, solid ionic conductors and energy materials.  

Prof. Rachel Thomson

Loughborough University

Prof. George Z. Chen

University of Nottingham
Interests: Molten salts, ionic liquids and electrochemistry for materials.