Armourers & Brasiers Cambridge Forum

23 June 2021 2pm – 7pm

The Forum is hosted by the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge, UK, under the auspices of the Armourers & Brasiers’ Livery Company, and is generously supported by leading organisations including IOM3 active in the materials field. In addition to the afternoon of talks, there are posters displaying current research in the Department, exhibitor booths, and an opportunity for free-roaming networking – all on-line.

The Forum culminates in the Kelly Lecture, this year given by Professor Dierk Raabe, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research (Düsseldorf) on ‘Sustainable Metals’. In this 100th anniversary year of the Department, the Forum begins with an overview of a century of materials research at Cambridge, and the programme features distinguished alumnae.


The Gordan Seminars

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

Session I 

2.10 A century, and more, of materials research at Cambridge - Professor A. Lindsay Greer, Dept. of Materials Science & Metallurgy, Cambridge University

2.40 International cooperation in space ― why wouldn’t you? - Dr Alice Bunn, International Director, UK Space Agency 

3.10 Adventures in product development: Materials challenges in Membranes - Dr Eilidh Bedford, CTO, Pall Corporation, New York NY

3.40 – 4.10 - Time to visit our posters and exhibitor booths

Session II

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

4.40 Caught in the act: understanding how crystals grow by watching the movies Prof. Frances Ross, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, MIT, Cambridge MA - Chair: Professor William Bonfield CBE FRS FREng FMedSci FIMMM

5.10 Armourers & Brasiers' Materials Science Venture Prize 2021 ― presented by Mike Goulette (Master of the Armourers & Brasiers' Company)

5.25 - 5.35 Short break


5.35 Sustainable metals - Professor Dierk Raabe Director, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Germany

6.35 Vote of thanks

7.00 Close of online meeting