Materials Science & Technology Board

Welcome to the Materials Science and Technology Division website.

Our major objective is to facilitate the application of fundamental physical, chemical and engineering principles to the needs of industry across a broad sector range, reflected in our committee structure. This includes materials' production, processing, fabrication and end user industries.

We invite you to contact us if you would like to be actively involved in our work.

Prof Mark Jolly

Chairman, Materials Science and Technology Division

Scope & Mission

The Division seeks to identify, encourage and support relevant basic and applied research and to help industry benefit through, for example, problem solving, cost reduction or new product development.

The Division liaises with EPSRC, Materials UK and other bodies in order further to promote interaction between academia and industry. A major plank of this strategy is the organisation of  conferences and workshops balanced between generic and material or industry specific topics. These aim to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information both within and between the academic and industrial communities.

To this end the committees attempt to maintain a balanced representation from academia, research organisations and industry.

The Division also aims to identify new areas of technology where the Institute should be taking initiatives and has historically been a seed-corn from which new Divisions have emerged.


The Institute offers a number of awards and prizes to those active in materials science and technology.

The Materials Science and Technology Division is responsible
for making recommendations to Council for recipients of the awards,
chosen from those nominated by the members.

Awards relevant to the materials science and technology



Prof Mark Jolly


Division Coordinator/Webmaster:

Ian Warrington


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The Board publishes its annual report every January for the previous year.

See latest report