24 May 2024
by Kovida Mehra

Professor Brian Cantor CEng FIMMM elected Fellow of the Royal Society

IOM3 congratulates Professor Brian Cantor CEng FIMMM for his election as Fellow of the Royal Society for his contributions to the field of materials sciences

Professor Brian Cantor CBE FREng FRS CEng FIMMM has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for his contributions to the field of materials sciences.

Brian Cantor is a world-renowned scientist and academic. He is currently Professor of Materials at Oxford and Brunel Universities, a Trustee of the Science Museums Group, and a Chief Editor of the Springer-Nature journal High Entropy Alloys and Materials. He is well known for having invented the field of multicomponent high-entropy materials and for having discovered the 'Cantor alloys'.

In the past, Professor Cantor has been Vice-Chancellor (President) of the Universities of Bradford and York, Head of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Oxford University, a research scientist at GE Labs in the USA, editor-in-chief of Progress in Materials Science, a consultant for Alcan, NASA and Rolls-Royce, and Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He founded and built up Begbroke Science Park at Oxford, the Heslington East Campus at York, the Hull-York Medical School, the York Law School, the Institute for Effective Education, the Centre for Applied Human Rights, the National Science Learning Centre (now the National STEM Centre), the Wolfson Centre for Applied Health, the World Technology Universities Network, the UK Circular Metals Research Centre, and the UN International Centre for Excellence in Circular Materials.

He has worked at other universities, been on the boards of companies and agencies, and received academic prizes, honorary professorships and fellowships in the UK, USA, China, Japan and India. He has published over 300 books and papers, with just under 20,000 citations and an h-index of almost 60. He was awarded a CBE for services to higher education in 2013.

Professor Cantor has been a member of the Institute for over 40 years and a Fellow since 1989. The Institute congratulates him for this wonderful accomplishment.


Kovida Mehra