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.