Alan Cottrell#


Sir Alan Cottrell
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:ah.cottrell 'at' virgin.net
Membership Number:1015
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
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Positions held

Professor Alan Cottrell passed away February 15th, 2012.

  • 1977-1979 Vice Chancellor, Cambridge University (1977-79)
  • 1973-1986 Master of Jesus College, Cambridge University (1973-86)
  • 1958-1965 Professor Metallurgy, Cambridge University (1958-65)
  • 1949-1955 Professor Physical Metallurgy, University of Birmingham (1949-55)
  • 1942-1949 Teacher Metallurgy, University of Birmingham (1942-49)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Metallurgy
  • Development of the theory of elastic-plastic cracks
  • The elucidation of the basic processes of failure at the tip of a sharp notch
  • Theory of cleavage cracking in iron

Honours and Awards
  • 1996 Copley Medal
  • 1974 Rumford Medal
  • 1971 Knight of the British Empire
  • 1962 the Francis J. Clamer Medal
  • 1961 Hughes Medal
  • 1955 Royal Society
  • 1991 Academia Europaea
  • 1982 honorary doctorate from the University of Essex
  • 1973 Honorary Degree (Doctor of Science) from the University of Bath
  • National Academy of Sciences Foreign Associate
  • National Academy of Engineering Foreign Associate
  • UK Official Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government
  • UK Official Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government
  • UK Official Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor to Ministry of Defence
  • UK Atomic Energy Research Establishment


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