Colin Humphreys#

Colin Humphreys
Membership Number:1018
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions

  • since 2008 Professor and Director of Research, Materials Science and Metallurgy, Cambridge
  • 2002-2003 President, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
  • 1990-2008 Goldsmiths' Professor of Materials Science, Cambridge
  • 1985-1990 Henry Bell Wortley Professor of Materials Engineering, and Head of Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Liverpool
  • 1980-1985 Lecturer, Oxford
  • 1967 Ph.D. Physics, Cambridge

Fields of Scholarship
  • Electron microscopy
  • High-temperature aerospace materials
  • Gallium nitride
  • Semiconductors

Honours and Awards
  • 1989 Rosenhain Medal and Prize, Institute of Metals
  • 1994 Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • 1996 Elegant Work Prize, Institute of Materials
  • 1999 Kelvin Medal and Prize, Institute of Physics
  • 2001 European Materials Gold Medal, the Premier Award of the Federation of European Materials Societies
  • 2001 Hon DSc, Univ. Leicester
  • 2003 Robert Franklin Mehl Gold Medal, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, USA
  • 2003 Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  • 2007 Fellow, School of Engineering, Univ. Tokyo
  • 2008 Establishment of the Colin Humphreys' Education Medal by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

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