The Department is delighted that five members of staff have been
promoted to personal professorships, five to readerships, and sixteen
to senior lectureships.
Dr Howard Hodson has been elected to the Rolls Royce chair of Aerothermal
Technology, and two other new professors are featured later in this
We are also delighted that Stephen Watson, a first year student,
won the national Year In Industry competition 2000.
A new Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration for Nanoscale Science
is to be built on the University's West Cambridge site, and substantial
new funding for the research is to be announced in the near future.
The research, led by Prof Mark Welland, is a unique inter-departmental
collaboration with Prof Richard Friend in the Department of Physics,
Dr Mark Blamire in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy,
Prof Chris Dobson in the Department of Chemistry and Prof Chris
Lowe at the Institute of Biotechnology. University College London
and the University of Bristol will also be partners in this six
year venture funded by the Research Councils.
Other groups from the Department, in the information engineering
and communications areas, are also planning to move to West Cambridge
following the announcement by Marconi plc of funding for a new building
there. The CU Engineers Association annual conference, on the theme
of "Working with Industry", is on Friday 21st September, and will
showcase examples of University-industry collaboration. Further
details are on our website, http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk. MDM