Metallurgy and Materials Community

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Welcome to your Metallurgy & Materials Community: a network for alumni, students, faculty and friends from the School of Metallurgy and Materials and part of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Community.

Whether a student, recent graduate or seasoned alumnus, let us know where you are and what you are doing.



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EPS Alumni Office
College of Engineering and
Physical Sciences
Gisbert Kapp
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom

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Community news

Nuclear Engineering Students visit Xiamen for Clean Energy Summer School

Four Nuclear Engineering students visited Xiamen, China, in June to participate in the Clean Energy Science and Technology Summer School.

New Staff in Metallurgy & Materials, March - July 2014

A round-up of new Metallurgy and Materials faculty March - July 2014

Advanced materials research recognised at international conference

James MacDonald, PhD student in the Advanced Materials and Processing lab, School of Metallurgy and Materials has won the Best Poster Prize at the International Conference on Hot Isostatic Pressing Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, attended by over 170 guests from 21 countries.

Advanced materials research recognised by First Prize for Innovation for Product and Technology

SAFRAN Prize: The University of Birmingham Advanced Materials and Processing laboratory led by Dr Moataz Attallah from the School of Metallurgy and Materials has received recognition for its contribution to the Use of Metal 3D Printing Technology (known as Selective Laser Melting Process) for Hot Section Parts of a Gas Turbine project in partnership with MicroTurbo and MONASH University.
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Alumni profiles

  • Adam Plank
    Quality Manager Designate, George Dyke Forgemasters
  • Mark Hixon
    Managing Director, Consulting Associates Worldwide Limited, BSc Physics (1983); PhD Metallurgy & Materials Science (1987)
  • David Haniff
    Director, Pervasive Technology Lab (CIC), Ph.D Augmented Reality, MSc Cognitive Science
  • Derek Rhys Atkins
    Professor, Risk Management & Insurance, Cass Business School, Director, Enabl Ed Ltd, Partner, Reputability LLP, PhD Industrial Metallurgy (1971), BSc Industrial Metallurgy (1967)
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