Joining of materials, understanding the basic science and also optimising approaches for new materials. Potential applications include aircraft engine turbine blades, car bodies, and electronic components.
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Rob is currently Director of Postdoctoral Affairs in the University - see www.opda.cam.ac.uk - which involves having oversight of, developing a strategy for, and addressing the needs of the postdoctoral researchers in Cambridge and also liaising with other universities with similar interests. Rob also enjoys communicating science (materials science and sustainability) through various diverse outreach activities for prospective students, industrialists and school teachers and through courses at summer schools.