The Department has established a distinguished annual prize lecture - the “Bauerman Lecture” - named after Hilary Bauerman (one of the seven original students to enter the Government School of Mines in Jermyn Street in 1851).

The lecture is intended to be the annual highlight of a series of events that bring the whole Department of Materials together around our subject as well as socially. The event is going from strength to strength attracting over 400 guests to hear the most prominent speakers in all areas of Materials Science and Engineering today.


2017 Bauerman Lecture
Speaker: Professor Sir Richard Friend FRS
Lecture: Electronic Excitations in Molecular Semiconductors

Pi-conjugated organic molecules and polymers now provide a set of well-performing semiconductors that support devices, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as used in smart-phone displays and lighting, field-effect transistors (FETs) and photovoltaic diodes (PVs).  These are attractive materials to manufacture, particularly for large-area applications where they can be processed by direct printing, so that the cost of materials and processing can be very low.   This practical success is made possible by breakthroughs in the understanding and engineering of the underlying semiconductor science.  The physics of organic semiconductors is often controlled by large electron-hole Coulomb interactions and by large spin exchange energies.  Management of excited state spin is fundamental for efficient LED and solar cells operation. I will discuss in particular recent progress in the control of emissive spin singlet excited states and non-emissive spin triplet excited states.

Professor Sir Richard Friend FRS receiving the Bauerman Lecture medal

Professor Sir Richard Friend FRS receiving the Bauerman Lecture medal

Professor Sir Richard Friend FRS Bauerman Lecture

Professor Sir Richard Friend FRS Bauerman Lecture

Professor Sir Richard Friend FRS - Bauerman Lecture

Professor Sir Richard Friend FRS - Bauerman Lecture

Bauerman Lecture - Post-lecture drinks

Bauerman Lecture - Post-lecture drinks

Bauerman Lecture - Post-lecture drinks

Bauerman Lecture - Post-lecture drinks

Bauerman Lecture - Post-lecture drinks

Bauerman Lecture - Post-lecture drinks

Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner


2016 Bauerman Lecture


Speaker: Professor Stephen Mann FRS
Lecture: Electronic Excitations in Molecular Semiconductors

Pi-conjugated organic molecules and polymers now provide a set of well-performing semiconductors that support devices, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as used in smart-phone displays and lighting, field-effect transistors (FETs) and photovoltaic diodes (PVs).  These are attractive materials to manufacture, particularly for large-area applications where they can be processed by direct printing, so that the cost of materials and processing can be very low.   This practical success is made possible by breakthroughs in the understanding and engineering of the underlying semiconductor science.  The physics of organic semiconductors is often controlled by large electron-hole Coulomb interactions and by large spin exchange energies.  Management of excited state spin is fundamental for efficient LED and solar cells operation. I will discuss in particular recent progress in the control of emissive spin singlet excited states and non-emissive spin triplet excited states.

Professor Stephen Mann - Bauerman Lecture

Professor Stephen Mann - Bauerman Lecture

Professor Stephen Mann - Bauerman Lecture

Professor Stephen Mann - Bauerman Lecture

Professor Stephen Mann - Bauerman Lecture

Professor Stephen Mann - Bauerman Lecture

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Post lecture drinks

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Post lecture drinks

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Post lecture drinks

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Post lecture drinks

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Post lecture drinks

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Post lecture drinks

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner

Professor Stephen Mann FRS- Bauerman Lecture - Gala dinner