Terms of reference

The External Advisory Panel’s remit is to act in an advisory role to the Department of Materials, in particular:

1. To provide advice on the structure and content of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses provided by the Department

2. To provide advice on the strategic research focus of the Department. The panel meets in London once a year.


Members are normally appointed for fixed terms of 5–6 years and asked to commit to attendance throughout their term. Appointments may be extended (e.g., to take up the position of Chair). Membership should cover at least one international academic and one industrial representative relevant to each research theme, as well as alumni and other key stakeholders.

The members of the panel are:
ExperienceName and affiliation 

Dr Ryan Bayliss, Corning

Dr Eleanor Jay, Hawkins

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

Prof. James Kirkpatrick, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz

Dr David Farrar, Xiros 

Ceramics & Glasses

Prof. Jérôme Chevalier, INSA Lyon

Dr Alan McLelland (Chair) Morgan Advanced Materials

Engineering Alloys

Prof. Dierk Raabe, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung

Steve Dearden/Dr Kate Fox, Rolls-Royce

Functional Materials

Prof. Ekkes Brück, TU Delft

Dr Catherine Price, Shell

Nanomaterials & Characterisation

Prof. Jane Nielsen, DTU

Dr Urs Dürig, Heidelberg Instruments

Theory & Simulation

Prof. Nicola Marzari, EPFL

Prof. Sergei Dudarev, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

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