Guests at the annual Bauerman Lecture, Department of Materials, Imperial College LondonThe 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.


The Bauerman Lecture 2019

Thursday 28 February 2019


Speaker: Professor Dierk Raabe, Chief Executive, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Eisenforschung GmbH
Lecture: Compositional Lattice Defect Manipulation for Microstructure Design

Internal interfaces, stacking faults and dislocations determine many mechanical, functional, and kinetic properties of alloys. These defects can be chemically manipulated by solute decoration, confined elemental partitioning and even by low-dimensional transformation phenomena, altering their energy, mobility, structure, and cohesion. Some of these phenomena are long known: examples are Cottrell atmospheres at dislocations, Suzuki partitioning to stacking faults and grain boundary segregation according to the adsorption isotherm.

The lecture presents and discusses three aspects in that context. First, recent atomic-scale experiments show that the interplay between defect structure and chemistry can lead to a much larger variety of compositional – structural states than commonly assumed. Second, some of these states can be described by established thermodynamic and kinetic models. Third, embracing the full complexity of these defect decoration states via alloying and thermomechanical treatments establishes an approach referred to as 'segregation engineering'. In this concept defect decoration and transformation are not regarded as undesired phenomena but instead utilised to manipulate specific interface and dislocation structures, compositions and properties for advanced microstructure design.


Biography

Dierk Raabe studied music, metallurgy and metal physics. After his doctorate and habilitation at RWTH Aachen he worked at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and at the High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee. He joined the Max Planck Society as a director in 1999. He works in four fields: Design of metallic alloys; structure-property relations of complex materials; correlative atom probe tomography; Computational Materials Science. In 2004 he received the highest German research award (Leibniz-Award), holds an ERC advanced grant 2012 and received 3 best paper awards. He is a member of the National Academy Leopoldina, Professor at RWTH Aachen and Honorary Professor at the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven.

 This event is by invitation only

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The Bauerman Lecture 2018


Speaker: Professor Jennifer Lewis
Lecture: Digital and Self-Assembly of Vascularized Organ-Specific Tissues

The advancement of tissue and, ultimately, organ engineering requires the ability to pattern human tissues composed of cells, extracellular matrix, and vasculature with controlled microenvironments that can be sustained over prolonged time periods. Towards this goal, we have developed a multimaterial bioprinting method capable of producing vascularized human tissues. As one illustrative example, we have created thick vascularized, stem-cell laden tissues that can be controllably perfused and differentiated along an osteogenic lineage. We have also printed 3D proximal tubules embedded in an engineered extracellular matrix with and without vasculature and characterized their structure, function, and vectorial transport. We are now integrating digital and self-assembly approaches to create more complex organ-based constructs. By combining bioprinting, stem-cell biology, and tissue-on-chip concepts, we are opening new avenues for drug screening, disease models, and ultimately tissue repair and regeneration.

Professor Jennifer Lewis receiving the Bauerman Lecture Medal

Professor Jennifer Lewis delivering the 2018 Bauerman Lecture

Professor Jennifer Lewis delivering the 2018 Bauerman Lecture

Professor Jennifer Lewis delivering the 2018 Bauerman Lecture

Professor Jennifer Lewis delivering the 2018 Bauerman Lecture

Post-Lecture Drinks

Post-Lecture Drinks

2018 Bauerman Lecture Gala Dinner

2018 Bauerman Lecture Gala Dinner

2018 Bauerman Lecture Gala Dinner

The Bauerman Lecture 2017


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


The Bauerman Lecture 2016


Speaker: Professor Stephen Mann FRS
Lecture: Systems of Creation: the Emergence of Life from Non-living Materials?

Materials principles and concepts can be successfully applied to biological systems. And the engineering of biology is now self-evident. Synthetic biology is coming of age. But is this a one-way street? Can the principles of life be applied to physical materials? Not simply as biomimetics or bioinspiration, but at a deeper conceptual level: is there such a thing as
life outside biology?

This talk will highlight recent work on the design and microscale engineering of synthetic protocells as a step towards autonomous material life-forms capable of rudimentary processes such as chemical cognition, signalling, modulated reactivity, self-reproduction and collective behaviour.

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