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Rolls-Royce UTC

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Studying at Cambridge


Heat Treatment Furnaces

Our group carries out countless heat treatments to allow us to assess the impact of microstructures on mechanical properties, as well as to evaluate the long-term stability of the novel alloys we developed.

We possess 9 furnaces with temperature capabilities up to 1250˚C.


In addition, we also own a TS1500V-Linkam system, which is a portable-high temperature furnace (pictured below). The furnace is capable of heating small amounts of material to 1500˚C in either a vacuum or an inert environment.

Linkham Furnace

Due to the size and design of this furnace, we use can use it for in-situ X-ray synchrotron diffraction experiments, in which we characterise phase transformations and precipitation as function of temperature and time. 

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PhD studentships now available within the group

Jan 09, 2018

Navigate onto our vacancies page to find out more!

Strategic Partnership with Rolls-Royce shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award 2017

Oct 03, 2017

The Rolls-Royce partnership with the universities of Cambridge, Swansea and Birmingham has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award 2017. Find out more here:

New high temperature thermocouple

Nov 14, 2016

Dr. Michele Scervini has developed a new thermocouple for high-temperature applications

MS&T Literature Review Prize

Jun 15, 2016

Alison Wilson voted runner up in this year's competition