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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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Dr. Lewis Owen appointed to a Junior Research Fellowship at Gonville & Caius College Cambridge

Jan 24, 2018

Dr. Lewis Owen has been appointed to a Junior Research Fellowship commencing in October 2018 at Gonville & Caius College Cambridge. We look forward to many more years of high quality research into the wonderful world of short range order.

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology Visit

Jan 17, 2018

We had a fantastic time today hosting the uber-talented students from the Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology. We believe sharing some of our research and encouraging as many people as possible to consider STEM careers is a key responsibility for any scientist/engineer.

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