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Materials50: 50 Years of Materials at Queen Mary

Join us for a celebration at Queen Mary University of London on 5 November 2021

“It is 50 years since the first graduates from the Department of Materials founded by Professor Edgar Andrews at Queen Mary College graduated in the Royal Albert Hall. We felt that we should celebrate these 50 years of graduates from London and welcome the first cohort from Xi’an.”

The 2020-21 academic year contained many firsts for Materials at Queen Mary

It was the first year we graduated students from our campus at North Western Polytechnic University (NPU) in Xi’an China. Nearly 240 students in the Queen Mary Engineering School (QMES) completed their four years degrees in either Materials Science and Engineering or Polymer Science and Engineering. Congratulations must go to the students and their academics based in London, China and elsewhere around the world. We look forward to many more years to come.

It was the first (and hopefully last) year that our students in both London and Xi’an were taught remotely using primarily online platforms like QMPlus, Voov, Zoom, Teams or others. We have to congratulate the staff based in both cities for their work teaching under these circumstances.

But the noteworthy date is that it is 50 years since the first graduates from the Department of Materials founded by Professor Edgar Andrews at Queen Mary College graduated in the Royal Albert Hall. We felt that we should celebrate these 50 years of graduates from London and welcome the first cohort from Xi’an.

We have put together an event that we hope you will enjoy.

The three sessions have previous Heads of Materials looking back, previous students and staff talking about where they have gone since leaving us. Finally, four current members of staff will talk about their research activities indicating where we hope we will progress over the years to come. 

Please feel free to send us any photos or memories you would like to add to the Materials50 web pages.

Join us at Queen Mary on November 5th »

 

Emiliano Bilotti, Dimitrios Papageorgiou, Liz Tanner, Han Zhang