Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

Fundraising, donations and legacies

The Department has been at the forefront of Materials Science and Metallurgy for over 70 years. This has been achieved by the outstanding quality of the students and the staff over this time and their access to excellent facilities. Current research focuses on some of society's key challenges, including the creation of the energy-efficient materials and technologies on which our sustainable global future will depend, and improving the design and engineering of medical materials.

In order to maintain its position the Department continues to seek financial support to improve its facilities and endow a Sir Alan Cottrell Professorship in perpetuity.

The Cottrell Appeal Fund - Patron: HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

Details of the appeal to establish, in the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, the Sir Alan Cottrell Professorship of Materials Science.

On-line giving

The University’s Office for Development and Alumni Relations (CUDAR, formerly CUDO) has made it easier to make donations on-line to the Department of Material Science and Metallurgy, please go to: University of Cambridge Development Office secure web site.

Dave Duke Memorial Fund

Details of the Dave Duke Memorial Appeal

Heycock Development Fund

Guidance on how to give general financial support to the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy.


Details of how to make bequests to the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, including specimen wording.

US Alumni

More information on how to give from America.



We are happy to discuss specific donations or provide more information. For further information, please contact: Dr Rachel Hobson at or on (+44) (0)1223 334328.