Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Inspirational people from around the world can be found here in the department. Originating from over 35 countries, we are proud to be a truly diverse community of over 800 scientists, students and support staff working together to push boundaries of knowledge in Materials Science and Engineering.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. We will work to create an inclusive environment that attracts and supports a diverse range of talented staff and students and fosters equal opportunity for everyone to achieve their potential. 

Read the Faculty of Engineering's commitment which we strive to follow.

Athena SWAN

The Athena SWAN charter recognises excellence in higher education employment in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) and specifically promotes gender equality.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award, recognising the importance we put on gender equality and ensuring that female Material Scientists and Engineers have the maximum opportunity for career development and growth within their chosen speciality.

Read our submission and action plan

Committee leadership

Professor Ipsita Roy

Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Avatar profile image

Deputy Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion