Past lectures

Lecture number Lecturer Year
66.

Dr Jeffrey Wadsworth
Connections and Pathways evolving from a Metallurgical Education at Sheffield University

Event write-up

2018
65.

Professor Serena Best
Biomaterial Scaffolds for Tissue Repair – The “Hole” Story

2017
64.

Professor Julia King
The Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials: The Challenge

2016
63.

Professor Mark Miodownik
The Future of Materials

Journal  |  Video

2015
62.

Professor David K. Matlock 
Learning from the past? - Fatigue failures in engineered systems

PDF

2014
61. Professor George Thompson OBE FREng
Environmentally friendly anodizing of aluminium alloys
2013
60.  Professor Philip Withers, FREng, FIMMM, FRAeS
How things fail? - An inside View
2012
59.

Professor George Smith, FRS
How safe is that nuclear reactor?

VideoPDF

2011
58.

Professor Peter Brown FIMMM
Steel – the winning edge

2010
57.

Professor Anthony J Ryan OBE, FRSC, FIMMM
The Materials Requirements for the Origin of Life

VideoPDF

2009
56.

Stephen J Garwood
Materials Engineering for the Next Nuclear Generation

Slides

2008
55.

Professor Rod Smith, FREng
Railways and Materials: Synergetic Progress

Slides | Paper

2007
54.

Professor John Knott, OBE, FRS, FREng, FIMMM
Quantifying the Quality of Steel

Video

2006
53.

Professor John Wood FREng, FIMMM
Big Science and Materials Opportunities, Breakthroughs and the Future 

VideoSlides | Slide-movie 1 | Slide-movie 2 | Materials World Report

2005
52.

Professor H K D H Bhadeshia FRS, FREng, FIMMM
Large Chunks of Strong Steel 

Slides | Short paper | Full paper

2004
51.

Professor Jane A Plant CBE, FIMMM
New Materials from Trace Additions: economic resources and environmental consequences

Slides

2003
50.

Professor C M Sellars BMet, PhD, DMet, HonCMechD, FREng, FIMMM
Metallurgical Modelling of Thermomechanical Processing

Slides

2002
49.

Dr M J Pettifor, FIMMM
Technology - Driving Steel Forward

Full paper

2001
48.

Professor Colin J Humphreys CBE, BSc, PhD, FREng, FIMMM, FInstP
From Hatfield to High-Technology: Designing Materials for the Twenty-First Century

2000
47.

Professor R Boom FIMMM
Iron, the hidden element - The Role of Iron and Steel in the 20th Century

Slides | Paper

1999
46.

Mr P C Ruffles CBE, FREng, FRS, FlMechE, FRAeS, RDI
Power and the Environment

Slides

1998
45.

Dr R E Dolby OBE, FREng, FIMMM, FWeldI
Steel Competitveness: joining matters

1997
44.

Professor W Bonfield CBE, FREng, FRS, FIMMM, FBSE, FInstP
From Concept to Patient - Tailor-Making Biomaterials for Medical Implants

1996
43.

Dr J W Edington FREng, FIMMM
The New World of Steel

1995
42.

Emeritus Professor G W Greenwood PhD, DMet, FREng, FRS, FIMMM, FInstP
What's Missing in Materials?

Audio - mp4

1994
41.

J J Irani, MSc, MMet, PhD, DMet
Technology Management in the Steel Industry - Current Challenges

Paper

1993
40.

Professor M F Ashby, MA, PhD, FRS, FREng, FIMMM
Materials Selection in Mechanical Design

1992
39.

Professor Dr H Warlimont
Challenges for Metallurgical Research Imposed by Increasingly Complex Technologies

1991
38.

Dr F Fitzgerald, CBE, PhD, DEng, FIChemE, FInstE
Steel - Technical Achievements and Challenges

1990
37.

Professor M C Flemings, SB, SM, ScD, FIAME
Net Shape Solidification Processing of Steel, 1945-1995

1989
36.

Emeritus Professor J Nutting, MA, PhD, ScD, FIM, FREng
Clean Steel - Dirty Steel: Sulphur - Friend or Foe 

1988
35.

Sir Robert Scholey, CBE, DEng, FREng
European Steel: What Future?

Audio - mp4

1987
34.

Dr ED Hondros, MSc, DSc, CEng, FIM, FRS
Thermo~Capillary and Other "Tears of Wine" Phenomena in Materials 

1986
33.

Emeritus Professor Sir Peter Hirsch, MA, DSc, ScD, DEng, FRS
Nuclear Power: Perspective and Prospects

1985
32.

Vicomte E Davignon
The Steel Strategy of the Community

1984
31.

Professor R Kiessling
Stainless Steels - Materials in Competition

1983
30.

Sir Robin Nicholson, MA, PhD, DSc, DMet, DEng, FIM, MInstP, Clmgt, FIChemE, FREng, FRS
The Development of Nickel Alloys for the Gas Turbine

1980
29.

Emeritus Professor Sir Robert Honeycombe, MSc, PhD, FIM, DMet, FREng, FRS
Ferrite

1979
28.

M L Coche
From Invention to Industrial Development

1978
27.

R Weck, CBE, FWeldI
Welding and the Steel Industry

1977
26.

R W Nichols, FREng
Steels in Nuclear Power - Problems and Promise

1975
25.

Sir Alan Cottrell, PhD, ScD, DSc, FIC, FREng, FRS
Materials and Malthus

Paper 

1974
24.

R S Barnes, MSc, DSc, FInstP, FIM, FRSA, FKC
Euro-Steel Research

1973
23.

Professor E Plockinger
Electroslag Remelting - A Modern Tool in Metallurgy

1972
22.

W F Cartwright, CBE, DL, MIMechE
Small Steelworks

1971
21.

Sir James Menter, MA, PhD, ScD, CPhys, FInstP, FRS
The Heterogeneity of Steel 

1970
20.

L S Darken, PhD
Metallic Chemistry in 1, 2 and 3 Dimensions 

1969
19.

Sir Montague Finniston
Twenty-Five Years On 

1968
18.

Professor H Morrogh, CBE, DSc, FREng, FRS
The Metallurgy of Cast Iron 

1967
17.

Professor W Hume-Rothery
The Intermetallic Chemistry of Iron 

1965
16.

Professor F D Richardson
Basic Knowledge: Discovery and Invention in the Birth of New Metallurgical Processes 

1964
15.

Professor A G Quarrell, PhD, DSc, DMet, ARCS, DIC, FInstP, FIM
Metallography - a Hundred Years After Sorby

1963
14.

M Cohen, PhD
On the Development of High Strength in Steel 

1962
13.

Professor L Rotherham, CBE, DSc, FlEE, SFlnstE, FIM, FInstP, FREng, FRS
The Contribution of Metallurgy to Electric Power Generation

1960
12.

Academician G Kurdjomov
Phenomena Occurring in the Quenching and Tempering of Steels 

1959
11.

N P Allen, MMet, DSc, FIM, FRS
The Mechanical Properties of the Ferrite Crystal 

1958
10.

P G Bastien, DSc
The Mechanism of Formation of Banded Structures

1957
9.

Sir Nevill Mott, MA, DSc, FRS
Fracture in Metals 

1956
8.

E C Bain
Trends in Metallurgical Research in the United States 

1955
7.

T P Colclough, CBE, MMet, DSc, FRIC
Development in the Iron and Steel Industry in Great Britain During the Last Twenty-Five Years

1954
6.

Professor E N da C Andrade, FRS
The Flow of Metals

1952
5.

Sir Frank Whittle, OM, KBE, CB, DSc, ScD, DTech, FREng, FRS
Turbine Problem in the Development of the Whittle Engine

1951
4.

Sir A McCance, DSc, LLD, FRS
The Plastic Behaviour of Solids 

1949
3.

R F Mehl, PhD, DSc, DEng
The Decomposition of Austenite by Nucleation and Growth Processes

1948
2.

C Sykes, DSc, FRS
Steels for Use at Elevated Temperatures

1947
1.

G B Waterhouse, PhD, DMet
The Services to Metallurgy of the Late Dr W H Hatfield, FRS

1946