Sheffield Professor appointed Dyson Chair in Ceramics

Dyson Technical Ceramics appoint a research chair in ceramics at the University of Sheffield.

The Dyson Chair in Ceramics was created in the 1950s in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering to act as an advisor and consultant to Dyson Technical Ceramics, on the fabrication of ceramics and to bridge the gap between industry and academia.

With over 215 years’ experience supplying cutting edge refractory ceramics, Dyson is continually developing ideas and products through their Research and Development Laboratory (RDL), based in Sheffield.

Professor Ian Reaney of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been appointed to this prestigious Chair in recognition of his many years of research leadership in the field of ceramics.

I am very pleased to be appointed as the Dyson Chair, and see the role as facilitating strong collaboration between the University of Sheffield and Dyson Technical Ceramics, overseeing new research projects and helping to develop new business opportunities.


Richard Taylor, Managing director at Dyson Technical Ceramics said “We are delighted to be working with Professor Ian Reaney whose expertise in the crystal chemistry, synthesis, processing and microstructure of ceramics will be invaluable in establishing new business opportunities."