Professor Lindsay Greer
Lindsay Greer is a Professor of Materials Science at the University of Cambridge. Lindsay earned MA and PhD degrees at Cambridge, then undertook postdoctoral work and was Assistant Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard University before returning to a faculty position in Cambridge. He has held visiting positions at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble and the Centre d’Études Nucléaires de Grenoble, at the Universities of Vienna and Turin, and was Harrison Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Physics and Centre for Materials Innovation, Washington University. He holds Honorary Doctorates from the AGH University of Science & Technology, Cracow, and the University of Sofia.
At Cambridge, he has served as Head of the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy (2006–2013) and as Head of the School of the Physical Sciences (2016‒2019). He Initiated the Cambridge Nuclear Energy Centre and was its inaugural chair.
He has been awarded the Pilkington Teaching Prize of the University of Cambridge, the Light Metals, Cast Shop Technology, and Bruce Chalmers Awards of TMS (USA), the Cook-Ablett Award, the Hume Rothery Prize, and the Griffith and John Hunt Medals of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, the ISMANAM Senior Scientist Medal, the Honda Kotaro Memorial Medal of Tohoku University, the Leibniz Medal of IFW, Dresden. and the Lee Hsun Lecture Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has published two books, more than 15 book chapters and over 450 scientific papers. His Hirsch index (Web of Science) is 64.
Lindsay’s research interest is microstructural kinetics, specifically on glass formation and crystal nucleation. His current work focuses on metallic glasses and their mechanical properties. Other interests are the grain refinement of cast alloys, and chalcogenide thin films for phase-change data storage.