Professor Lindsay Greer becomes CPS President

Professor Lindsay Greer takes over from Dr Claire Barlow

Professor Lindsay Greer, President of Cambridge Philosophical Society.

Photo: Professor Lindsay Greer, President of Cambridge Philosophical Society.

Professor Lindsay Greer becomes CPS President (elected 2024-26), taking over from Dr Claire Barlow who becomes Vice-President (elected 2024-26).

Lindsay Greer is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge. He served as Head of the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy (2006–2013) and as Head of the School of the Physical Sciences at Cambridge (2016‒2019). He Initiated the Cambridge Nuclear Energy Centre and was its inaugural chair. Has held visiting positions at Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble & Centre d’Études Nucléaires de Grenoble; Washington University, St Louis, USA; University of Vienna; and University of Turin.

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 (Sendai, Japan); the Leibniz Medal of IFW, Dresden; and the Lee Hsun Lecture Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He holds Honorary Doctorates from AGH University of Science & Technology, Cracow, Poland, and from Sofia University, Bulgaria.

He has published two books, 16 book chapters and over 480 scientific papers. His Hirsch index (Web of Science) is 73.

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.

A list of Previous Presidents of the Society since it was founded in 1819 can be found here.

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