Mark Miodownik is Professor of Materials & Society in the UCL Mechanical Engineering Department. He received his Ph.D in turbine jet engine alloys from Oxford University in 1996. His main research area is self-organising and self-healing materials on which he has published more than ninety research papers. He is the Director of the Institute of Making which is a multidisciplinary research club for those interested in the made world: from makers of molecules to makers of buildings, synthetic skin to spacecraft, soup to clothes, furniture to cities.
Mark is a broadcaster and writer: he gave the 2010 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, and has presented a three part BBC tv series on materials science called How It Works, which was broadcast worldwide in Spring 2012.
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- The Christmas Lectures at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
- Christmas Lectures return to the BBC
- Media Release: Ri Christmas Lectures 2010 Transmission dates announced