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Mark Miodownik

Director of the Institute of Making

Mark Miodownik

About Mark

Mark Miodownik is an engineer and materials scientist. He received his PhD in turbine jet engine alloys from Oxford University in 1996. Before joining UCL in February 2012 he worked in engineering research institutions in the USA, Ireland and the UK. His research areas include smart materials and psychophysical properties of materials. This work has resulted in collaborations with designers, architects and artists, as well as many museums, such as Tate Modern, Hayward Gallery and the Wellcome Collection. Prof. Miodownik is a broadcaster and writer: he gave the 2010 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures and regularly presents BBC TV programmes on materials science and engineering. He was included in The Times 2010 list of the top 100 most influential people in science.

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