Prof Peter Nellist
Lecturer in Materials Science
I took my BA and PhD at Cambridge University before heading west to a post-doctoral position at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. I was tempted back to Cambridge by a Research Fellowship at Magdalene College, and shortly afterwards was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. I transferred this fellowship to the University of Birmingham for two years, but in 2000 I decided to try something outside academia by getting involved in a start-up company in Seattle. In 2004, I realised that I was starting to miss teaching so decided to return to academia, first to a lectureship at Trinity College Dublin, and two years later to my current position as Tutor for Materials Science at Corpus and Professor of Materials in the Department of Materials Science.