Brian Derby’s CV

Current Position

Professor of Materials Science: University of Manchester, School of Materials

Previous Appointments

Oxford University, Department of Materials (1985-99): Reader in Materials Engineering, 1998-99. Lecturer in Materials Engineering and Tutor in at Corpus Christi College, 1987-98. Senior Research Fellow (Linacre College) (1985-87). Director of the Oxford Centre for Advanced Materials and Composites 1997 – 99.

Cambridge University, Department of Engineering(1982-84) Research Fellow (St. John’s College)

Centre d’Etudes Nucleaire de Grenoble (1981-1982) ESA Research Fellow

University Education

B.A. Natural Sciences – Metallurgy and Materials Science – 1st Class Honours, (University of Cambridge – Jesus College), 1978.

Ph.D. – Metallurgy and Materials Science – (University of Cambridge, Wolfson College), 1981.

Awards and Honours

Gold Medal (Graduate Student) of the International Astronautical Federation, 1979. For best paper presented by a Graduate Student at the IAF Congress, Munich 1979.

Elected Member World Academy of Ceramics (2004).

Edward de Bono Medal for World Changing Ideas (2007)


Associate Editor, Acta Materialia (1998 – 2001).

Associate Editor, Journal of the American Ceramic Society (2000 – present).

Founding Editorial Board, Biofabrication

Editorial Board, Materials Science and Engineering C: Biomimetic and Supramolecular Systems

Series Editor (Engineering Materials and Processes), Springer Verlag.