Professor Neil Mathur

Subject Materials Science
Fellow type Lecturers, Professors and College Officers
Year started 2000


Neil Mathur is Professor of Materials Physics in the Department of Materials Science, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is also Senior Treasurer of the University cross-country running club (Cambridge University Hare & Hounds) and the College hockey club.

His research group studies the physics of systems with notable electrical and magnetic properties, e.g. using thin films and devices. His work on magnetoelectrics explores magnetism under electrical control. His work on electrocalorics explores electrically driven thermal changes. His work on spintronics explores the transport of magnetically aligned electrons.

Professor Mathur read Physics at Churchill (BA and PhD), joined Materials Science in 1996, and joined the College as a Fellow in 2000.