Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985
    Undergraduate researcher at Hirst Research Centre, GEC, Wembley, Middx.

  • 1986
    Undergraduate researcher at Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics Research, Stuttgart, Germany

  • 1987
    Undergraduate researcher at Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics Research, Stuttgart, Germany

  • 1987
    Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc.Eng)

  • 1991
    Researcher for Cambridge Advanced Materials

  • 1991 – 1995
    IBM Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University and IBM Almaden Research Center

  • 1995 – 1999
    Governor's Lecturer, Dept. of Materials, Imperial College

  • 1999 – 2003
    Reader in Materials Chemistry, Dept. of Materials, Imperial College

  • 2003 – 2004
    Lecturer in Materials Science, University of Cambridge

  • 2003 – 2003
    Leave of absence to Los Alamos National Laboratory (Long Term Visiting Staff Member)

  • Since 2003
    Long Term Visiting Staff Member at Los Alamos

  • 2004
    Reader in Materials Science, University of Cambridge

  • 2004
    Fellow (Title C) of Trinity College

  • 2004
    Professor in Materials Science

  • Since 2008
    Professor in Materials Science

Selected publications

  • J. Driscoll's publication name is Driscoll, J.L. or MacManus-Driscoll or MacManusDriscoll or MacManus JL.

  • Thick lead-free ferroelectric films with high Curie temperatures through nanocomposite-induced strain. Nature Nanotechnology;2011, 6:491.

  • Strain control and spontaneous phase ordering in vertical nanocomposite heteroepitaxial thin films. Nature Materials 2008;7:314.

  • ZnO – nanostructures, defects, and devices. Materials Today 2007;10:40.

  • Strong Efficiency Improvements in Ultra-low-Cost Inorganic Nanowire Solar Cells. Advanced Materials 2010;22:E254.

  • Self-Assembled Heteroepitaxial Oxide Nanocomposite Thin Film Structures: Designing Interface-Induced Functionality in Electronic Materials. Advanced Functional Materials 2010;20:2035.


Selected projects

  • Emergent properties of nanostructured oxide interfaces

    Cost-effective, low temperature processed inorganic solar cells

  • Long length superconductors with superior properties

    Oxides on plastic for flextronics

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Fellow of American Physical Society, since 2012

  • Member of the American Ceramic Society, since 2003

  • Member of the Materials Research Society, since 2003

  • Fellow of Institute of Physics, since 2002

  • Member of Institute of Materials, since 2000

Additional qualifications

  • Peer Review Activities

  • Journal Reviewing: Nature journals, Journal of Applied Physics, Applied Physics Letters, Physica C, Superconductor Science and Technology, Journal of Materials Science, Journal of Materials Research, Journal of American Ceramic Society, Thin Solid Films, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, J. Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, Solid State Ionics, Physical Review B, Journal of Crystal Growth, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Chemistry of Materials, Philosophical Magazine, Advanced Materials, Physical Review B, Physical Review Letters, Small, New Journal of Physics, Solid State Communications

  • Research Proposal Reviewing: Much UK and international work including general proposals and selection of major research centres in the US, Australia, and Europe

  • External Advisory Boards and Committees: Diboride Conductors – small start-up company (2004 – 2009), various consultancies for companies, Executive Board of Superconductor Science and Technology (2004 – 2008), Member of the Advisory Board of the European Society of Applied Superconductivity (since 2007), Board of ASC, USA (since 2008), Nominations Committee of Materials Research Society (since 2008), Secretary of Institute of Materials committee on Materials Chemistry (1998 – 2007), Member of Institute of Physics Superconductivity Program committee (2001 – 2006), School governor, St. Mary's, Cambridge (since 2010), Editorial Board Applied Physics Letters and Journal of Applied Physics (2010 – 2013), Editorial Board of International Materials Reviews

Further qualifications and activities

  • >250 refereed journal publications, >5000 citations, h-index of 35

  • Around 6 invited or plenary talks per year


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