Bill Lee

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Prof Bill Lee

Telephone Number: 
+44 (0)20 7594 6733
Telephone Extension: 
6 733
Fax Number: 
+44 (0)20 7594 6757

Bill is Head of the Department of Materials and Professor of Ceramic Engineering. He joined Imperial in January 2006. After graduating in Physical Metallurgy from Aston University he gained a DPhil from Oxford University on radiation damage in sapphire, was a post-doc at Oxford and Case Western Reserve Universities, Assistant Professor at Ohio State University, USA before becoming lecturer in ceramics at the University of Sheffield in 1989. While at Sheffield he was Manager of the Sorby Centre for Electron Microscopy and Director of the Immobilisation Science Laboratory.

Awards and honours: 
  • He has won multiple prizes including the Rosenhain Medal (1999) and Pfeil Award (2000) of the IOM3 and the Wakabayashi Prize (2004) of the Refractories Society of Japan.
  • He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and the IOM3.
Memberships : 
  • Bill is a member of the High Scientific Council of European Nuclear Society, the International Globalisation Task Force of the American Ceramic Society and the Materials panel for the UK RAE 2008.