Nobel Laureate Abel Laureate Advisory Board Member USERN President USERN Policy Making Council USERN Manager USERN Deputy Junior Ambassador

Major: Materials Science

Brian Cantor is Professor of Materials at Oxford and Brunel Universities.  He is also a Trustee of the Science Museums Group and an Editor of Elsevier’s premier review journal, Progress in Materials Science.  He has published over 300 books and papers.  He invented the field of High Entropy Alloys and discovered “Cantor alloys”.

In the recent past, he has been Vice-Chancellor of the Universities of Bradford and York, Head of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Oxford, a research scientist at GE Labs in the USA, a consultant for Alcan, NASA and Rolls-Royce, and a Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering.  He has worked at other universities such as Sussex, Northeastern, Banaras, Washington State, IISc Bangalore and the Kobe Institute, and chaired or been on boards such as the Marshall Aid Commission, the UK Universities Pensions Forum, and Bradford, Leeds and York Local Economic Partnerships (LEPs).  He founded, chaired and built up the Begbroke Science Park, the Heslington East Campus, the Hull-York Medical School, the Institute for Effective Education, the Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research, the Centre for Applied Human Rights, the Digital Health Enterprise Zone, the National Science Learning Centre, and the World Technology Universities Network.    

He has received academic prizes, honorary professorships and fellowships in the UK, USA, China and India.  He was awarded a CBE for services to higher education in 2013.

Cantor studied at Manchester Grammar School and Christ's College, Cambridge.

Most Cited Publications:

Microstructural development in equiatomic multicomponent alloys
B Cantor, ITH Chang, P Knight, AJB Vincent
Materials Science and Engineering: A 375, 213-218 2004

Stability of microstructure in metallic systems
JW Martin, JW Martin, RD Doherty, B Cantor
Cambridge University Press 1997

Modelling of droplet dynamic and thermal histories during spray forming—I. Individual droplet behaviour
PS Grant, B Cantor, L Katgerman
Acta Metallurgica et Materialia 41 (11), 3097-3108 1993

Multicomponent and high entropy alloys
B Cantor
Entropy 16 (9), 4749-4768 2014

Intermetallic phase selection in 1XXX Al alloys
CM Allen, KAQ O'reilly, B Cantor, PV Evans
Progress in Materials Science 43 (2), 89-170 1998



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