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Professor Arthur F Willoughby BSc(Eng), PhD, CEng, ARSM, DIC, FIM, FRSA, CPhys, FInstP

Emeritus Professor

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Professor Arthur F Willoughby is Emeritus Professor within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Arthur Willoughby graduated with BSc (Eng) (1st Class) in Metallurgy from Imperial College in 1961, and was awarded the Bessemer Medal and Charles Salter Prize, and ,after a period at AECL, Chalk River, Canada, obtained a PhD from Imperial College in 1965, and was awarded the Matthey Prize. He was subsequently elected to FIM and CEng. Appointed to an ICI Fellowship at the University of Southampton in 1965, he subsequently joined the academic staff, and was promoted to a Personal Chair in Electronic Materials in 1983. He was Head of Engineering Materials for 10 years, and Deputy Dean of the Faculty, as well as a member of the University Management Group. He was the Director of the MEng Courses across the Faculty.

His research has concentrated on defects and diffusion in semiconductor materials, and works closely with many companies and research organisations worldwide. He is chairman of the Electronics Application Divisional Board of the Institute of Materials, and is a member of Council and the Materials Strategy Commission, and Chairman of the third International Conference on Materials for Microelectronics in Dublin, October 2000. He was elected to the Functional Materials Peer Review College of EPSRC and has chaired Panels on special programmes. Internationally, he is a member of the Electronic Materials Committee of the TMS (USA), and a member of the International Advisory Board of ITIMS (Vietnam). He is founding Editor of Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronis, and Principal Editor of Materials Letters.


Research interests

  • Electronic Materials : Doping, defects and diffusion

Research group

Engineering Materials

Principal Editor

Materials Letters


Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics.

Professor Arthur F Willoughby
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number: 7/4049/M7

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