David Pettifor

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Professor David Pettifor CBE FRS
Fields Metallurgy
Institutions University of Oxford
Alma mater University of Witwatersrand
University of Cambridge
Known for Structure Maps
Materials Modelling

Professor David Pettifor CBE FRS is the Isaac Wolfson Professor of Metallurgy at the University of Oxford.[1] He is also a Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford.[2]

He is the author of a book entitled Bonding and Structure of Molecules and Solids (Oxford University Press).[3] He created "structure maps" which determine which crystal structure an alloy will form. He is a world authority on materials modelling and helped established the Oxford Materials Modelling Laboratory.

He holds a BSc from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge.[2]

He was awarded the CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2005.[4] In 1999, he received the Royal Society Armourers and Brasiers' Medal.[1] Other awards include the William Hume-Rothery Award and the Hume-Rothery Prize.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Personal Homepages". Oxford Materials. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "David Pettifor". St Edmund Hall. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Simply bound to be desirable". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Queen's Birthday Honours 2005". University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 30 September 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 

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