Professor Siân Dutton

Fellow, Director of Studies in Natural Sciences (Physical Part IA)
University Positions
Professor of Physics and Solid State Chemistry
Specialising in

Siân Dutton is Professor of Physics and Solid State Chemistry, and a Director of Studies in Natural Sciences at Jesus College.

Academic interests

Siân Dutton's academic interests include:

  • Condensed matter physics
  • Solid state chemistry – synthesis and characterisation of inorganic materials.

Degrees obtained

  • BA Hons, Natural Science: Chemistry, Jesus College, University of Cambridge.
  • MA Cantab, Jesus College, University of Cambridge.
  • DPhil, Chemistry, Somerville College, University of Oxford.


Siân was an undergraduate in Cambridge, completing a MSci in Natural Sciences with a Part III in Chemistry. She then went to Oxford to complete a DPhil in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Peter Battle. There she studied the synthesis and characterisation of mixed metal oxides with a focus on understanding their magnetic properties.

Siân then moved to Princeton University to work with Professor Bob Cava as part of the collaborative Institute of Quantum Matter with Johns Hopkins University. In Princeton she worked on geometrically frustrated magnets.

In 2012 Siân moved back to Cambridge joining the Cavendish Laboratory as a Winton Advanced Research Fellow working on functional energy materials. In October 2015 Siân was appointed as a University Lecturer in the Physics Department and in early 2016 her group moved into new laboratories within the Maxwell Centre.

Other interests

Reading, girlguiding.

Publications, links and resources

Details of publications can be found on Siân’s personal website or on Google Scholar.

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