Harry  Bhadeshia Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Harry Bhadeshia

Tata Steel Professor of Metallurgy
University of Cambridge

I am a metallurgist with a deep interest in the theory of solid-state phase transformations, particularly in multicomponent metallic alloys. The goal is to be able to predict novel materials and processes, in order to improve the quality of life in a reliable manner. The techniques used to achieve this include mathematical modelling, machine learning, thermodynamics, irreversible thermodynamics, and complexity. Experimental validation then sometimes culminates in tangible products.


I was a metallurgist at the age of 16, working in the quality control laboratories of the British Oxygen Company, which sponsored me for further studies, first at the East Ham College of Technology, and then the City of London Polytechnic. I did my Ph.D. at Cambridge, beginning 1976 and have been there ever since. It is a truly wonderful place.  My hobby is long distance cycling, and one day hopes to do the journey from Lands End to Joan O'Groats, a distance of about 1100 miles. It is good to dream. And the aim may turn out to be greater than the reach. We shall see.


    B.Sc. (1975)., City of London Polytechnic
    Ph.D. (1979) University of Cambridge

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Metallurgy, steels, materials science, crystallography, machine learning

Personal Interests

    Long distance cycling.
    Talking, about anything and everything.


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