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Durham University

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Dr Jennifer King

Business Engagement Manager in the Department of Chemistry
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42114
Room number: CG120J
Research Associate in the Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42524
Room number: 12

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I am currently the SME Engagement Manager for the ERDF funded COAST Project (Collaborative Outreach to SMEs in Applied Surface Engineering Technologies) in the Chemistry Department.

In the past fifteen years, my career portfolio has focused on project management, scientific research, business management of university spin-out companies and educational/outreach activities. I was the Programme Manager for the Notedev Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. I have also been involved in the administration of several Durham University spin-outs, most notably as the business manager for Durham Magneto Optics Ltd. I was the coordinator for the Institute of Physics’ ‘Group Industrial Projects Scheme’, which aimed to support the development and roll-out of team-based, client-led undergraduate research projects in physics departments across the country. My previous research has been in magnetic materials for technological applications, with several post-doctoral research positions in the Physics Department.

After an interdisciplinary first degree, I obtained a PhD in physical sciences (geophysics) from the University of Liverpool in 1990, which involved a variety of magnetic measurements and magnetometry of magnetic fine particle samples obtained during fieldwork in central China. I then worked in science administration at the Research Councils and in university administration, before taking a career break. 

I am part of the Planetarium Team and have given planetarium shows to nearly 1000 people.

I am a Tutor at St Chad's College.

Research Groups

Centre for Materials Physics

Selected Publications

Journal Article

Other (Digital/Visual Media)

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