Professor Patrick Grant is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vesuvius Chair of Materials at Oxford University. Patrick’s research takes place at the interface between advanced materials and manufacturing and concerns a wide range of structural and functional materials. His research uses variants of manufacturing techniques used in industry such as vacuum plasma spraying and field assisted sintering alongside in-house developed novel processes such as spray deposition of multi-suspensions and 3D printing of dielectric materials. Current applications include structured porous electrodes for supercapacitors and batteries, 3D printed materials with spatially varying electromagnetic properties for microwave devices, and advanced metallics for power generation. His research has been published in more than 200 research papers and 8 patents. Patrick is a co-investigator on LiME, the EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub in Liquid Metal Engineering. Patrick is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Patrick leads the Grand Challenge theme GC2 in MAPP – ‘Future Manufacturing Technologies’.