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Dr. M. Munawar Chaudhri

Dr. M. Munawar Chaudhri

Emeritus Reader

Head of the Materials Group

Emeritus Fellow of Darwin College

Cavendish Laboratory
JJ Thomson Avenue


After completing B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. (physics) from the University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, Dr. Chaudhri carried out research into Geiger Muller counters and the effects of impact of 1 MeV protons on metals at the High Tension Laboratory, Lahore. He came to the Cavendish on a Saigol Foundation scholarship in 1966 to do a Ph.D. under Professor Bowden in the PCS group. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1970 and has since been employed at the Cavendish by the University. He became a University Reader in 2001.

Research Interests

Nanomechanical properties of materials, studies of very fast phenomena using high-speed photography, pressure-induced phase transitions in semiconductors, and fast reactions in solids. 
Research Group - Materials Group

Key Publications

Please visit the Group website for a list of publications.