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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory


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.


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.

Emeritus Reader
Head of the Materials Group
Emeritus Fellow of Darwin College
Dr. M. Munawar Chaudhri

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