Engineering Design Centre
Department of Engineering
The University of Cambridge
+44 (1223) 748247
+44 (1223) 332662
Click here to visit Web Site
Mike Ashby, now Emeritus, was a Royal Society Research Professor at the University
of Cambridge and a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at the Royal
College of Art in London. He previously held academic posts at Harvard University
and at the University of Gottingen.
He is the author of a number of books on materials. Among the more recent are
"Engineering Materials" Volumes 1 and 2 (3rd editions 2005) "Cellular Solids"
(1988, 2nd edition 1997), "Materials Selection in Mechanical Design" (1992,
3rd edition 2005), "Metal Foams - a Design Guide" (2000), "Materials and
Design - the Art and Science of Materials Selection in Product Design"
(2002, 2nd edition 2009), "Materials and the Environment" (2009) and "Materials:
engineering, science, processing and design" (2007, 2nd edition 2009). His interests
are in Design, and in the role Materials play in it.