Department of Engineering / Profiles / Mr Charles Barty-King

Department of Engineering

Mr Charles Barty-King MChem, MRes


Charles Barty-King

Research Student

Academic Division: Manufacturing and Management

Research group: Production Processes


Research interests

Charlie's PhD is focused around a cheap and bio-degradable cellulose derivative that changes colour when pressure is applied, termed mechanochromism. Charlie is exploring its potential application and generally characterising its mechanochromic properties.

A synopsis of his work before joining the University of Cambridge can be found here.

Information relating to Charlie's PhD project can be found here.

Department role and responsibilities

Charlie is a PhD candidate within the Nanomanufacturing research group of Michael De Volder, based at the Institute for Manufacturing (Division E of the Department of Engineering).

Contact Charlie on for any questions.