The Materials Society (MatSoc) is a student run organisation which aims to enhance the experience of students studying in this department at Imperial College London, and to promote Materials Science and Engineering both at university and in industry. We achieve this goal through collaborative events, social functions, extra-curricular lecture series, and industrial visits to engage with Materials Science beyond an academic environment.

Our society currently has 695 members, including undergradate and postgraduate Materials Science students at Imperial, as well as other students studying other subjects who are interested in Materials Science and working in related areas upon graduation.


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MatSoc Magazine

The Magazine Officer produced a magazine highlighting some of the work going on in the department, industrial visits and other events organised by the society.

To view, please click on the image below.


Harriet Frier


Hi everyone! I'm Hattie and I am the President of MatSoc. My role is to oversee everything that goes on in MatSoc, offer help and support to all other committee members and ensure all deadlines are met.

I also represent MatSoc on the RSM Committee, and am responsible for making sure that the club is run according to the constitution and ICU's code of conduct. Finally, I work with the department to ensure that students are happy and engaged with Materials Science.

Abigael Bamgboye

Vice President

As Vice President, I liaise with companies to organise events that help our students to become more aware of Careers in industry.

This year, I’ve worked with MatSoc Committee to launch Imperial’s first Materials-Focused Careers Fair and I’ll be aiming to run schools outreach events and diversity in engineering events in 2018.

Each term we run a number of extracurricular lectures (MatSoc and Beyond University Lectures) - you can find out more about these on our events page. We also run several site visits and trips, and look forward to our next international tour during summer term.

Alice Robinson

Departmental Representative

A final year student in the Department, I am responsible for receiving and collating student feedback relating to the academic side of life in Materials and liaising with appropriate College staff at the Department, Union and Faculty level to see any necessary changes implemented.

I act as the main link between our members and the academic staff to proactively pursue improvements to the course and seek to keep standards high and our members as happy as possible.

Zack Jeanrenaud


As treasurer, my role is to handle the funds for MatSoc.

Dylan - our sponsorship officer - has found companies that have sponsored MatSoc. Combined with the funds provided by Imperial College Union, this means our society has a great budget this year.

My job is to manage these funds and allocate them to events, trips and most importantly the tour that will take place in the summer term.

Nikesh Patel

Honorary Secretary

My name is Nikesh and I’m on my 4th year at Imperial and my role is Honorary Secretary. The role of secretary involves adjuring committee meetings within the committee as well as taking meeting minutes.

Communication is key and without it the other committee members wouldn’t be able to do their job so well. In addition, I am also responsible for the MatSoc regalia, making sure you can bear the MatSoc emblem with pride.

Schan Perera

Publicity Officer

As Publicity Officer I’ll do my best to make sure everyone is kept up to date with all the goings on in the department. From our weekly lunchtime lectures to fun socials I’ll do my best to keep you in the (dislocation) loop.

Expect numerous Facebook posts, e-mails and posters that are so aesthetically pleasing you won’t believe they’re all made on MS Paint.

Marta Wolinska

Events Officer

As events officer I am responsible for organising social and academic events for MatSoc members to complement our studies. Anything from bowling to a university challenge is a possibility - I’m always on the look out for places we could go and things we could do!

I also work with Abigael as the person behind the scenes to book venues, transport and anything else necessary for our sight visits and lecture series to run smoothly.

Dylan Hall

Sponsorship Officer

As sponsorship officer, my role is to contact companies related to Materials Science and Engineering in order to secure sponsorship for MatSoc.

Our sponsors provide us with the funds that we need in order to run the society, and put on the large number of industrial and academic based events that we organise. In return, we provide our sponsors with the best possible links to the world leading graduates in our department, as well as offer a number of other benefits such as brand advertisement.

Amy Tall

Magazine Officer

As Magazine Officer, my role is to produce and edit the MatSoc magazine. Essentially, I will commission people to write features and compile these contributions into a stylish and well-structured publication.

I am pleased to announce that the 2017 winter edition will be released on the 11th December. It's sure to be a good read, so save that date!

Christopher Keegan


As MatSoc Webmaster, I run and regularly update the society's website, keeping you up to date with upcoming events.

This involves creating the entire website, and ensuring an optimal format for users to view.