Catherine Pitt

I used to be a research student in the Phase Transformations and Modelling Group at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy of the University of Cambridge. However I escaped, finished my PhD, and am now a sysadmin. I first worked at Pembroke College and now I'm at the University of Cambridge Department of Chemistry. For those who really need to know what I look like, here is the obligatory picture of me.


My main interests are dressmaking and RPGs. If you're interested in the dressmaking then an unmerciful amount of detail can be found on my dressmaking blog. I also waste far too much time on Pattern Review.

My Research

During my time at Materials Science I did research into the wear behaviour of carbide-free bainitic rail steels which is sponsored by British Steel, who have since become Corus Group. There is a longer description of my project with relevant links if you would like all the details, or try the Phase Transformations Group home page if you are just interested in bainite. Bainite is fascinating and despite having fled from Materials Science to systems administration I can still rave about it to anyone who will listen.

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