Sarah Haigh

Role: ICAM Director
Partner: The University of Manchester

Sarah Haigh is a Professor of Materials Characterisation at The University of Manchester, UK. She is the Director of ICAM and has projects related to applying advanced electron microscopy for catalysis. She is Director of the Department of Materials Electron Microscopy Centre, which has 25 instruments and over 500 users. She leads a research group centred around improving our understanding of nanomaterials properties using advanced transmission electron microscope (TEM) imaging and analysis techniques. She is particularly interested in the development and application of new methods for high resolution in situ liquid or gas cell TEM imaging and holds an ERC Starter Grant in this area. She has published 4 book chapters, over 200 papers, with >10000 citations and has an H-index of 46.

Before moving to The University of Manchester to start a lectureship in 2010 she worked as consultant application specialist to JEOL UK. She completed MEng and DPhil degrees in Material Science at the University of Oxford. She is a Liveryman of the Armourers and Brasiers Company and sits on their Material Science Committee. She won the IOM3 Silver Medal in 2017 and an RMS Innovation Award in 2018. She was Chair of the Institute of Physics EMAG group (2016-2018) a council member for the RMS (2014-2018), is on the advisory boards for the EPSRC’s SuperSTEM laboratory and the NanoDTC at the University of Cambridge.