Kathryn Allen

Learning from nature

A new process of toughening ceramics in ambient conditions has been discovered. Kathryn Allen reports.

Where wind and coal meet

Kathryn Allen looks at Germany’s changing energy mix as it attempts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Hydrogen fuel from floating solar fuels rig

Columbia engineers have developed a floating solar fuels rig that could produce hydrogen via seawater electrolysis. Kathryn Allen reports.

The self healer

A chance discovery could lead to more sustainable glass-like components for the automotive and technology sectors. Kathryn Allen reports.

Reaching new heights

Norway is to build the world’s tallest timber building.

Q&A – Peter Winebloom

Kathryn Allen talks to Peter Winebloom, Technical Training Director at EEF – The Manufacturers’ Organisation, UK, about his career to date, technical training and the apprenticeship levy.

Let’s get technical

Kathryn Allen looks at how the apprenticeship levy is shaping UK investment in technical education.


Felted nanotubes form strong networks

A wet chemical infiltration process allows carbon nanotubes to be combined with other materials without losing properties, forming a network that can enhance battery power. Kathryn Allen reports.

Imaging 17th century art

A non-destructive imaging technique may offer a greater insight into 17th century art. Kathryn Allen reports.

A beautiful mess

A control sample gone wrong proves worthy of a photography prize.


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