Kathryn Allen

Printing property

A collaboration between a construction firm and non-profit organisation could see 3D-printed homes for developing countries.

Mentoring in STEM

Kathryn Allen takes a look at STEM mentoring schemes and examines how readers can get involved.  



Critical supplies

The pressure on resources, such as lithium and cobalt, used in lithium-ion batteries is rising. Kathryn Allen examines how this will impact ability to source these materials.

Q&A – Dr Nan Li

Kathryn Allen talks to Dr Nan Li, Lecturer at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London, UK, about her career to date and the importance of mentoring. 

Hidden superconductivity revealed

A hidden state of superconductivity has been discovered, taking research a step closer to the design of superconductors at room temperature. Kathryn Allen reports.

Material Marvels: The Golden Gateway

From its completion in 1937 to the construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York in 1964, the Golden Gate Bridge had the longest main span in the world. It now stands as an iconic landmark in San Francisco. Kathryn Allen reports. 

Q&A – Abbie Hutty

Kathryn Allen speaks to Abbie Hutty about her career and transition from university to industry. 

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.

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