2007 Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition

The recent final of the Young Persons' World Lecture Competition brought together younger members from around the world to compete in Singapore. The competition took place at Nanyang Technological University on Wednesday 8 August 2007.

Materials and Design Exchange at the London Design Festival

The Materials and Design Exchange (MADE) will have a major presence at the 2007 London Design Festival.

Malaysian student wins 2007 Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition

A materials engineering student from Malaysia has won the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition.

Carbon nanotubes for neural engineering

Scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, USA, have developed vertical free-standing carbon nanofibres for use in neural-electrical interfaces. These could improve implantable biomedical devices for managing Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and depression.

Next-generation self-healing polymers

The next generation of polymers that repeatedly self heal are on their way, according to scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. By introducing a 3D microvascular network to the ductile epoxy substrate, emulating biological circulatory systems, researchers have attempted to create a renewable delivery mechanism for the DCPD monomer to extend the life of materials. The structure is fabricated using a direct-write assembly technique developed by Professor of Aerospace Engineering Scott White, and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Jennifer Lewis.