Special issue of Surface Engineering celebrates life and achievements of Tom Bell

Tom Bell, who died in April 2008 aged 66,was an influential figure in establishing the discipline of surface engineering, a term he has a strong claim to have invented. He was also, in 1985, the founding editor of the journal Surface Engineering , which is marking its twenty-fifth anniversary with a special issue dedicated to his memory. Edited by Dr Hanshan Dong, his colleague at University of Birmingham, UK, the issue contains 16 specially commissioned articles detailing the state of the art in areas where Professor Bell made an active research contribution together with three personal appreciations by former colleagues and collaborators.

Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering publishes special issue on time dependent behaviour of rubber

The recently published 2009:8 issue of the journal Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering ( PRC:ME ) focuses on the time dependent behaviour of rubber. Guest edited by Dr James Busfield and Dr Martin Burke, the issue presents a selection of papers based on presentations at the meeting on this topic organised by the Rubber in Engineering Group of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in October 2008.

Maney Editor wins Royal Society Award

Professor Mohan Edirisinghe, Dr Eleanor Stride and Uthumanku Farook of University College London, UK, have won the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Journal of the Royal Society Interface Award for their research on controlled microbubble preparation.

Queen honours Institute member

Dr Susan Ion FIMMM, Director of Technology and Operations for British Nuclear Fuels plc, received an OBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List for services to science and engineering.

Awards of Excellence call for entries

The International Magnesium Association is calling for entries for its 2010 Awards of Excellence.