Viewpoint: Bringing the heat - piezoelectric thermal capacity for new applications

Raising the thermal capacity of piezoelectric materials will open up a host of new applications. Dr Tim Stevenson, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Leeds, UK, discusses a newly launched three-year project

World of pane for nuclear waste - vitrification for safe disposal

Cement containers are the current storage method for intermediate level nuclear waste in the UK, several processes that turn radioactive intermediate level waste into glass have been developed to an inactive pilot-scale level in the past decade

Rubberwood composite – chip off a new block?

A hybrid particleboard composite may address the problem of rising supply demand in the developing world – and help lower prices of indigenous raw materials, say researchers at Universiti Teknologi MARA in Selangor, Malaysia.

PIABC launch of wood qualifications

The PIABC launch of its new suite of wood qualifications marks a milestone in the development of training and education for which the wood industry has been waiting for more than a decade.

Knowledge is power - education in wood technology

A thriving UK wood industry is showing cracks at education level. The PIABC’s launch of wood technology qualifications is a welcome step forward.