Ellis Davies

Mark Miodownik on the future of materials science

Mark Miodownik, Professor of Materials and Society at University College London, and Director of the Institute of Making, talks to Ellis Davies about his career and the future of materials science.

Don’t wear it out

Materials World magazine
A new take on an old material is believed to have created the world’s most wear-resistant alloy, as Ellis Davies reports.

Keeping solar out of landfill

Materials World magazine
Solar panels installed around the turn of millennium will reach their end-of-life in 2030, creating a surge of photovoltaic waste. Ellis Davies reports on a technology that could recycle the out-of-date modules.

The world of fusion

Materials World magazine
In the wake of recent advances in fusion energy, Ellis Davies investigates the ever on the horizon technology.

How to... use plasma treatment in electron microscopy

Henniker Scientific Ltd, UK, explain the advantages of using plasma treatment to maintain microscopy equipment.

Wrapped in shellfish

Materials World magazine
A new material made from food waste could be a biodegradable alternative for food packaging, as Ellis Davies reports.

Abandoned potential

Clay Technology magazine
Abandoned mine waste has been successfully transformed into glass, which can be used to create glass-ceramics, as Ellis Davies reports.

Common water phenomenon gets an explanation

Materials World magazine
The theory of hydraulic jumps, which is over 200 years old, has been debunked, as Ellis Davies reports.

Copper band illuminates ancient trade routes

Materials World magazine
The exchange of goods and knowledge between ancient Native Americans stretched further than previously thought, as Ellis Davies reports.

A future for Wales

Materials World magazine
Wales is the most EU funded region – per head – in the UK, but has historically been overlooked by the UK government for research and innovation funding. With the Brexit result still uncertain, Ellis Davies takes a look at the Welsh government’s plan for the future of research and innovation in Wales.

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