Idha Valeur

Monitoring health with a graphene patch

Materials World magazine
A graphene band able to measure heart rate, hydration, oxygen saturation, breathing rate and temperature provides a simpler way to monitor health. Idha Valeur reports.

A bionic hand able to restore sense of touch

Materials World magazine
A bionic hand can restore the sense of touch to amputees by simulating the brain’s ability to sense the position of limbs. Idha Valeur reports.

A new fibre that are both strong as metal and elastic as rubber

Materials World magazine
A new fibre with high elastic properties and metallic strength makes a tough material, which could be used in soft robotics or packaging. Idha Valeur reports.

How industrial food waste can be profitable biogas

Materials World magazine
Converting food waste into biogas could be a green and profitable way to produce heat and electricity, or even vehicle fuel. Idha Valeur finds out more.

Water harvesting hydrogel

Materials World magazine
A new hydrogel can absorb moisture in the air and turn it into clean water. Idha Valeur reports.

Casa Ojalá – the sustainable, portable home

Materials World magazine
Mobile, adaptable and sustainable, the 27m 2 home presented at Milan Design Week this month.

Red mud for ceramics

Materials World magazine
A team of designers have used bauxite residue from the alumina industry to create ceramics, glazes and geopolymer concrete.

Q&A with Lynsey Seal from London Fire Brigade

Lynsey Seal*, Principal Fire Engineer and Joint Head of London Fire Brigade’s Fire Engineering Group, talks to Idha Valeur about her journey to Chartership.

Working towards Chartership

What is the journey to becoming chartered like? Idha Valeur gets insights from Chartered Engineers and industry bodies to hear their advice for others starting out on the same path.

Improving photodynamic therapy by turning visible light into infrared energy

Materials World magazine
Visible light can be converted into infrared energy through a chemical process. Idha Valeur finds out how it works.


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