Idha Valeur

Offshore wind energy – an outlook

Materials World magazine
Late October 2019, the International Energy Agency released a study that suggested offshore wind could become a US$1tln industry. Idha Valeur looks into the projections, limitations and possibilities.

A flexible implant could lead to better hearing

Materials World magazine
Making hearing implants soft and more flexible could help people with dysfunctional inner ears to hear again. Idha Valeur reports.

Capturing sulphur to make it useful

Materials World magazine
Molecular organic frameworks could trap sulphur dioxide from ambient air to use as a raw material and prevent it going to waste. Idha Valeur reports.

Scanning the Earth with Lidar technology

Materials World magazine
An ambitious project to scan the entire Earth using Lidar technology has been initiated. Idha Valeur reports.

Vale to use artificial intelligence at its nickel mine

Materials World magazine
Mining company, Vale, plans to use machine-learning and artificial intelligence to explore for new areas to drill. Idha Valeur reports.

Understanding nature's toughest material

Materials World magazine
Researchers have discovered how nacre responds to strain in real-time, which could lead to new, strong synthetic materials being developed. Idha Valeur reports.

Inspiring the engineers of tomorrow

Materials World magazine
EngineeringUK-lead engineering campaign, Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, successfully ran to inspire future engineers and demonstrate the potential of careers in the field. Idha Valeur reports.

Staying united for collaboration and innovation’s sake

Idha Valeur talks to the industry about collaboration, access to funding and expectations for the future in the context of Brexit preparations.

Q&A with Jeremy Watson from PETRAS

PETRAS Director and Principal Investigator, Jeremy Watson CBE FREng FIET FICE DPhil, talks to Idha Valeur about successfully securing funding several times and how Brexit could impact UK science.

A new artificial skin that can aid in rehabilitation and in VR

Materials World magazine
An artificial skin has been developed with the potential to improve virtual reality experiences. Idha Valeur reports.

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