Idha Valeur

Q&A with Dr Rachael Ambury from Element Six

Senior Scientist and Project Lead at Element Six, Dr Rachael Ambury CEng CSci FIMMM, winner of the IOM3 Robert Perrin Award for commitment to outreach activities, talks to Idha Valeur about the importance of outreach work.

Fighting for diversity and equality in STEM

This month we highlight people who are consistently working to create a more diverse and equal STEM sector. Idha Valeur talks to Natalie Cheung and Siena Castellon, who are committed to improving and increasing acceptance in STEM careers.

3D printing customisable and antibacterial hip joints

Materials World magazine
A 3D-printed zirconia ceramic hip developed by Chinese researchers has antibacterial properties, for improved joint health. Idha Valeur reports.

How to make removing colon polyps safer

Materials World magazine
A newly developed gel cushion could make colon polyp removal safer, reducing the patient’s chance of developing cancer. Idha Valeur asks how it works.

Making freezing cells safer and easier

Materials World magazine
A new polymer is helping to make freezing cells safer. Idha Valeur takes a look.

New technique can detect insects in wood

Materials World magazine
Detecting insect damage in wood has become easier with a new imaging method. Idha Valeur reports.

McDonald’s paper straw turnaround

Materials World magazine
The paper straws McDonald’s branded as eco-friendly in the swap from plastic can not be recycled. Idha Valeur reports.

Thatching with seaweed for greener construction

Materials World magazine
A dissertation project building on traditional Viking methods of thatching eelgrass is helping make this seaweed a popular choice of modern building material.

Biomaterial reduces infection risk

Materials World magazine
A new material may prevent infections acquired from being in a hospital. Idha Valeur reports.

Q&A with Carmel Grant from IfATE

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) Deputy Director for Technical Education, Carmel Grant, talks to Idha Valeur about T Levels, the curriculum and benefits.


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