Kathryn Allen

Material Marvels: the Taj Mahal

A mausoleum and example of Indo-Islamic architecture, the Taj Mahal has become synonymous with India. However, it faces threats from pollution and tourism. Kathryn Allen takes a look at its history.

The route to fellowship

With the Institute’s Women into Fellowship initiative underway, Kathryn Allen talks to four Fellows about the application process and their experiences.

Q&A – Laura Jones

Kathryn Allen talks to Laura Jones CEng CEnv FIMMM about her career and chartership.

3D-printed guns: fad or threat?

Materials World magazine
As digital blueprints for 3D-printed guns cause controversy in the USA, Kathryn Allen looks at the danger these weapons pose.

Off-site manufacture for construction

Clay Technology magazine
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has called on the government to standardise and promote off-site manufacture for construction. Kathryn Allen reports.

Economic digest

Clay Technology magazine
The latest figures affecting construction and related industries in the UK.

New technique for dating ancient skeletons

Materials World magazine
Dating of ancient bones using DNA mutations could provide a fast and cheap alternative to current methods.

Powering the pits

Materials World magazine
As pressure mounts on mining companies to improve their environmental image, are renewable sources of energy the answer? Kathryn Allen asks Charles Hendry, former Minister of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Global plastic trade disrupted

Materials World magazine
As China bans plastic waste imports, large amounts of the material are displaced and the need to reduce consumption highlighted. Kathryn Allen reports.

Trump’s tariffs may hurt US businesses

Materials World magazine
US brewers warn tariffs on aluminium and steel could be costly to business.

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