Kathryn Allen

New magnetic materials calculated by computer

Materials World magazine
Two new magnetic materials have been created following computer-generated predictions. Kathryn Allen reports.

60 seconds on... a heat-resistant capacitor

Materials World magazine
What is it? A capacitor used to store an electric charge, which can withstand temperatures of up to 300°C. Who is involved? A team of researchers led by Dorothee Dietz,...

NASA to 3D-print space fabric

Materials World magazine
NASA has designed fabrics for use in space, with different properties on each side of the material.

Economic digest

Clay Technology magazine
A round-up of the latest figures affecting construction and related industries in the UK.

Q&A with Noel Sharkey

Kathryn Allen speaks to Noel Sharkey about his career, his work promoting STEM and the involvement of women in engineering.

Bridging the skills gap

Kathryn Allen examines recent attempts to increase the supply of workers to the UK's STEM sector.

Advanced ceramic forms super-hard window

Materials World magazine
Scientists have synthesised the first transparent sample of silicon nitride.

New technologies harness solar power

Materials World magazine
Two new technologies offer solutions to the issue of harnessing solar power.

60 seconds on...a silk sensor

Materials World magazine
What is it? A nanoscale probe, known as a mechanophore and made from the dye rhodamine spirolactam, implanted into a lightweight composite. The composite is made of epoxy and silk...

Hydronium-ion battery is world’s first

Materials World magazine
A new battery has the potential to provide sustainable, high-power energy storage.


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