Kathryn Allen

The benefits of chartership

Kathryn Allen looks at the benefits of becoming chartered.

60 seconds on… the world’s thinnest metallic nanowire

Materials World magazine
What is it? A one-dimensional wire made of a single line of tellurium atoms and encased in thin carbon nanotubes (CNTs), measuring one nanometre in diameter. Who is involved? Researchers...

Concrete study evaluates fly ash, slag and silica fume

Materials World magazine
Supplementary cementitious materials could help to reduce the damaging impact of de-icing salt on roads. Kathryn Allen reports.

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.

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