Kathryn Allen

Biomedical use for tick ‘cement’

Materials World magazine
The sticky substance used by ticks to anchor to their prey has potential as a bioadhesive. Kathryn Allen reports.

60 seconds on…conductive graphene inks

Materials World magazine
What are they? Printable inks with high concentrations of graphene flakes, of up to 100g per litre. Who created them? Researchers in the Graphene Flagship, led by researchers from the...

Borophene’s unlocked potential

Materials World magazine
Future applications of one-atom-thick boron have been uncovered thanks to a happy accident.

Bone inspires answer to metal fatigue

Materials World magazine
A team of researchers have discovered a way to reduce the effects of metal fatigue caused by repeated stress or loading.

Q&A – Dr Maria Ribera Vicent

Kathryn Allen speaks to Dr Maria Ribera Vicent about her career to date, being awarded a Daphne Jackson Fellowship and the effects of a career break on career progression and networking.

The pros and cons of a career break

Career suicide or an opportunity to reset the work-life balance? Kathryn Allen looks at the concerns over, and benefits of, taking a career break.

60 seconds on...bone-healing nanofibres

Materials World magazine
60 seconds on...bone-healing nanofibres What are they ? Thin-film and fibrous biomaterials with similar structures and regeneration rates to that of bone. Who created them? Jani Holopainen, a doctoral researcher...

BDA Brick Awards 2016

Clay Technology magazine
A selection of standout winners from the 2016 BDA Brick Awards

IOM3 helps launch a 21st Century PEI initiative

Materials World magazine
Professional Engineering Institutions’ Chief Executives explain the 21st Century PEI initiative and what it is hoping to achieve.

WEST tokamak produces first plasma

Materials World magazine
The WEST project’s success in producing its first plasma allows it to test materials for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. Kathryn Allen reports.


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