Khai Trung Le

Material Marvels: Matewan, West Virginia

The unassuming town of Matewan was the site of the Matewan Massacre and catalyst of the second West Virginia mine war. Khai Trung Le takes a look at the history of the town, and the impact on miners today.

Country report: Chile

Materials World magazine
Chile’s recent commitment to renewable energy has been described as a revolution, built on progressive policies, and solar and wind potential. But flagging efficiency reveals the scale of transition remaining. Khai Trung Le reports.

Self-sensing components paves way to functional soft robotics

Materials World magazine
Material able to self-sense its deformations may lead the way to more adaptable and functional soft robotics. Khai Trung Le talks to Ilse Van Meerbeek about her work.

Diamond Light Source hosts synchrotron school

Materials World magazine
Sarah Macdonell of Diamond Light Source discusses the first Synchrotron School for Engineers event with Khai Trung Le.

Financial benefits to carbon management

Materials World magazine
Companies may be pressured into further action on carbon mitigation, or risk losing opportunities and weakening their financial standing. Khai Trung Le reports.

Pursuing the smart factory

Materials World magazine
Dr Cinzia Giannetti, Senior Lecturer of Engineering at Swansea University, UK, talks about her smart factory project and collaboration with packaging manufacturer, Crown.

Colombia embraces women in emerald mining

Materials World magazine
Fura Gems has launched the first all-women wash plant in a move the company believes will help provide greater support for women in the mining industry.

The cost of going nuclear

Materials World magazine
Khai Trung Le looks at the technology of small modular reactors, as backers request significant amounts from UK taxpayers for construction costs and regulatory processes.

3D printing opportunities in blood vessels

Materials World magazine
A printing method that allows fine control over rigidity that can better mimic the complex structure of blood vessels has been developed at the University of Colorado. Khai Trung Le reports.

Photosynthesis for self-healing polymers

Materials World magazine
A self-repairing polymer that continuously expands and strengthens has been developed at MIT. Khai Trung Le reports.

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