Khai Trung Le

Could carbon nanomaterials replace scarce metals?

Materials World magazine
Khai Trung Le talks to Rickard Arvidsson on his study of how adopting carbon nanomaterials could help reduce the use of scarce metals and risk of depletion.

The future of Australian coal

Materials World magazine
Khai Trung Le looks at the latest clashes surrounding Australia’s coal future – the closure of Liddell, the country’s oldest coal power plant, and the controversy surrounding the Adani Carmichael coal mine.

Keeping it in the clay

Clay Technology magazine
A 3,500-year-old clay technology may lead to carbon-free electricity. Khai Trung Le reports.

History of Çatalhöyük metallurgy challenged

Materials World magazine
For decades, the Anatolia heritage site has been considered the birthplace of metallurgy. But a recent study asserts that the 8,500 year-old burial site may have been the site of an accidental firing rather than a systematic attempt to make metal from ore. Khai Trung Le talks to Dr Miljana Radivojević and Professor Thilo Rehren about their seven-year study.

Carbon nanotube yarns produce electricity when stretched

Materials World magazine
Electricity-producing carbon nanotube yarns could have such wide-ranging applications, from flexible electronics to capturing energy from the ocean waves. But the technology and application is still in its infancy. Khai Trung Le talks to Dr Carter Haines on its creation and immediate future.

Getting to the centre of corrosion

Materials World magazine
A BP/academic programme looks to explore the fundamentals of corrosion. Khai Trung Le talks to Professor Philip Withers on the project’s goals and expected outcomes.

Country report: India

Materials World magazine
With a third of the population living without reliable electricity access and the country’s significance in meeting global Paris Agreement targets, India’s energy landscape in recent years has been chameleonic. Khai Trung Le looks at how India’s reliance on coal straddles its renewable ambition.

Moving on with HS2

Materials World magazine
Khai Trung Le looks at the latest news around HS2 as Phase 2b starts to take shape.

Gender diversity on construction boards falling

Clay Technology magazine
Construction falls behind power generation and oil and gas, among other sectors, in the number of women sitting on construction executive committees, according to a new report by the Pipeline

Turning CO2 to graphene superconductors

Materials World magazine
A new process not only turns CO2 into 3D graphene but instils a microporous surface that makes it an efficient supercapacitor.

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