In 2004 researchers at the University of Manchester, UK, isolated graphene in its free form and it has since been publicly hailed as the super material to build future devices. Here industry insiders share their thoughts on its role in various research areas
UK Government efforts to create a green economy are putting strain on the supply of strategic metals to the domestic market. David Russell of Ernst and Young describes mineral geopolitics and risks to strategic metal supply.
While prostheses have been transforming the lives of amputees for generations, only recently have advances in materials science offered disabled athletes Olympic status. Maria Felice looks at the evolution of artificial limbs.
Composites are replacing traditional metals and plastics in many fields. Dr Andrew Curtis, Dr Will Palin and Dr Adrian Shortall examine how these materials offer improved characteristics through nanochemistry advances and modern testing.