• Penetrated Fibre Metal Laminate

    Photography competition to capture the essence of materials in Defence, Safety or Security

    Defence, Safety and Security Committee
    The IOM3 Defence Safety and Security Committee (DSSC) announce their 2nd photographic competition. The committee continues the search for the best photographs to help promote the activity of the DSSC to both members and the general public.
  • Euradh 2012: 9th European Adhesion Conference

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    16 Sep 2012 - 20 Sep 2012, 88045 Friedrichshaven, GERMANY The Scientific Committee of Euradh 2012 is now seeking papers on all aspects of adhesion
  • Slipless ball slide

    Paving the way for composites

    Materials World magazine
    While much is known about the mechanical performance of composite paving materials such as asphalt, its complexity exceeds that of most conventional composites. Researchers at UK and US universities are collaborating on feasibility studies to address the knowledge gap.
  • Cellular beams under fire

    Materials World magazine
    A study of the performance of cellular composite floor beams at elevated temperatures could benefit long-span construction and steel industries.
  • Made completely from sustainable materials, the Plastiki catamaran features a geodesic dome made from self-reinforced PET and incorporates 12,500 plastic bottles

    Sustainable sailing - Boatbuilding with Composite Materials conference report

    Materials World magazine
    Academics, composite scientists and manufacturers gathered last month to discuss how best to navigate the sustainability issues affecting the modern boatbuilder at the Boatbuilding with Composite Materials conference held in Southampton, UK.
  • New MOD SBRI Competition - Novel Materials for Defence Exploitation

    Defence, Safety and Security Committee
    MOD’s new Materials and Structures Science and Technology Centre is seeking proposals, through the Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE), to understand and develop novel materials technologies.
  • Professor Dr.-Ing. Walter Brockmann

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of Professor Dr.-Ing. Walter Brockmann. His colleague, Paul Geiß, provides a moving obituary.
  • Fellows in the news

    Professor Challapalli Suryanarayana FIMMM has been ranked 40th in a list of the top 100 researchers of the past decade, and Sir Colin Humphreys CBE FRS FREng FIMMM has been awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society.
  • Fibre-reinforced composites toughen up

    Materials World magazine
    The addition of silica nanoparticles to rubber-toughened epoxy could improve the fracture and fatigue resistance of fibre-reinforced composites (FRC) without impacting on the materials’ processing.
  • Swinburne Lecture delivered in Belfast

    The Polymer Society
    On 24 March 2011 Professor Ton Peijs from Queen Mary University of London delivered the prestigious Swinburne Lecture to an audience gathered at the International Conference on the Manufacturing of Advanced Composites (ICMAC) held in Belfast, UK.