• Radioactive waste disposal

    Radioactive waste disposal demands robust materials. Dr Robert Winsley MIMMM, Materials Scientist and Senior Scientific Adviser at Radioactive Waste Management in Didcot, UK, explains how corrosion science is informing choices.
  • From Coca-Cola to Swarovski - simply add electronic sparkle

    How do you delight consumers, provide instant feedback or provide a load-bearing circuit? Large companies are increasingly turning to printed and flexible electronics. Katherine Williams found out more
  • Unlocking new materials

    Materials scientists have long known that layering can be a formula for magic, and the same is true for nanomaterials. Here, Mar Garcia Hernandez, work package leader at the Graphene Flagship explains the potential of experimenting with graphene and related materials (GRMs).
  • Q&A with Mark Watters from The BidBase

    Idha Valeur talks to Mark Watters, Managing Director of The BidBase, about bid writing, common mistakes, how to avoid them and what makes a good bid writer.
  • Pitching for research funding

    Securing funding for research is a job in itself – it requires research. Where to go for help? How to write the application? And how do you make the most of the opportunity and avoid the pitfalls? Idha Valeur explores how best to navigate the funding jungle.
  • YMC Future Materials Conference

    YMC Future Materials Conference at the University of Leeds
  • Solid-state batteries

    Ilika Product Commercialisation Manager, Denis Pasero, discusses the prospects of solid-state batteries in electric vehicles with Anthony Caggiano.
  • Plasma as a chemistry delivery method

    Molecular Plasma Group CEO, Marc Jacobs, and Jackweld Ltd Director Stuart Jackman, explain how a molecular plasma technology can help multiple materials to bond.
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    A hydrogen-powered train

    The UK’s first mainline hydrogen fuel cell powered rail vehicle is being developed by a collaboration between Porterbrook and the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education. Stuart Hillmansen and Helen Simpson introduce HydroFLEX.
  • Materials for plasma facing components in fusion technology

    Nuclear fusion reactors require specific materials and manufacturing methods to balance effectiveness and efficiency. Wood Nuclear Senior Project Manager, Dr Garreth Aspinall, talks about material choices when designing and developing plasma facing components for fusion applications.

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