• Church and university speak out against the North Sea

    Materials World magazine
    Following dissent from the University of Edinburgh and the Church of Scotland, Khai Trung Le looks at support for the North Sea within the country.
  • Country report: Canada

    Materials World magazine
    Canada faces difficult choices as it balances energy security and emission reduction targets with its oil-friendly expeditions. Khai Trung Le reports.
  • Silicon sandwich

    Materials World magazine
    As silicon-based solar cells approach their maximum theoretical efficiency, perovskite-silicon double junction cells could be the next standard form for solar cells.
  • Materials solutions to global problems

    Materials World magazine
    Combining the 20 th Kelly Lecture and the Gordon Seminars, the Armourers and Brasiers’ Cambridge Forum covered a range of materials science topics, including batteries, multifunctional nanomaterials, and spectral conversion materials. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • Plastics: A Vision for a Circular Economy

    The Polymer Society
    A British Plastics Federation vision improving the environment for the next generation
  • EMG June 2018 newsletter now available

    Energy Materials Group
    The Energy Materials Board is please to announce that Issue #15 of the EMG-Newsletter is now available
  • Tungsten too brittle for nuclear fusion reactors

    Materials World magazine
    Researchers find tungsten – a favoured choice of metal within nuclear reactors – is liable to become brittle, leading to failure.
  • Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting on 10 July

    An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Institute will be held on 10 July at 297 Euston Road, London, immediately following the Institute's 2018 AGM
  • Patent of the month: sun-soaked

    Materials World magazine
    With homeowners looking to microgeneration and renewable energy as means of reducing their energy bills, nanomaterial could help to make this more viable. Dr Jennifer Unsworth, Patent Attorney at law firm Withers & Rogers, reports
  • Bending for power

    Materials World magazine
    Deformed crystals used in solar cell semiconductors could make for more efficient photovoltaic panels. Ines Nastali reports.