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Saqib Sadiq FIMMM (Profile)

Saqib Sadiq worked in the aerospace and automotive industries, before becoming involved in the American energy sector.

Drying out - saving energy in brick drying

Analysis of green bricks in a tunnel dryer shows that a substantial amount of energy is lost during the process. Dr Ebru Mancuhan from Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, outlines the causes.
Hand making of a hip tile. DIGNUS Tile Works, Madeley 1938

Through the ages - brick and tile production in the north of England

The dominant industry in northern England over the past 300 years has been brick and tiles production. Formerly an employee of a local clay manufacturer, Gordon Howle gives an insight into clay production history in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Finding the X factor - X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

Manufacturing materials consistently to identical standards is becoming more feasible. Tim Nunney and Richard White, from global research company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, outline the uses of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
Rock sample with vanadium coating

Variable vanadium

Michael Forrest reports on the increasing popularity of this ductile transition metal.