Q&A with Dr Roland Brandenburg - funding network for materials science

Dr Roland Brandenburg, Project Coordinator of M-era.Net, talks to Melanie Rutherford about the funding network’s recent joint call for transnational projects in materials science and engineering, and how companies can apply.

Invisible conductors - coating to reduce costs of PV cells

A new high-technology coating has the potential to significantly reduce the manufacturing costs of new-generation solar photovoltaic cells and other optoelectronic devices.

The charge of the battery storage brigade - turnkey energy storage

Grid-connected, battery-based energy storage systems have many benefits, including renewable energy integration, enhanced grid capacity and improved power quality. Recognising these advantages, some of the world’s largest power equipment OEMs are developing turnkey energy storage products.

Bold as brass - Copper alloy matches renaissance style

A unique restoration project at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, called for a special material to match its Renaissance style. Melanie Rutherford finds out why a copper alloy proved the perfect choice.