Q&A: John Ford, Principal Consultant at Health and Safety Engineering Consultants Ltd

John Ford, Principle Consultant at Health and Safety Engineering Consultants, discusses his career in mining and the current state of the industry

Vanadium: America’s energy solution?

Increasing global use of renewables means green energy storage is a growing focus for industry. Melanie Rutherford talks to Scott Eldridge of American Vanadium Corp about the Canadian mining company’s Gibillini vanadium project in Nevada, USA, which could transform the US power grid.

Time to think zinc

Worldwide demand for zinc is set to soar in the next few years. As many zinc mines reach the end of their life, miners are being spurred on to find and exploit new deposits. Guy Richards reports.

A national health disservice? Improving catheters

Long-term catheterisation causes significant damage and infection – not surprising considering the current Foley catheter design was developed more than 50 years ago. Professor Roger Feneley asks, can the biomaterials sector help improve quality of life for an ageing population?

Q&A: Sue Dunkerton, TWI and Director at HealthTech and Medicines KTN

Sue Dunkerton, Associate Director at TWI, UK, and Director at HealthTech and Medicines KTN, tells Melanie Rutherford how biomedical materials advances are helping to address the challenges facing the healthcare industry.