Fred Starr recollects… - Knocking on the door of opportunity

Fred Starr considers the work of Frank Whittle, inventor of the jet engine

The morality of mining

Michael Harris, Technical Director at Rio Tinto Business Development, examines this complex and controversial issue

Q&A: Andy Thompson, Vice President, Hatch Mott MacDonald

Andy Thompson, Vice President at Hatch Mott MacDonald, talks to Rhiannon Garth Jones about his career in the mining and tunnelling industries.

Turbine blade coatings feel the heat

Molten deposit damage to gas turbine engine coatings poses a continuous challenge to the aerospace industry. Ngunjoh Ndamka of Cranfield University, UK, explains a new technique to assess the mechanisms and severity of damage to improve engine efficiency

Surface engineering: what's new?

Rachel Lawler takes a look at the latest developments in surface engineering technologies