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  • Coming soon – self-healing materials

    Barnaby Redwood looks at some examples of self-healing materials making their way on to today’s market.
  • The commercialisation of graphene

    Liam Critchley examines in the graphene industry since 2017, and the paths towards commercialisation.
  • Q&A with research fellow Dr Rebecca Boston

    Idha Valeur talks to Dr Rebecca Boston, research fellow, about her career and how she secured five years of funding for her research into controlling crystal growth in materials.
  • Mark Miodownik on the future of materials science

    Mark Miodownik, Professor of Materials and Society at University College London, and Director of the Institute of Making, talks to Ellis Davies about his career and the future of materials science.
  • Q&A with Dr Phillip Harrison

    Dr Philip Harrison, CEO of SofMat, talks to Gary Peters about the company’s anti-counterfeit 3D marking technologies, which are invisible to the naked eye and could have applications in a number of industries.
  • How to... examine materials using beam-exit cross-sectional polishing

    Dr Alex Robson, Lancaster Material Analysis Ltd explains the uses of beam-exit cross-sectional polishing.
  • Tanzania: Firing up

    Ali Sheriff looks at how to make the leap from batch to continuous firing of bricks in Tanzania.
  • The materials of medicine

    Researchers from the Universities of Sheffield, Brighton, Liverpool, and the King’s College London Dental Institute, UK, present case studies covering the use of materials to overcome challenges in medicine.
  • Q&A – David Kelly

    David Kelly, Group Director of the UK’s Building Research Establishment’s Innovation Parks Network, talks to Gary Peters about how the organisation is engaging with the sustainability agenda, and how it developed its dementia-friendly and flood-resistant homes.
  • The best use

    Beth Harlen looks at the technology helping doctors and medical device developers make better use of materials information to help engineering enterprises use them creatively in their products.