• Q&A – Dr Nan Li

    Kathryn Allen talks to Dr Nan Li, Lecturer at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London, UK, about her career to date and the importance of mentoring.
  • A more natural future for the construction industry

    Mike Lawrence, who has spent 12 years working in the field of natural building materials, examines why there is growing interest in plant-based alternatives in the construction industry.
  • Organic waste – a new resource?

    Guglielmo Carra, who leads Arup’s Materials Consulting team in Europe, tells Gary Peters why organic waste should be used as a vital resource in the future.
  • A clothing revolution

    Society is progressing towards a future where digital connectivity exceeds the personal computer. With this comes the Internet of Things, which, according to Veronika Kapsali, could prove useful for textiles.
  • Material Marvels: Linking a nation

    In smaller countries, the links that connect communities rarely register. However, in vast landscapes, across numerous time zones, such as Russia, the importance of transport cannot be overlooked, as Gary Peters reports.
  • A mining history

    Ellis Davies takes a look at some of the tourist mines around the UK.
  • Spotlight: How to... inspect cast iron water pipes

    Tim Norman* explains what to consider when inspecting and assessing the condition of cast iron water pipes.
  • Spotlight: How to... find success in failure

    In a typical year, Axiom Engineering Associates might undertake 50 metallurgical failure investigations. Steve Woodward takes a tour of its black museum of failure.
  • Materials and big physics

    Sharon Ann Holgate investigates the developments allowing scientists to go to the next level at some of the most advanced physics facilities ever built.
  • Mining’s part in Ethiopia’s boom

    Michael Schwartz looks at the rise of Ethiopia’s mining sector and profiles some of the companies that help create the country’s exceptional growth.