• Spotlight: Testing and inspection

    Cement is created by a complex process involving multiple ingredients, testing is therefore essential to ensure compliance with specification and application requirements. Alfonso Rivera, Technical Department and Field Service Manager for materials testing ELE International, UK, reports.
  • The politics of mining

    Michael Schwartz examines the ins and outs of the mining sector in Tanzania, and political efforts to make it a fundamental part of the country’s financial backbone.
  • Taking research to industry

    Afzana Anwer offers insight into best practices for capturing and protecting innovation in scientific research to generate alternative funding sources for universities.
  • William Menelaus - Celebrating a mentor

    10 March sees the bicentenary of William Menelaus. Leslie M Shore examines the legacy of this renowned engineer-industrialist who played a role in the creation of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
  • Q&A – Abbie Hutty

    Kathryn Allen speaks to Abbie Hutty about her career and transition from university to industry.
  • Speeding to a supercapacitive polymer

    Gary Peters talks to Dr Maria Asplund, from the Department of Microsystems Engineering, University of Freiburg, Germany, about the SPEEDER project – a plan to create a supercapacitive polymer.
  • Material Marvels: The Golden Gateway

    From its completion in 1937 to the construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York in 1964, the Golden Gate Bridge had the longest main span in the world. It now stands as an iconic landmark in San Francisco. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • Mining in space

    Luxembourg has passed legislation to enable private companies to mine in space. Is it a fantasy worthy of science fiction or the future of the mining industry? Rhiannon Garth Jones investigates.
  • Exploring in Cornwall

    Gary Peters sits down with John Peters and Peter Wale from Strategic Minerals to find out more about the company’s Redmoor project, in Cornwall, UK.
  • Q&A – Alison Cooke

    Gary Peters talks to Alison Cooke about her latest clay project in Cornwall, plans for the Thames Tideway Tunnel and why the sector needs to embrace experimentation.