• Spotlight: How to... use the USF-2000A ultrasonic fatigue testing system

    Trevor Wright , MTM Technical Specialist at analytical instruments company Shimadzu UK Limited, talks through the USF-2000A system and how it can be used to test metal samples.
  • Wasting the heat

    Professor Steve Dunn, Head of Chemical Engineering, London South Bank University, UK, examines the potential of waste heat energy and the technology that could be used to harness it.
  • A better battery

    Brett L Lucht, Professor of Chemistry, and Zachary L Brown, PhD student, at the University of Rhode Island, USA, talk about the development of lithium-ion batteries and the work done in their lab.
  • Maintaining wind turbine blades

    Dr Kirsten Dyer, Senior Materials Engineer, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult explores the testing and projects needed to avoid blade edge erosion through the development of advanced coatings.
  • Lasers of durability

    Paula Sonne of manufacturing company Wärtsilä, Finland, examines white metal laser technology and its applications across the metals industry.
  • Cross laminated-timber on display

    Peter Wilson* takes a look at the development, and some of the standout works of hardwood cross-laminated timber.
  • How to... use plasma treatment in electron microscopy

    Henniker Scientific Ltd, UK, explain the advantages of using plasma treatment to maintain microscopy equipment.
  • Q&A – Laura Jones

    Kathryn Allen talks to Laura Jones CEng CEnv FIMMM about her career and chartership.
  • Material Marvels: the Taj Mahal

    A mausoleum and example of Indo-Islamic architecture, the Taj Mahal has become synonymous with India. However, it faces threats from pollution and tourism. Kathryn Allen takes a look at its history.
  • Biofouling barnacles

    Elizabeth Mills, Edward Pope, and Ian Masters* investigate biofouling and the challenges it causes for marine range hydropower.