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  • Q&A with Natalie Desty from STEM Returners

    STEM Returners Founder and CEO, Natalie Desty, talks to Idha Valeur about setting up an organisation that helps candidates re-enter the workforce and reinvigorate their careers.
  • Returning to work after a career-break, where to go for help?

    Re-entering the workforce after a career break, no matter the reason, can be intimidating and challenging. How do you explain a CV-gap? How do you stay up-to-scratch on skills? How do you retain the same seniority as when you left? All are valid concerns and, luckily, ones you can get help with. Several trusts, firms and companies offer advice, programmes and returnships to help people back into work no matter the reason for the pause. Here, Idha Valeur talks to returnees about where to go for support and what to expect when reaching out for help.
  • Material Marvels: The Vespa

    Piaggio’s most iconic product was revealed in the Rome Golf Club in 1946 – a scooter named Vespa. Idha Valeur looks at the history behind the creation, its evolution and the materials used.
  • Solid-state batteries

    Ilika Product Commercialisation Manager, Denis Pasero, discusses the prospects of solid-state batteries in electric vehicles with Anthony Caggiano.
  • Assessing composite joints on ships

    Lightweighting ship joints can help facilitate ship fuel reductions. Geir Ólafsson, Rachael Tighe, Stephen Boyd, Richard Trumper and Janice M Dulieu-Barton discuss a method for testing composite joints in maritime applications.
  • Steel supplies for ships

    Nam Technology Ltd Director, Norman McPherson FIMMM, discusses the UK steel industry supply chain and its relationship with naval vessel building.
  • Plasma as a chemistry delivery method

    Molecular Plasma Group CEO, Marc Jacobs, and Jackweld Ltd Director Stuart Jackman, explain how a molecular plasma technology can help multiple materials to bond.
  • High-temperature composites for aerospace

    University of Birmingham Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering, Jon Binner FIMMM, discusses ceramics being tested to withstand 3,000 o C for potential aerospace use.
  • Panama’s growing mining economy

    Michael Schwartz discusses the fastest growing sector of Panama’s economy.
  • Spotlight – How to use piezo actuators for microscopy

    Physik Instrumente (PI), Head of Segment Marketing for Microscopy and Life Sciences, Dr Thomas Bocher, explains how piezo actuators can help deliver better quality inspection.