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  • Mentoring in STEM

    Kathryn Allen takes a look at STEM mentoring schemes and examines how readers can get involved.  


     

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Q&A – Abbie Hutty

    Kathryn Allen speaks to Abbie Hutty about her career and transition from university to industry. 

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