Materials World May 2018

According to the proverb, April showers bring May flowers. The Materials World magazine team has therefore used the rainy April weather to do some in-house video filming and editing training. 

In the end, we produced a video trailer that describes what articles you will find in this edition. All of us in the editorial team went in front of the camera to talk about one of the pieces we have prepared for the May magazine. You can watch it on our social media channels, search for @materialsworld on Twitter and Facebook, and our YouTube channel, which you find when searching for the keyword Materials World.

In future, we hope to present more video content, whether it be another trailer for an upcoming magazine, filmed interviews, or on-location reports from conferences, shows, and press trips.

Speaking of getting the team together, change is on the horizon. It is time to say goodbye to Features Editor, Gary Peters, who will have left the Materials World team for pastures new by the time this magazine has reached you. From the world of materials science, he is about to jump ship to report about lavish cruise ship tours (as you do). From all of us at the Institute, we wish you all the best in your future endeavours, Gary.

And with this, I am going to send you off to enjoy reading this edition of the magazine. We have prepared a potpourri of articles. As always, do get in touch and let us know how we are doing. 

Ines Nastali, Editor


News this issue:

Patent of the month: Golf balls that age better

Get talking: Plastics in crisis – a self-made situation

Solar efficiency in Norway

Training centre seeks to boost water treatment sector

Ethical hackers talk cybersecurity

The Saudi Arabia of lithium

From land to power

Power in patterns

Olives for construction

Nutrient filled graphene

Moss on the roof

Critical supplies

Features this issue:

Material Marvels: The bended brain clinic

Spotlight: Back-injection moulded carbon composites

Spotlight: Making the move to bio-plastics

Spotlight: Making the right choice with injection moulding

Mentoring in STEM

Q&A – Dr Nan Li