• Materials experts sought for Fuel Cells Challenge

    The Carbon Trust is searching for UK innovators to help develop the next generation of fuel cells. People with expertise in polymers, catalysts, metals and other materials that could provide alternatives to current fuel cell components are invited to take part in the Fuel Cells Challenge.
  • WCARP IV Call for Papers

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    The fourth World Congress on Adhesion and Related Phenomena [WCARP IV] is to be held in the Bordeaux region of France, at Arcachon, between 26 and 30 September 2010.
  • Conference survey needs your input

    As part of the Institute's continuing commitment to provide the best services and products possible, IOM3 is inviting you to participate in a survey on conferences.
  • Nominations invited for Institute’s 2010 medals and prizes

    The Institute’s 2010 medals and prizes are accepting nominations until 18 December.
  • Adhesion Society Inc: 2010 Conference and Short Course

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    Details on the 33 rd Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Adhesion Society Inc. are now available. As is the programme of the short course on adhesion and adhesives which is run in conjunction with the conference. The venue is Hilton Dayton Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach Florida and the short course and conference run from 19-24 February 2010.
  • Nanotechnologies: influence and inform the UK strategy

    Nano Committee
    The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) is inviting views to assist t he Government in developing a strategy for nanotechnologies.
  • Deadline approaching for CEnv fast track

    Members have until the end of August to take advantage of the fast track accreditation for Chartered Environmentalist status.
  • Speeding up solder search for aerospace

    Materials World magazine
    Nanoindentation is helping UK researchers to accelerate the search for reliable lead-free solders for use in electronics in aerospace. Scientists at Oxford University are characterising SAC materials, which are alloys of tin, silver and copper (Sn-Ag-Cu).
  • Registration for Offshore Europe now Open

    Energy Transition Group
    Registration for Offshore Europe 09 is now open. The Offshore Europe Conference & Exhibition attracts a global audience of engineers, technical specialists, industry leaders and experts, to share ideas, debate the issues of the moment and to create common agendas for the future of the upstream industry. To register go to http://www.offshore-europe.co.uk/page.cfm/Link=1/t=m/goSection=1
  • High resolution transmission electron image of one of the genetically designed high strength maraging stainless steels, showing the Ni3Ti and Cu nanoprecipitates as predicted by the model. Image courtesy of Dr Vitaliy Bliznuk

    ‘Short circuiting’ alloy design

    Materials World magazine
    Developing TRIP steel, stainless steel and other advanced alloys may become faster using a novel genetic algorithm-based thermokinetic computer model.