• Prizes available for published work

    IOM3
    Acta, a non-profit organisation of which IOM3 is a cooperating society, has established the Student Award.
  • Light-activated anti-viral nanocoating

    Materials World magazine
    A light-activated anti-viral nanocoating for antimicrobial textiles has been developed. This novel coating stems from extensive research on nanotechnology and aims to modify the surface of polymers and fibres to reduce infections in hospitals.
  • Biomimetic coating for electric transmission

    Materials World magazine
    Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT), USA, are developing a coating, based on the water repelling, microscale surface structures and nanoscale waxy protrusions of the lotus leaf. It is hoped that the technology may be used to help conserve energy in electric transmission systems, by creating a self-clean insulator surface to prevent leaking, currents, dry band arcing and flashover.
  • Cars, components and composites – special edition Institute journal

    IOM3
    The automotive sector has a dedicated special issue in the international journal Plastics, Rubber and Composites.
  • New carrier for drug administration

    Materials World magazine
    Successful tests on a new carrier for drug administration have been announced. New porous crystalline nanomaterials were developed last year by researchers at Institut Lavoisier, Université de Versailles, France. They hope to tailor the pore shapes and sizes for individual pharmaceuticals to determine the desired dosage.
  • Powerful spectroscopic microscope examines atomic scale

    Materials World magazine
    Imperial College London, UK, has purchased the FEI Titan 80-300, one of the most powerful microscopes in the world. The monochromated microscope allows scientists to analyse materials on the atomic scale and enables spectroscopy with excellent energy resolution.
  • DTI supports materials community

    IOM3
    Margaret Hodge, Minister for Industry and Regions at the DTI, has pledged full Government support for the continuing work of Materials UK.
  • Winners announced for IOM3 Awards and Prizes 2006

    IOM3
    The winners of the Institute's Awards and Prizes 2006 have been announced.
  • National finalists come together for the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition

    IOM3
    Materials and minerals scientists and engineers from across the world will compete in the second Young Persons' World Lecture Competition on 20 June.
  • New nano learning opportunities

    Materials World magazine
    University College London, UK, launched a Nanotechnology MSc course in September 2006. The course will focus on various areas of nanotechnology, including physical science, nanoscale processing and characterisation, experimental techniques, business aspects, nanoelectrical devices and quantum computation and communication.

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