The Armourers and Brasiers’ Materials Science Venture Prize

Energy Transition Group
The Armourers & Brasiers Company is a leading supporter of materials science education and research in the UK and sponsors an annual prize to help scientists commercialise early stage research and enable the exploitation of new and exciting ideas. The prize is worth £25,000 and applications are now invited.

Division chair wins industry award

Energy Transition Group
Steve Bedford, Petroleum and Drilling Engineering Division Chair, wins UK Oil and Gas award for mentoring.

Could a woman be the next Doctor Who?

With speculation rife as to who will play the lead role in the BBC’s next series of cult sci-fi drama Doctor Who, the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (UKRC) has launched a campaign for the next actor to be female.
Steve Pye

Members gain new designations

Acknowledging Institute members who have recently become Fellows or gained Chartered status, including the first three members to become Chartered Environmentalists.
Researcher looking into a microscope

Materials in progress in higher education

Materials World magazine
This summer saw the launch of the National Subject Profile for Higher Education Programmes in Materials in the UK. In the second of a series of articles, the team behind it looks at the teaching and curricula, and how they have developed in response to the pressures of academia and the demands from industry.