Investment funding for promising UK-based research

The Materials Science Venture Prize of the Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers offers investment of £25,000 to support new ideas with the potential for commercial success.

Institute’s book publishing reverts to Maney

The Institute’s book publishing programme of over 200 titles, including many standard texts, reverted to Maney Publishing on 1 November.

Boost your Career in Science and Engineering – bursaries announced

Eight student bursary places have been announced for this one day course at IOM3 which takes place on 21st January 2009.

Materials in demand?

Materials World magazine
This summer saw the launch of the first UK National Subject Profile for Higher Education Programmes in Materials. In the first of a series of articles by the team behind it, Tim Bullough, Senior Lecturer in Materials at The University of Liverpool, UK, explores the development of this university discipline.

Head of the British Ceramic Confederation talks transferable skills

Materials World magazine
Gary Price talks to Dr Laura Cohen, the new Chief Executive Designate of the British Ceramic Confederation, about the challenges that lie ahead for the industry and the importance of transferable skills.