Materials Science & Engineering Spotlight: February

Maney Publishing
Maney Publishing is the official publisher for the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). Members of the Institute enjoy free access to the Institute’s refereed journals. View this article to find out more about Maney’s journals in the Materials Science & Engineering collection and how to access content.

Competition to help student designers

A new scheme seeks to foster the commercialisation of student design projects.
Making composite brick

Wool of promise for composite bricks

Clay Technology magazine
Researchers from the universities of Strathclyde and Seville are hoping an unfired composite brick made from alginate, clay soil and Scottish-sourced wool will catch on, with the revived interest in natural and locally-sourced building materials.
The ‘Debris’ series used in United Supermarkets, Texas. Image courtesy of Fireclay Tile

From toilets to kitchen tiles

Clay Technology magazine
A Californian company that is salvaging waste sanitaryware and turning it into premium ceramics believes it is the first USA-based company to do so, exploiting a proprietory recycling process.

Media fellowships for budding journalists

If you would like to turn the latest science into news, then why not apply for a British Science Association Media Fellowship?