John Liddle

Committee approves Institute award winner

The award of the 2011 Ivor Jenkins Medal to Dr John Liddle (pictured) has been approvved by the Particulate Engineering Committee, in recognition of his significant role as Director of the former PowdermatriX Faraday Partnership in the UK.

Online Fellows' Directory now available

A further benefit for Institute Fellows has recently come online in the form of a searchable Fellows’ Directory. Accessed via the Fellows’ Lounge, the Directory provides a list of the Fellows of the Institute with their name, job title and company, business sector and geographical location.
Slipless ball slide

Paving the way for composites

Materials World magazine
While much is known about the mechanical performance of composite paving materials such as asphalt, its complexity exceeds that of most conventional composites. Researchers at UK and US universities are collaborating on feasibility studies to address the knowledge gap.

Cellular beams under fire

Materials World magazine
A study of the performance of cellular composite floor beams at elevated temperatures could benefit long-span construction and steel industries.
Made completely from sustainable materials, the Plastiki catamaran features a geodesic dome made from self-reinforced PET and incorporates 12,500 plastic bottles

Sustainable sailing - Boatbuilding with Composite Materials conference report

Materials World magazine
Academics, composite scientists and manufacturers gathered last month to discuss how best to navigate the sustainability issues affecting the modern boatbuilder at the Boatbuilding with Composite Materials conference held in Southampton, UK.