woman putting on sun cream

Bright future for UV cream

Materials World magazine
For millennia, clay and mushrooms have been used for their healing properties. Now, they are being blended for use in sunscreens.

Adhesive technology sought for plastic films

A global manufacturing company is seeking proposals for a technology that can rapidly attach or adhere plastic film to surfaces in a high humidity environment.

Report on critical metals in energy technologies

A study has been published on barriers to the deployment of low-carbon energy technologies in the EU due to the shortage of certain metals.
Image courtesy of the University of Leeds

Synthetic solution for biominerals

Materials World magazine
Synthetic crystals that mimic naturally occurring biominerals such as sea urchin spines are being fabricated in the UK. The results would assist ceramic production, and the creation of larger, less brittle structures for electronic devices.

Get careers advice at the Professional Development Hub

At the NEC Birmingham on 25 and 26 November, students, graduates and skilled professionals can visit the Professional Development Hub to obtain advice on career progression and professional qualifications.