Launch of the Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials Consortium (NCEM)

Nano Committee
The 1st NCEM-1 Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials Consortium (NCEM-1) has been launched in order to facilitate the commercial uptake of technologies based on nano-carbon materials and to bring together potential users.

Petroleum plastics: a thing of the past?

Materials World magazine
Oil-based plastics could soon be replaced by those made from biomass, say researchers at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

Professional development - going solo

Materials World magazine
Thinking of setting up your own consultancy? Rachel Lawler looks at some of the things to consider before you take the leap.

Can technology save us?

Materials World magazine
A DIY technology workshop is offering back-to-basics electronics skills, giving Londoners the chance to ditch the spreadsheets for soldering irons.

Mining ethics - How to Manage Social and Environmental Risk for Oil, Gas and Mining conference report

Materials World magazine
The oil, gas and mining industries will have to re-evaluate their strategies for managing social and environmental risks. Mining and CSR specialist Elizabeth Adey reports on a recent event in London, UK.