A look back at 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Our offices will close for the Christmas break at 5pm on Friday 21 December and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2019.

Self-sensing components paves way to functional soft robotics

Materials World magazine
Material able to self-sense its deformations may lead the way to more adaptable and functional soft robotics. Khai Trung Le talks to Ilse Van Meerbeek about her work.

Country report: Chile

Materials World magazine
Chile’s recent commitment to renewable energy has been described as a revolution, built on progressive policies, and solar and wind potential. But flagging efficiency reveals the scale of transition remaining. Khai Trung Le reports.

Magnetic nanosprings might be the key for drug delivery agents

Materials World magazine
Creating nanorobots, nanosensors and targeted drug delivery agents for anticancer therapy could be easier in the future with the development of nanosprings with magnetic properties. Idha Valeur reports.

Financial benefits to carbon management

Materials World magazine
Companies may be pressured into further action on carbon mitigation, or risk losing opportunities and weakening their financial standing. Khai Trung Le reports.