Funding boost for UK manufacturing

State-of-the-art EPSRC manufacturing research centres will be based at Southampton, Loughborough and Brunel universities, as part of a £70m Government investment.

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Bubble Science, Engineering and Technology – papers from Volume 1 available free online NOW!

Bubble Science, Engineering and Technology publishes, both in print and online, high quality innovative research on the generation, properties and applications of bubbles in the life and physical sciences, engineering and medicine.

Special issue of Surface Engineering celebrates life and achievements of Tom Bell

Tom Bell, who died in April 2008 aged 66,was an influential figure in establishing the discipline of surface engineering, a term he has a strong claim to have invented. He was also, in 1985, the founding editor of the journal Surface Engineering , which is marking its twenty-fifth anniversary with a special issue dedicated to his memory. Edited by Dr Hanshan Dong, his colleague at University of Birmingham, UK, the issue contains 16 specially commissioned articles detailing the state of the art in areas where Professor Bell made an active research contribution together with three personal appreciations by former colleagues and collaborators.

Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering publishes special issue on time dependent behaviour of rubber

The recently published 2009:8 issue of the journal Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering ( PRC:ME ) focuses on the time dependent behaviour of rubber. Guest edited by Dr James Busfield and Dr Martin Burke, the issue presents a selection of papers based on presentations at the meeting on this topic organised by the Rubber in Engineering Group of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in October 2008.