14 June 2021

2021 Art Lecture

Watch the 2021 Art Lecture which took place on Thursday 10 June.

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Sofie Boons

Sofie Boons

The Alchemical Jeweller

An insight into the problem-solving processes required in the transformation of ideas using novel materials

Through the creation of her work Sofie Boons emerged as an Alchemical Jeweller. She finds inspiration in materials, the field of science and the world of scents, perfumes and smells. She is determined to find solutions for the visualisation and containment of invisible substances, concepts and scents through the design of jewellery and objects. Her research into the alchemical has already brought her to the development of a new material, combining resin and Nano gold particles, a recipe book on how to make wearable solid perfumes, scent containers that rethink the application and wearing of perfume and more.

Upcoming events

  • Free

Life Cycle Assessment for early career researchers

An overview of LCA for materials science, it’s advantages and controversies, followed by an open discussion about participants' LCA experiences.

  • Free

Future Materials Conference 2021

A one day conference for students and young professionals to showcase their work. 

University of Birmingham, UK

  • Free

Matopoly: Birmingham

Teams required to orienteer around the city by following clues which lead to destinations within a materials science theme. 



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