The cost and energy efficiency of dehumidification can be enhanced by creating polyimides that use less energy to dry air than commonly used refrigerants, say researchers at Texas A&M University, USA. Unlike refrigerants, polymides absorb moisture within their hydrophilic pores.
Four Finnish companies have collaborated to produce what they claim is the first compostable bioplastic made from food and feed production side-streams for application in thermal insulation in buildings or truck bodies.
Andrea Gaini speaks to three diversity and inclusion advocates about how the STEM community can do better to welcome all under-represented minorities and tackle experiences of Imposter Syndrome relating to lack of diversity in the workplace.
Kat Scott, Architects Declare Steering Group member and Sustainability & Regenerative Design Manager at dRMM, reveals how architectural practices across the globe have reset their approach to building design.
Animesh Anad GradIMMM, Graduate Engineering Lecturer at Chesterfield College, UK, discusses the disproportionate impact of Imposter Syndrome on minorities in the workplace and shares his own experiences.
From not getting into his top choice university to securing an internship at EDF Energy, Harry Hughes has managed to turn a false start into a head start to his career in materials science. Andrea Gaini sits down for a chat with the first-year undergraduate.