• Protecting the Mary Rose

    Sunk while battling the French in 1545, Britain’s Mary Rose warship now faces a new enemy. Mark Glover speaks to Professor Eleanor Schofield MIMMM, Head of Conservation and Care at The Mary Rose Trust, who is spearheading the counter-attack against its degradation.
  • Unlocking new materials

    Materials scientists have long known that layering can be a formula for magic, and the same is true for nanomaterials. Here, Mar Garcia Hernandez, work package leader at the Graphene Flagship explains the potential of experimenting with graphene and related materials (GRMs).
  • Q&A with Mark Watters from The BidBase

    Idha Valeur talks to Mark Watters, Managing Director of The BidBase, about bid writing, common mistakes, how to avoid them and what makes a good bid writer.
  • Pitching for research funding

    Securing funding for research is a job in itself – it requires research. Where to go for help? How to write the application? And how do you make the most of the opportunity and avoid the pitfalls? Idha Valeur explores how best to navigate the funding jungle.
  • YMC Future Materials Conference

    YMC Future Materials Conference at the University of Leeds
  • Assessing composite joints on ships

    Lightweighting ship joints can help facilitate ship fuel reductions. Geir Ólafsson, Rachael Tighe, Stephen Boyd, Richard Trumper and Janice M Dulieu-Barton discuss a method for testing composite joints in maritime applications.
  • Material Marvels: History of the food can

    Invention of the food can changed the way we lived and ate forever, and preservation helped provide greater food security and underpinned industrial, exploration and military advances. Ceri Jones plots the evolution and future of the can.
  • Magnetic imaging

    Diamond Light Source is producing magnetic imaging with polarised X-rays.
  • Ferrite gelcasting for wide bandgap semiconductors

    A University of Nottingham PhD candidate explains how gelcasing can be used for processing magnetic cores in complex shapes and dimensions.
  • Enhancing your career prospects: Getting Chartered without headaches

    For early career materials, minerals and mining scientists and engineers, the process towards Chartership may seem daunting and its benefits may not be initially obvious. To support the journey towards Chartership, the IOM3 Younger Members’ Committee (YMC) hosted a Chartership event with two key speakers.