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global challenges

How are advanced materials part of the solution to our global challenges?

Philippe JACQUES, Managing Director of EMIRI, explores how advanced materials can be used to solve global challenges such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
DTU CEN - Center For Electron Nanoscopy

Tailoring optical properties of nanoparticles by alloying

'Senior scientist Shima Kadkhodazadeh discusses adapting the optical properties of nanoparticles with high precision through alloying
powder metallurgy processes, EU project SUPREME

SUPREME: EU-project improves sustainability of powder metallurgy processes

Thierry Baffie, research engineer at the CEA/LITEN Grenoble (France) and coordinator of the EU project SUPREME, highlights the achievements in sustainable powder metallurgy processes.
Battery Calorimeters

Using battery calorimeters for Thermal propagation research

Dr Carlos Ziebert, Head of IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Center, KIT, outlines how research and testing in battery calorimeters improves materials for thermal propagation mitigation in Lithium-ion batteries.
Benjamin S. Hsiao Research Group

Benjamin S. Hsiao Research Group – Developing nanofiber technology

The Benjamin S. Hsiao Research Group researches and develops nanofiber technology for health, environmental, and energy applications.
breakthroughs in materials science

Breakthroughs in materials science are driving turbo-engine efficiency

A series of breakthroughs in materials science are helping to drive efficiency in aerospace manufacturing, by improving material properties and reducing aircraft production times, whilst maintaining a low overall weight.
How calorimetry can help in battery research

How calorimetry can help with battery research

Here, Dr Carlos Ziebert, Head of the Calorimeter Center at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) explains precisely how calorimetry can help with battery research.
energy-harvesting materials

Research focus: Exploring novel energy-harvesting materials

Yuzuru Miyazaki, Professor at the Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, at Tohoku University enlightens us on his research on exploring novel energy-harvesting materials.
nanostructures and nanoparticles

Materials science: The role of nanostructures and nanoparticles in contemporary society

Thomas W. Hansen, Senior Scientist at DTU Nanolab, Technical University of Denmark details an aspect of materials science that concerns the role of nanostructures and nanoparticles in contemporary society. Much of the discussion focuses on why a fundamental property of these materials is the melting point.
Safer batteries

Safer batteries by using calorimeters

Dr Carlos Ziebert, head of IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Centre, KIT, outlines how research and testing in calorimeters paves the way for safer batteries.
surface science

Surface science: A solution to shape our society that increases safety and security

Hitoshi Abe from the High Energy Accelerator Research Organisation (KEK) and SOKENDAI (the Graduate University for Advanced Studies) explains how a surface science solution will help to shape our society and increase safety and security.
How the wood technology sector can benefit from fundamental and applied research

How the wood technology sector can benefit from fundamental and applied research

Prof. Frédéric Pichelin, Head of the Institute for Materials and Wood Technology (Switzerland), provides his seasoned views on how the wood technology sector can benefit from fundamental and applied research, plus why it needs more support from the political and scientific sectors.
Affordable building material

Cocoboards: Affordable building material made from coconut husks

Dr Frédéric Pichelin, Head of Institute for Materials and Wood Technology at the Bern University of Applied Sciences tells us about an intriguing and affordable building material made from coconut husks, called Cocoboards that can be used to support social housing

Understanding the characterisation of sustainable materials

Moniek Tromp, Van t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, Sustainable Materials Characterisation sheds light on sustainable materials and their benefits

Self-reinforced gluten polymers: A step towards a true biocomposite

Prof Mikael S Hedenqvist and Dr Oisik Das from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden explain self-reinforced gluten polymers and why they are a step towards a true biocomposite
sustainable polymer-based materials

Innovators race to find sustainable polymer-based materials

Jennifer Unsworth, Senior associate and patent attorney at Withers & Rogers LLP shares her expertise on the race for innovators to find sustainable polymer-based materials
SIOO Wood Protection

SIOO:X Wood Protection – silicon technology

Sioo:x are leaders in wood protection using silicon technology to provide a highly effective proven system to protect wood of all types. It gives long life, a beautiful natural surface and is friendly to people and the environment. Founded in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1998 by Herje Bostrom, Sioo Wood Protection AB are the creators of the...
cellulose

Natural colours from cellulose

Silvia Vignolini, Reader in Chemistry and Biomaterials at University of Cambridge explores the wonderful world of colour and how it affects our perception and mood Colour is a powerful communication tool, it deeply affects our perception of the world, stimulating our senses. It is not by chance that since the...
wood technology

Boosting innovation in the wood technology sector

Professor Frédéric Pichelin from Bern University of Applied Sciences takes us on a journey to explore the importance of boosting innovation in the wood technology sector by using a multidisciplinary approach In this compelling feature about wood technology, we learn that wood is one of the best materials to develop both multifunctional...
frictional metamaterials

Rubbing shoulders with frictional metamaterials

Julien Scheibert, researcher at CNRS/Ecole Centrale de Lyon explores the fascinating world of frictional metamaterials and their potential

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