Video abstract: thermogelling polymers in medicine

Dr Loh Xian Jun discusses his review article on potential clinical applications for biodegrable thermogelling polymers.

Carbon nanotube broadband polarisers


Cole et al. report the fabrication of free-standing, horizontally aligned carbon nanotube membranes.

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Ali Khademhosseini at the 2014 ACS National Meeting


Professor Ali Khademhosseini spoke to us about his research into regenerative medicine at the 2014 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco.

Nanoelectronics gets a boost from electron-beam processed nanowires

Series of still scanning electron micrographs (a to d) show how the electron beam is used to create nanowires. Image: Junhao Lin / Vanderbilt.

Flexible metallic wires, only three atoms wide, produced with scanning transmission electron microscope.

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Nissan unveil self-cleaning prototype


Nissan in Europe has begun tests on super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt.

Video abstract: progress in alkali-activated materials

John Provis of the University of Sheffield gives an overview of his latest publication: Durability of Alkali-Activated Materials: Progress and Perspectives.

Improving optical communications: better structures or new materials?


Optical fibers are approaching their useful design limit – a new video abstract discusses possible solutions for this essential technology.

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Startups in materials science: interview with Ben Wang


We chat to Ben Wang, founder of Svaya Nanotechnologies, about turning research into companies and the differences between Silicon Valley and academia.

Startups in materials science: interview with Jennifer Elisseeff

Jennifer Elisseeff

Scientist-entrepreneur Prof. Elisseeff from Johns Hopkins University on her latest biomedical materials venture Aegeria and translating research to business.

Video Interview: Christopher Barner-Kowollik


We talk to Professor Christopher Barner-Kowollik, head of the Macromolecular Architectures group at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.