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.

Schäfter + Kirchhoff: From Linescan Cameras to Fiberoptics


Kirchhoff develop and manufacture line scan camera systems, lasers and fiber-optic components for industry and science.

Engineering Calculations and Materials Processing: Authors on Film

Authors on film

Two materials science authors, Diran Apelian and Arthur Morris, tell us a bit about their work and where they see it fitting in the wider field.

2D On-Chip Magnetic Actuation

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A group from FZ Juelich have investigated methods for controlling magnetic particle clouds on microwire crossbar chips.

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A Truly 3D Self-Assembled Metamaterial

3D metamaterial using self-assembled block copolymers as template

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, UK report the fabrication of a truly 3D metamaterial using self-assembly.

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Owens Corning Research Scientist Manoj Choudhary on Mathematical Modeling of Glass Behavior

Manoj Choudhary of Owens Corning - Glass Modeling Video Abstract

Owens Corning research scientist Manoj Choudhary talks to MaterialsViews about his recent review on the mathematical modeling of glass behavior.

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