The 2nd Composites@Manchester Research Workshop
We are delighted to announce the annual workshop aimed at researchers in the field of composites and the sharing of their work. This is a great opportunity for students and academics of this field to learn, get recognised and also network with like minded individuals.
School of Materials on show at the Manchester Science Festival 2016
A number of academics and students from School of Materials will be participating in the Manchester Science Festival this year, showcasing various aspects of Materials Science research and technologies as well as their personal stories. Here are some of the events featuring our staff and students:
2016 European Chapter Meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society
A number of academics and students from the School of Materials attended the 2016 European Chapter Meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) in Uppsala, Sweden from June 28 to July 1.
University receives a royal seal of approval from the Queen
Her Majesty the Queen has honoured The University of Manchester by awarding a Regius Professorship, as part of her 90th birthday celebrations. The inaugural Regius Professor of materials is Phil Withers. The award has been given in recognition of the exceptional quality of our advanced materials research and teaching, which is regarded as amongst the best in the world.
Graphene makes rubber more rubbery
In an article published in Carbon, Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan and Dr Maria Iliut from Manchester have shown that adding a very small amount of graphene, the world’s thinnest and strongest material, to rubber films can increase both their strength and the elasticity by up to 50%. Thin rubber films are ubiquitous in daily life, used in everything from gloves to condoms.
The 90th Textile Institute World Conference in Poznan
The School of Materials was a sponsor for The 90th Textile Institute World Conference in Poznan, Poland on 25-28 April. The conference is a platform for industry and academic researchers worldwide to disseminate their research in the areas of science and management, underpinned by textile technology in its broad sense.
Celebrating International Women’s Day within the School of Materials
In addition to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of many inspiring women as part of International Women’s Day, we should also observe the significant research being conducted within the School of Materials, which aims to improve the quality of life for many women afflicted by a number of different morbidities.
CBE for former Head of School
Paul O’Brien, former Head of the School of Materials and Professor of Inorganic Materials in the School of Chemistry, has received a CBE for services to Science and Engineering. The award particularly recognises the extraordinary work he has pursued developing chemistry in Africa.
New measurements of deformation at the nanoscale shine light on the behaviour of important engineering materials
School researcher Dr Joao Quinta da Fonseca and his former PhD student Dr Fabio di Gioacchino, now at Cambridge University, have made the first direct comparison between measurements of deformation at the nanoscale and the deformed state in stainless steel.
Thermal barrier coating for turbine blades could be improved by School research
School of Materials researchers Ying Chen and Prof Ping Xiao have published a paper detailing internal stress measurements in bond coats, a factor that is highly relevant to the performance and degradation of turbine blades.