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Research Management - Materials Science - 30.11.2022
ERC Advanced Grant for Chiara Bisagni
The European Research Council has awarded an ERC Advanced Grant to Chiara Bisagni, Full Professor of Aerospace Structures and Computational Mechanics at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering TU Delft.

Materials Science - Innovation - 29.11.2022
UC3M coordinates an international project on 3D printing in the transport and security industries
Scientists from the DIAGONAL project, coordinated by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and made up of ten European and American universities and research centres, are developing a new generatio

Materials Science - Innovation - 29.11.2022
Plastic to metal, steel to aluminum-the future of welding and lightweight vehicles
New techniques for welding very different materials could enable better cars FACULTY Q&A Study: Joining of Metal and Non-Polar Polypropylene Composite through a Simple Functional Group Seeding Layer (DOI: 10.1016/j.jmapro.

Materials Science - Physics - 28.11.2022
’Transformer’ pinwheels offer new twist on nano-engineered materials
Producing chirality, a property found throughout nature, through large-scale self-assembly could lead to applications in sensing, machine perception and more A newly discovered pinwheel structure-self-assembled from pyramid-shaped nanoparticles-may enable unique material properties that could be useful in areas like machine vision, armor, chemical and biological sensing, and more.

Innovation - Materials Science - 28.11.2022
Industrializing 3D printing
Industrializing 3D printing
VulcanForms, founded by an MIT alumnus and professor, has created digital production systems to manufacture complex metal parts at scale.

Research Management - Materials Science - 24.11.2022
Consortium wins funding for project on ORD practices
Consortium wins funding for project on ORD practices
A consortium with researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Empa and ETH Zurich has won funding of almost CHF1.3 million for a three-year project on open and reproducible materials science research.

Health - Materials Science - 23.11.2022
Stylish sensors to wear
Stylish sensors to wear
With sensors that measure health parameters and can be worn on the body, we do let technology get very close to us.

Physics - Materials Science - 23.11.2022
Watching light beams go out
Watching light beams go out
A team from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena has set up a new streak camera on ID16B, which can measure very fast kinetic phenomena present in light emission after receiving an X-ray pulse. The camera is now available to the user community to study complex carrier dynamics with spatio-temporal resolutions.

Materials Science - 22.11.2022
Production and properties of porous metals - especially aluminum foams
Topic: Production and properties of porous metals - in particular aluminum foams Speaker: Dr. Günther Lange, TU Ilmenau, Department of Mechanical Engineering, acting head of the Group of Metall

Materials Science - Chemistry - 18.11.2022
Engineers solve a mystery on the path to smaller, lighter batteries
Engineers solve a mystery on the path to smaller, lighter batteries
Branchlike metallic filaments can sap the power of solid-state lithium batteries. A new study explains how they form and how to divert them. A discovery by MIT researchers could finally unlock the door to the design of a new kind of rechargeable lithium battery that is more lightweight, compact, and safe than current versions, and that has been pursued by labs around the world for years.

Physics - Materials Science - 17.11.2022
Graphene scientists explore electronic materials with nanoscale curved geometries
Sketch of different research topics currently explored in electronic materials with nanoscale curved geometries. From left to right: geometry-controlled quantum spin transport, spin-triplet Cooper pairs in superconductors, magnetic textures in curvilinear structures. In a recently published paper in Nature Electronics , an international research group from Italy, Germany, the UK, and China examined significant development directions in the field of electronic materials with curved geometries at the nanoscale.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 17.11.2022

Materials Science - Innovation - 16.11.2022
Batteries: The game changer of the energy transition
Batteries: The game changer of the energy transition
Although they are indispensable nowadays, there is still a lack of knowledge and skepticism about batteries.

Materials Science - Environment - 16.11.2022
From waste to windfall: Engineers' new method extracts valuable materials from mining discards
From waste to windfall: Engineers’ new method extracts valuable materials from mining discards
The method is more environmentally friendly than current mining approaches and can aid in the production of more sustainable energy resources, such as lithium-ion batteries Ores that contain metals such as nickel, cobalt, and copper are widely used to produce products like cables and batteries needed in the energy industry.

Physics - Materials Science - 15.11.2022
Advanced Light Source Upgrade Approved to Start Construction
The Advanced Light Source (ALS), a scientific user facility at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ÜBerkeley Lab), has received federal approval to start construction on an upgrade that will boost the brightness of its X-ray beams at least a hundredfold. "The ALS upgrade is an amazing engineering undertaking that is going to give us an even more powerful scientific tool," said Berkeley Lab Director Michael Witherell.

Research Management - Materials Science - 15.11.2022

Innovation - Materials Science - 11.11.2022

Innovation - Materials Science - 11.11.2022

Materials Science - Innovation - 10.11.2022
Water-activated paper battery among the world's best inventions
Water-activated paper battery among the world’s best inventions
Every year, TIME publishes a list of the most important inventions of the year.

Physics - Materials Science - 09.11.2022
Inspiration at the atomic scale
Inspiration at the atomic scale
With new techniques in electron microscopy, James LeBeau explores the nanoscale landscape within materials to understand their properties.

Materials Science - Innovation - 07.11.2022

Environment - Materials Science - 04.11.2022
Imperial academics secure £6.1m EPSRC grant to develop sustainable materials
Imperial College London will lead a collaboration between industrial and academics partners to develop functional materials from biowaste products.

Materials Science - Earth Sciences - 26.10.2022
He makes it light
He makes it light
Belgian-born Wim Malfait is a trained geologist who once searched for gold on behalf of a mining company. Today, he heads the Building Energy Materials and Components laboratory, which develops, among other things, super-lightweight aerogel insulation materials and materials with heat exchange capabilities.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 25.10.2022
Simplifying the production of lithium-ion batteries
Simplifying the production of lithium-ion batteries
MIT spinout 24M Technologies designed a battery that reduces the cost of manufacturing lithium-ion cells.

Life Sciences - Materials Science - 21.10.2022
Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung supports research project on wood-based materials at the University of Freiburg
Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung supports research project on wood-based materials at the University of Freiburg
The DELIVER project is creating sustainable biocomposites based on proteins produced by programmable microorganisms in the material Freiburg, Oct 21, 2022 The Carl Zeiss Foundation is funding the "DE

Innovation - Materials Science - 18.10.2022

Materials Science - Environment - 13.10.2022
MADMEC winner identifies sustainable greenhouse-cooling materials
MADMEC winner identifies sustainable greenhouse-cooling materials
Prizes in the materials science competition also went to a waste-monitoring device and a nanofiber-based yarn.

Materials Science - Economics / Business - 05.10.2022

Physics - Materials Science - 05.10.2022
New kind of shape-memory material
New kind of shape-memory material
The ceramic-based material could be used for highly efficient actuators for aircraft or other uses, with minimal moving parts. Shape-memory metals, which can revert from one shape to a different one simply by being warmed or otherwise triggered, have been useful in a variety of applications, as actuators that can control the movement of various devices.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 03.10.2022
To help meet global EV demand, researchers develop sustainable method of recycling older lithium-ion batteries
To help meet global EV demand, researchers develop sustainable method of recycling older lithium-ion batteries
A University of Toronto researcher has developed a new technique to help recycle the metals in lithium-ion batteries, which are in high demand amid surging global sales of electric vehicles.

Materials Science - 30.09.2022
The e-Sling electric aircraft takes off
The e-Sling electric aircraft takes off
Header The four-seater electric aircraft "e-Sling", which was developed by ETH students, has taken flight for the first time. The student project has taken two years and a lot of dedication. For two years, a team of around 20 ETH students worked tirelessly in a hangar in the Innovation Park in Dübendorf.

Materials Science - Environment - 22.09.2022
'Clothing industry: opt for new raw materials!'
’Clothing industry: opt for new raw materials!’
Interview Polyester from fossil raw materials has had its day, according to WUR researcher Paulien Harmsen.

Research Management - Materials Science - 22.09.2022

Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering - 21.09.2022
'I just loved knowing what things are made of.'
’I just loved knowing what things are made of.’
This sentence comes from TU Graz researcher Ricardo Buzolin. The 30-year-old is actually a mechanical engineer, but switched to materials science because "every machine is made of materials".

Materials Science - Innovation - 20.09.2022
Passive cooling system could benefit off-grid locations
Passive cooling system could benefit off-grid locations
Relying on evaporation and radiation - but not electricity - the system could keep food fresh longer or supplement air conditioning in buildings. As the world gets warmer, the use of power-hungry air conditioning systems is projected to increase significantly, putting a strain on existing power grids and bypassing many locations with little or no reliable electric power.

Chemistry - Materials Science - 15.09.2022
Hitting the bull's eye
Hitting the bull’s eye
In the FOXIP project, researchers form Empa, EPFL and the Paul Scherrer Institute attempted to print thin-film transistors with metal oxides onto heat-sensitive materials such as paper or PET. The goal was ultimately not achieved, but those involved consider the project a success - because of a new printing ink an a transistor with "memory effect".

Chemistry - Materials Science - 14.09.2022

Materials Science - Chemistry - 30.08.2022
$11M DOE center for next-gen battery technology
The University of Michigan will lead a suite of projects involving multiple institutions to boost understanding of solid-state EV power cells. A new $10.95 million research center, led by Michigan Engineering and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, could help enable the development of advanced batteries and fuel cells for electric vehicles.

Materials Science - 08.08.2022
BERNINA Design Challenge: Sewing machine is a marvel of engineering
BERNINA Design Challenge: Sewing machine is a marvel of engineering
Summer series - Bachelor's project (6). A group of around 15 EPFL students spent a semester working on projects using BERNINA sewing machines, dispelling common misconceptions and stereotypes in the process.

Materials Science - Art and Design - 19.07.2022
Engineering Art
Sophie Paul is among the hundreds of students who graduated from the College of Engineering this spring.

Materials Science - 19.07.2022
Toward manufacturing semitransparent solar cells the size of windows
A peel-off patterning technique could enable more fragile organic semiconductors to be manufactured into semitransparent solar panels at scale In an important step toward bringing transparent solar cells to home windows, researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a way to manufacture their highly efficient and semitransparent solar cells.

Materials Science - Physics - 13.07.2022
Drop by Drop: MXene in Complex 3D Device Architectures
Despite being only a few atoms thick, MXene packs a powerful punch. This class of single layer, two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials exhibits desirable properties like excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, heat resistance and high specific surface area.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 07.07.2022

Materials Science - Life Sciences - 30.06.2022
Making better use of sugar beet - thanks to Empa know-how
More than 250 million metric tons of sugar beet were harvested worldwide in 2020 and processed into table sugar.

Materials Science - Architecture - 27.06.2022

Transport - Materials Science - 22.06.2022
Getting into the air
Getting into the air
Eight ETH students are working on battery and hydrogen versions of an electric aircraft as part of the e-Sling focus project.
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