Hydrogen: fuel of the future?

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. And as the race to find energy sources to replace our dwindling fossil fuel supplies continues, hydrogen is likely to play a crucial role.

JMR: Supporting Early Career Scholars in Materials Science

Journal of Materials Research (JMR) publishes an annual Issue that is devoted to early career scholars in Materials Science. The Issue provides a unique opportunity to be highlighted and promoted early in one’s research career and in order to increase attention to these papers, the issue is fully open access. 

How materials research is delivering cell biology in 3D

MRS Communications special issue on Biomaterials for 3D Cell Biology

MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize: inaugural recipient announced

MRS Bulletin is pleased to announce that Andy Tay Kah Ping, Stanford University, has been selected to receive the inaugural MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize. Andy was selected from more than 120 well-qualified applicants and nominations. He is being recognized for his combination of outstanding academic credentials, scientific publications, and science communication efforts.

Cell biology needs you (the materials scientist/engineer)!

For the most part, since the establishment of reliable methods for extracting and culturing cells in the lab (in vitro), biologists have cultured these cells in dishes or plates, usually glass or plastic.…

Nanofibres in a spin

Nano-materials are seen as the future in fields as diverse as medicine, technology and chemistry, but the methods used to create them are not yet fully understood.…

SWI: a Barrier to Coastal Management

Maintaining water quality is a global concern and, with the onset of climate change and the increased expansion of the human population, it is likely only to become even more important in the future.…

Detlef Lohse awarded APS 2017 Fluid Dynamics Prize

In celebration of JFM Editorial Board member Detlef Lohse recently being awarded the APS 2017 Fluid Dynamics Prize, I present a special blog entry on his work.…

Why US battery startups fail – and how to fix it

A new study published in MRS Energy & Sustainability investigates why so many of these American battery materials startups are failing under the current venture capital funding model.

Building cleaner diesel engines

Or: How to start a fire Fuel inside an engine is subjected to high temperatures and pressures causing it to ignite and burn, but what exactly is the process by which this occurs?…

Managing avalanche risk

Avalanches and mudslides are a common occurrence in mountainous regions across the world and they can often cause severe loss of property and life.…

UCAVs in the Battlefield – Operational Design Challenges

Technology challenges of stealth unmanned combat aerial vehicles by Eduardo Sepulveda & Howard Smith provides a summary of the technical and operational design challenges specific to UCAVs, focusing on high-performance, and stealth designs.…