Chemicals & Materials Now!
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About the author:
Chris Walker is a Systems Engineer by trade and has become a seasoned writer over the last few years. A University of Cambridge graduate, he’s spent most of his career in the UK Defense Industry, working on the cutting edge of technology. Chris is excited by innovation, new ideas and systems for making things happen, which you can expect to be common threads through everything he writes here.
Posts by Chris Walker
Posted on January 11th, 2018 in New Materials & Applications
When it comes to designing new materials, it’s often worth turning to nature for inspiration. After millions of years of evolution there’s a vast array of complex materials all around us. Continue reading “Bio Inspired Materials: The Electric Eel” »
Posted on January 9th, 2018 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Picture for a moment a pile of bricks, where each brick could be somehow programmed to intelligently self-assemble with the others. As you’d imagine, making a complex structure like a house or a castle with technology like this would be a trivial task. Continue reading “3D Printed “Smart Particles” Promise Revolutionary Micro Structures” »
Posted on January 8th, 2018 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Most engineering challenges stretch far beyond the technical. The technical elements are just a piece of the puzzle and are often the easier parts to solve. It’s normally the social, economic or political parts of the problem that are the most difficult. Continue reading “The Plastic Bank Addressing Human Problems” »
Posted on December 7th, 2017 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
With their high energy density and excellent longevity, lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are the obvious choice for engineers, powering everything from children’s toys to the most innovative electric vehicles. Continue reading “Imminent Challenges Threatening The Supply Of Lithium Ion Batteries” »