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 February 14th, 2017 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Batteries have been in more headlines that many would have liked over the last twelve months. Samsung in particular have had a difficult time. But while recent events have focused attention on some of the shortcomings of current batteries, they’ve also got many of us looking to the future of battery technology. Continue reading “Solid State Battery Technology” »
Posted on February 9th, 2017 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Just over a year ago, the European Commission (EC) began implementing a plan to modernize the European economy with a focus on sustainable consumption and production. Continue reading “A European Plan For Sustainability” »
Posted on February 2nd, 2017 in New Materials & Applications
The idea of somehow manufacturing replacement body parts sounds like something clearly in the realm of science fiction and for now, it is. But last week I came across a paper describing some work which moves us closer to that possibility becoming a reality. Continue reading “Weaving Synthetic Tissues” »
Posted on January 20th, 2017 in New Materials & Applications
When taking on any new project, a smart first step is to clearly define what you’re trying to achieve. What does success look like? What does failure look like? Where are the lines that you cannot or will not cross? What are your boundary conditions? Continue reading “Designing With Constraints In Mind” »