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From basic to specialty, and everything in between
Posted on December 3rd, 2015 by Dr. Sina EbnesajjadChemical R&D
It is autumn and people are hauling the tree limbs they have pruned and other yard waste to municipal piles. That or placing them at the curb for trash pick-up disposes the limbs. Continue reading “Your Precious Yard Trimmings: Biomass and Chemical Applications” »
Posted on December 3rd, 2015 by Christina ValimakiNew Materials & Applications
“A next-generation smart grid without energy storage is like a computer without a hard drive: severely limited.” Katie Fehrenbacher, GigaOm Continue reading “It’s Time to Start Appreciating Energy Storage” »
Posted on December 1st, 2015 by Regina JavierChemical Manufacturing Excellence
With the ubiquity of ‘smart’ products in our daily lives, it’s not surprising that the ways in which products are developed and delivered to the market are also increasingly interconnected and intelligent. Continue reading “The 4th Industrial Revolution: Must-Have Skills for Engineers” »
Posted on November 30th, 2015 by Chris WalkerChemical R&D
When you’re working with new ideas, new technology and products on the cutting edge, it can be very easy to get carried away. Continue reading “Prove You’re On The Right Track – Validate Your Ideas Early” »
Posted on November 28th, 2015 by Ken KlapprothNew Materials & Applications
What exactly makes “advanced material” – well, advanced? Throughout history, humans have been adapting, manipulating, and combining materials to suit our needs. Continue reading “Going Big at Nano Scale” »
Posted on November 24th, 2015 by Regina JavierNew Materials & Applications
As advanced technology makes “things” lighter, faster and stronger; it fits that customer demand should, at the same time, be that these new, shiny things be cheaper. So R&D and engineering teams find themselves challenged to bring new materials and applications while bringing commercial value to the customer and the manufacturer. How do they do this? Continue reading “Scientific Research & Closing the Innovation Gap” »
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