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Bio Inspired Materials: The Electric Eel

Posted on January 11th, 2018 by 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” »

The Beauty Of Constraints

Posted on August 5th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

It’s sometimes fun to imagine we live in a world free of constraints, where the only limits are our creativity and imagination. In that world we can dream up new materials, systems and entire infrastructures. Continue reading “The Beauty Of Constraints” »

Looking Closer: New Nanostructure Fabric Mops Ocean Oil Spills

Posted on May 19th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

April 20th marked the sixth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed 11 crew members onboard the offshore drilling rig and caused the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. Continue reading “Looking Closer: New Nanostructure Fabric Mops Ocean Oil Spills” »

Materials That Shape Our World

Posted on May 3rd, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

It’s not too grand to say that the history of human civilization has been defined by materials. We refer back to entire eras of time by citing the most advanced materials available in that period. Stone, Bronze, Iron, Silicon, etc. Throughout history, our ability to understand and craft different materials has been at the centre of the way human life has been lived. Continue reading “Materials That Shape Our World” »