Materials World 6th July 2020
Our Biomaterial Science graduate Aiswarya shares her experiences adjusting to the new world of remote working in industy and the preparation her degree provided.
Student experience 16th April 2020
Discover how third-year MEng student Olivia-Faye Dickinson is helping during the COVID-19 crisis by voluntarily sewing scrubs for NHS staff.
Research and impact 30th July 2019
Dr Xuqing Liu explains how the ‘failure’ of red wine stains can be turned into successes when it comes to the next generation of wearable devices.
Meet the Department 5th July 2019
Dr Liu’s research explores functional fashion and wearable devices – and could drastically improve the lives of disabled people and the elderly. Find out more.
Meet the Department 26th February 2018
For today’s #MondayMaterials, we’re grabbing a few minutes with Dr Simeon Gill – lecturer in Fashion Technology Management. He describes his ongoing search for the perfect fit, and how applying engineering processes could provide the answer. Please can you describe your research, for the layman, in 10 sentences or less? I explore how we can […]
Materials World 1st November 2017
The Made In Manchester Careers Fair took place in October and dozens of fashion, textiles and materials science employers came along to meet students from the School of Materials. One thing they were all agreed upon – there’s something that makes University of Manchester students stand out from the crowd. Rich heritage Adam Getty, Sales […]
#MondayMaterials 16th May 2016
Welcome back everyone. It’s been three weeks since #MondayMaterials met up with Andrew Thomas from Biomaterials, and today we find ourselves back in the same building. This time, though, we’re visiting the Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility (HMXIF) to talk to their Project Officer, Dr Sarah-Jane Clelland. I was introduced to Sarah-Jane by Chris Blanford, a former […]
Welcome to Materials 7th October 2015
Hello all – and thanks for coming back to the blog (or for coming for the first time, if that’s the case!). The audience has been growing recently, and I’m really grateful to everyone who has taken the time to read the blog posts. Those of you who have been coming back for a while might remember […]
Meet the Department 28th September 2015
Dr Joao Quinta da Fonseca first came to my attention when I edited an article about his research for the School of Materials website. While I had to Google terms like ‘deformation at the nanoscale’ and ‘polycrystalline plasticity of austenitic stainless steel’, I found the basic ideas of his work to be both intriguing and […]
Meet the Department 31st August 2015
#MondayMaterials has been going fantastically so far, with a range of fascinating interviewees discussing subjects which have shown just how broad and exciting the work happening in the School of Materials can be. And there’s no change this week, in that respect. Episode 7 has been particularly interesting for me, though, because it’s the first […]