Student experience 23rd May 2019
Meet Roy Conway, a 72-year-old PhD student proving age is no barrier as he researches textile coating with nanoparticles for multifunctionality.
Student experience 8th May 2019
PhD student Evie Chalmers discusses her research into polymer fibres used in wearable electronics – and tells us what life’s like in the School of Materials.
Student experience 24th April 2019
Read all about Courtney Chrimes’ PhD research into online retail and clothing fit provision – and why Manchester is the right fit for her.
#MondayMaterials 25th April 2016
Last time out with #MondayMaterials we hit the big 2-0 while speaking to Prof Bill Sampson! 20 episodes since the launch of our blog last May and it seems like only yesterday to me. I’ve learnt a lot in that time, though, particularly regarding how the research within the school works. We have several research […]
Aerospace 4th February 2016
I know it seems like forever ago, but if you can, please try and cast your mind back to just a couple of weeks before Christmas. Back then, we met one our most charismatic and entertaining #MondayMaterials interviewees of the series so far. We told you at the time that Costas would be back soon, […]
#MondayMaterials 1st February 2016
Can you believe it? Episode 16 of #MondayMaterials is here already! And after fifteen previous episodes, I finally get the chance to talk to Dr Sarah Haigh, somebody who was recommended to me by our Episode 1 interviewee. It took a while to get this interview into both our calendars, but I can tell you […]
Meet the School 12th October 2015
So today the #MondayMaterials series hits double figures. What better place to do that than with Rachel Parker-Strak, a lecturer and part time PhD student in the Design, Fashion, and Business area of the School. I first met Rachel while attending one of the School’s Discover Days. These sessions offer A-level students the opportunity to […]
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 School 17th August 2015
Gianpaolo Vignali was one of the first academics I met when I started working for the School of Materials. Just a few days into my job I was sitting in his office and discussing the intricacies of the Fashion SOC, a web app he is creating with his colleagues. So early in my time here, I didn’t […]
Meet the School 8th June 2015
Hello everyone, and welcome to the first episode of #MondayMaterials. Once a fortnight, on a Monday (obviously), I’ll be chatting with one of the many people that make the School of Materials such a great place to be. It might be a professor, a researcher, a student, an alumnus, or a member of the admin […]