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Materials Research Institute News


May 2017

31 May 17Prof James Durrant, Imperial College LondonMRI Spring Symposium and Poster Presentation
The MRI Spring Symposium was held on 31 May 2017 and featured excellent talks and posters from PhD students from the Materials Research Institute as well as an invited talk from Professor James Durrant FRS from Imperial ... [more]

April 2017

11 Apr 17Professor Nicola M PugnoProfessor Nicola Pugno wins the IOM3's Griffith Medal & Prize
Professor of Materials Science Nicola Pugno has won the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining's prestigious Griffith Medal. The award is given in recognition of distinguished work that has made or is making a notab... [more]

January 2017

6 Jan 17MRI becomes part of CAM-IES (Centre for Advanced Materials for Integrated Energy Systems)
The MRI is now part of the Centre for Advanced Materials for Integrated Energy Systems (CAM-IES) in collaboration with Cambridge, UCL and Newcastle Universities. Thanks to Christian Nielsen for his work in getting this ... [more]

November 2016

30 Nov 16Pelin Poster Prize winning teamPelin Poster Prize UK Energy Storage Conference
Pelin Yilmaz working on an Innovate UK project with Magda Titirici and Johnson Matthey on “ Designing Low Cost Anodes for Na-ion Batteries” won the best poster price at the UK Energy Storage Conference in Birmingham... [more]
14 Nov 16Kathrin Preuß H2FCH2FC Researcher Conference 2016
Kathrin Preuß, a PhD student in Prof. Titirici’s group won the 3 Minute Thesis Presentations competition at the Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Research Conference held in Belfast out of a total of 12 candidates. Kathrin had the... [more]
8 Nov 16Prof Magda Titirici Rosenhain MedalProf Magda Titirici is awarded the Rosenhain Medal of the IOM3
Prof Magda Titirici was awarded the Rosenhain Medal at a gala dinner in London on the 8th November 2016. The prestigious medal and prize is awarded by the IOM3 to the most distinguished materials scientist under the age ... [more]

June 2016

27 Jun 16MRI student Kathrin Preuss wins best poster
Congratulations go to Kathrin Preuss from Magda Titirici’ s research group has won the prize for the best poster for her presented work entitled 'Sustainable Carbons for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Fuel Cells” a... [more]

April 2016

13 Apr 16BioMin Launch InvitationBioMinF Flouride Bioactive Glass Toothpaste Launch
The launch will consist of a series of presentations about 50 mins followed by drinks and nibbles. Plus of course there will some free samples for people to evaluate!

March 2016

7 Mar 162016 SET for Britain Bronze Award Winner Nikolaos PapaioannouSET for Britain Exhibition of posters by early-career research scientists, engineers and mathematicians
The final of the 2016 SET for BRITAIN event took place on Monday, 7th March 2016, sponsored by Stephen Metcalfe MP, Chairman of the SET for BRITAIN organising group of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee. SET f... [more]

December 2015

23 Dec 15BioMin Technologies Ltd
The QMUL Spin Out Company "BioMin Technologies Ltd" has produced on a Commercial Scale 10,000 tubes (almost 2 tons) of its Fluoride Containing Bioactive Glass Toothpaste. David Gillam, Robert Hill, Pushkar Wadke and N... [more]

November 2015

13 Nov 15XRD patterns of the pure GaN and Ga-In-N samples with increasing indium contents: a)?GaN, b)?GaInN-0.05, c)?GaInN-0.10, and d)?GaInN-0.2.GaN and GaxIn1?xN Nanoparticles with Tunable Indium Content: Synthesis and Characterization
Semiconducting GaN and GaxIn1?xN nanoparticles (4–10?nm in diameter, depending on the metal ratio) with tunable indium content are prepared through a chemical synthesis (the urea-glass route). The bandgap of the ternar... [more]
9 Nov 15Image of glass cement filling, copyright Semmelweis University Dental SchoolWatching cement dry could help dental fillings last longer
Scientists led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Aberystwyth University have revealed ‘sweet points’ for dental fillings, where cement used to fill cracks regain elasticity before hardening indefinitely. ... [more]

April 2013

5 Apr 13First results from our PDF diffractometer
Whilst not our first measurement per se, we now have our first analysis from which we have produced our histogram of interatomic distances within a measured material. The material is called orthoterphenyl. The molecul... [more]

March 2013

29 Mar 13The new PDF x-ray diffractometerOur new PDF x-ray diffractometer
This arrived very recently, and is now running experiments alongside the tests we want to do. It has a silver x-ray source, giving a wavelength of 0.05 nm. At this short wavelength, we can perform measurements to rela... [more]

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