The AZoM.com "Materials Thought Leaders" series is a selection of articles that cover the key technology areas where materials are making an impact and where they will make an increasing impact. All the articles are written by experts who have been invited as recognised leaders in their fields to provide a "state of the art" contribution.
AZoM talks to Dr. Daniel Abraham about his research surrounding lithium-ion batteries, and fast-charging rates in particular.
AZoM speaks to Professor Yi Cui and Dr. Fang Liu from Stanford University, California, about their groundbreaking research into lithium batteries. The researchers have found a way to revitalize 'dead' lithium in batteries and hope that their work will make way for extended battery life and less battery wastage.
In a world that relies heavily on plastic, the presence of synthetic material in the natural environment continues to persist. From packaging to consumer goods, plastic inundates everyday life even down to a microscopic scale.
AZoM speaks to Dr. Iolanda Duarte and Juliane Moura about their research that considers the presence of extremophile microbiota on photovoltaic panels.
AZoM speaks with Professor Andrea Fratalocchi from KAUST about his research that focuses on a previously unrecognized aspect of coal.
AZoM talks to Dr. Anne Meyer about her novel research around the 3D printing of biofilms
AZoM talks to Dr. Oleg Panchenko of the Lightweight Materials and Structures Laboratory in SPbPU, and their project that will create a lightweight bridge employing a novel aluminum alloy and friction stir welding technique.
AZoM speaks with Professor Guihua Yu from the University of Texas at Austin about a novel hydrogel tablet that is capable of rapidly converting contaminated water into purified drinking water.
AZoM talks to Professor Oren Scherman about his research relating to a novel hydrogel that is able to achieve extreme compressibility under high pressures.
AZoM talks to Professor Hanqing Jiang about his research relating to the characterization of metamaterials based on the properties of origami and kirigami.