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.
In this interview, Prof. Hanno zur Loye from the University of South Carolina, describes his research involving X-Ray Diffraction to investigate the crystal growth of new materials.
AZoM speaks with Dr. Robert Shepherd from Cornell University. In their research, Dr. Shepherd and his team made a crucial component for a technology that could make inflatable braille that changes shape under a user’s touch a reality. Triggered by combustion, Dr. Shepherd and his team created a haptic array of densely packed actuators that enable silicone membrane “dots” to pop up.
AZoM speaks with Michael Foshey, Mechanical Engineer in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Michael is part of a team of researchers at MIT that has developed a data-driven system that accelerates the process of discovering new 3D printing materials that have multiple mechanical properties. The research was supported by BASF.
Coxem has developed a new automated large area particle analyzer based on SEM(Scanning Electron
Microscope) that can be employed in the analysis and classification of particles by size and element. One of the companies that have made the switch to SELPA is Solge, a South Korean business that is using the device for lubricant analysis of substances like engine oil and for the examination of debris in oil. Solge’s CEO explains the benefits of SELPA.
AZoM speaks with Ozgun Kilic Afsar, a Ph.D. candidate at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and a Research Affiliate at MIT Media Lab. Ozgun is currently working on the development of, OmniFiber. One of the contexts that Ozgun is currently researching is OmniFiber's potential to allow for intergenerational interactions in opera, such as two experts singing a duet across time and space.
AZoM talks to Dr. Bart Kahr about his research on the crystal structure of the insecticide imidacloprid and its environmental implications.
AZoM talks to Anne Arnold about her research developing new alginate-based bio-inks for 3D printing structures to be used in a range of applications, largely within the biomedical field.
In this interview, AZoM speaks to Professor Jun Chen about his latest research into bioelectronics, and how he has managed to develop a human-powered bioelectronic that converts human movement into electricity.
AZoM speaks to Professor Nigel Browning from the University of Liverpool about the importance of electron microscopy development and how it aids the continuous search for clean energy, conversion, storage and transmission application materials.
AZoM speaks with Professor Quan Zhou, the head of the Robotic Instrument group in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. In their study, Professor Quan Zhou and his team of researchers analyzed naturally occurring phenomena in an attempt to replicate the formation of complex structures.