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Our academics share their expertise in Materials. Watch the videos below to find out more about using bioglass to repair bones, new "super" smart materials  and why we need to develop new high temperature materials. 

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Professor Julian Jones - What is Bioglass and how can it be used?

Professor Julian Jones is a Professor of Biomaterials. In this video he talks about the uses of bioglass with Dr Xand Van Tulleken for Operation Ouch! for CBBC.

If you are interested in how glass can be high tech and used as a biomaterials, you can listen to Professor Jones' Inauguarl Lecture: High-Tec Glass - From Smartphones to Clever Bones. 

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Professor Julian Jones talks Bioglass with Dr Xand Van Tulleken for Operation Ouch! on CBBC.

Professor Andrew Horsfield - Why Quantum Mechanics is useful

Professor Andrew Horsfield is Professor of Theory and Simulation of Materials and Course Director for MSc Advanced Materials Science Engineering. In this video he discusses why Quantum Mechancics is useful. 

 

Professor Andrew Horsfield - Why Quantum Mechanics is useful

Dr. Stella Pedrazzini - High Temperature Materials

Dr. Stella Pedrazzini is a lecturer in the Department. In this video she discusses how we design high temperature materials and why they are important to investigate. 

 

Dr. Stella Pedrazzini - High Temperature Materials

Professor Stephen Skinner - Future Energy Technologies

Professor Stephen Skinner is a Professor Materials Chemistry. In this video he discusses the future of Energy Technologies and how these could be used as alternatives to fossil fuels.

Professor Stephen Skinner - Future Energy Technologies

Professor Stephen Skinner discusses the future of Energy Technologies and how these could be used as alternatives to fossil fuels.

 

Professor Molly Stevens - A new way to grow a bone

Professor Molly Stevens is a Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine in the Department of Materials and the Department of Bioengineering. In this video she discusses what does it take to regrow bone in mass quantities? Typical bone regeneration — wherein bone is taken from a patient's hip and grafted onto damaged bone elsewhere in the body — is limited and can cause great pain just a few years after operation. In an informative talk, Professor Molly Stevens introduces a new stem cell application that harnesses bone's innate ability to regenerate and produces vast quantities of bone tissue painlessly.

 

Professor Molly Stevens introduces a new stem cell application that harnesses bone's innate ability to regenerate and produces vast quantities of bone tissue painlessly.

Dr Florian Bouville - Material Science, Ceramics and Seashells

Dr Florian Bouville is a lecturer who focuses on Ceramics and Glasses. In this video, he discusses ceramics, providing insight into his current research.

Materials Science, Ceramics and Seashells

Dr Florian Bouville discusses materials science and ceramics, providing insight into his current research.

Dr Eleonora D'Elia - The Brilliance of Smart Materials

Dr Eleonora D'Elia is a Strategitc Teaching Fellow in the Department. In this podcast Dr D'Elia discusses why she chose to study Materials Science, her favourite research project as well as examples of 'super' smart materials and their applications.  

Dr. D'Elia has also posted on the Real Scientists Nano Twitter feed with examples of  smart materials in action!

Dr Eleonora D'Elia - The Brilliance of Smart Materials

Dr. Eleonora D'Elia discusses why she studied materials and the applications of smart materials.