There are many exciting talks, books and podcasts online which will help you learn more about Materials Science and Engineering. We are at an exciting point in time where we have the potential to develop materials for quantum technologies, healthcare and sustainablility.
We've compiled a list of our favourite resources below to help you deepen your understanding of Materials Science and Engineering.
Handmade by Anna Ploszajski
Author and scientist Anna Ploszajski journeys into the domain of makers and craftspeople to comprehend how the most popular materials really work.
Made to Measure by Philip Ball
Made to Measure introduces a general audience to one of today's most exciting areas of scientific research: materials science.
Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik
Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? Find out answers to these questions in Stuff Matters.
The Alchemy of Us by Ainissa Ramirez
In The Alchemy of Us, scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez examines eight inventions and how they shaped the human experience.
The New Science of Strong Materials by J. E. Gordon
Material scientists have started to look more deeply into the make-up of materials and they have found many surprises!
Recommend Podcasts and Videos
The Royal Institution YouTube Channel
Royal Institution YouTube Channel features a series of interesting lectures covering topics like 'Materials for a greener future'
Nova's 'Making Stuff' series by David Pogue
This series looks at scientific innovations that are ushering in a new generation of materials that are stronger, smaller, cleaner and smarter.
TED talk: Professor Molly Stevens
Molly Stevens introduces a new stem cell application that harnesses bone’s innate ability to regenerate and produces vast quantities of bone tissue.
TED talk: Dr Joachim Loo
In this TED talk, Dr. Joachim Loo talks about 'The Frontiers of Materials: The Future of Mankind'
TED talk: Dr Taylor Sparks
In this TED talk, Dr. Taylor Sparks talks about how to discover the materials of the future...in 30 seconds or less.