10 MayThe cellular forms of natural materials are the inspiration behind a new lightweight, 3D printed smart architected material developed by an international team of engineers. The team, led by engineers from the University of Glasgow, mixed a common form of industrial plastic with carbon nanotubes to create a material which is tougher, stronger and smarter than comparable conventional materials.
05 MayProfessor Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez, Chair of Biomedical Engineering, will lead a €2.5 million (£2.1m) project called ‘Engineered viscoelasticity in regenerative microenvironments’. Over the next five years, Professor Salmeron-Sanchez and his team will aim to engineer the next generation of viscoelastic materials, which could be used to regenerate damaged bones.
05 MayA breakthrough in quantum imaging could lead to the development of advanced forms of microscopy for use in medical research and diagnostics. A team of physicists from the University of Glasgow and Heriot-Watt University have found a new way to create detailed microscopic images under conditions which would cause conventional optical microscopes to fail.