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17 February 2015
Overview of the Nanostrain project, reproduced from 2014 XMaS newsletter...visit the Nanostrain project
10 February 2015
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) researchers have discovered how to radically improve conversion of ambient energy (such as body movement) to electrical energy for powering wearable and portable devices.
23 January 2015
A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, together with two collaborators in Singapore, has reportedly developed a way to make minuscule ceramic objects that are not only flexible, but also have a "memory" for shape.

Characterization of Nanostructured Phases and Peculiar Phase Transitions in BNBT Lead-Free Piezoceramics.Pardo. A, García. A, Brebol. K,Mercadelli. E, Galassi. C. Trans Tech Publications. 2014.

Lead-free Ba0.9Ca0.1Ti0.9Zr0.1O3 piezoelectric ceramics processed below 1300 °C.    Pardo. L, López-Juárez. R, González. A.M, Cruz. M.P, Villafuerte-Castrejón. M.E. Elsevier. 2013

The 0.96(Bi0.5Na0.5)TiO3 – 0.04BaTiO3 crystal structure: A high-Q, high-counting statistics synchrotron diffraction analysis L. E. Fuentes-Cobas, L. Pardo, M. E. Montero-Cabrera, J. R. Plaisier, A. García, K. Brebøl, E. Mercadelli and C. Galassi.
Mar 2015
10 March 2015
The largest European Event in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, held in Bilbao, Spain
Mar 2015
16 March 2015
The 2nd Edition Nanotech Dubai 2015 International Conference & Exhibition will be held in Dubai from the 16th to the 18th of March
Apr 2015
06 April 2015
The 2015 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit will be held in San Francisco, California. All technical sessions and non-technical events will be held at the Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco Marriott Marquis and The Westin San Francisco Market Street.
Training courses
Apr 2015
15 April 2015
The event will be held on 15 April at The National Physical Laboratory. This session allows engineers to discuss different process problems and bring printed board assembly problems for discussion during the day.
Current research
27 October 2014
A wide variety of sectors, from biomedical devices to defence applications and even oil and gas recovery could benefit from this project that could provide more sensitive magnetic field detection, without the need for cryogenic cooling.
02 October 2014
The Nanostrain project aims to advance commercial opportunities arising from controlled strain in nano-scale piezoelectric materials.
06 September 2014
The new sensor’s material and technology addressed by Lab4MEMS will make smart sensors more accessible and appealing to high-growth markets as healthcare, industrial and automotive.
Job vacancies
20 February 2015
Apply by 20 February 2015 for Sept 2015 entry (late consideration possible)
12 February 2015
The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites (CIMComp) is looking to fund TRL 1 to 2 research in the identified themes, which will facilitate fundamental step-change technologies for composites manufacturing. Applications by 12 February 2015.
10 December 2014
Are you an innovative researcher of international standing, keen to develop metrology research for ground-based remote sensing of greenhouse gases? Closing 2th January.