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20 November 2014
Piezo2015 Conference will take place in Slovenia from 25 to 28 January 2015. The event presents the latest piezoelectric and multifunctional materials, techniques, research and development.
18 November 2014
The agreement is focused on how to take the material from research to real-world applications by accelerating the commercialisation of the remarkable 2D material.
17 November 2014
Are you an early-stage scientist who would like to win £3,000 and display your research at the House of Commons? The organising committee is looking for posters that communicate high level science to a lay audience.
 
Publications

Improved performance of p--n junction-based ZnO nanogenerators through CuSCN-passivation of ZnO nanorods. Jalali, N.; Woolliams, P.; Stewart, M.; Weaver, P. M.; Cain, M. G.; Dunn, S.and Briscoe, J., Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2014, 2, 10945-10951. Royal Society of Chemistry,  (2014)

Piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials and structures for energy harvesting applications. C. Bowen, H. Kim, P. Weaver, PS. Dunn,  Energy and Environmental Science, 2014, 7, 25-44

Piezoresistive flexible composite for robotic tactile applications. G. Canavese, S. Stassi, C. Fallauto, S. Corbellini, V. Cauda, V. Camarchita, M. Pirola, C.F. Pirri. Elsevier (2014)

 
Events
Dec 2014
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03 December 2014
This free webinar introduces multiphysics simulation for modelling devices that contain Smart Materials.
Jan 2015
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25 January 2015
Piezo2015 is presenting the latest piezoelectric and multifunctional materials, technologies, devices research and development. The event will bring together the international community.
Feb 2015
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23 February 2015
23 February – 06 March 2015 in Jülich, Germany. This year's Spring School aims to give both an introduction to and an overview of current research topics of soft matter systems with the emphasis on biological and technological functionality.
 
Training courses
Dec 2014
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03 December 2014
A three day training course intended for anyone who needs to understand the theory and practice of Geometrical Dimensioning & Tolerancing.
Dec 2014
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18 December 2014
A three day training course introducing dimensional metrology, the importance of good measurement practice and the right measurement behaviours.
 
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
03 November 2014
The School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position to work on wearable orthotic systems with controllable stiffness for hand therapy.
25 October 2014
Come and join us as we expand our Business Development team and embark on a strong, ambitious period of growth.
25 October 2014
The role will require a degree in chemistry, physics or another associated discipline, ideally with a PhD and possibly post-doctoral experience. Candidates with particularly relevant experience are welcome, which may be considered as an alternative to a PhD.