Members of the YMC with the winning team

Matopoly - orienteering with (fun)damental materials science

On 27 April the Younger Members' Committee hosted a Matopoly social and networking event in London. Dr Kate Thornton, a member of the YMC and one of the organisers of the event, described Matopoly as a stretegic team orienteering challenge, with a materials science theme.

Working abroad

Working abroad can be a rewarding experience at any point in your career and can open up new opportunities and extend your network of contacts. Travel and overseas job postings can provide you with an excellent chance to raise your profile within your company and more widely in your industry.

Packaging, naturally - natural options

Natural materials have been used in packaging since ancient times and, despite the rise of man-made alternatives, they are making a comeback, says Angela Morris of The Wool Packaging Company.

Meeting the e-tail challenge - safe delivery

Internet shopping has exploded in recent years. David Brimelow, Managing Director of retail packaging specialist Duo UK, offers an insight into overcoming the logistical challenges this presents.

Fuelling the future - coatings for automotive applications

Dr Kevin Cooke, R&D Technology Centre Manager for Miba Coating Group at Teer Coatings Ltd in Worcestershire, UK, talks to Materials World about the development of coatings to meet the ongoing needs of the automotive sector.